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The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers

Updated May 10, 2021 198.6k votes 82.5k voters 2.0m views143 items

List RulesRappers must be under 30 and currently making new music.

Hip hop heads, it's time to vote for who you believe will be future hip hop legends. From the best new rappers to the youngest rappers in the game right now, these rising hip hop artists are releasing fire mixtapes, top ten hits, and platinum albums. Who is currently the best young rapper making the hottest tracks of 2020

Featuring the best underground rappers who started on SoundCloud, XXL Freshman Class, and international rappers, this list of the best rappers under 30 includes Lil Yachty, Earl Sweatshirt, Vince Staples, Lil Dicky, Logic, Chance the Rapper, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, and more. 

Vote for the best new school rappers of 2018. Feel free to add any new wave rappers who deserve to be on this list of underrated rappers. 

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    Travis Scott

    Owl Pharaoh
    Jacques Berman Webster II (born April 30, 1992), known professionally as Travis Scott, is an...  more

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    Died June 18, 2018

    Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known by his stage name XXXTentacion, was an American rapper,...  more

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    Lil Uzi Vert

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    Symere Woods (born July 31, 1994), known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip...  more

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    Juice WRLD

    Goodbye & Good Riddance

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    Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), known professionally as 21 Savage, is an...  more

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    Ski Mask the Slump God

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    Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne (born April 18, 1996), known professionally as Ski Mask the Slump...  more

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    ASAP Rocky

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    Rakim Mayers (born October 3, 1988), better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky (stylized as...  more

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    Post Malone

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    Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American...  more

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    Young Rich N*ggas, Versace
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    Taurus Tremani Bartlett (born January 6, 1999), better known as Polo G, is an American rapper...  more

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    Chance The Rapper

    Acid Rap, Confident
    Chancelor Bennett (born April 16, 1993), better known by his stage name Chance the Rapper, is...  more

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    Dominique Jones (born December 3, 1994), known professionally as Lil Baby, is an American...  more

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    Denzel Curry

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    Tyler, the Creator

    Goblin, Bastard
    Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), known professionally as Tyler, the Creator, is an...  more

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    Joey Bada$$

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    Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott (born January 20, 1995), better known by his stage name Joey Badass...  more

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  • 16
    Artist Julius Dubose (born December 6, 1995), better known by his stage name A Boogie wit da...  more

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  • 17
    Jonathan Lyndale Kirk (born December 21, 1991), better known as DaBaby (formerly known as Baby...  more

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    Sir Robert Bryson Hall II (born January 22, 1990), known by his stage name Logic, is an...  more

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    Joyner Lucas

    Along Came Joyner

    Hip - Hop

    Gary Maurice "Joyner" Lucas, Jr. (born August 17, 1988) is an American rapper, singer,...  more

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    nba youngboy

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    Kentrell DeSean Gaulden (born October 20, 1999), known professionally as YoungBoy Never Broke...  more

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    The Never Story
    Destin Route (born October 31,1990), better known by his stage name J.I.D, is an American...  more

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    Bill K. Kapri (born June 11, 1997), born Dieuson Octave and better known by his stage name...  more


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    Rae Sremmurd

    No Flex Zone!
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    ASAP Ferg

    Trap Lord, Work
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    Big Sean

    Finally Famous, Hall of Fame
    Sean Michael Leonard Anderson (born March 25, 1988), known professionally as Big Sean, is an...  more

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