hip-hop The Best New School Rappers  

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List Rules Only individual hip hop artists; no groups. Can't be rappers who were popular before 2000.

Hip hop heads, who are the best new school rappers? Mainstream rap keeps changing over the years with gangsta rap becoming more underground, while trap music quickly rose in popularity. Regardless of rap's evolution, the best current rappers still have powerful lyrics, catchy hooks, and good beats. Which rapper is currently at the top of the hip hop game?

When it comes to radio hits, Drake is the man. With so many memorable features and popular songs, the Canadian rapper is arguably one of the best rap artists today. Compton's finest Kendrick Lamar has constantly been regarded as the hottest MC today. Lyrically talented mixed with elements of soul and spoken word poetry, K-Dot is definitely one of the best rappers of all time. Other notable rising hip hop artists include Logic, Chance the Rapper, A$AP Rocky, and J. Cole (double platinum with no features). 

Vote for who you think are the freshest rappers currently in the hip hop game. Feel free to add any missing rap artists who deserve more recognition. 

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Kendrick Lamar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Kendrick Lamar Aftermath Entertainment, Top Dawg Entertainment, Interscope Records - \\

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1,998 655
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Avi Sharma added J. Cole Sony Music Entertainment, Roc Nation, Columbia

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1,500 701
Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Joey Bada$$ Relentless Records

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1,363 630
ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New School Rappers
ASAP Rocky A$AP Worldwide, Polo Grounds Music, Sony Music Entertainment

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1,120 516
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Childish Gambino Glassnote Records

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1,452 733
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New School Rappers

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1,567 800
Logic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Logic Def Jam Recordings

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1,139 592
Schoolboy Q is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Schoolboy Q Interscope Records

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1,027 534
Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New School Rappers
oy-gevalt added Tyler, the Creator Sony Music Entertainment, Odd Future Records, XL Recordings

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818 429
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New School Rappers
goerge added Travis Scott Epic Records, Grand Hustle Records, GOOD Music

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871 490
Earl Sweatshirt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New School Rappers
oy-gevalt added Earl Sweatshirt Columbia

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691 387
Vince Staples is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Vince Staples

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873 616
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Big Sean Def Jam Recordings, The Island Def Jam Music Group, GOOD Music

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526 388
Ab-Soul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Ab-Soul Interscope Records

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481 349
Isaiah Rashad is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Fonseca Dennis added Isaiah Rashad Top Dawg Entertainment

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486 356
Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Lupe Fiasco Atlantic Records, Epic Records, Arista Records

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515 388
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New School Rappers
_1443777135984 added Danny Brown Fool's Gold Records

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428 334
ASAP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added ASAP Ferg Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records

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344 267
Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New School Rappers
1481572677407 added Lil Dicky

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415 339
Migos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New School Rappers
thiccnick added Migos

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669 604
Hopsin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New School Rappers
StaceyAceGoodson added Hopsin Funk Volume, Ruthless Records

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438 380
Big K.R.I.T. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Big K.R.I.T. Def Jam Recordings, The Island Def Jam Music Group

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386 328
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Tech N9ne Fontana Records, Strange Music, Universal Music Group

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399 345
Jay Rock is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Jay Rock Warner Bros. Entertainment, Strange Music, Interscope Records

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374 327
Run the Jewels is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Run the Jewels Fool's Gold Records, Big Dada

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433 393
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Derr added XXXTENTACION

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494 466
Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New School Rappers
SawyerWhite added Mac Miller Rostrum Records

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538 518
Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Wiz Khalifa Rostrum Records, Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records - Wiz Khalifa has remained a hot trend thru Amber rose and his crazy purple hair. We Dem boyz is wearing off but just enough to keep him at #20. Blacc Hollywood was underrated and got nominated for a Grammy. He's got Juciy J on ...

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409 380
YG is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New School Rappers
YG Def Jam Recordings

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128 90
Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Максим Саранин added Gucci Mane Atlantic Records, Tommy Boy Entertainment, 1017 Brick Squad Records

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513 555
Future is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Future Epic Records

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645 733
Drake is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Avi Sharma added Drake

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335 359
Action Bronson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Action Bronson Fool's Gold Records, Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records

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212 212
Vic Mensa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Pavao Bucan added Vic Mensa

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251 263
Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Killer Mike Sony Records, Fool's Gold Records, Atlantic Records

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409 468
G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added G-Eazy Independent record label

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50 20
Feloni is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New School Rappers
RealKnowledge added Feloni TrakDiamondRecord.com

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217 241
Mick Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Fonseca Dennis added Mick Jenkins

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305 357
2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added 2 Chainz Def Jam Recordings

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285 331
Kevin Gates is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New School Rappers
JesseLedford added Kevin Gates Atlantic Records

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339 417
Meek Mill is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Meek Mill Maybach Music Group, Warner Bros. Records

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222 260
Freddie Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Freddie Gibbs Decon

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277 348
21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New School Rappers
GarlicBurger added 21 Savage Slaughter Gang, LLC

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32 7
Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New School Rappers
finmor123 added $ki Mask the Slump God

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216 272
Wale is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added Wale Allido Records, Def Jam Recordings, Maybach Music Group

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200 251
Bas is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New School Rappers
LaTraySeals added Bas

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305 414
Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added Young Thug

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269 366
Macklemore is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Macklemore

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219 293
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Yelawolf DGC Records, Interscope Records, Shady Records

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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Lil Uzi Vert