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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1,980 642
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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1,485 689
Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Joey Bada$$ Relentless Records

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1,345 623
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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1,111 508
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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1,440 721
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New School Rappers

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1,554 787
Logic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Logic Def Jam Recordings

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1,126 584
Schoolboy Q is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Schoolboy Q Interscope Records

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1,013 525
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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803 419
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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861 480
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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682 381
Vince Staples is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Vince Staples

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865 609
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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521 378
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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476 341
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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481 351
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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507 381
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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421 326
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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404 328
Migos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New School Rappers
thiccnick added Migos

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332 257
Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New School Rappers
1481572677407 added Lil Dicky

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661 592
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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384 317
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Tech N9ne Fontana Records, Strange Music, Universal Music Group

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432 372
Big K.R.I.T. is listed (or ranked) 23 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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394 336
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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371 318
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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491 455
Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New School Rappers
SawyerWhite added Mac Miller Rostrum Records

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416 383
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Derr added XXXTENTACION

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405 372
YG is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New School Rappers
YG Def Jam Recordings

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531 512
Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 29 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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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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510 548
Future is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Future Epic Records

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333 352
Action Bronson is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Action Bronson Fool's Gold Records, Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records

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633 725
Drake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Avi Sharma added Drake

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209 206
Vic Mensa is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Pavao Bucan added Vic Mensa

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249 256
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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403 459
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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216 234
Mick Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Fonseca Dennis added Mick Jenkins

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281 323
Kevin Gates is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New School Rappers
JesseLedford added Kevin Gates Atlantic Records

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301 351
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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Feloni is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New School Rappers
RealKnowledge added Feloni TrakDiamondRecord.com

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222 257
Freddie Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Freddie Gibbs Decon

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335 411
Meek Mill is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Meek Mill Maybach Music Group, Warner Bros. Records

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273 347
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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215 270
Wale is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added Wale Allido Records, Def Jam Recordings, Maybach Music Group

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199 249
Bas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New School Rappers
LaTraySeals added Bas

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267 362
Macklemore is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Macklemore

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25 6
Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New School Rappers
finmor123 added $ki Mask the Slump God

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300 413
Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added Young Thug

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217 292
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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241 343
Machine Gun Kelly is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added Machine Gun Kelly EST19XX, Interscope Records, Bad Boy Records