rappers The Best New School Rappers  

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List Rules Only individual hip hop artists (no groups) who first became popular after the year 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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2,238 741
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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1,558 719
ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New School Rappers
ASAP Rocky A$AP Worldwide, Polo Grounds Music, Sony Music Entertainment

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1,682 798
Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Joey Bada$$ Relentless Records

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1,606 827
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New School Rappers

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1,736 912
Logic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Logic Def Jam Recordings

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1,231 683
Schoolboy Q is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Schoolboy Q Interscope Records

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969 579
Earl Sweatshirt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New School Rappers
oy-gevalt added Earl Sweatshirt Columbia

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1,258 580
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Childish Gambino Glassnote Records

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998 698
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 10 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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580 464
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New School Rappers
_1443777135984 added Danny Brown Fool's Gold Records

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1,158 594
Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 12 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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979 508
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New School Rappers
goerge added Travis Scott Epic Records, Grand Hustle Records, GOOD Music

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519 396
ASAP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added ASAP Ferg Polo Grounds Music, RCA Records

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785 450
Vince Staples is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Vince Staples

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570 457
Ab-Soul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Ab-Soul Interscope Records

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585 661
Future is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Future Epic Records

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370 420
Action Bronson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Action Bronson Fool's Gold Records, Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records

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532 412
Isaiah Rashad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Fonseca Dennis added Isaiah Rashad Top Dawg Entertainment

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483 446
Big K.R.I.T. is listed (or ranked) 20 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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611 585
Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 21 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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429 404
Jay Rock is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Jay Rock Warner Bros. Entertainment, Strange Music, Interscope Records

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540 409
Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Lupe Fiasco Atlantic Records, Epic Records, Arista Records

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517 449
Migos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New School Rappers
thiccnick added Migos

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471 549
G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added G-Eazy Independent record label

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266 135
Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New School Rappers
1512300481851 added Denzel Curry

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542 534
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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412 385
Run the Jewels is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Run the Jewels Fool's Gold Records, Big Dada

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725 672
Hopsin is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New School Rappers
StaceyAceGoodson added Hopsin Funk Volume, Ruthless Records

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435 376
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Tech N9ne Fontana Records, Strange Music, Universal Music Group

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703 808
Delete is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Avi Sharma added Delete

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248 300
Freddie Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Freddie Gibbs Decon

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574 483
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Derr added XXXTENTACION

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196 151
Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 34 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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404 327
Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New School Rappers
1481572677407 added Lil Dicky

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349 483
Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added Young Thug

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451 427
YG is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New School Rappers
YG Def Jam Recordings

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251 263
Vic Mensa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Pavao Bucan added Vic Mensa

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384 467
Meek Mill is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Meek Mill Maybach Music Group, Warner Bros. Records

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105 50
Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New School Rappers
finmor123 added $ki Mask the Slump God

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94 45
Feloni is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New School Rappers
RealKnowledge added Feloni TrakDiamondRecord.com

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72 16
Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New School Rappers
1510582232460 added Joyner Lucas

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234 294
Mick Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Fonseca Dennis added Mick Jenkins

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114 68
Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New School Rappers

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364 418
21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New School Rappers
GarlicBurger added 21 Savage Slaughter Gang, LLC

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275 312
Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 46 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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354 380
2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added 2 Chainz Def Jam Recordings

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323 352
Kevin Gates is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New School Rappers
JesseLedford added Kevin Gates Atlantic Records

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306 402
Macklemore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Macklemore

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209 280
Bas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New School Rappers
LaTraySeals added Bas