hip-hop 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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2,079 686
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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1,433 664
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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1,565 744
Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Joey Bada$$ Relentless Records

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1,632 845
Logic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Logic Def Jam Recordings

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1,507 773
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New School Rappers

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1,172 633
Schoolboy Q is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Schoolboy Q Interscope Records

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912 524
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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1,175 546
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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928 642
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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535 418
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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1,070 562
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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878 463
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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459 363
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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727 414
Vince Staples is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Vince Staples

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539 417
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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Future is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Future Epic Records

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352 382
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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501 377
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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457 409
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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407 372
Jay Rock is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Jay Rock Warner Bros. Entertainment, Strange Music, Interscope Records

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561 546
Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 22 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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507 377
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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454 392
Migos is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New School Rappers
thiccnick added Migos

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431 501
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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513 495
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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385 354
Run the Jewels is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Run the Jewels Fool's Gold Records, Big Dada

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210 108
Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New School Rappers
1512300481851 added Denzel Curry

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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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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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680 771
Drake is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Avi Sharma added Drake

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230 272
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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Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New School Rappers
1481572677407 added Lil Dicky

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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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486 435
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Derr added XXXTENTACION

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316 444
Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added Young Thug

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422 404
YG is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New School Rappers
YG Def Jam Recordings

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227 234
Vic Mensa is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Pavao Bucan added Vic Mensa

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223 257
Mick Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Fonseca Dennis added Mick Jenkins

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352 434
Meek Mill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Meek Mill Maybach Music Group, Warner Bros. Records

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258 284
Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 41 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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313 375
21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New School Rappers
GarlicBurger added 21 Savage Slaughter Gang, LLC

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Feloni is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New School Rappers
RealKnowledge added Feloni TrakDiamondRecord.com

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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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205 263
Bas is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New School Rappers
LaTraySeals added Bas

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285 378
Macklemore is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Macklemore

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321 367
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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298 340
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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61 33
Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Lil Uzi Vert

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26 3
Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New School Rappers
1510582232460 added Joyner Lucas