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? Making the best and newest rap songs of 2018, these rising hiphop kings are all watching the throne. 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 good kid, m.A.A.d city, Section.80 - \\

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J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Avi Sharma added J. Cole Born Sinner, The Warm Up, Friday Night Lights

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1,730 801
ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New School Rappers
ASAP Rocky Long.Live.A$AP, Live. Love. ASAP, No Rest for the Wicked

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Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Joey Bada$$ Summer Knights, 1999, Big Dusty

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Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Chance The Rapper Acid Rap, Confident, Songs from Scratch: Paranoia

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Logic is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Logic Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, Young Sinatra (Undeniable), Young Sinatra

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Schoolboy Q is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Schoolboy Q Setbacks, ScHoolboy Q, Oxymoron

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1,404 624
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Childish Gambino Because the Internet, Utterances of the Heart, Love Letter in an Unbreakable Bottle

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1,054 638
Earl Sweatshirt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New School Rappers
oy-gevalt added Earl Sweatshirt Earl, Doris, Chum

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1,109 761
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Big Sean Finally Famous, Hall of Fame, Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big

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1,115 558
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New School Rappers
goerge added Travis Scott Owl Pharaoh

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ASAP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added ASAP Ferg Trap Lord, Work, Shabba

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633 538
Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New School Rappers
_1443777135984 added Danny Brown XXX, Old, The Hybrid

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1,296 633
Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New School Rappers
oy-gevalt added Tyler, the Creator Goblin, Bastard, Wolf

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Vince Staples is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Vince Staples Stolen Youth, Winter in Prague

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Ab-Soul is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Ab-Soul Control System, Longterm Mentality, You're Gone

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Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Wiz Khalifa Rolling Papers, O.N.I.F.C., Deal or No Deal - 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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Jay Rock is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Jay Rock Follow Me Home, Black Friday, All My Life (In the Ghetto)

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Future is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Future I Wanna Be With You, Pluto, Real and True

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548 489
Big K.R.I.T. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Big K.R.I.T. 4eva N a Day, Return of 4Eva, King Remembered in Time

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583 458
Isaiah Rashad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Fonseca Dennis added Isaiah Rashad Cilvia Demo

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Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New School Rappers
1512300481851 added Denzel Curry Nostalgic 64

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634 521
Migos is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New School Rappers
thiccnick added Migos Young Rich N*ggas, Versace, No Label 2

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400 474
Action Bronson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Action Bronson Dr. Lecter, Blue Chips 2, Converge / Dropdead Split

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Drake is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Avi Sharma added Drake Take Care, Nothing Was the Same, Thank Me Later

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Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Lupe Fiasco Food & Liquor, Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Part 1

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588 581
Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New School Rappers
SawyerWhite added Mac Miller Watching Movies with the Sound Off, Macadelic, In the Air

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Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Максим Саранин added Gucci Mane The State vs. Radric Davis, Back to the Trap House, Trap God

The Greatest Rappers of All Time

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G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added G-Eazy Big, These Things Happen, The Endless Summer

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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Derr added XXXTENTACION

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447 427
Run the Jewels is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Run the Jewels Run the Jewels, 36" Chain

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Hopsin is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New School Rappers
StaceyAceGoodson added Hopsin Knock Madness, Raw, Haywire

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480 423
Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Tech N9ne Everready, Anghellic, Absolute Power

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192 95
Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New School Rappers
finmor123 added $ki Mask the Slump God

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Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New School Rappers
1481572677407 added Lil Dicky

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Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New School Rappers

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266 343
Freddie Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Freddie Gibbs Str8 Killa, The Miseducation of Freddie Gibbs, ESGN

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402 534
Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added Young Thug Hookah, Lifestyle

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489 458
YG is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New School Rappers
YG A King4President, Renegade, My Krazy Life

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146 57
Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New School Rappers
1510582232460 added Joyner Lucas

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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New School Rappers
GarlicBurger added 21 Savage The Slaughter Tape, Slaughter King, Savage Mode

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279 302
Vic Mensa is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Pavao Bucan added Vic Mensa Innanetape, Straight Up, Down on My Luck

The Worst Rappers of All Time

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Meek Mill is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Meek Mill Nothing But Flamerz (clean), DreamChasers, Flamers 2: Hottest In Tha City

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Rae Sremmurd is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New School Rappers
1512300481851 added Rae Sremmurd No Flex Zone!

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2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added 2 Chainz B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, Beez in the Trap, T.R.U. REALigion

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351 376
Kevin Gates is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New School Rappers
JesseLedford added Kevin Gates Stranger Than Fiction

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124 75
Feloni is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New School Rappers
RealKnowledge added Feloni A Woman's Revenge - TrakDiamondRecord.com

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253 326
Mick Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Fonseca Dennis added Mick Jenkins

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334 439
Macklemore is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Macklemore The Heist, The VS. Redux, The Language of My World

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297 337
Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Killer Mike Monster, I Pledge Allegiance to the Grind, R.A.P. Music