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The Best New School Rappers

Updated September 29, 2020 511.0k votes 41.6k voters 381.2k views190 items

List RulesOnly 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 modern 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 new age 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
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    J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Ski Mask the Slump God is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Joey Bada$$ is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Juice WRLD is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Chicago-area hip-hop musician Juice WRLD delivers introspective lyrics atop melodic production, echoing Travis Scott and Post Malone. Born Jarad Higgins in 1998, the Calumet Park artist grew up playing piano drums and guitar, turning to rap freestyling in high school. Influeced by rock music and Chicago drill from Lil Durk and Cheif Keef, Higgins began recording as juice TheKidd, a moniker derived from his haircut, which resembled 2pacs in the film juice. Goodbye and good riddance his debut album with hit songs like Lucid dreams and All girls the same are the reason he rose to fame so quickly and people cant wait to see whats next. 

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    Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Kid Cudi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Childish Gambino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    J.I.D is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Logic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Pusha T is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    ASAP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    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 his label being a constant representative. How long can he last tho?

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    Meek Mill is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Schoolboy Q is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    A Boogie wit da Hoodie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Vince Staples is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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    Rae Sremmurd is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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