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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2,426 801
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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1,698 786
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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1,831 851
Joey Badass is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Joey Bada$$ Relentless Records

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1,873 978
Logic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Logic Def Jam Recordings

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1,728 893
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New School Rappers

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1,323 729
Schoolboy Q is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Schoolboy Q Interscope Records

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1,382 608
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Childish Gambino Glassnote Records

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1,046 625
Earl Sweatshirt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New School Rappers
oy-gevalt added Earl Sweatshirt Columbia

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1,093 752
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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630 526
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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1,278 625
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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1,093 546
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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589 434
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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Vince Staples is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Vince Staples

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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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Big K.R.I.T. is listed (or ranked) 17 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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682 632
Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 18 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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400 462
Action Bronson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Action Bronson Fool's Gold Records, Atlantic Records, Warner Bros. Records

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577 450
Isaiah Rashad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Fonseca Dennis added Isaiah Rashad Top Dawg Entertainment

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339 158
Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New School Rappers
1512300481851 added Denzel Curry

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472 438
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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644 732
Future is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Future Epic Records

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581 436
Lupe Fiasco is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Lupe Fiasco Atlantic Records, Epic Records, Arista Records

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581 571
Mac Miller is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New School Rappers
SawyerWhite added Mac Miller Rostrum Records

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612 509
Migos is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New School Rappers
thiccnick added Migos

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445 418
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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767 714
Hopsin is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New School Rappers
StaceyAceGoodson added Hopsin Funk Volume, Ruthless Records

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521 610
G-Eazy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added G-Eazy Independent record label

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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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668 539
XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Derr added XXXTENTACION

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244 187
Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 32 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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Lil Dicky is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New School Rappers
1481572677407 added Lil Dicky

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722 861
Delete is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Avi Sharma added Delete

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264 334
Freddie Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Freddie Gibbs Decon

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181 81
Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New School Rappers
finmor123 added $ki Mask the Slump God

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482 452
YG is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New School Rappers
YG Def Jam Recordings

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135 50
Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New School Rappers
1510582232460 added Joyner Lucas

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274 293
Vic Mensa is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Pavao Bucan added Vic Mensa

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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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197 122
Lil Uzi Vert is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New School Rappers

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391 523
Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added Young Thug

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426 468
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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Feloni is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New School Rappers
RealKnowledge added Feloni TrakDiamondRecord.com

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251 318
Mick Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Fonseca Dennis added Mick Jenkins

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294 330
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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385 402
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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68 41
Rae Sremmurd is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New School Rappers
1512300481851 added Rae Sremmurd Interscope Records

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345 369
Kevin Gates is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New School Rappers
JesseLedford added Kevin Gates Atlantic Records

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332 432
Macklemore is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Macklemore