Rap 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 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
good kid, m.A.A.d city, Section.80

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9,247 4,216
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Avi Sharma added Born Sinner, The Warm Up, Friday Night Lights

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4,035 4,990
Big Sean is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Finally Famous, Hall of Fame, Finally Famous Vol. 3: Big

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ASAP Rocky is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Long.Live.A$AP, Live. Love. ASAP, No Rest for the Wicked

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5,812 5,021
Chance The Rapper is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Acid Rap, Confident, Songs from Scratch: Paranoia

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6,193 3,926
Joey Bada$$ is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Summer Knights, 1999, Big Dusty

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6,813 4,989
Logic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Young Sinatra: Welcome to Forever, Young Sinatra (Undeniable), Young Sinatra

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6,160 3,716
Donald Glover is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Because the Internet, Utterances of the Heart, Love Letter in an Unbreakable Bottle

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3,724 2,009
Joyner Lucas is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New School Rappers
jacobbaker22222 added

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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New School Rappers
goerge added Owl Pharaoh

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5,500 3,012
Tyler, the Creator is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New School Rappers
oy-gevalt added Goblin, Bastard, Wolf

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3,307 3,180
Earl Sweatshirt is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New School Rappers
oy-gevalt added Earl, Doris, Chum

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3,770 3,297
Schoolboy Q is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Setbacks, ScHoolboy Q, Oxymoron

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XXXTentacion is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Derr added

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Danny Brown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New School Rappers
_1443777135984 added XXX, Old, The Hybrid

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5,552 4,664
Drake is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New School Rappers
Avi Sharma added Take Care, Nothing Was the Same, Thank Me Later

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3,034 2,347
ASAP Ferg is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Trap Lord, Work, Shabba

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2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New School Rappers
malmrphy added B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time, Beez in the Trap, T.R.U. REALigion

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Hopsin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New School Rappers
StaceyAceGoodson added Knock Madness, Raw, Haywire

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New School Rappers
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Late Registration, The College Dropout

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3,114 2,365
Vince Staples is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Stolen Youth, Winter in Prague

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Denzel Curry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New School Rappers
kostastsikri64 added Nostalgic 64

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Wiz Khalifa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New School Rappers
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 his label being a constant representative. How long can he last tho?

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Tech N9ne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New School Rappers
joe_1443804081384 added Everready, Anghellic, Absolute Power

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Ski Mask The Slump God is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New School Rappers
finmor123 added