Best New Age Rappers (2000-2015)


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21Lil Wyte
22Jay-ZShawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name Jay Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.V3 Comments
23G-EazyGerald Earl Gillum, better known by his stage name G-Eazy, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Oakland, California.

Why do people praise him like he's the best, he has no rhythm what so.

G-Eazy isn't good. Me, Myself and I was decent but he's got nothing else. And someone here said "Hottest Best looking Rapper Ever". Well that's not important to a rapper. I guess that's a thirteen year old girl's judgment.

He's alright but no ways is he great nonetheless good

Terrible rapper, no flow, repetitive lyrics, cliche, and his voice is bratty/annoying

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Amazing rapper signed to Strange Music Records who has recently been blowing up on YouTube. His flow and lyricism is insane and unbelievable. If you don't believe me, listen to his most recent song Ghost Story and it'll do the talking for me.

25Meek Mill

Intro to Dreams and Nightmares, his real first song just blew hip hop enthusiasts away. Showed a preview of what was to come, and he's risen far above expectations.

He is not even relevant anymore. Drake made sure of that. No one even takes him seriously

After his highly acclaimed mixtapes, Meek dropped his debut LP Dreams & Nightmares. It simply classified him to be in his own lane with his hard hitting and very loud rapping of the streets. You got that feeling he already had his own vision and he was going all in on it And successfully having his style estsblished in the game. He'll have to separate from his boss's similar eventually but meek has bright future. - LuckyMe13

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26Wiz KhalifaCameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor.

I think #23 is even a bit high for Wiz Khalifa. For a guy that only talks about smoking weed and hoes in like every song I'm not sure why he isn't even lower.

Should be at number 5 he actually makes real good fire music with good lyrics whats wrong with u people ranking wiz so low we all know what he is capable of

He has too many songs about smoking weed

How is he not in the top 5?! - venomouskillingmachine

It doesn't matter if he's good or not. It just matters because of success and stuff, so he is top 5 by success. But lyrically, no he's not, even though See You Again and Let It Go are pretty deep. - venomouskillingmachine

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27Andre 3000André Lauren Benjamin, known by his stage name André 3000, is half of the hip-hop duo OutKast. He is widely considered to be the better half of the duo, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest rappers of all time.

It's laughable that Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill are ahead of 3 Stacks. I know the article is just referring to artists between the period of 2000-2015, but Andre (along with the too-often overlooked and almost equally dope Big Boi) put out two classics with Stankonia and Speakerboxxx/The Love Below.


This rapper is one of the best to play the game he seems to be everybodys other choice as number 1 but he is easily as good as k. Dot and Cole


Future's music shares a unique taste compared to other rappers. Bringing at great beat towards every song and his recent albums such 'DS2' and 'Purple Reign' has been putting him at the top. His astronaut album isn't that bad at all either, but I think he is one of the most popular and best right now. Period.

Has the most powerful bass in his songs and has the deepest voice compared to any other rapper deserves to be #1

He is underrated his music is great

Future is more like top ten, so why is he ranked 31

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30Schoolboy Q

After catchy tunes on his mixtapes, Q struck gold on his debut album Oxymoron. I felt the excitement in his hard street image mixed with his appealing delivery. His future projects are definitely to look forward too with an upstart like Oxymoron. It was straight Gangsta Gangsta Gangsta! Schoolboy will be going strong for awhile. - LuckyMe13

Oxymoron was probably the most gangster album to drop in the last 5 years, enough said.

He's as real as any other rapper out and his music has brought hardcore gangsta rap back

Why so low? At LEAST top ten

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31T.I.Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., better known by his stage names T.I. and Tip, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Atlanta, Georgia.

TI should be much higher he's been there and done that when it comes to the music industry

T.I. deserves way better. I'd say this guy at 10 and Big Sean at 11.

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32Kodak Black

Kodak just got out of jail he's finna make hisrory though -Diamond President

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33Machine Gun KellyGeorge Francis Barnes Jr., better known as "Machine Gun Kelly", was an American gangster from Memphis, Tennessee, during the prohibition era.

His lyrics are amazing raps about his struggles and his accomplishments. different styles just amazing

Just listen Invincible or Little More you'll know why he deserves more.

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34Danny Brown

How are Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj here but Danny isn't?

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35Lupe FiascoWasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. He also performs as the frontman of rock band Japanese Cartoon more.

Lyrical genius, crazy flow, amazing artist

Lupe would be top 5 if his only Albums were the cool, food & liquor and Tetsuo & youth

Watch "Gotta Eat" lyrical breakdown and listen to Tetsuo & Youth Album. This guy is the most slept on emcee and is on a whole other level.
P.S: this list doesn't make any sense what with Nicki being ranked higher than Eminem lol.

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36Nicki MinajNicki Minaj is an American rapper / pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe". Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. more.

What is she doing on this list? Nicki sucks. I couldn't even get through her first song on the pink album it was that bad. Her sound is annoying, she uses simple beats and boring lyrics and makes her songs all about her ass which is 99% of the reason she is famous. I look forward to the day when I can turn on the radio and not hear her trash.

This whole list is bull. Fist of all, where's Eminem? Or Hopsin? Or Immortal Technique?

With her newest album "The Pinkprint" I think she should definitely be top 15. People get hear the songs like "Anaconda" and think that her butt is all she talks about. The first song talks about some deep stuff on her new album and there a some songs that are sad songs about love. Should be higher than 22. - gavinthatcher

Nicki Minaj, you're kidding me right

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37King Los

By far the best artist today.Very underlooked but is superb with everything.He's the whole package and then some

382 ChainzTauheed Epps, als o known as 2 Chainz, is an American rapper. He is more popular when contributing guest verses to people like Kanye West, B .o. B, and Lil Wayne . His latest album, ColleGrove, came out earlier this year .V2 Comments

Only rapper to make it out of the west coast without Dre. Two classic gangster rap albums that reflect the struggles of everyday life on the streets of Compton just as well as NWA did with Straight Outta Compton.

40Lil YachtyV1 Comment
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