Best New School Rappers

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1Kendrick Lamar

Every single album he drops is a classic

He is the king of the coast and New York and he is juggling them both

Mean flow, dope lyrics and breath taking delivery. He is also a great storyteler, listen to " The Art Of Peer Pressure" and "Keyshia's Song"

Kendrick is the best

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2J. ColeJermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.

J. Cole really gets some undeserved hate. He did a wack job on "Mr. Nice Watch" but that is arguably (but probably) the only fault in his career. He didn't drop classic albums like Kendrick did, but his albums were consistently good with some classic tracks. Not many rappers can do that kind of job these days. His beat production has always hit that line between modern trendiness with nostalgia, which is also a very hard feat. His lyrics most of the time has a nice poetic edge, which again not many rappers out there care about anymore. The fact that he is below Drake in this list is just a big shame. I would say he does a better job in reaching a wider audience, he just sacrifices a little more of his art than K. Dot. Characters like J. Cole are essential to the game, they break the prejudice that all rap is wack like the likes of Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz, or too hard to decipher like K. Dot's. But people like Kendrick have difficulty reaching an audience that is radio friendly. Cole ...more - classick

I don't understand how he is below drake... J Cole is simply so much better... If you compare their lyrics, you'll see what I'm talking about...

Good flow, the BEST storyteller, great lyricist. It is almost impossible to outshine him on a track

3DrakeAubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born and raised in Toronto, Ontario.

Most overrated rapper. Really doesn't compete with anybody in the to then let alone the top 3. Talks about drugs, money, and females. Only thing he has is beats, take that away and look at what happens. Ever heard him freestyle, has the worst freestyles ever.

When he wants to, he can compete for number 1. When he is not singing (that is)

The most versatile artist period

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4Lupe 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 ...read more.

Best lyricist, great storyteller listen to "The Cool", Good flow

5Chance The Rapper

Chance should definitely be among the top ten. In terms of flows he is the king, lyricism he is beast and his stories are great. I just wish he could do something to get out there more

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6Logic

One of the best technical genius deserve more attention drake way better than him and he writes all his song by himself so don't sleep on logic people!

I guarantee you in the next 3 years he will be at the top.

Has a story like Kendrick, better flow than anybody on this list, crazy lyrics. Deserves top 3 with Kendrick and J. Cole

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8ASAP RockyRakim Mayers, better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Harlem, New York.
9MacklemoreBen Haggerty, known by his stage name Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.V1 Comment
10Ab-Soul

Dope eazy e double love soul appreciate his work check him out he's dope

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The Newcomers

?Kanye WestKanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.
?Fetty WapWillie Maxwell II, better known by his stage name Fetty Wap, is an American hip hop recording artist from Paterson, New Jersey.
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11HopsinMarcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California.

He's that one rapper were either he has amazing songs (ill mind 5-7) and has some not so great songs. His only downfall is that he's self produced. He only produces his songs on his album and to be honest, the beats just aren't that great and that's what gets people hating and calling him corny because people like drake fans click on his music expecting a thumping beat and that's not what hopsin is all about. Its about the music, not about looking cool.

Hopsin's has very good lyrics and messages in his songs he is also independent.

Love him. Should be in the top 10 at least

12Childish Gambino
13Wiz KhalifaCameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor.
14Wale
15Mac MillerMalcolm James McCormick, best known by his stage name Mac Miller, is an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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17Big SeanSean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan.

Just listen to any song on dark sky paradise
It is so good
Master of word play - Dreamrap

18Joey BadassJo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor.

African flow rapper one of the best he can be next Tupac in few years trust me for me his a unique crazy individual rapper all his songs writed with energy,creative and strongly messages don't sleep on badass Joey badass,Earl sweatshirt,Logic,Kendrick,Jcole are the new future of hip hop for sure!

19Big K.R.I.T.Justin Scott, better known by his stage name Big K.R.I.T., is an American rapper and record producer from Meridian, Mississippi.

Krit is the new king of the south. He should be easily top 5 on this list. Mt. Olympus is one of my favorite songs of all time.

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