Top Ten Up and Coming Rappers 2011

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This list is intended to be informative to the public of the next big rappers to emerge in 2011. This list is created on the terms of artist buzz, internet presence, major radio play, fans, social networking sources, production, sound, and hype of new and semi new rappers coming into the major music industry and spotlight in 2011. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

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Jay Electronica

He has one of the best and unique flows of all time and is bring hip hop back from the grave. He will go down as one of the greats.

Jay Electronica is phenomenal. The lyrics in Exhibit C are wild. His flow is retarded- working with Jay-Z can only benefit him. Roc Nation mixtape with Jay-Z and J Cole is crazy. Him, XV and Smoke DZA should all be higher- especially over Mac Miller's wack ass.

He is as good a lyricist as anyone in the game, and he has great flow with a unique style.


2XV

Not many people have heard of XV, or "Vizzy", but he is incedibly talent. Anyone who listens to his "Zero Heros" mixtape and doesn't agree with him being on this list is insane.

His song called awesome is amazing wuth pusha T. Its on nba2k12 and it is really upbeat


3Wale

His old school hip hop style will take you back. His recent success with rick ross has been the news in the media and on the streetz in early 2011

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4Yelawolf

Nasty flow, and sick style

Almost definitely the best rapper to come out of the boonies of alabama, he's got the speed and lyrical skills to make him one of the best. And signing with Shady just improved his chances of blowing up

Yelaworf is a talented white rapper that will leave you saying Wow, that guy raps as fast as twista. He has a unique sound which can be compared to a fusion of eminem and twista. "Pop the trunk" by yelawolf is what is causing all the ruckus.

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5Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar is going to save hip hop music, his lyrics are real and HI POWER is his best song. A very talented rapper and after all he was influenced by the legendary Tupac shakur...
Definitely the strongest up and coming lyricist out there. He needs more possitive publicity, but I guess that's what the collab with j cole is for
This is a Amazing Singer he has loads of potenttial his raps are incredible they have amazing flow and power to it. Why is he not in the top ten...
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6Big Krit
This is the guy to watch this year. He is reviving southern hip-hop and has the potential to be a great emcee. Listen to his mixtapes he is not like other rappers who don't have roots and know how to write a dope rhyme. Big K.R.I.T. is a real dude that raps for the people
doing an opening show for up coming artist wiz khalifia is what is stirring the fans on this guy. Krit is Mississippi.

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Im not a huge fan of the whole southern style, but Big K. R. I. T. absolutely kills it on the mic
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7Hopsin

Hopsin's one of the best in the game right now, let alone upcoming, he should be a loot more famous, this is like discovering eminem in the slim shady Linkin Park... Listen to raw, superb album

Sag My Pants
Kill Her
Hop on Madness
or Heather Nicole (7th place in saddest rap songs)
Well done he is very creative rapper with great dissing skills!
He actually made me to listen to Slim Shady old songs like My name is and The Real Slim Shady
He was also inspired by Eminem.

One of the best lyricist out right now. Not only that but this guy speaks from the heart. He's probably the realest rapper in the game currently. This dudes just RAW.

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8Wiz Khalifia

wiz khalifa is only in his early 20's and he already is better than any rapper on the radio. TGOD

Wiz is next and one of the greats

With wiz khalifia taking center stage in 2011, he is finding major success with his smash hit "black and yellow" He is being dubbed as "The New Snoop"

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9Freddie Gibbs

All there needs to be said about freddie is people are comparing him to "Tupac Shakur". Listening to have a track of his will take you back to 1996.

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10J Cole

J. Cole will be an icon in the rap game for years to come. Other young rappers that may blow up that are terrific are Big K. R. I. T. , and Kendrick Lamar. Jay Electronica is a great lyricist but I can't see him becoming huge in the game. COLE WORLD!

By far the best rapper on this list. Wiz Khalifa being number one is a total joke. COLE WORLD NO BLANKET SON!

Way better than that wiz khalifa bs, all wiz does is make songs about how he smokes weed and gets high and all that crap
YMCMB is the biggest fail in the world, J Cole is our revenge.
Tupac, Biggie, Nas and Eminem are way better than
Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj and Tyga.

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The Contenders

11B.o.B

12Mac Miller

He's up there with wiz. He is like one of the best up and coming rappers! Yeah suck on that lil wayne!

So fresh so much to offer white man in a black dominated rap world

This dude has to be number 1, man I like wiz but seriously this bubblegum rap, any 8 yr old can do that. Mac miller is the whole package, wait and watch this boy grow... Check out restless 2012 imhi2 entertainment.W. youtube. Coimhi2ent


13Machine Gun Kelly

14Crooked I

He is 1 quarter of slaughter house and has the sickest flow and bars, listen to this following song. "Take My City" (feat. B.O.B & Crooked I) - DJ Drama.

Also look up "2.0 cypher 2011" on you tube


15Cyhi tha Prynce

Although his lyrics need some work, he has niiice flow. He's definitely got potential. Check out the G. O. O. D Friday tracks he was featured on.


16Macklemore

Best sound coming out of the Northwest! Macklemore is more than music, he changes people's lives through his songs. "Life is a beautiful struggle, I record it, hope it helps you maneuver through yours". Thanks Mack for turning my life around.


17Johnny Juliano

Johnny's recent success, being the producer of taylor gang and wiz khalifia, is creating a craze among the hip hop community, with his witty tempos and stunning instrumentals, in addition to production and working with major artist, he is also a singer/rapper and is becoming a major success in 2011.

"One word comes to mind when I hear Johnny Juliano" "Money"

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18Tay Simms

productions are crazy and raps are unique and somewhat nasty.

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His recent success with a major radio station spins of his song Entitled "Freak Dance", Tay Simms is beginning to stir an uproar in the community with being the next "white rapper/producer to make it since Eminem" He is largely being dubbed as "the white lil wayne".
"Do not sleep on tay simms production capabilities"

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19French Montana

His success with his dvd, has moved his rap career to the forefront of the scene. He is already recognized and is affiliated with akon.

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20Smoke DZA

Although most of his raps probably wont appeal to you if you're not a fan of weed, you can't deny that he definitely has skills on the mic


21ASAP Rocky

22Cory Gunz

Currently signed to young money cory gunz is not unknown by the masses, but hasn't been sought after as much until know. Being featured on Lil Wayne's "Six Foot,7 Foot" is why fans around the world are beginning to pay attention to younger young money artists.

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23Nipsey Hussle

West Coast Rapper Nipsey Hussle is becoming the it rapper for california. His affiliations with snoop dogg on a track and his recent hit "feeling myself" feat lloyd are the reason for the buzz and hype.

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24SwizZz

SwizZz is Hopsin's label mate and old homie. His voice takes a minute to get used to, but he brings straight fire

S w I z z then add another my swagger makes your girl want to cut like uppers


25Jon Connor
Jon Connor- Hova Mojo
Jon Connor - Someone Like Me
Jon Connor- Soldier
Jon ConnorReppin 4 Flint

He's the bomb
One of me favourites
He's the peoples rapper, he's the realest nigga alive and the realist nigga since 2PAC and he ain't takin no shit

Just Listen to

Jon Connor - Someone Like Me

Jon Connor- Soldier (Off Of The People's Rapper LP- All Eminem Beats)

Jon ConnorReppin 4 Flint


26Mike Stud

27Tyler, the Creator

28Asher Roth

29Huey Mack

30Loc Dog

31Vinnie Paz

32Vin Jay

33Novi Novak

34Mad Child

Lyrical beast

one of the best rappers in the game. Check out his new album Dope Sick.


35Snak the Ripper

Amazing Canadian rapper, awesome style

Also from the rap group "Brass Tackz" with EvilEbenezer and YoungSin.


36Joey Bada$$

37Chance the Rapper

38Rittz

39Droop-E

40Mibbs

arguably the "head" of the west-coast group Pac Div, he has good skills and a unique flow


41Chuck Inglish

Although certainly not the most technically skilled rapper on the list, Chuck has very clever rhymes and a style all his own. And he is one of the sickest producers I have heard


42Big Sean

In my opinion, Big Sean is a bit overrated, but he definitely has skill, and he has the mainstream appeal that will likely allow him to blow up big.


43Tyga

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