Rappers who recently have had immense popularity and are well received by both the audience and critics.
1 Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper and songwriter. Raised in Compton, California, Lamar embarked on his musical career as a teenager under the stage name K-Dot, releasing a mixtape that garnered local attention and led to his signing with indie record label Top Dawg ...read more.
Also happens to be the best of all time
I dare say he is THE GREATEST EVER along with 2pac and biggie
Is basically the living embodiment of 2pac
How is Kendrick lower than Drake?
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Compare "u" to "Only". - WonkeyDude98
2 J. Cole
Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.
How is Cole this low on the list
How tygas above cole I DO NOT KNOW
Better than 3
Fantastic rapper and producer, at least top 3. in my opinion Drake, Tyga, and Kanye are very overrated and the top 3 should be:
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Born on January 22, 1990, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, is one of the most influential artists in the rap game today, with amazing lyricism and flow. Logic first gained major fame through making 2013's edition of the XXL Top-10 Freshmen List, and has easily ...read more.
We keep it real no false rap
Rattpat till my pulse flat
Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce ...read more.
Best - Genesyis
He's the goat
Sorry to sound a bit cliché adding him, but he's pretty damn good. And I'm not a fan of rap. (I do enjoy 2pac better than him though.) - MontyPython
5 Kanye West
Kanye 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.
It’s a shame that Drake is over Kanye when Drake wouldn’t even be a thing without Kanye. Kanye starts every trend in hip-hop. He is the most creative rapper making music today.
Should not be on this list - DaWyteNight
Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (born January 23, 1998), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.
SHOULD BE HIGHER
7 Bishop Nehru
Aubrey Drake Graham, known professionally as Drake, is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor, born on October 24, 1986 in Toronto, Canada. He started his career on Canadian reality show "Degrassi: The Next Generation".
Overrated - 4our2wen0ty
9 A$AP Rocky
Rakim Mayers, better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Harlem, New York.
Micheal Ray Stevenson, known by his stage name Tyga, is an American hip hop recording artist. In 2011, Tyga signed a recording contract with Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records.
Tyga?...Tyga? TYGA?! - DaWyteNight
11 Your Old Droog
Davood Ali Asgari, better known by his stage name Locksmith, is an American rapper from Richmond, California.
13 Joey Bada$$
Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor.
Marcus Jamal Hopson, better known by his stage name Hopsin, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Los Angeles, California. Hopsin was born on July 18, 1985. His first album was called Emurge but he's best known for his album titled Raw.
15 Danny Brown
Nope - DaWyteNight
16 Lupe Fiasco
Wasalu 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.
Nathan "Nate" John Feuerstein, whose stage name is NF, is an American Christian hip hop rapper, singer and musician from Gladwin, Michigan.
He has really good music. I LOVE HIS MUSIC!
18 Tyler, the Creator
Tyler Gregory Okonma (born March 6, 1991), better known by his stage name Tyler, The Creator, is an American rapper, record producer, and music video director.
"I made the cut, like a pack of blades
You can call me brush, I've been making' waves"
Why isn't this dude higher on this list - MSA33
19 Childish Gambino
Donald McKinley Glover Jr. is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, rapper, and DJ. He performs music under the stage name Childish Gambino and as a DJ under the name mcDJ.
20 Joyner Lucas
Best flow, best bars, best beats, best punchlines, best storytelling.
21 Mike Shinoda
Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda (born 11 February 1977) is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer. He co-founded Linkin Park in 1996 and is the band's rhythm guitarist, primary songwriter, keyboardist, producer, and co-lead vocalist. ...read more.
DON'T TELL ME JACOB SARTORIUS IS BETTER THAN LINKIN PARK!
Jonathan McCollum, better known by his stage name Rittz, is an American rapper from Gwinnett County, Georgia.
24 Chance The Rapper
Chancelor Jonathan Bennett, known professionally as Chance the Rapper, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from the West Chatham neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.
25 Chris Webby
Christian Webster, better known by his stage name Chris Webby, is an American rapper from Norwalk, Connecticut.
26 Jay Electronica
27 Lil Wayne
Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, ...read more.
Not modern - Genesyis
28 Lil Pump
Gazzy Garcia (Known professionally as Lil Pump, born August 17th, 2000) is an American rapper, producer and songwriter. Gazzy began his career in 2016 with a collaboration freestyle with Smokepurpp, which was eventually posted in Soundcloud to popular success. He broke out to mainstream the following ...read more.
29 Earl Sweatshirt
Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, is an American rapper, record producer, and disc jockey from Los Angeles, California.
30 Meechy Darko
31 Lil Uzi Vert
Symere Woods, better known by his stage name Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist and songwriter.
32 Post Malone
Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist.
By Far The Best Modern Rapper
33 Ski Mask the Slump God
34 Machine Gun Kelly
Colson Baker, better known by his stage names MGK and Machine Gun Kelly, is an American rapper and actor, from Cleveland, Ohio.
Binge was trash and he got murdered by eminem
RIP mgk's career - Genesyis
35 The Game
Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known by his stage name The Game, is an American rapper and actor. He was born on November 29, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. Game spent most of his childhood in foster care (up until high school) even though he knew all of his brothers and sisters. Since 2002, Game ...read more.
37 Big Sean
Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan.
38 Chief Keef
Keith Cozart, better known by his stage name Chief Keef, is an American rapper and record producer from Chicago, Illinois.
39 Schoolboy Q
Quincy Matthew Hanley, better known by his stage name Schoolboy Q, is an American hip hop recording artist from South Central Los Angeles, California.
Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American recording artist and music producer from Decatur, Georgia.
41 Ugly God
42 Lil Yachty
Miles Parks McCollum, known professionally as Lil Yachty, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter. Yachty first gained recognition in August 2015 for his singles "One Night" and "Minnesota" from his debut EP Summer Songs. He released his debut mixtape Lil Boat in March 2016.
43 Immortal Technique
Felipe Andres Coronel, better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is an American rapper and urban activist from Lima, Peru. He was born on February 19, 1978
44 Travis Scott
Jacques Webster, better known by his stage name Travis Scott, is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer and musician from Houston, Texas.
Travis Scott? Rapper? - DaWyteNight
45 Lil Peep
Gustav Elijah Åhr, known professionally as Lil Peep, was an American rapper, singer, songwriter and model.
46 Trippie Redd
I mean come on. How is Yachty higher than Trippie?
Actually Jesus reborn
48 21 Savage
Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), better known by his stage name 21 Savage, is an American rapper. He received attention for projects such as Free Guwop (2015) as well as Savage Mode (2016, with Metro Boomin) before going on to release his debut album, Issa Album (2017). He is best ...read more.
Please listen to his album care for me, that is some beautiful jazz rap that is highly slept on - Flamewc
He's trash - DaWyteNight