Best New Age Rappers (2000-2015)


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21 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., also known professionally as Lil Wayne, is an American rapper. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age . He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career . He's often criticized for constantly talking about money, girls, and more.

Lil Wayne has loads of crappy songs, don't get me wrong. But there are some songs he is a part in that are absolutely incredible. Good message sometimes, good flow and lyrics, rhymes, everything. Examples: No Love, How to Love, Mirror, Six Foot Seven Foot, A Milli just great.

Lil Wayne isn't good, and him been rich means nothing. For example, that's basically saying that, if a rapper wasn't rich, they would be bad

He has hundreds of songs already... Or maybe even a thousand? - FerrariDude64

One of greatest rappers, but gets way too much hate

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22 Danny Brown

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

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23 Vince Staples

He will become known worldwide after he drops his next studio album. After Kendrick, he is the best rapper right now. - killthehype

Honestly one of the hardest up and comers, we're going to see a lot more of him!

But he has not done it he is not good and will never be good

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24 Rittz

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.

25 Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa Cameron 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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26 Andre 3000 Andre 3000 André 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.

27 Meek 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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28 T.I. T.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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29 Wale

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

30 Machine Gun Kelly Machine Gun Kelly George 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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31 Schoolboy 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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32 Kid Cudi Kid Cudi Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi, better known by his stage name Kid Cudi, is an American recording artist and actor from Cleveland, Ohio.

Kid cudi is a god

He's not that good but he aight day n nite is a filthy song fuego �"��"��"� but he probably at the right ranking

With one of the best mixtapes of the 20th century A Kid Named Cudi, to going gold back to back with the Man On The Moon series, to dropping one of the Stoner best rap albums in 2013 Indicud.

Kid Cudi is famously known as being one of Kanye West's first Apprentices, and having his breakout single Day "N" Nite. During 2008-2014 Cudi Built a Large Cult surrounding him based of Stoners and Young Adults. As time went on Cudi started trying to branch out of G.O.O.D Music and this ultimately lead to controversy between him and Kanye. After a year of bickering between each other Cudi finally left G.O.O.D Music medianly after dropping Indicud in 2013.

Since leaving the Label he Signed to Republic Records and Dropped another Man on the moon series called Satellite Flight: Journey to Mother Moon in 2014 witch is "The Bridge Album between Man on The Moon 2 & 3", Cudi stated in 2015 he's working on Man on the Moon 3 and will come out between 2016-2017, after ...more

33 Lupe Fiasco 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 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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34 G-Eazy G-Eazy Gerald 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

not bad

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35 Yo Gotti Yo Gotti Mario Mims, better known by his stage name Yo Gotti, is an American rapper. In 1996, Gotti released his debut album Youngsta's On a Come Up under the alias Lil Yo.
36 Kodak Black Kodak Black

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

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37 Future Future

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

Right now, going into 2017, Future is at the top. Can't debate that

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38 King Los

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

39 2 Chainz 2 Chainz Tauheed 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 . V 2 Comments
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