Best New Age Rappers (2000-2015)


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21 Vince Staples Vince Staples Vincent Jamal Staples is an American rapper from Long Beach, California. He is part of the hip hop trio Cutthroat Boyz alongside fellow Californian rappers A$ton Matthews and Joey Fatts.

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!

Crazy underrated rapper,

Norf norf is straight fire

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22 Rittz Rittz Jonathan McCollum, better known by his stage name Rittz, is an American rapper from Gwinnett County, Georgia.

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.

23 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.

24 Danny Brown

Jeez Danny Brown is slept on. Best wordplay and metaphors since Wayne

Atrocity Exhibition was a masterpiece. It's disgusting how much Danny is slept on. He deserves a spot in the top 5 along with Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Childish Gambino, and Chance The Rapper.

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

It's my radio song

25 Meek Mill Meek Mill Robert Rihmeek Williams, better known by his stage name, Meek Mill, is an American hip hop recording artist.

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.

Why is he way down here

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

The coolest

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26 Lil Wayne 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. He has been critically acclaimed and even more panned throughout his career. He's often criticized for talking 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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27 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

28 Machine Gun Kelly 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.

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.


29 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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30 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

31 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

His music is amazing

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

Listen to 'Mural', it's one of his best songs by far.

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32 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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33 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.
34 Kodak Black Kodak Black

Kodak the best new rapper

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

35 King Los

Greatest rapper of his generation. The only rapper I can say is better then Eminem without laughing inside. This guy is the G.O.A.T.

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

36 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

Creating his own Lane...100%

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

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37 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
38 Denzel Curry Denzel Curry Denzel Rae Don Curry is an American rapper from Carol City, Florida. He released his debut full-length album, titled Nostalgic 64 on September 3, 2013. His second full-length album, titled Imperial, was released on March 9, 2016.

Doesn't get enough attention, if he did he would be top 10. Dots of potential with Denzel

Denzel should bwe number 1

39 Tech N9ne Tech N9ne more.

Mac Miller...? IGGY...?!?! He kills every verse he is featured on and his solo work speaks for itself. It is a crime that he is #27. I know he's not exactly "new age" but I would rank him at least where Eminem/Kanye are at. And now that I think of it.. Nas isn't "new age" and he's #6. Not saying Nas doesn't deserve to be ranked there, it just makes me realize this list doesn't make any sense. KA-POW! I'M OUT.

This man has been killed it on every album he has released and still has very little recognition from mainstream audiences. I would recommend his special effects album.

He started in the mid 90's so he shouldn't be on this list, he's my favorite artist ever but he shouldn't be on this list - KrazzyMadd

No disrespect to tech n9ne its just he's not that good but he still the homie though

40 YG YG

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.

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