Best New School Rappers

The Top Ten

1 Kendrick Lamar Kendrick 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

Kendrick is the best

Best for ever

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2 J. Cole J. Cole Jermaine 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

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

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...

J. Cole isn't boring, he is the best new skool artist an if u disagree then kiss my ass - vizual_prophet

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3 Chance The Rapper Chance 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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4 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, 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 become the most successful ...read more.

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!

Amazing lyrics, wouldn't be surprised to see him at the top in a few years.

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

5 Joey Badass Joey Badass Jo-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!

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6 Drake Drake Aubrey 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

Drake is so mainstream u can't even put him in this category men I don't see him as a rapper for me it's a singer he can't rap and his lyrics are often trash please people listen to real music like kendrick or something but not Drake this dude is overhyped since the hotling bling video now he steps in the white mainstream szene acting like the new male version of taylor swift

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7 Hopsin Hopsin Marcus 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

Was supposed to be signed by Eazy-E, but deal didn't work out with Eazy's wife after Eazy passed away.

8 ASAP Rocky ASAP Rocky Rakim Mayers, better known by his stage name ASAP Rocky, is an American rapper, record producer, director and actor from Harlem, New York.
9 Childish Gambino Childish Gambino

Has the ability to make a legitimate, coherent concept album-- something that's been left behind in this new age

10 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 ...read more.

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

The Contenders

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12 Tyler, The Creator Tyler, The Creator

Him and Hopsin

13 Wiz Khalifa Wiz Khalifa Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor.

Deserves to be on the list him and fetty

he's dope - CoolMods

14 Kanye West 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.
15 Danny Brown

Danny Brown is obviously my favorite new school rapper - jack2244

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16 Earl Sweatshirt 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.

Great vibe message most underrated rapper nice dude I meet him in a concert! and for sure talented rapper that I know with logic

He should be at least be in top ten if you don't think so listen to chum he is a young lyracist

He should be infront of Macklemore

17 Big Sean Big Sean Sean 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

18 Fetty Wap Fetty Wap Willie Maxwell II, better known by his stage name Fetty Wap, is an American hip hop recording artist from Paterson, New Jersey.

UNDERRATED

19 Macklemore Macklemore Ben Haggerty, known by his stage name Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.

If you reading this in 2017 he is not relevant at all and Kendrick Lamar is still the hottest rapper

He should be number one
No auto tune,no mumbling and raps lyrics with meaning
Plus his songs are ridiculously catchy that it makes an underground rapper like him to appear on the radio many times
He beats Kendrick Lamar any day in terms of beats,flow and lyrics.
He is one of the few rappers of today that actually saves hip-hop from trash like Drake,Lil Yatchty and Desiigner
The same can be said for all the autotuned and mumble rappers out there.
He,Eminem,Logic,Pitbull,MGK and Kendrick are among the best new school rappers of today.
Stop being a disgrace to hip-hop,people and listen to real rap!

HAHAAHAHA REALLY LMAO TRASH PUT KATY PERRY INSTEAD AND I BET SHE SPIT MORE BARS THAN THIS WHITE DUDE

20 Big K.R.I.T. Big 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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