Best New School RappersWho are the most skilled new school rappers who consistently bring talent and lyricism to the table and continue to keep hip hop alive? When we say new school, we are talking about rappers who have gained their success from 2010 through the present, and keep in mind it should be based mostly on skill and quality, even though some people will just add their favorites based more on popularity and hits.
The Top Ten Best New School Rappers
He isn't even the best lyricist of today lmao people nowadays - DaWyteNight
May lack in some aspects where others are better, but he’s the most rounded rapper out there, a jack of all trades not a single song of his that I have to play more than once when it comes on
Yeah,though he's not my favourite but the man definitely is the goat
He's the dumbest and most pathetic artist I've ever seen
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
Better than Kendrick, grinding very hard. and he is very relatable and has a nice flow
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...
Definitely better than Kendrick or Logic or even Cole at times. - DaWyteNight
Listen to 1999 & B4.da.$$
He is One of the greatest rappers of the new generation
In this generation, the only rappers that I think are above him are kendrick & cole
He's boom bap, on any beat. Def higher than tyler and logic easy
Best flow, brings back golden era
Tyler is a legend, literally GOAT. I don't see any other rappers who produce their entire albums over here...
Tyler the creator is one of the best at rhyming words of this generation
Potato salad and okra are lit
Him and Hopsin
Decent rapper though I don't like him as much as I did 3-4 years ago, as I have found modern rappers who are more lyrical like Bishop Nehru, Locksmith, Your Old Droog and KAAN to name a few, plus a lot of his recent music is very mainstream sounding and he's basically just a more lyrical version of Drake now. - DaWyteNight
One the most versatile artists of all time and is the most versatile rapper of the new generation. He is very underrated and misunderstood. He deserves much more recognition
Just listen to Under Pressure, his work is a masterpiece. The best flow in the game, His lyrics are so amazing and the beat production by 6ix are so dope with his tracks. Listen to Dead Presidents 3, Under Pressure and Paradise and tell me he isn't the best
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!
A$AP Rocky is one of the best rappers in the game right now, and in my opinion is third only to Kendrick and J Cole. His voice is arguably the best in the game and his flow is hard to match. From fire trap beats to old school beats, he can rap very quickly and understandably, dropping witty bars over a variety of different beats, as well as sing and provide a slow chorus between verses. Yes, his subject matter is repetitive and basic but he thrives within that and can give sharp bars about it that conscious rappers cannot come up with when talking about racism or politics. Overall, rocky is one of the best rappers that can be found.
One of the best rappers in the game. especially his newest songs, his flows and raps are sick and his use of old school and new school is amazing. his visuals in his videos shows that he actually cares about his aesthetic. Praise the Lord, A$ap forever and Tony Toney are his best newest ones..a king with sick bars
One of the few modern mainstream rappers I actually like - DaWyteNight
1train is fire.
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.
At least Hop is higher than lame boring Drake. - DaWyteNight
Love him. Should be in the top 10 at least
Chance is one of the best modern rappers for several reasons:
Flow - He has one the most unique and inventive flows in Hip-Hop right now. He uses his wide range of fast, but understandable, flows in many songs but I think the best example of him using his flow perfectly is in Ultralight Beam (by Kanye, featuring Chance). His flow is reminiscent of jazz improvisation in the way that it is divided into fast and distinctive phrases that often cross the barlines.
Production - At a time when generic trap beats are dominating the hip-hop airwaves, any inventive production is welcome and Chance's beats are most definitely a huge breath of fresh air in this crowded industry. The way he uses jazz chords and rhythms and synths to create such a peppy and soulful mood is amazing. Plus, his use of a gospel choir in many songs just adds to the musicality and beauty of his music. Plus, he knows when to slow it down and to simplify his music such as with 'Same Drugs'.
Innovative - ...more
This guy is trash, and with his recent album, I think he should remove "the rapper" from his name. - DaWyteNight
Lil wayne is the first thing that comes to my mind when I listen to him. - Genesyis
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
Literally the lamest rapper in the game, he should just stick to singing because when he raps he always sounds out of place. Drake is like that one drunk guy at a party who thinks he's so cool and tries so hard to convince people that he is when really he's the furthest thing from cool and probably got beat up every day in high school. - DaWyteNight
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.
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
When he wants to, he can compete for number 1. When he is not singing (that is)
If you took Earl's lyricism and Tyler's voice and combined them into one rapper now that would be one really great rapper, Earl's voice just isn't that interesting for me though he does have a good flow. - DaWyteNight
Nobody is better than him in this generation besides Kendrick & Joey
Great vibe message most underrated rapper nice dude I meet him in a concert! and for sure talented rapper that I know with logic
One of the best ever on a technical level, with rhymes schemes, etc. Anyone who voted Tyler is sleeping on Earl.
He's alright, but his rapping kinda reminds me of Drake and Big Sean (that's not a good thing). It also doesn't help that he has mostly the same fanbase as those two. - DaWyteNight
He's super original and unique. He also doesn't use an insane amount of autotune unlike some rappers now.
Has the ability to make a legitimate, coherent concept album-- something that's been left behind in this new age
Not a rapper - venomouskillingmachine
He's the second coming of Ol' Dirty Bastard
Most innovative man in Hip Hop rn
He is corny trash and his voice is ear-splitting. I get a headache whenever I listen to him rap. - DaWyteNight
Lil Wyte raps about more than just drugs and at least his voice isn't annoying and he's better than Denzel Curry who steals flows from Memphis rappers and isn't even as good at it. - DaWyteNight
He is pretty average, not terrible but definitely not great either. - DaWyteNight
How the hell is zel #26. This is ridiculous. Lyrically and technique wise he's definitely top 10.
Clout cobain. He is the most underrated rapper and is an amazing lyricist who is top 5 for me
Should be higher - jameshoward
He's decent but nothing special compared to someone like Locksmith. - DaWyteNight
Should be top 3. He puts so much time into his music and gets so little recognition
Best rapper of 2018, should be #16 - jameshoward
He has the best delivery out of all the rappers in the list for the exception of Kendrick. He can rap in many styled including screamo rap (#imsippinteainyohood, young bratz, iwatchedhimdrown) best hype music, most emotional and intense content. He has too many good songs not just rap but punk rock metal and rnb. He should be number two.
Too bad most of the music he made wasn't actual rap music because riot was actually good. - DaWyteNight
He is the most influential rapper of the decade without a doubt
Everyone titles him as the most controversial rapper but also he was the realist not only rapping about life but incorporating his true feelings as well not caring of the after effect that's something you don't see from a lot of rappers to not only tell you how they feel but to let you in their mind and show you the real side of life feeling the emotional part
Don't get me wrong, Kanye is a great rapper. But he is nit new school. His first album dropped in 2004.
Good rapper, but not new school. - jameshoward
He should be #1
He is influecial
Dude is a beast, very lyrical and relatable, and has a great chill vibe, kind of similar to 1999 by Joey Bada$$. Anybody who even considers voting for Drake, Travis Scott, Denzel Curry, Kanye West or Big Sean has probably never listened to Bishop before. - DaWyteNight
He isn't mainstream or very well known but he definitely deserves at least top 10 for his talent.
He deserves top 5
Emperor Nehru is the best
Because I said so, Hoe
Top three tf
He is absolute trash, get him off the list! - DaWyteNight
Locksmith probably has more talent than 95% of most rappers getting mainstream success nowadays. - DaWyteNight
Should be higher - DaWyteNight
One of the hottest artists out right now, lyrically is technical and bends his words to make new ones, flow is very nice; subject matter is great as well.
Most underrated rapper right now in my opinion
Pretty good rapper - DaWyteNight
Best lyricist, great storyteller listen to "The Cool", Good flow
How are drake and travis scott higher!
Ok he uses autotune, but it goes really well with his music. His music is LIT. PUT HIM UP FURTHER
I thought this was best new school rappers not worst new school autotune abusers. - DaWyteNight
Best rapper alive
Is this the only living rapper you have ever listened to? Even if Travis Scott were the only rapper alive, he still wouldn't be the best rapper alive. - DaWyteNight
He is my favourite rapper in my opinion
Good rapper, but has fallen off. - DaWyteNight
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.
Should be #13 - jameshoward
Good rapper, my only complaint is how he tries to sound like Kendrick Lamar in his newer music (honestly why would anybody want to sound like Kendrick anyway? He has one of the most annoying voices for hip hop.) - DaWyteNight
Way doper than Kendrick Lamar! - DaWyteNight
He has a great flow, and his lyrics make sence - 2strapes
Should be #11 - jameshoward
He has a dope flow and he should be top 10
He seems cool for sure
One of the best lyriscists in the game
Should be #14 - jameshoward
Be on stage at the grammys like, 'Kendrick is good, but Old Droog is the best! ' - DaWyteNight
Webby is better than Mac Miller - DaWyteNight
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
He was good before he was famous but he is pretty mediocre now. - DaWyteNight
This guy sucks and he shouldn't be here this is best new school rappers not worst rappers.
Deserves to be on the list him and fetty
he's dope - CoolMods
His lyricism is witty, delivery impeccable, and also has a great vibe.
Another garbage rapper - DaWyteNight
Just listen to any song on dark sky paradise
It is so good
Master of word play - Dreamrap
I did listen to that album, and that's an hour of my life I wish I could get back. - DaWyteNight
This guy is pretty great, he's not that lyrically technical but his flow and the way he tells stories are unlike any other rapper I've heard. - DaWyteNight
If he can come out of the very deep hole the drake beef put him in then I see him competing for whatever is behind kendrick, j cole, drake, g eazy, logic, and joey badass
If you can get bodied by a rapper like Drake then you don't still deserve to be taken seriously as a rapper. - DaWyteNight
How is this guy even on the list I thought it was best new school rappers not worst. - DaWyteNight
This guy’s lyrics don't even make sence, he sounds more like his retarded.
Had the guts to diss Eminem so I give him 3 out of 5 - Ethan-metal1
Nope - Genesyis
He’s a better rapper then 80% of the rappers on this list
he a cuck
Better than Denzel Curry - DaWyteNight
How is he even on this list he doesn't even count as a rapper because all he does is sing nonsense through autotune. He's honestly even worse than Travis Scott as a rapper but his production is better. - DaWyteNight
His 2015 stuff was the goat but not so much anymore.
HE IS THE FUTURE
He used to be a lot better 10-12 years ago but nowadays he's kind of mediocre. - DaWyteNight
This guy is Sh? $&T first of all: He can't rap, his lyrics suck, he looks like a clown and even sounds like a clown and music is not his think. *NOT AT ALL* - 2strapes
Shouldn't be on this list lol? don't even knowhow to freestyle
How did he get this high on the list lol - DaWyteNight
Mac is mad underrated.
What he is not that go - CoolMods
Rest In Peace - Ethan-metal1
He is the most lyrical rapper of all time (never been mumble) - KENNYSTEWART
Is this the only "lyrical" rapper you have ever listened to? - DaWyteNight
Should be at #30 - jameshoward
He is trash. His only great song I've heard so far is Reborn to Rebel and even that had some cringe-worthy lyrics in it. His flow isn't even that great, and his lyrics and beats usually suck. - DaWyteNight
Not new school - DaWyteNight
Dope eazy e double love soul appreciate his work check him out he's dope
Good flow message can be the new eazy e
Should be #6 - jameshoward
I can't say a lot about this guy, cause his music is so good, he focuses more on Soul music which most artist can't do👌🏽 - 2strapes
Lol I all this guy can do it just mumble most of his songs don't make sence, the only dope thing is the beat - 2strapes
Garbage autotune abusing rapper. - DaWyteNight
Should b #3 also hail trump
Kid Cudi really deserves to be higher than people like Lil Yachty
So unterrated. should‘ve been much higher. Very talented
Lol out of all rappers this guy is the worst even Future tries, his songs are all garbage and he sounds like his alwys crying. He should even be on this list - 2strapes
This guy doesn't even deserve a spot on this list. - DaWyteNight
The best. DOESN'T MUMBLE
Rest In Peace - Ethan-metal1