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.
Probably the realest rapper in the game right now. This guy actually cares about the hip hop and black culture. Most rappers are all about britches and money. He is a bomb Ass lyricist with a bomb Ass flow and delivery. This guy also bomb wit his hooks. But he has released 3 albums so far and they are all classics. - thedbzdude
How is he below drake?! The best mc shouldn't be about selling more. If that is the case, the discussion itself loses the purpose. All three albums was a classic, and TPAB is not only a classic of hiphop but a classic of black music. You don't see this kind of depth in any other album of this decade. Drake's wordplay is witty and his flow is stylish, but lamar's wordplay is deep, and his flow kills any other rapper currently in this game.
2 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.
3 J. Cole
Jermaine Lamarr Cole, better known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer.
Can spit and produce at the same time! I give him props for that. Not most rappers do that. Anyway, all three of his albums are classics. He took over 2014 real quick wit his latest album. I wonder why Born Sinner & Cole sideline Story didn't sell as good as his latest.
Cole can flow and his delivery is bomb. He doesn't rap about the same things like Eminem does. - thedbzdude
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".
He's been releasing nothing but platinum hits so far this decade. Even his newest mixtape with a bunch of throwaway songs went platinum. He is a genius when it comes to his lyrics and ideas. We all know he's going to be considered a legend 5 years later... he is a legend. - thedbzdude
5 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.
ASAP Rocky is great but he's 30. - AlphaQ
6 Wiz Khalifa
Cameron Jibril Thomaz, better known by his stage name Wiz Khalifa, is an American rapper, songwriter, and actor. He was born on September 8, 1987.
7 Mac Miller
Malcolm James McCormick (January 19, 1992 – September 7, 2018), best known by his stage name Mac Miller, was an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was also a noted record producer under the pseudonym Larry Fisherman.
Miller died of an apparent drug overdose on September 7, 2018.
8 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. ...read more.
9 Joey Badass
Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor.
Deserves #1 no cap because first of all he's made some of the greater modern rap albums of all time and secondly, most of these rappers are about to turn 30. - AlphaQ
I'd say Joyner and K.Dot are "technically" better rappers, but this guys seems to get less traction than Hopsin. Disrespectful.
10 Big Sean
Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan.
Olubowale Victor Akintimehin, better known by his stage name Wale, is an American recording artist, record producer and actor.
12 Sir Michael Rocks
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.
16 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.
17 Kodak Black
Bill K. Kapri is an American rapper better known by his stage name Kodak Black. He is noted for his singles "Roll in Peace", "Tunnel Vision", and "No Flockin", as well as his numerous legal issues.
18 Joyner Lucas
No joiner is 30. - AlphaQ
Lol Chance the Rapper at number 2...