Best Rappers of 2018


The Top Ten

1 Eminem Eminem Eminem, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III, is an American rapper, actor and music producer born on October 17, 1972 in St. Joseph, Missouri. Eminem has sold over 300 million records making him the bestselling hip-hop artist of all time. In addition to his solo career, he is a member of D12 and (with Royce more.

The guy said so many stuff already and yet he can say so much more that's how good he is easily the best rapper of all time aas well as this year

This web will be dead if eminem goes below to anything but 1 because that's where he should be

Interesting point but remember that other people have their opinion too. - AlphaQ

No one can touch the Legacy he's left. Ask the rest of the rappers on the list, who their favorite rappers are. Eminem will be in 99% of their responses.

Come on guys do not insult someone dr dre recognized he could have wooped your asses if he wanted to because you hurting kendrick lamars feelings. But I do find one thing dissapointing about kendrick lamar is that he didn't co-produce his own albums properly for example if he had produced his damn album with only 5 others I could for sure considered listening to him dr dre would have been almost the only reason I could had listened to kednrick lamar ever.

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2 Kendrick Lamar 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 more.

I just don't see what's so special about him. His voice is so irritating, and there's nothing unique about his music. People say he's lyrical, but I don't see what's so lyrical about saying "Sit down, be humble. Sit down, be humble" a thousand times.

The most overrated "lyrical" rapper of our time. - DaWyteNight

Kendrick Lamar is the best lyricist that is in the rap game in 2018. His flows, creative bars, and beautiful storytelling leads me to believe that his is the best rapper of 2018. If you hate him, look at his original works like "How Much Does A Dollar Cost" and then come talk.

A legend

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3 XXXTentacion XXXTentacion Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy (born January 23, 1998), known professionally as XXXTentacion, and often referred to as X, is an American rapper, singer and songwriter.

Definitely one of the most versatile rappers in the history of rap. He has the ability to perform all genres of music. Not only this but he has helped so many young teens through hard times (including myself)

In years to come, people will start to appreciate that this 20 year old had the biggest future in the game and would be up there. He is a legend now and will be placed in the same tier of all-time greats like Tupac, Biggie etc. He WILL replace Biggie and Tupac in the future as he is praised even more. His music was revolutionary... RIP X

Best artist of all time no questions. RIP XXX

Come on really? Best artist of all time? These comments are getting insane just because the man is dead people have to act like he was better than he really was. - DaWyteNight

Lets make him number 1 yaaasss

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4 Logic Logic Born on January 22, 1990, in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 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 more.

Best rapper in 2018 hands down

I think he should be higher than kendrick - IHaveGreatTaste

Logic is a great rapper all around and he cares about his fans more than anything

One of the best in the game rn, while YSIV will be a major hit album in my opinion.

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5 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.

Sure, Kendrick is good, but did he really drop anything good this year besides all the stars? J. Cole is probably the deepest rapper on this list, even if he can get repetitive sometimes. Oh yeah, KOD best album of 2018 just saying

Lyrically the greatest

He has gotten so much great songs that all my squad puts now when we go to high school he should be the next big star and I wanna see logic and J Cole competed for this spot cause Eminem is not a good rapper anymore

J.Coles kod is better than Eminems killshot and kamikaze

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6 Chance the Rapper 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.

You can actually understand what he says.

He's corny to me. Not just what he says but also the way he raps, he reminds me of kendrick lamar with that same annoying voice. Plus, he hasn't even released anything in 2018 has he? And his verse on "No Brainer" by DJ Khaled was more than questionable. - DaWyteNight

Sold no music yet still has one of the best albums/mixtapes of all time (acid rap) and he is only 24 every bar he spits has a double meaning if you litsen close. One of the best of all time and the best right now at 24 hands down.


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7 Nas

Better than kendrick, denzel curry, chance the rapper, xxxtentacion, drake and everyone above him.

Chance should be higher than Nas

Nas should be higher than X and Drake

Where is lil pump and 6ix9ine and trippie redd travis scott and daniel gayle

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8 Drake Drake 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".

Drake is generic and god's plan is boring, it's time for Drake to go away I think. - DaWyteNight

Yeah he's overrated no matter how good he is because he's like HALF THE damn BILLBOARD I swear the people there like worship the guy. - TheInsomniac

He sucks. Like. Bad.

Everybody who said he should go is obviously stupid. Did you not hear 0-100? Started From the Bottom? Energy? THE ENTIRE MORE LIFE ALBUM? He actually has deep lyrics that also rhyme. He has the best flows, best beats, not best lyrics but really good lyrics. He deserves to be in the top 5 at minimum, and number 2 or 3 at maximum.

I love In My Feelings. Drake needs to be 4

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9 Joey Bada$$ Joey Bada$$ Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott, better known by his stage name Joey Badass, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor.

Better than Kendrick lamar - DaWyteNight

Lyrically one of the best not only now, but this century. Always a powerful message in his albums also, whenever I show people his music they always want more.

Note: People are only voting for XX because he's dead. But X beat up a pregnant woman and his song Sad! Has a suicide joke. - TeamRocket747

Better than Kendrick Lamar
Flow king
And there is nothing else we need

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10 Denzel Curry Denzel Curry Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper and songwriter 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.

He is monster, listen To "Gettin' Rich" his flow and speed are insane. He is way too underrated

He goes hard

Glad to see him here

Underrated asf

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The Newcomers

? Scarlxrd

VEERY underrated - danimey

? Ski Mask the Slump God Ski Mask the Slump God

So underrated... this guy is great!

His music is pretty good

This guy is trash - DaWyteNight

The Contenders

11 A$AP Rocky A$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.

Brought a whole different style to rap, young flashy pimp styles. Definitely top 10.

If we keep producing this good of music, we will push this I love it crap out of the door

Out of all the of the rappers on these list he stands out and still makes good music

Definitely should be top 10 he's too good to not be there lmaooo

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12 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur and investor born on December 4, 1969 in Brooklyn, New York. He is best known for his albums Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint, and The Black Album. He is considered to be one of the best rappers of more.

This clown should've stayed retired. - DaWyteNight

This dude's rap career is over and he's only still relevant because he's with Beyoncé.

He's what Eazy called a studio gangster. DMX and countless others eat his hard knock life azz up like the rest of these "rappers" I can't figure out if this list is real or taken from the Onion - Cush77

This guy is trash

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13 Travis Scott Travis Scott Jacques Webster, better known by his stage name Travis Scott, is an American hip hop recording artist, record producer and musician from Houston, Texas.

He doesn't always use autotune but when he does he is really good at it and makes the voice good to use in the songs. Butterfly Effect should be the best rap song of 2017.

Talented. Regardless of what people say he can actually rap he chooses to use autotune for atmosphere and it works

He shouldn't even be referred to as a rapper, he's in the same league as drake. - DaWyteNight


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14 Pusha T Pusha T

HOW IS HE ALREADY NOT ON THIS LIST? - venomouskillingmachine

Any rapper signed to g.o.o.d. music is almost always automatically trash. There are very few exceptions and he is not one. - DaWyteNight

«Daytona», «The Story of Adidon», and a couple of guest verses such as the one on «Feel the Love» solidifies Pusha T as the best rapper of 2018.

He's trash

15 Royce da 5'9" Royce da 5'9 Ryan Daniel Montgomery, better known by his stage name Royce da 5'9", is an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan.

This guy can compete with em

This guy is dope and should definitely be top 5 - DaWyteNight

Mehnn... This dude is dope than helm...

Undrated fact

16 Chris Webby

One of the few modern day rappers who does just that, raps, and who knows what rap is all about. - DaWyteNight

Greatest rapper alive

Greatest underrated rapper

Definitely deserves top 5 his punchlines and approach to rap is one of a kind

17 Tyler the Creator 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.

Defiantly a Top 3 rapper of the new school. He is amazing at what he does.

The art of bars
Check out "orange juice"

18 Lil Uzi Vert Lil Uzi Vert Symere Woods, better known by his stage name Lil Uzi Vert, is an American hip hop recording artist and songwriter.

2018 eminem is better than 2018 lil uzi? LOL

Yes, have you listened to Eminem's new album? Even in 20 years from Eminem will still be better than any kind of lil uzi. - DaWyteNight

Most influential rapper of this generation started soundcloud rap

'Hating but still they are trying to take our cadence' - Lil Uzi Vert
The best

Love Uzi so much needs to drop a song though! - davidgove870

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19 Locksmith

Locksmith is probably lyrically much better than everybody ahead of him with the exception of maybe Royce and Em.

This dude is seriously ill if you haven't heard of him then you're missing out. - DaWyteNight

20 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 more.

He sucks and has ghostwriters. - DaWyteNight

Amazing and pusha should be way higher


He’s just a gross washed up has been.

Kanye you have been in the rap biusneeis way longer than you needed to be, and that was 15 Minutes

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21 Phonte

This is disrespectful to have him under these rappers like cardi and drake Phonte has lyrics which is something that most rappers today lack, No News Is Good News is still the best hip hop album so far this year. - DaWyteNight

SMH, the good rappers never get the attention they deserve.

So according to this list, Drake, XXXTentacion, Denzel Curry, Kendrick, Pusha T and Kanye are better than Phonte? Lol

Lil brother and the justice leage is what the game is missing why 15? Tf

22 NF NF Nathan "Nate" John Feuerstein, whose stage name is NF, is an American Christian hip hop rapper, singer and musician from Gladwin, Michigan.

He is not a christian rapper he raps about real life and he gives all the praise to god but he does not rap like a christian rapper

He's one of the best out there. Underrated and should be much higher on this list, especially considering Perception was the #1 album when it was released last October.

The best of the best. Definitely better than Candyman. He is way underrated. NF deserves, at the very least, 4th place. I personally think that he deserves 1st. NF all the way, every day. All of you who haven't heard NF, you're missing out incredibly. You gotta hear these great raps: Green Lights, Why, No Name, Mansion, Intro 1 through 3, Outro, Outcast, and Therapy Session. That's just the beginning! My favorite is No Name.

Should be #1 or at least above emniem

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23 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur born on February 18, 1965 in Compton, CA. He is the founder and current CEO of Aftermath Entertainment and Beats Electronics.

This guy doesn't even write his own lyrics and he hasn't released anything this year - DaWyteNight

He made a song this year?

24 Joyner Lucas Joyner Lucas

Extremely versatile in both speed and lyrics although he is far too petty with his Logic beef (as much as I agree with him) Joyner is lowkey a legend and I find him much better than the older legends like Tupac and Biggie and even surpasses Eminem himself

The best rapper in the game. Period. His lyrics and flows are unmatched by any rapper in the game right now. Even logic.

This guy has good flow and lyrics.

He is a beast, listen to the remixes he made, must be at least in top 7

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25 Rakim Rakim William Michael Griffin, Jr., better known by his stage name Rakim, is an American rapper. He was born on January 28, 1968.


26 Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr., (born, October 20, 1971) known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper, actor, record producer, and television personality from Long Beach, California.

1 of da true greats

He is really good and his music is litt

Mr. Rogers has more street cred and Eazy called this guy out along with lipstick king Dre who signed another no talent Eminem, all beats just like his Chinese made crap headphones - Cush77

Uh uh snoop diggity doggity goddity gawd dawg god. Snoopy doop!

27 Macklemore Macklemore Ben Haggerty, (born, June 19, 1983) known by his stage name Macklemore and formerly Professor Macklemore, is an American singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington.

Should be way higher! - Robchuzzz

TRASH - xomichelle

28 Mike Shinoda Mike Shinoda Michael Kenji "Mike" Shinoda is an American musician, rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, graphic designer, manager and film composer.

The best ever! Deserves a much higher place than this

Should be higher than XXXTentacion in my opinion. - CaptainMowzker

29 Cardi B Cardi B

Is this a joke? Who ever voted for this must get their ears checked. Since when is a rapper with ghostwriters the best?

What is she actually even good at? (besides stripping and giving Offset head)
Well whatever it is, it definitely isn't rapping. I'm also tired of seeing this chick pop up on mainstream songs, first Bruno Mars, now Maroon 5, what's next, Taylor Swift feat. Cardi B? Make it stop.

2018 is her best year, she got her second number one (the first female rapper to have multiple #1's on Billboard) and all of her songs on 'Invasion of Provacy' charted on Billboard and she's the only artist of 2018 to have 3 songs with over 500,000 pure copies (I Like It, Finesse, Girls Like You) Finesse reached No. 3 on Billboard and Girls Like You reached No. 2 on Billboard and if it wasn't for Drake, she would have half of 2018 on Billboard
Although Nicki Minaj is the true queen of rap and the GOAT, there's no denying Cardi is the best rapper of 2018

She's trash - DaWyteNight

Cardi B? More like Cardible! - Mooshry

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30 Evidence Evidence

Dope ass rapper from the mn area

31 Ice Cube Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969 in Baldwin Hills, CA, known by his stage name Ice Cube, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and filmmaker. He began his career as a member of the hip-hop group C.I.A and later joined the seminal gangster rap group N.W.A. After leaving N.W.A in December 1989, more.

This dude is washed up and a sell out.

I think he is the best out of all you fakes out there so boom

32 50-Cent 50-Cent Curtis James Jackson III, better known by his stage name 50 Cent, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, investor, record, film, and television producer.
33 Big Sean Big Sean Sean Michael Leonard Anderson, known professionally as Big Sean, is an American hip hop recording artist from Detroit, Michigan.

Must be in 2018's top 5

Him? Na. - DaWyteNight

This is not his position at all
come on this guy is a legendary rapper 29? That's ridiculous. He should be among the top 3 or 5 as d case may be

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

Best motivational rapper oat

Just all around greatness

He knows how 2 make a hype

Meek Mill is the god of the rap""

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35 YoungBoy Never Broke Again

When he goes into the booth he spits like a goblin I swear

NBA is a great rapper and one of my favorites his lyrics get stuck on my head as if he brainwashed me

Young boy constantly grinds making music getting money and they always go hard

number 1

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36 Trippie Redd

Trippie Redd inspired me to be who I am now and he's the best rapper that I ever heard of and I hope I meet him one day because if I do I'm going to tell him how big of a fan I was

Best rapper in my opinion of all time

Because his song are good

Has the best ablums�"�

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37 Young Thug Young Thug Jeffrey Lamar Williams, better known by his stage name Young Thug, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He became known for his commercial debut single "Stoner." Notable Albums/Mixtapes: Barter 6, Slime Season, Slime Season 2, I'm Up, Slime Season 3

Lol this mediocre moronic mumbler is trash. - DaWyteNight

38 Childish Gambino Childish Gambino Donald McKinley Glover Jr. is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, rapper, and DJ. He performs music under the stage name Childish Gambino and as a DJ under the name mcDJ.

Yes I love his song this is america

39 Pitbull Pitbull

Overhated - DaWyteNight

40 Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj Nicki Minaj is a Trinidadian American rapper/pop music artist. Nicki is most known for songs like "Anaconda", "Only", "Truffle Butter", "Super Bass" and "Stupid Hoe" . Her real name is Onika Tanya Maraj. She was born on December 8, 1982 in Saint James Trinidad and Tobago. more.

She's the Queen of rap. Literally nobody even comes close.

Queen of rap, nobody can take her place ever.

Queen of rap - Trucker55

She’s ok but better than cardi

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41 Kodak Black Kodak Black

Great rappers should be in top 5


42 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.
43 Kevin Gates Kevin Gates Kevin Jerome Gilyard, better known by his stage name Kevin Gates, is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

He should be higher

The best ever

Should be in the Top 10. He’s inspirational and a legend of bars and mind

That’s my baby, he should at least in the Top 10

44 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.

More than just fans, were family.

Mgk is a legend

Underrated. This dude trashed em with fire! enough said.

45 K-Rino K-Rino
46 Token Token

Token underrated asf and his music is so good.

He is the new Eminem and he takes inspiration from Marshall mathers he even said it when he was invited to meet Eminem that he isn’t good enough to meet him is is underrated as if fire

47 J.I.D

This guy should be much bigger than he is - Killerdrummer

Xxl freestyle

Best rapper out

48 Russ

Losing Control



49 Tee Grizzley

The best he talk about life

he's trash

top dawg

Best rapper

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50 Lecrae Lecrae Lecrae Devaughn Moore, mononymously known as Lecrae, is an American Christian hip hop artist, songwriter, record producer and actor.

He is just sweet and doesn't even cruise

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