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

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.

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

Going off what's been released in 2018: Chloraseptic Remix and Caterpillar. Amazing verses. This guy has so many tools in his toolbox you never know what flow or concept he's coming with. At this point, he's become sort of a wild card. He can drop the ball every now and then but when he's at his best, nobody is touching him.

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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.

Honestly Kendrick will be praised 30 years from now. And I don't believe Eminem is top three even.

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3 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

Best of the best - DaWyteNight

Best this year. Kendrick sucks. Fight me.

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4 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

He is so underrated.

5 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

Favorite rapper when he was alive, still my favorite rapper after his passing #RipX

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6 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 more.

Best rapper in 2018 hands down

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

I think he should be higher than kendrick - IHaveGreatTaste

LOGIC IS ONE OF THE BEST HUMAN BEINGS OF ALL TIME HE’S LITERALLY A GOAT. Also his music is so inspirational and I went to his concert a few weeks ago and it’s was by far the best night of my life. I just love him so much and hope and pray that one day I will be able to meet him if I do ever have the amazing opportunity to meet him I will start balling my eyes out because of how much he’s impacted on my life

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7 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.

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.

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

He sucks. Like. Bad.


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8 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.

9 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.

The art of bars
Check out "orange juice"

10 Nas

Chance should be higher than Nas

Nas BEEN going hard, lil biches think these SoundCloud rappers could compare

The Newcomers

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

Should be way higher! - Robchuzzz

? 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.

Horrible, she needs to retire. There's only room for one horrible female rapper and right now that's Cardi B. - DaWyteNight

The Contenders

11 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 goes hard

The best flow,energy,very lyrical and very overlooked


12 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.


13 Jay-Z Jay-Z Shawn Corey Carter, known by his stage name JAY-Z, is an American rapper, entrepreneur and investor. He is best known for his album Reasonable Doubt.

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.

His run is over and he needs to retire and he can take his overrated wife with him too

This guy is trash

14 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

Autotune king

Best rapper

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15 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.

Great rapper and has such a huge range of ideas to actually rap about. He has been through so much and he has helped so many get through similar to what he has been through.

Real music to the day we die

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16 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.

She's trash - DaWyteNight

She should be at least top 5. Her songs are SO good and catchy. The queen of rap.

Rap isn't about how "catchy it is" though, it's about lyrics which she has none. - DaWyteNight

Yall don't listen to her lyrics she not like lil pump or that cavitiy 69. Thru your phone,Ring,Best life,everything,and Get up 10 are some songs that have meaning to it.The only song y'all listen to was probably bodak yellow or something. And she doesn't have ghostwriters she has CO-writers.

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17 Pusha T Pusha T

HOW IS HE ALREADY NOT ON THIS LIST? - venomouskillingmachine

18 Dr. Dre Dr. Dre Andre Romelle Young, better known by his stage name Dr. Dre, is an American rapper, record producer, and entrepreneur. 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

19 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.



Definitely should be in the top 5 along with Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Jay Rock and J. Cole. What the heck is Eminem doing so high what the heck has he done this year!

Cruel Summer 2018. Kanye’s easily been the most dominant rapper of the year. He’s given us 5 albums in 5 weeks. He’s been the most talked about rapper of the year. The listening parties, the 7 track albums, coming out and supporting trump, he’s dominated the year. Only other people that can possibly be in contention are Pusha T, Kid Cudi, and Nas. Even then, most of their albums' greatness is the production by West. - ux4

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20 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.
21 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

22 Rakim Rakim


23 Snoop Dogg Snoop Dogg Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr., known professionally as Snoop Dogg, is an American rapper and actor from Long Beach, California.
24 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

This guy has good flow and lyrics.

Really Joyner number 36 this guy is the best


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25 Ice Cube Ice Cube O'Shea Jackson, born June 15, 1969, 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, he built 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

26 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

Easily top 5 2018

He's trash - DaWyteNight

He the beast

27 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

28 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.
29 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

30 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

31 Kodak Black Kodak Black


32 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

He can rap any style and is the top 5

He's not bad but he isn't great either. He raps in the same sing-song style on every song and it gets old fast...very fast. - DaWyteNight

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33 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.
34 Trippie Redd

Trippie Redd is definitely one of the hottest rappers out there rn



35 Token Token

Token underrated asf and his music is so good.

36 Tee Grizzley

he's trash

Best rapper

top dawg

37 J.I.D
38 Russ

Losing Control



39 Flo Rida Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American rapper and pop music artist from Carol City, Florida. He is known for songs such as "Low", "Right Round", "Sugar", "Club Can't Handel Me", "Good Feeling", "Whistle", "Wild Ones", "My House" and "GDFR."

Did he die?


40 Montana of 300

The best rapper ever

41 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.
42 Rucka Rucka Ali

He is easily the greatest rapper of our generation

43 Baby Soulja
44 Rittz Rittz Jonathan McCollum, better known by his stage name Rittz, is an American rapper from Gwinnett County, Georgia.
45 K.A.A.N

He's an underrated artist, who also happens to be versatile. His real name is Brandon Perry and he was born in Howard County, Maryland. He's most known for his songs KAANCEPTS, his Rap God remix, Concealed the outro, Phoenix, White Lines, Mary Jane, and Feels. - DaEthan

KAAN is on of the best rappers you can find

This guy is actually so good. I would compare him to logic. he has some straight bangers. overwhelmed is just one

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

Should be higher than XXXTentacion in my opinion. - CaptainMowzker

47 Maxo Kream
48 Z-Ro Z-Ro Joseph Wayne McVey IV, better known by his stage names Z-Ro and The Mo City Don, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas.
49 Chris Webby

Greatest rapper alive

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

50 Young Buck Young Buck
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