The music industry is moving so fast right now that some of the artists on this list might the biggest stars in the world by the end of the year, even if you’ve never heard of them before. In 2018, Juice WRLD went from being a complete unknown to a Billboard Hot 100 mainstay in a matter of months. So, who will have a similar ascent this year? These things are impossible to predict with certainty, but the Complex staff has put together a list of up-and-coming rappers who we think are worth your time in the coming months. They might not all follow the path of Juice WRLD, but they’re each making quality music and carving out unique lanes for themselves. These are 20 rappers to watch in 2019.

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