The 20 Best Rappers in Their 20s

From Travis Scott to Cardi B to Chance the Rapper to A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, we ranked the best young rappers in the game right now.

Best Rappers in Their 20s
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Best Rappers in Their 20s

The Kendricks and Drakes and Coles may be at the top of the rap food chain, but there's a crop of younger MCs—all of them between the ages of 20 and 29—who are on the trajectory to reach their level of greatness and impact. Chance the Rapper is a household name without a formal debut album; Travis Scott is selling out arenas; anything Cardi B touches turns to gold—better yet, platinum. Newer acts like Kevin Abstract, Tierra Whack, and Rico Nasty are also bringing their own flavor and energy to the game, making it an exciting time to be a rap fan. These are the best rappers in their 20s.

2017 Best Rappers in Their 20s

20. Valee


19. Rico Nasty

Rico Nasty

18. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

A Boogie

17. Denzel Curry

Denzel Curry

16. Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith

15. Tierra Whack

Tierra Whack

14. Young Nudy

Young Nudy

13. YG


12. Vince Staples

Vince Staples

11. Kevin Abstract

Kevin Abstract

10. Noname


9. Joey Badass

Joey Badass

8. ASAP Rocky

ASAP Rocky

7. Lil Uzi Vert

Lil Uzi Vert

6. Offset


5. Cardi B

Cardi B

4. Young Thug

Young Thug

3. Travis Scott

Travis Scott

2. Chance the Rapper


1. Tyler, the Creator

Tyler, the Creator

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