The 20 Best Rappers In Their 20s

This year Drake, Kendrick, and a few other big players aged out, making room for new additions to the 20 best rappers in their 20s.

Hip-hop is a young person's game. The shape of the genre—now as much as ever—is shaped by the young vanguard. In fact, with the advent of the SoundCloud rap generation, the potentially defining talents of the moment skew even younger than usual; lists like this may already be losing their edge. That said, with the aging out of Kendrick and Drake, both of whom turned 30 this year, the title of best rapper in their 20s is more attainable than ever with that pair out of the top two spots. Here are our picks. 

20. Kodak Black

Kodak Black

19. Cardi B


18. Swae Lee


17. YG


16. Kamaiyah


15. 21 Savage


14. Mac Miller

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13. Noname


12. Offset


11. Lil Uzi Vert

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10. Big Sean

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9. Vic Mensa

Vic Mensa

8. ASAP Rocky


7. Quavo


6. Travis Scott

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5. Joey Badass

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4. Tyler, The Creator

Tyler, The Creator

3. Vince Staples

Vince Staples

2. Young Thug

Young Thug

1. Chance The Rapper


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