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.