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