The rap industry has been one of the most popular and profitable industries in the past decades its ability to reach the masses. A well-known rap artist can easily make millions of dollars, especially if they have a catchy song. One example is Eminem, who earned $146 million in his career in 1999. This post will feature the top 20 famous young rappers you should know about.
Table of Contents
- 1. Juice Wrld – American Rapper
- 2. Polo G
- 3. Travis Scott
- 4. Lil Baby
- 5. XXXTentacion
- 6. Lil Uzi Vert
- 7. Ski Mask the Slump God
- 8. 21 Savage
- 9. ASAP Rocky
- 10. Migos
- 11. Post Malone
- 12. DaBaby
- 13. Chance The Rapper
- 14. Tyler, The Creator
- 15. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
- 16. J.I.D
- 17. Lil Tjay
- 18. N.B.A. Young Boy
- 19. Joey Badass
- 20. Swae Lee
- 21. Roddy Ricch
1. Juice Wrld – American Rapper
Jarad Anthony Higgins was born in 1998, known professionally as Juice Wrld (pronounced “juice world”; stylized as Juice WRLD), and was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. In 2016, Juice Wrld released his first mixtape, “Robbery”, which later became a certified hit single.
On August 31, 2017, Juice WRLD released his second mixtape, “Thank God It’s Friday”. The album peaked at position 18 on the charts U.S. Billboard 200. In 2018 Juice WRLD signed with Interscope Records and released the mixtapes “Get Real” and “Lucid Dreams”, which included the singles “All Girls Are The Same” and “No Long Talk”.
2. Polo G
Taurus Tremani Bartlett was born in 1999, known professionally as Polo G, and is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. With his hits “Finer Things” and “Pop Out,” he became well-known. His debut album Die a Legend peaked at number six on the U.S. Billboard 200 and was certified Platinum by the RIAA.
3. Travis Scott
Jacques Bermon Webster II was born in 1991, known professionally as Travis Scott, and is an American rapper and singer. He started as a solo performer in 2010, releasing his debut album “Rise of the Scott” in 2012. “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight,” his debut album, was released on September 16, 2016. On Billboard 200, the album debuted at the top spot.
4. Lil Baby
Dominique Armani Jones was born in 1994, known professionally as Lil Baby or Lil Baby D. McCoy, and is an American rapper. He became prominent for his collaborations with fellow Atlanta-based rappers Quavo and Gunna as part of the rap trio Migos.
He released his debut mixtape, “Harder Than Ever,” on May 31, 2018. The mixtape peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 chart and was certified gold by the RIAA.
Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy was born in 1998, known professionally as XXXTentacion, and is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He released his first studio album in 2017, “17”, which peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. On March 16, 2018, his second album, “?”, was available. He was shot and killed in 2018 at the age of 20.
6. Lil Uzi Vert
Sycamore Woods was born in 1994, known professionally as Lil Uzi Vert or simply Lil Uzi is an American rapper. He gained recognition after releasing several projects online. In 2015 he signed with Atlantic Records and released his debut studio album “Luv Is Rage”. On the U.S. chart, it peaked at number two. Billboard 200 chart and received a Platinum RIAA certification.
7. Ski Mask the Slump God
Malcolm Lamar Gillum was born in 1996, known professionally as Ski Mask the Slump God, and is an American rapper and songwriter. He joined Columbia Records in 2015 and released his debut album that year studio album “Death of a King,” on October 27, 2017. The album reached number six U.S. Billboard 200 chart on the charts and was certified gold by the RIAA.
8. 21 Savage
Shamar Bailey was born in 1992, known professionally as 21 Savage, and is an American rapper. He agreed to a record deal with the 2013 American record label “300 Entertainment.” He released his debut mixtape, “The Slaughter Tape,” in 2015. On December 5, 2016, he released his debut studio album “Issa Album”. It debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200 and was certified gold by the RIAA.
9. ASAP Rocky
Rakim Athelaston Mayers was born in 1988, known professionally as ASAP Rocky, and is an American rapper and musician. “Long. Live. ASAP,” his debut studio album, was made available on March 26, 2013. The album debuted on chart at position two U.S. Billboard 200, selling 187,000 copies in its first week of release. In October 2017, he issued his second studio album, “At. Long. Last. ASAP.”
Founded in 2008, the American hip-hop group Migos is based in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The group comprises Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff, the stage names of three rappers.
Coach K, the former manager of Atlanta rappers Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy, is in charge of their management. They usually work with producers like Murda Beatz and Zaytoven.
The group released their commercial debut single “Versace” in 2013, taken from their mixtape “Y.R.N. (Young Rich Niggas)”, which garnered attention for its breakout single “Bad and Boujee”.
11. Post Malone
Malcolm Lamar Malone was born in 1995, known professionally as Post Malone or simply Post Malone. He is an American rapper and singer. He rose to prominence in 2016 with his single “Rockstar” from his debut studio album “Stoney”. The song was a Billboard Hot 100 hit at position 77 number one becoming the first song by a solo male artist to do so in nearly 18 years since Michael Jackson’s “You Rock My World” in 2001.
Jonathan Lyndale Kirk was born in 1991, known professionally as DaBaby, and is an American rapper. Between 2014 and 2018, he issued several mixtapes, which helped him get recognition among the general public in 2019. His first official release, “Baby on Baby”, was released in June 2018, peaking at number 47 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
13. Chance The Rapper
Chancellor Johnathan Bennett was born in 1993 and, known as Chance the Rapper is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor. At 10, he began to showcase his talent through song-making to friends and family. In 2013 he released his first mixtape, “Acid Rap,” on April 30. It received widespread acclaim from critics and was ranked as one of the best mixtapes of 2013 by many publications such as Pitchfork Media and “XXL”.
14. Tyler, The Creator
Tyler Gregory Okonma was born in 1991, known professionally as Tyler, the Creator, and is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He gained notoriety when he joined the rap group Odd Future. At 17, he released his first studio album, “Goblin”, on October 31, 2010. Critics gave the album five-star ratings, debuting at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 101,000 copies and jumpstarted Tyler’s career.
15. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
“Artist Julius Dubose was born an American rapper, singer, and songwriter born in 1995 goes A Boogie wit da Hoodie, his stage name (or just A Boogie). His breakthrough single “Let’s Not Play Around” peaked at eight on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. He has since released two more mixtapes: “A Long Night of Goodbyes” (2017) and “The Bigger Artist” (2018).
Jamal Las Vegas Davis was born in 1990, known professionally as J.I.D, and is an American rapper. After a series of mixtapes issued by fellow rappers such as Offset, he formed the group PND with Sad Boy in September 2017. “The Never Story,” his debut studio album, was released by him on November 17, 2018, to critical acclaim and commercial success.
17. Lil Tjay
Jayden Merritt was born in 2001, known professionally as Lil Tjay, and is an American rapper. True 2 Myself, Lil Tjay’s first studio album, was released in 2019. He released the mixtape State of Emergency the next year, containing only drill artists from New York City.
18. N.B.A. Young Boy
Kentrell DeSean Gaulden was born in 1999, known professionally as YoungBoy Never Broke Again, also known as N.B.A. YoungBoy or simply YoungBoy. His first studio album, Until Death, Call My Name (2018), reached number seven on the U.S. charts, and featured the song as its lead single Billboard 200. In 2019, Gaulden released the single “Bandit” (with Juice WRLD), which became his first top-ten single.
19. Joey Badass
Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott is an American rapper and actor, better known by his stage name Joey Badass (stylized as Joey Bada$$). In 2013, he released his debut mixtape, “1999”. On June 18, 2017, the day of the album’s release, he announced on Twitter that it would be his final project.
20. Swae Lee
Khalif Malik Ibn Shaman Brown was born in 1993, known professionally as Swae Lee; He is a rapper, singer, and songwriter from America. Along with his brother Slim Jxmmi, he makes up one-half of the hip-hop group Rae Sremmurd. He appeared on French Montana’s track “Unforgettable” in 2017, which helped him reach the top ten of the single artist Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time. He was later certified 9× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
21. Roddy Ricch
Rodrick Wayne Moore Jr. was born in 1998, known professionally as Roddy Ricch, and raps in the United States. His song “Die Young,” which peaked at number 98 on the Billboard Hot 100, propelled him to popularity in 2018. Rich’s first two mixtapes, Feed Tha Streets (2017) and Feed Tha Streets II (2018), also received widespread acclaim.