All artists on this list are new up-and-comers. Our list excludes artist(s) that have already released a full length studio album.

1. Chance the Rapper
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Chance The Rapper is a three time Grammy award winning artist. He is currently working on his debut studio album.
2. Zay Rock
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Zay Rock is an up-and-coming hip hop artist based in New York City. His first mixtape "The Chosen One" is scheduled to be released later this year. He is also the co-founder of One Love Records.
3. Cardi B
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Belcalis Almanzar, better known by her stage name Cardi B, is an American hip hop artist, social media personality and reality television star born and raised in the Highbridge section of the Bronx. She is currently signed to Atlantic Records.
4. Dave East
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Dave East is an American rapper from East Harlem, New York. He gained mainstream attention with the release of a string of successful mixtapes and signed a deal with legendary Queens rapper Nas' record label Mass Appeal Records.
5. Young M.A
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Young M.A is a hip hop artist from Brooklyn, New York. Her breakout single "OOOUUU" was released in 2016.
6. Desiigner
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Sidney Selby III, better known as Desiigner, is a Grammy-nominated rapper from Brooklyn, New York. He is currently an independent artist.
7. A Boogie wit da Hoodie
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A Boogie wit da Hoodie is an up-and-coming rapper from the Bronx.
8. Yung TM
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Yung TM is an up-and-coming rapper from Fort Worth, Texas.
9. Ski Mask The Slump God
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Ski Mask The Slump God (often stylized as $ki Mask “The Slump God”), or Stokeley Goulbourne (born May 13, 1996), is a rapper hailing from Lauderhill, Florida. He is a close friend and affiliate of the late, great XXXTentacion.
10. Noname
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With her 2016 mixtape "Telefone," Fatimah Warner, better known by her stage name Noname is one of the best known rappers in Chicago's underground scene. She rose to prominence working with Chance The Rapper.

Bubbling Under YG’s (11 – 25)

11. Joyner Lucas

12. SiR

13. Lil Pump

14. 6ix9ine

15. YoungBoy Never Broke Again

16. Kevin Abstract

17. China Mac

18. Don Q

19. Rich Brian

20. Kelechi