Here are the best new american rappers of 2020. This 2020 rappers list features the youngest new rappers right now, from who are about to break out in 2020. Artists from Danielle Bregoli to Lil Mosey.

Top 10 Best New and Young American Rappers In 2020

10 New and Young American Rappers 2020


  • Danielle Bregoli
  • DaBaby
  • Asian Da Brat
  • Rico Nasty
  • Saweetie
  • Tierra Whack
  • Roddy Ricch
  • NLE Choppa
  • Lil Tecca
  • Lil Mosey

1. Danielle Bregoli


Danielle Bregoli

Born: 26 March 2003 (age 17 years)
Full name: Danielle Marie Peskowitz
Albums: 15
Years active: 2016–present
Labels: Atlantic, B.H.A.D. Music

She first became known from an episode of Dr. Phil in September 2016, in which she said the phrase, "Catch me outside, how about that?", which became a viral video meme and catchphrase. In 2017, Bregoli became the youngest female rapper ever to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her debut single "These Heaux". She subsequently signed a record deal with Atlantic Records and has now expanded into a reality show, a makeup brand, tours, and a music career. Bregoli released her first mixtape, 15, in September 2018. Its lead single, "Hi Bich", became her second single to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

2. DaBaby


DaBaby

Born: 22 December 1991 (age 28 years)
Full name: Jonathan Lyndale Kirk
Labels: Billion Dollar Baby
Years active: 2015–present

His debut studio album Baby on Baby (2019) peaked at number 7 on the Billboard 200, while his second studio album, Kirk (2019), debuted at number one. The albums produced the Billboard Hot 100 hit singles "Suge", "Intro", and "Bop". Outside of his own work, he has been featured on songs by artists including Post Malone, Camila Cabello, and Megan Thee Stallion. On April 17, 2020, he released his third studio album, Blame It on Baby, which debuted atop the Billboard 200, becoming his second consecutive number one album.

3. Asian Da Brat


Asian Da Brat

Born: 7 December 1996 (age 23 years)
Full name: Misharron Jermeisha Allen
Record label: 1017 Records
Years active: 2015–present

Her music career began with the release of Da Rise of Barbie Doll Gang Empire on December 16, 2015 and media-influenced social "beefs" has contributed to greater attention. Other projects include Drippin in Glo (2016), Project Princess Vol. 1 (2016), Outtaspace (2017), Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2017) Doll SZN, her eighth mixtape release Unfuccwitable (May 3, 2019).


Asian Doll has stated she is inspired by strong female rappers like Nicki Minaj in the rap game. A list of rappers have taken up the moniker "Doll" which may reference the Barbie Doll persona developed by Minaj. She has been featured with PnB Rock, Rico Nasty and Bhad Bhabie.

4. Rico Nasty


Rico Nasty

Born: 7 May 1997 (age 22 years)
Full name: Maria Kelly
Record label: Atlantic Records
Years active: 2014–present

Kelly started rapping in high school, and released her first mixtape, Summer's Eve, when she was in eleventh grade. After graduating from high school, she started focusing on her music career and released two mixtapes in 2016: The Rico Story and Sugar Trap. Both tapes gained her notable attention from the media and the general public. Kelly also released the single "Hey Arnold," which was later remixed featuring Atlanta rapper Lil Yachty.


In June 2017, Kelly released her single "Poppin'" which quickly garnered over 7 million views on YouTube. The single was also featured on the HBO hit show Insecure. Kelly's 5th mixtape Sugar Trap 2 featured the single as well as Kelly’s other popular single "Key Lime OG". Rolling Stone listed Sugar Trap 2 as one of 2017's best Rap Albums.

5. Saweetie


Saweetie

Born: 2 July 1993 (age 26 years)
Years active: 2017–present
Labels: Icy, Warner, Artistry

Saweetie began posting short raps on her Instagram account in 2016. One video featured her rapping over the beat from Khia's "My Neck, My Back (Lick It)", which would eventually turn into "Icy Grl". The song was released on her SoundCloud in the summer of 2017, and brought her to the attention of Max Gousse, a well-known producer and A&R executive, who became her manager. The video for the song went viral on the Internet and went on to accrue seventy-nine million views on YouTube as of August 2019.


To follow that up, Saweetie released in that same month a freestyle rap called "High Maintenance" accompanied by a short clip of herself rapping a verse to the song, all while chilling in her kitchen. It would go viral on Instagram and Twitter as well. In October 2017, she released a video for her song, "Focus", which samples DRAM's "Gilligan". In January 2018, she was named Tidal's Artist of the Week and one of Pigeons & Planes' Best New Artists of the Month. During Super Bowl LII in February 2018, she was featured in an ad for Rihanna's cosmetic company, Fenty Beauty. That month, she signed to Warner Bros. Records in partnership with Artistry Worldwide and her own label, Icy Records.

6. Tierra Whack


Tierra Whack

Born: 11 August 1995 (age 24 years)
Albums: Whack World
Years active: 2011–present
Labels: Interscope

She originally performed as "Dizzle Dizz" as a teenager, but later on reverted to her birth name in 2017. Her debut studio album, Whack World, was released in May 2018 and received widespread critical acclaim. Her 2017 single, "Mumbo Jumbo", had an accompanying music video that garnered a Best Music Video nomination for the 2019 Grammy Awards.

7. Roddy Ricch


Roddy Ricch

Born: 22 October 1998 (age 21 years)
Full name: Rodrick Wayne Moore, Jr.
Record labels: Atlantic Records, Bird Vision Entertainment
Years active: 2015–present

He released his debut mixtape Feed Tha Streets in 2017 and his second Feed Tha Streets II in 2018. The latter peaked at number 67 on the Billboard 200 chart. He released his debut studio album Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial in December 2019, which debuted atop the Billboard 200. It spawned the Billboard Hot 100 number-one single "The Box", becoming his most popular song worldwide. In February 2019, he was featured on American rapper Nipsey Hussle's single, "Racks in the Middle". American producer Hit-Boy was also featured on the single and handled the production. The single earned all three artists a Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance in January 2020.

8. NLE Choppa


NLE Choppa

Born: 1 November 2002 (age 17 years)
Full name: Bryson Lashun Potts
Years active: 2018–present
Labels: Warner, UnitedMasters, No Love Entertainment, Atlantic

After the surge of popularity, Choppa released his breakout single "Shotta Flow". The video amassed 10 million views in a month. A few days after its release, Pitchfork highlighted the track as its Song of the Day, praising his energetic delivery and adding that "he hits a new dance move every time the camera cuts back to him". The song entered the Billboard Hot 100 in May 2019, debuting at number 96. It later peaked at number 36. The official remix, featuring Blueface, directed by Cole Bennett, was released in June, shortly after the original song was certified platinum by the RIAA.

9. Lil Tecca


Lil Tecca

Born: 26 August 2002 (age 17 years)
Full name: Tyler-Justin Anthony Sharpe
Record label: Republic Records
Albums: We Love You Tecca
Years active: 2017-present

When he was 9 years old, Tecca catered to his interest in music by rapping with his friends over his mic on Xbox. They would make diss tracks directed towards each other, one of which was uploaded to SoundCloud years ago, but has since been taken down.[8] At first, he did not have intentions to start a musical career and instead had dreams of being an NBA star. However, in his middle school years, he lost interest in basketball and considered taking music more seriously. His first track to gain some popularity, "tectri", was made in collaboration with his friend, Lil Gummybear, and was released in early 2017. Other preliminary tracks of his include "Callin".


Just a year later, Tecca's career began to take off with his hit single, "Ransom", which was originally uploaded on Cole Bennett's Lyrical Lemonade YouTube channel on May 22, 2019. The song has since peaked at number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and received over 500 million plays on Spotify and over 200 million views on YouTube. On August 30, 2019, Tecca released his debut mixtape, titled We Love You Tecca. The mixtape peaked at number 4 on the US Billboard 200.

10. Lil Mosey


Lil Mosey

Born: 25 January 2002 (age 18 years)
Full name: Lathan Echols
Record label: Interscope Records
Years active: 2016–present

His most commercially successful album, Certified Hitmaker, peaked at number 12 on the Billboard 200 and included hits like "Stuck in a Dream" and "Blueberry Faygo", with the latter peaking in the top ten of the UK Singles Chart at number 9, as well as number 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Lil Mosey is also known for the song, "Noticed", which is his most streamed song on Spotify, and was previously his highest-charting single, before "Stuck in a Dream" with Gunna and "Blueberry Faygo", with the first peaking at number 62 on the Hot 100. He released his debut album with his label, Interscope Records, titled Northsbest in October 2018. In June 2019, Mosey was listed among the 2019 XXL Freshman Class.

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