They say rap is a young manâ€™s game. While the sentiment becomes less true, perhaps, as hip-hop enters middle age and many of the genreâ€™s most exciting actsâ€”from superstars like Kanye West to rising rappers like Danny Brown to resurrected stars like Juicy Jâ€”are well over 30, rap culture is intrinsically tied to that new stuff.
Today Complex Music put out there “The 20 Best Rappers In Their 20s |Right Now|.” It is an interesting list on artists that they put together. There are some surprises on this list based on their position. Take a look at some the crowd favorites below.
#1 Kendrick Lamar topped the list. He has become a radio favorite and is setting himself up to be a dignified icon. He is an artist with an almost-neurotic sense of self-awareness and a clear ambivalence about the subject matterâ€”addiction, gang culture, violence, etc.â€”that he raps about.Where did you favorite rapper land?
#2 Drake – Toronto, Ontario, Canada/Young Money/Cash Money/Universal Republic
#4 Big Sean – Detroit, Michigan/G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam
#5 A$AP Rocky – Harlem, New York/A$AP Worldwide/Polo Grounds/RCA
#7 Mac Miller (21 years Old) – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania/Rostrum
#11 Meek Mill (26 years Old) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania/Maybach Music Group/Atlantic
#15 Wiz Khalifa (25 Years Old) – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Taylor Gang/Rostrum/Atlantic