Kendrick Lamar – Atop The 20 Best Rappers In Their 20s |Right Now|

Kendrick LamarThey say rap is a young man’s game. While the sentiment becomes less true, perhaps, as hip-hop enters middle age and many of the genre’s most exciting acts—from superstars like Kanye West to rising rappers like Danny Brown to resurrected stars like Juicy J—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 matter—addiction, gang culture, violence, etc.—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

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