Chris Thomas

10 Young MCs That Will Outrhyme Your Favorite Old Rappers [PHOTOS]


If you’ve been following J. Cole’s recent interviews or social media feeds, chances are that you’re familiar with his concept of “new legends.” For those who aren’t, the premise centers around individuals who refuse to believe that any up and comer will be greater than those already heralded as greats.

It’s an interesting thought to consider. To our Jay-Z stans, let someone say that a certain Compton rapper is better than your beloved Hova. How would you react? Hilariously enough, we can hear your hearts palpitating at the sheer thought of this question from way over here.

In any case, every dog has its day. Rakim grabbed the torch from artists like Run-DMC. Next in line were Notorious B.I.G., Nas, and the like. It’s been a reoccurring cycle — one that’s actually happening as this is typed.

Dare we say that there are 10 young MCs (maybe more) that can out rap some of your all time favorites right now. We won’t say who they’re better than. That isn’t what this list is for. Know that there is validity to our selections, though.

See those below, and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Photo: Sharone Poole

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  • buck

    silly sh he only has an album in blatant terms dude shut up

  • SkyChopper

    They would leave out Big Sean…!

  • TheAudacityOfDope

    Drake!?! Dfuck?!?

    • doped.king

      drake can spit u fool of a human being

      • TheAudacityOfDope

        Why don’t you spit his nut out of your mouth and go learn about music

  • A_Tay

    They left out Ab-Soul!!!

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  • the truth

    Wale, Drake and Lupe and Kendrick Lamar. These are some great rappers. Better than some of the Greats I don’t think so

  • oGswank

    Drake hahahahaah
    no Joey Bada$$ is disappointing

  • Jordan Schrock

    wtf take out currensy for sure add joey badass, ab-soul

  • Alfred Nordahl

    Logic, Hopsin, Swizzz, Jarren Benton, Dizzy Wright, C Dot Castro, Eddy B, Macklemore, Nas, Jay Z, Hi-Rez, those are all great rappers and I look up to them. Check out all of ’em!

  • Real T@lk

    I agree with Chance, Drake, Kendrick, J Cole, and Wale .others are meh *waves hand* lyrically

  • JoachimNB

    Joey Bada$$ and Ab-Soul should definately be on this list! Capital Steez aswell, even though he passed…

  • fab

    Joey Badass? smh

  • Randy

    Um you forgot Logic