The 10 best new rap songs right now

Including new music from Drake, Nicki Minaj, Cardi B, YNW Melly, Kooda B, Quando Rondo, and more.

April 12, 2018
The 10 best new rap songs right now

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YNW Melly, "Virtual (Blue Balenciagas)"

YNW Melly, a rapper from the small town of Gifford, Florida, made a song so undeniable that I'm willing to overlook the questionable first 20 seconds of this video.

2

Kooda B, "Walking Through The Ville"

Rappers love Vanessa Carlton but few have ever sounded as good over "1000 Miles" as Brownsville's Kooda B.

3

Cardi B, "Get Up 10"

Cardi goes full "Dreams and Nightmares" on the intro to her stellar debut.

4

Quando Rondo, "Paradise"

The Savannah, Georgia, native returns to The Rap List with a snake around his neck and a melodic anthem.

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5

Drake, "Nice For What"

Drake likes women. Drake likes New Orleans. Drake likes making songs for y'all to cut up to.

6

Neno Calvin, "Rocabye"

Neno Calvin is one of the most promising rappers out of New Orleans. Here, he references Weezy's "Walk It Off" and takes over a 3rd Ward street.

7

SODLiMan, "Truth Ta Da Streets"

Keeping it in Louisiana for a second, SODLiMan is a Shreveport native with a subdued, BG-esque flow that's best employed above and on the recent "No Hook (Goin Flat)."

8

Lil Uzi Vert, "Bandz (Bye Bye Birdie)"

We love a new Lil Uzi Vert slapper.

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9

TaySav, "Gang Members"

Young Pappy's little brother can rap his ass off.

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Nicki Minaj, "Chun-Li"

Nicki back in her bag.

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