Rankings based on: single/album success, streams, performances and shows.

December EDITION

Finally, December! The time of year for warm coats, hot cocoa, and giving gifts to the ones you love. That’s why we at RapTv have a present for all of you – new Power Rankings. The last month of the year is brimming with captivating music and exciting headlines. Releases from A Boogie, Roddy Rich, Juice Wrld, and more, as well as a final look at who to keep an eye on in 2022. The final Power Rankings of 2021 – below are the best December offerings from the world of Rap.

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Kanye West

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Capping off the year still wearing the crown, Kanye West earns our #1 spot in this month’s Power Rankings once again. Whether it’s Ye that can’t stay away from the limelight or the limelight that can’t stay away from Ye, Mr. West has been in our feeds, playlists, and hearts as much as ever. Pioneering new endeavors in both fashion and romance, while still riding the wave from one of the most successful album rollouts of all time, Ye deserves his spot at the top of the podium.

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Drake

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Drake. Need we say more? The artist of the decade moves up a position on the No surprises here. Drizzy Drake effortlessly holds on to his second-place spot this month. As ‘Certified Lover Boy” , the boy proves that the rap game is in fact a marathon, not a sprint. Well deserving of his place, the world eagerly awaits whatever the 6 god has in store for the new year.

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Roddy Ricch

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Hot off the release of his sophomore studio album “ Live Life Fast”, Roddy Rich drifts into third place in this month’s Power Rankings. Despite his much anticipated second studio album’s initial streams being low, fans of the artist excitedly agree the project shows his growth as a rapper and speaks volumes to his potential in the new year.

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Juice WRLD

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Still gracing audiences’ ears and our Power Rankings two whole years after his departure from this earth, Juice Wrld proudly earns fourth place in this month’s list from beyond the grave. Following the release of the artist’s posthumous project entitled “ Fighting Demons”, listeners are reminded of the pure talent Jared Higgins possessed. In this case, the streaming numbers reflect the fans’ love for Juice, and cement Higgins in the first off-podium spot on the December Power Rankings.

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Polo G

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At the halfway point on our December Power Ranking is Young Capalot himself. After dropping “Hall of Fame” in June, fans were treated to a release of a deluxe version of the album this time around called “Hall of Fame 2.0”. The 2.0 version of the project contained a whopping 14 new tracks that can almost be considered an entirely separate project. Polo G brings more fire to the tape in the deluxe than the original release and leaves audiences hungrily expecting more in the new year.

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

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After over a year of silence from Highbridge superstar A Boogie, fans of Artist have suddenly been spoiled. Unconfirmed news of his next upcoming album “A Boogie Vs. Artist” had begun heavily circulating, only to be all but confirmed by the release of an outstanding EP named “B4 AVA” (Before A Boogie Vs. Artist). The 7-track project is split into two distinct halves - one belonging to each of the rapper’s personas – and it’s likely the album is to follow suit. Giving fans of both sounds what they desire in the year to come.

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Doja Cat

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It’s been a successful year for Doja! Releasing not one but two hit albums in a single calendar year, she has solidified herself as one of the hottest artists and personality’s out today. Doja generates some of the most interesting headlines of the month. This includes a Covid scare, as well as announcing via Instagram she wants to create a double-sided album; one side pop-rap, one side purely hip-hop. Giving fans across the globe something to potentially look forward to in 2022.

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Russ

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From writing to rapping to singing the hooks then producing the track, Russ does it all! Although nothing new for the Atlanta talent, the appreciation reached new heights this month. Releasing his newest studio album “Chomp 2”, Russ is on a wave. The lyrical heavy hitter was both met with great success in streaming numbers, as well as receiving a shoutout from Lebron James on IG.

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Nardo Wick

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Dropping his debut studio album “Who is Nardo Wick”, Nardo Wick endeavors to never answer the titular question ever again. And according to the success of the album, we’d say he’s probably done it. Met with much praise, the 18-track project is a testament to Nardo Wick’s Potential and adds him to the list of artists to keep an eye on in the new year.

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Kodak Black

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Sniper Gang Kodak rears up the final Power Rankings of 2021. Kodak made numerous headlines this month; the release of a new song and music video “Nightmare Before Christmas” did numbers, the usual social media shenanigans questioning Kodak’s sobriety, as well as performing at an intimate show in Orlando, his first show in the city since being released from prison earlier in the year.

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