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


Welcome to the monthly RapTV Power Rankings, a top 10 leaderboard that ranks the hottest artists and releases in the rap genre. The list comprises the most talented and influential artists in the industry based on their recent accomplishments, musical releases, and overall impact in a given month.

Whether you’re a die-hard hip-hop fan or just want to stay up-to-date with the current trends in the industry, the RapTV Power Rankings have got you covered!

Join us as we take a closer look at the artists, music, and stories that impressed us the most in this month’s RapTV Power Rankings.


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Travis Scott

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Travis Scott is in the top spot on this month’s RapTV Power Rankings, as he continues to build on the success of his latest commercial release, “Utopia!” Still hot off the release of the rapper’s newest album, which sold nearly 500,000 album-equivalent units in its first week and is still #1 on the Billboard 200, Travis announced a new tour entitled the “Circus Maximus Tour.” This new tour is scheduled to kick off in early October and is set to feature a whopping 39 shows across the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, the Houston superstar appeared as a surprise guest at a show in Vancouver, B.C. as a part of Drake & 21 Savage’s “Its All a Blur” tour.

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Quavo, of the former group Migos, takes the #2 spot on this month’s Power Rankings following the release of his sophomore solo album, "Rocket Power." After the loss of Takeoff, this album marked a triumphant comeback for Quavo as a solo artist! “Rocket Power” which consists of 18 tracks with only 3 features (Takeoff, Young Thug & Future), sold nearly 34,000 album-equivalent units in week 1 and debuted at #18 on the Billboard 200. The former Migos frontman also dropped a music video for his new track “11.11,” which has amassed 1.6 million views on YouTube at the time of writing.

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Drake rounds out the top 3 on this August’s RapTV Power Rankings! The Canadian icon continued his “It’s All a Blur” alongside “Her Loss” collaborator 21 Savage, which made stops in Philidelphia, Milwaukee, Inglewood, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, & Vancouver. The final tour stop of the month in Vancouver was delayed by a day, but Drake surprised fans by secretly enlisting Travis Scott to perform alongside him. In addition to his tour success, Drizzy made headlines after the internet ran amok with rumors pertaining to the release of the artist’s upcoming album, “For All the Dogs.” Many fans believed the album would be released on August 25th, but as of yet, no official release date has been announced.

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Lil Yachty

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Lil Yachty earned his spot on this month’s top 10, following the release of his newest single, “TELSA.” The track was released alongside an eponymous EP, which consists of the rapper’s most recent singles including “Slide,” “Solo Steppin Crete Boy,” “Strike (Holster),” and “Tesla” itself. Additionally, Lil Boat released a Lyrical Lemonade music video for the new song via YouTube, which has currently amassed over 2 million views on the platform. On top of musical releases, Yachty also announced the addition of new tour dates to his upcoming “Field Trip Tour.” The international tour is set to start in late September and will be making 39 stops across North America and Europe.

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Lil Uzi Vert

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Another artist basking in the success of their latest studio release, Lil Uzi Vert takes the #5 spot on this month’s RapTV Power Rankings! The Philly-born rap sensation continued to keep fans intrigued this month as rumors surrounding the rapper’s upcoming project, “Barter 16,” began to mount. Although no new release dates have been announced, Uzi has been spotted working with “Barter 6” producer London On Da Track - who announced via X/Twitter that he had “turned in” the project. What's more, Uzi also announced expanded shows for his upcoming “Pink Tape Tour.” Including the addition of seven new tour dates, the 23-show tour is set to start in October, likely after a new Uzi drop.

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Doja Cat

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Doja Cat has definitely earned her spot on this month's list following her recent announcements. Her upcoming album "Scarlet" now has an official release date of September 22, and she's dropped two new singles, "Paint The Town Red" and "Demons," both with stunning visuals on YouTube. As if that wasn't enough, Doja Cat is also gearing up for her upcoming tour, "The Scarlet Tour," alongside Ice Spice and Doechii, which is set to kick off in October 2023.

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Gunna landed at #7 on the RapTV Power Rankings this August following the continued success of his most recent studio album, “A Gift & a Curse,” released mid-June 2023. Notably, the song “Fukumean,” had a phenomenal run, earning as high as #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, while simultaneously going viral on TikTok. The Atlanta rap act built further on his success this month after dropping visuals for “Rodeo Dr.,” another track from “A Gift & a Curse” via YouTube. Additionally, Gunna is preparing his first headlining performances in two years, titled "The Gift" and "The Curse," which will take place in Brooklyn and Los Angeles in September 2023.

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Trippie Redd

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Trippie Redd comes in at #8 on this month’s Power Rankings following the release of his latest commercial mixtape, “A Love Letter To You 5.” The fifth installment in the rapper’s “Love Letter To You” series contains 19 tracks with eight features and was set to be followed by Trippie’s 24-date “Take Me Away” tour. However, the rapper has unfortunately canceled his upcoming tour, without citing an official reason. Furthermore, the rapper has come under fire as old footage of Trippie Redd dissing Tekashi 6ix9ine who sold 30,000 units in week 1 was posted to X/Twitter, after “ALLTY5” received sales projections of 32,000 album equivalent units.

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Est. Gee

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In August, Est Gee was in the news for a number of reasons, which helped him secure a place on the RapTV Power Rankings list. He recently released his latest studio album, "El Toro 2," which contains 20 tracks, including 5 collaborations. Additionally, Gee's brief feud with podcaster Bootleg Kev went viral after he walked out of an interview with the latter, citing irrelevant questions as the reason.

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Polo G

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Polo G has secured the final spot in this month's top 10 list! He recently announced the official release date for his upcoming album "Hood Poet" and also dropped the project's lead single, "Barely Holding On." However, Polo G faced legal trouble when he was arrested in California in late August on charges of kidnapping, robbery, and assault - following a police raid at his home. Polo G's brother, Trench Baby, was also arrested in connection with the same charges. Polo G and his brother were released on $100,000 bail after their arrests.

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