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

October EDITION

Welcome back to the RapTV Power Rankings, a top 10 leaderboard of the hottest artists and offerings in the world of rap this month! October has been a month for the books as plenty of our favorite rappers manage to scare up new music, videos and, headlines, all before Halloween. This month brought bone chilling new albums from rap acts like Smino and Lil Baby, scary good singles from the likes of Lil Yatchy, Ice Spice, and SoFaygo, as well as hell-raising new headlines involving rappers like Tory Lanez and NBA YoungBoy.
Join us as we look at the artists, music, and stories that impressed us the most in this month’s RapTV Power Rankings.

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Lil Baby

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Taking the crown this month, Lil Baby stands above the rest all by himself! The rapper released his third studio album, It’s Only Me. The well anticipated project from Lil Baby sold a whooping 216,000 album equivalent units in week 1, marking the third highest steaming week for an album in 2022, and Baby’s third #1 on the Billboard Hot 200. The album quickly became of the best commercial and critical successes of the month. Congrats Lil Baby!

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Tory Lanez

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Toronto rapstar Tory Lanez clutes the silver medal in this month’s RapTV Power Rankings. Tory kicked off the month with the release of his latest studio album, Sorry 4 What, which technically released late September, but charted in the first week of October and marked the rapper’s 7th top 10 Billboard 200 entry. In less celebratory news, Tory Lanez was placed under house arrest after a judge revoked his bond following an alleged assault on August Alsina back in September. Lanez is set to remain on house arrest until November 28th, when his felony assualt trial for the alleged shooting of Megan Thee Stallion in July 2020 begins.

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Lil Yachty

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Lil Yatchy graces our top 10 this month by taking the woooock to Poland! Released on October 4th, Lil Yatchy’s newest single “Poland,” has exploded into a cultural phenomenon. Not only did the song go super viral in a virtually seconds, it spawned TONS of internet memes and videos. In fact, the “Poland” sound has almost 100,000 videos made using it on TikTok alone. In addition, the popularity of the song actually netted Yatchy an invite to the country of Poland from the Polish Prime Minister, Mateusz Moraweicki.

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NBA YoungBoy

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At this point, YoungBoy can’t be broke again! The Baton Rouge rapper continues to dominate the rap game with no signs of stopping anytime soon. YB released two feature length mixtapes this month alone, named Ma I Got a Family and 3800 Degrees, then took to Instagram to express his intention to drop 10 projects in a single year. YoungBoy also appeared on the Never Broke Again mixtape which released this month, named Nightmare on 38th Street, and even signed a new record deal with Motown Records which is rumored to be to the tune of about $60,000,000.

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Roddy Ricch

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Slowly becoming a familiar face on the RapTV Power Rankings, Roddy Ricch returns to our top 10 once more. The Compton emcee made some waves in the culture this month as he announced a release date (Nov. 18) for his highly anticipated upcoming album, Feed Tha Streets III , the third instalment in Ricch’s “Feed Tha Streets” trilogy. On top of appearing on A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie’s new single “B.R.O (Better Ride Out,“ Roddy Ricch’s City Stars defeated Quavo’s Bando Boyz in the fourth episode of RevoltTV’s series “The Crew League.”

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SoFaygo

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Marking his second ever appearance on the RapTV Power Rankings, SoFaygo persistently proves his appeal to both mainstream and underground audiences. The Michigan rapper released four promotional singles (“Hell Yeah” ft. Ken Carson, “Blitz V2,” “Another One,” and “Fasho”) for his upcoming album Pink Heartz, which is set to drop November 11. The previously mentioned song “Hell Yeah” ft. Ken Carson, also received a music video (with over 750,000 views on YouTube”, and was featured in a Beats By Dre commercial starring Lebron James and his son Bronny Jr. To top it all off, SoFaygo was also seen performing at Bronny Jr’s 18th birthday party alongside Travis Scott.

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GloRilla

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Our girl GloRilla is back in the Power Rankings mix once more this October. Despite not releasing any new music this month, GloRilla has been in our feeds and timelines more than ever. First, GloRilla and Hitkidd aired their beef on the TL, with the “Tomorrow” rapper claiming she hasn’t made any money from their hit single “F.N.F,” while HitKidd has made over $50,000 on the song. However, not all her collabs have turned out sour, GloRilla also went viral for gifting “Tomorrow 2” collaborator Cardi B a $21,000 Patek Phillipe and a $2,500 pair of Van Cleef & Arpels earrings. Finally, both Lil Baby and Philadelphia Eagles RB were spotted doing Glo’s signature dance, “Memphis Jookin.”

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Lil Uzi Vert

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L.U.V gains a Power Rankings spot yet again this month! The Philadelphia icon released a new single, ”Just Wanna Rock,” and appeared as a feature on both Baby Keem’s new song “bank account,” and a remix to Skaiwater’s hit single “miles.” Most importantly, Lil Uzi announced they will be headlining a cross country 20 city tour, set to launch in March 2023.

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie continues to impress audiences as the High Bridge rapper prepares for the release of his upcoming studio album, Me vs. Myself. As the rollout continued, A Boogie dropped two promotional singles this month, “B.R.O (Better Ride Out),” featuring Roddy Ricch, and “Take Shots,” featuring Tory Lanez. The latter track also received a music video shorty after its release. Finally, the rapper explained in an IG post that he changed the album’s release date from November 4 to December 9, in order to avoid a sales battle with Drake and 21 Savage’s upcoming project Her Loss.

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Central Cee

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Taking the final spot in the October Power Rankings, Central Cee made waves this month as he released his latest 4-track EP, “No More Leaks.” The extended play included the new single, “One Up,” which was accompanied by visuals for the track. In addition, Central Cee took home some hardware this month, as the rapper won Mixtape of The Year for “23” at The Rated Awards held in London, England.

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