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

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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, Power Rankings has got you covered.

Join us as we take a closer look at the artists, music, and stories that impressed us the most in the last month.


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Kendrick Lamar

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K. Dot popped out and showed people what he was about over the past month, taking the number one spot on Power Rankings once again. His “The Pop Out” show on Juneteenth at the Kia Forum was a monumental event online and in person. It was the greatest display of West Coast unity the world has ever seen, bringing together NBA players, rival gangs, and music industry heavyweights on stage. After the show, he and other participating artists donated $200K to L.A. community initiatives and charities. “Not Like Us” has been confirmed to be eligible for a Grammy if submitted by the organization’s CEO.

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Don Toliver

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Don Toliver released his highly anticipated fourth studio album, ‘HARDSTONE PSYCHO,’ on June 14, earning him a top spot on Power Rankings. The album got the #1 spot on the Billboard Top R&B and Hip-Hop Albums Chart for the first time and debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 chart. An impressive feature list produced some of the album’s best tracks with Kodak Black, Travis Scott, Metro Boomin, and Future. He is touring in Europe starting this July and teased a potential collab album with Travis Scott, putting him even more in the spotlight for rap fans.

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Keeping his foot on the gas, Gunna earned the third spot on Power Rankings. He delivered a solid performance along with Tyla and Skillibeng of their song “Jump” at the 2024 BET Hip-Hop Awards. He dropped new heat, teaming up with Offset for their song “Style Rare,” and jumped on IDK’s “TiFFANY” single, which already has a music video. His Bittersweet Tour has now gone international as he stops in major cities like Paris and London. Hopefully, after the tour is wrapped, we can hear news about when his next drop will be.

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Lucki takes the fourth spot on Power Rankings. He dropped his newest album, ‘Gemini,’ on June 14. The day before, he performed at an album release show the weekend of Summer Smash. The album debuted at #20 on the Billboard 200. His music video for his song “Gerskiway” featuring Veeze and Rylo Rodriguez has over a million views on YouTube and became a fast fan favorite from the album. A couple of days later, he dropped the music video for “Heavy On My Heart,” which has over 500K views on YouTube. Capitalizing on his recent success, he is about to go on his Gemini Tour across the country.

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Moneybagg Yo

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Moneybagg Yo is number five on Power Rankings. He dropped his newest album, ‘SPEAK NOW,’ on June 14 and a fire freestyle on Power 106 a couple of days before the album's release. However, it seems like he might go country soon. His song with Morgan Wallen, “Whiskey Whiskey,” debuted at #21 on the Billboard Hot 100 and held that spot for a second consecutive week. After seeing the success of the song, he is thinking of potentially doing a country EP. For now, though, you can blast his old and new hits through his speaker collab with the electronic brand JBL.

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The Detroit rapper earns the sixth spot on Power Rankings. His song “Houdini” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Global Charts and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The music video for the song is still growing in popularity, with over 97 million views and counting. He was announced as one of the headliners for the Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix this October. He even got into his video game bag and revealed “Houdini” emotes now available in Fortnite. With his highly anticipated album ‘The Death of Slim Shady’ dropping July 12, let’s see what’s next in the world of Eminem.

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Future drops a few spots to number seven on Power Rankings. He was featured on the song “BBY Goat” with Lucki for his new album ‘Gemini’ and appeared on Don Toliver’s “Purple Rain.” He continues to tease an upcoming mixtape, but fans are still eating off his collab albums with Metro Boomin. His song with K. Dot and Metro Boomin, “Like That,” is still getting played from basketball stadiums to clubs and remains in the Top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 more than three months after its release. He starts his WE TRUST YOU Tour with Metro Boomin on July 30.

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Travis Scott

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La Flame takes the eighth spot on Power Rankings. He turned his Miami arrest into a trending meme and an opportunity to give back. He put his mug shot on t-shirts to sell to his fans, with proceeds from the sales going towards his Cactus Jack Foundation. He got into his features bag and is on the new tape from Sauce Walka, ‘Saucefather 2,’ Don Toliver’s ‘HARDSTONE PSYCHO,’ and Mustard’s “Parking Lot” single. Currently, he has taken his Circus Maximus Tour internationally, bringing the rage to countries like the Netherlands and Germany.

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It shouldn’t be a huge surprise why Champagne Papi dropped to number nine on the Power Rankings. K. Dot’s “The Pop Out” was renamed on Twitter as “Drake’s Funeral” or “I Hate Drake: The Musical” broadcasted on Amazon Prime. But there’s no denying his relevancy as beef between lesser-known artists wouldn’t trend for so long or become a chapter in rap history books. However, he did make time, as usual, to show off his giant Stake bets and throw shade at his peers. In terms of new music, he was featured twice on Camila Cabello’s new album, ‘C, XOXO.’

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Roddy Ricch

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Roddy Ricch takes the final spot on Power Rankings. He was one of the surprise performers at Kendrick Lamar’s “The Pop Out.” He also dropped his new track, “911,” building off the momentum of his single “Survivor’s Remorse” from the end of May to get fans ready for his upcoming project, ‘The Navy Album.’ The music video for “911” came out on June 27 and has over 850K views and counting. Roddy’s been plagued with washed allegations by fans (which he addressed on “Survivor’s Remorse”), but his new music seems to be the first to silence haters in years.

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