On May 18 of 2018, Lil Baby published his first studio album Harder Than Ever which then charted at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200.
The singles, “Southside supported the album” and “Yes Indeed” featuring Drake, the latter topped at number six on the US Billboard Hot 100.
11. Gucci Mane
Gucci Mane is an American based rapper. He is known for helping to establish the hip hop subgenre of trap song alongside fellow Atlanta-based rappers Young Jeezy and T.I.
In early 2005, Gucci Mane debuted with Trap House and then followed by his second and third collections, Hard to Kill and Trap-A-Thon in the year 2006. His fourth music album, Back to the Trap House, was published in 2007.
In 2009, Gucci Mane published his sixth studio album, The State vs. Radric Davis, his very first gold-certified music album. Following time spent in prison between the year 2014 and 2016, he re-emerged with various new retail projects, including Everybody Looking (in 2016), which was then released to critical praise.
His 2016 music collaboration with Rae Sremmurd, named“Black Beatles,” provided Gucci Mane with his very first pos-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100 music chart. Evil Genius is his newest album and was released on December 7 of 2018.
Gucci Mane has published 12 studio albums and more than 70 mixtapes. In 2007, he established his own music label, 1017 Records. He has worked with musicians such as Selena Gomez, Mariah Carey, Drake, Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, and Marilyn Manson.
Future, is an American songwriter, rapper, singer, and record producer. He released his music debut album, Pluto, in April of 2012. Future’s second album, Honest, was published in April 2014, surpassing his music debut on the album charts.
Between mid-2014 and early 2015, he published a trio, Monster (in 2014), Beast Mode (in 2015), and 56 Nights(in 2015). His next releases, DS2 (in 2015), What a Time to Be Alive, Evol (in 2016), Future (in 2017) and Hndrxx (in 2017) all topped at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200.
Future has additionally released numerous singles certified gold or higher by the RIAA, including “Jumpman,” “Low Life,” “Turn On the Lights,” “Move That Dope,” “Fuck Up Some Commas,” “Where Ya At,” and “Mask Off.”
13. French Montana
French Montana, is a Moroccan-American born rapper, singer and songwriter. He made his first mixtape debut in 2007. In early 2010, he had his breakthrough with “Choppa Choppa Down.” His popular 2012 single “Pop That” topped at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100.
He released his debut studio collection Excuse My French on May 21, 2013. In July of 2017, Montana published his second studio album, Jungle Rules, which topped at number three on the Billboard 200.
The album was promoted by the single “Unforgettable,” featuring Swae Lee, which converted Montana’s first song as lead singer to reach the top 10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.
14. 21 Savage
21 Savage, is an American rapper, record producer and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He gained recognition in the Atlanta underground for the 2015 mixtape The Slaughter Tape before achieving nationwide attention following the Metro Boomin collaborative collection Savage Mode (in 2016), it’s lead single “X,” and his musical collaboration with Drake, “Sneakin’.”
He published his debut studio album, Issa Album, on July 7 of 2017. It debuted at position two on the Billboard 200 and had his very first Billboard Hot 100 top 20 verse, “Bank Account.” He scored his first number one single at the end of 2017 with his highlight on Post Malone’s “Rockstar.”
On Halloween of 2017, he released the Offset and Metro Boomin music collaboration Without Warning. In December of 2018, he officially released his sophomore album; I Am > I Was which debuted and topped at number one on the Billboard 200 for two consecutive weeks.
15. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie
Artiste A Boogie wit da Hoodie is an American songwriter, rapper, and singer. He is best known for his single album “Drowning,” which topped at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
His debut studio record, The Bigger Artist, was published on September 29, 2017, and topped at number four on the Billboard 200 chart.
He later went on to officially release his second studio album, Hoodie SZN, on December 21 of 2018. He is contracted to Highbridge the Label and Atlantic Records.
A Boogie starred on fellow New York rapper 6ix9ine’s single, “Keke” on January 14 of 2018. The song topped at 43 on the Billboard Hot 100. He additionally appeared on the song “Waka” on 6ix9ine’s record Dummy Boy released in November of 2018.
16. Jay Rock
Jay Rock, is an American songwriter, rapper, singer, and record producer from Watts, California, US. His debut studio collection Follow Me Home, was published in July of that year. The music album was supported by the singles “All My Life (In the Ghetto)” and the “Hood Gone Love It.”
His second studio music album 90059 was released in September of 2015. It was supported by the singles album “Money Trees Deuce,” “Gumbo” and the title record.
On May 16, 2018, he published the hit single “Win,” which works as the second single from his third studio music album. In June of 2018, Rock released his third studio music album ‘’Redemption’’. He has also received a 2019 Grammy nomination in Best Rap Performance for “King’s Dead” and Best Rap Song for “Win.”
17. Nippsy Hussle
Nipsey Hussle is a top American rapper from Los Angeles, California. He has released numerous mixtapes, including three installments of his Bullets Ain’t Got No Name series, The Marathon Continues, The Marathon, and Crenshaw, the latter of which rapper Jay-Z, bought 100 copies for $100 each.
His debut studio music album “Victory Lap” was also nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2019 61st Annual Grammy Awards.
Gunna, is an American based rapper, singer and songwriter and is also a member of Young Thug’s YSL Label.
The rapper has released numerous mixtapes including Drip Season, Drip Season 2, Drip Season 3, and also Drip Harder. He has additionally appeared on Young Thug’s projects JEFFERY and Beautiful Thugger Girls.
19. Travis Scott
Travis Scott is an American record producer, rapper, singer, and a songwriter.
Scott’s first full-length music project, a mixtape titled Owl Pharaoh, was officially self-released in May of 2013. This was succeeded with a second mixtape, titled Days Before Rodeo, in August of 2014. His debut studio music album, Rodeo, was published in September 2015 and was led by the hit single “Antidote,” which entered the top 20 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
His second music album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, was then released in September of 2016. The following year, 2017, Travis Scott released a collaborative music album with Quavo titled Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho under the association name Huncho Jack. He published his third album, Astroworld, on August 3, 2018; it provided his first Hot 100 number one single, named “Sicko Mode.”
Mr 6ix9ine is an American rapper, singer, and a songwriter. He rose to mainstream popularity in late 2017 with the publicity of his debut single “Gummo,” which was accredited platinum by the RIAA.
In early 2018, Hernandez delivered his debut mixtape, Day69, which topped at number 4 on the Billboard 200 music album chart. He later received his first top-five listing on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Fefe,” starring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz, which topped at number three on the chart.
His debut music studio album, Dummy Boy, was officially released on November 27 of 2018, after being delayed a week beforehand due to his arrest, and topped at number two on the Billboard 200 chart.
Nevertheless, he was arrested in November of 2018 on racketeering and gun charges, among others, for which he is now facing a possible life sentence in a federal prison.
Bonus Feature: Tee Grizzley
Tee Grizzley, is an American based rapper from Detroit. He is best known for his singles album “First Day Out”, “No Effort”, “Colors”, and “From the D to the A”.
After being discharged from prison in October of 2016, Grizzley released his debut song single “First Day Out” through YouTube. The song reached over two million views in less than just three weeks and led to Grizzley signing a recording deal with 300 Entertainment and Atlantic Records in 2017.
After releasing various mixtapes and singles throughout the year 2017, Grizzley released his debut music album Activated on May 11, 2018, which topped at number 10 on the Billboard 200.