Here it is: the top 20 artists in the BroBible College Rapper Database, our comprehensive ranking of more than 100 rappers who are either in college, are about to be, recently graduated, or are of general college age. In this final, top batch of college rappers, we're not only presenting you a YouTube video and must-have downloads, we're also breaking down each artist's past accomplishments and prospects for the future. Don't agree with our rankings? Think we left someone off the list? Sound Off in the comments!
To review, click here to read Part 1 of the Database: #107 through #81, here to read #80 through #51, and here to read #50 through #21 of our College Rapper Database.
Hometown/College: Newington, Conn.; Hofstra University
Accomplishments: His Cuey Sings the Blues mixtape earned him a strong underground following and his recent Leftovers mixtape release has caused him to explode all over the country.
Prospects: Should continue to have a lot of success on the mic. Look for OnCue to sign a deal and start working on a studio album.
Hometown/College: Saratoga, Calif.; University of California – Berkeley
Accomplishments: Just finished his senior season as a receiver for the Golden Bears. Now focused on his music career, which is gaining national respect among those who like alternative hip-hop.
Prospects: Versatile sounds and a strong network of California producers and artists could be big for this guy.
18. The Five One
Hometown: Washington D.C.
Accomplishments: Their mashup of Lil Wayne's "Stuntin' Like My Daddy" and "The Lion King" earned thousands of hits on YouTube, but this group of four has a ton of original music that is just as good if not better.
Prospects: Look for a full album or mixtape from these guys in the future.
Hometown/College: Rockford, Ill.; Illinois State University
Accomplishments: This Midwest emcee knows how to party, and is now bumping at frat houses and clubs across America.
Prospects: Has a great campaign to support his newest mixtape. As long as he makes club anthems, he should be good.
Must-Have Music: Dirty Girls Like Dirty Beats (mixtape download)
16. Kinetics & One Love
Hometown/College: Rockville, Md.; Cornell University
Accomplishments: The Ivy League duo wrote "Airplanes" in 2007 and sold the rights to Warner Music Group, who gave the song to B.o.B.
Prospects: If they keep writing top-charting hits, they'll be nothing short of financially loaded. Let's hope they keep a few for themselves.