The 2021 Rapzilla Freshmen list is finally ready! While last year we threw out the rules on the qualifications for being nominated as a Rapzilla Freshmen, this year we decided we needed to set one. Therefore, our NEW RULE is that artists can’t have a retail song that was released before 2017, or older than four years going forward. Paid streaming platforms like Spotify/Apple Music count as retail.

The talent pool for considerations was humongous. When sorting through the nominations and votes, we tried to be as objective as possible.

The fan vote also weighed heavily on our decision too and all the people who voted helped us and picked number 16 for the list.

This is the third year in a row we asked the fans to pick an artist for the Reader’s Choice spot in the Rapzilla Freshmen list. In creating the final list of 15 artists, we took into account the number of votes from this poll. Then, the final 16th spot was the artist with the highest number of votes who is not in our final 15.

Check out the final list below:

We are also grabbing a group of producers to bring with these artists as well.

It’s the 11th year that we’ve done the Rapzilla Freshmen list and our 2021 class is looking to be just as promising and full of potential to be the faces of Christian Rap in the coming years as previous classes have become.

Stay tuned for our interviews of each Freshmen that will introduce you to who they are what’s next for them!

Also, be sure to check out our 2020 Rapzilla Freshmen EP with 6 exclusive songs from last year’s artists.