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    5 Rappers you need to know!

    5 Rappers you need to know!

    Music moves quickly these days. With so many new artists popping up, it can be difficult for any rap fan to keep pace. Here are the top 5 upcoming rappers you need to know.


    Hometown: Syracuse, NY

    Even though he’s from Syracuse, NY, Scorey’s melodic take on rap feels like it’s in the lineage of Chicago crooner Lil Durk. It’s no surprise then that Polo G, a rapper who’s taken that melodic Chicago sound to new heights, signed Scorey to his Capalot Records label. “Dior You,” Scorey’s most recent single, is short but sweet, showcasing his penchant for catchy songwriting and emotive hooks.

    Bankroll Freddie

    Hometown: Helena-West Helena, AR

    Quality Control’s Bankroll Freddie seems like the next artist to get a major push from the label. After dropping his debut project, From Trap To Rap, in 2020, he recently returned with Big Bank, a project that casts the Arkansas rapper alongside big-name features like Gucci Mane and 2 Chainz. “Pop It,” his collaborative track with Megan Thee Stallion, looks more toward the radio than the more street-minded songs on the project. Still, Freddie delivers a catchy verse and hook over twinkling keyboard crescendos.

    Lil Kee

    Hometown: Marietta, GA

    The youngest member of Lil Baby’s growing 4PF family, signed to the label after the Atlanta superstar heard his song “Hear Me Out,” an emotional track about lost friends and making it out of his circumstances. Since then, Kee’s songs have been slowly leaking online as fans await a full-length release. On “Fake Sh*t,” his first official single on 4PF, Kee brings his slurred delivery to a more uptempo track with an assist from labelmate 42 Dugg


    Hometown: Fort Worth, TX

    After signing with Gucci Mane’s New 1017 Records last year, Enchanting has come into her own as an artist. Along with K Shiday, the Texas rapper has been making some of the most engaging music on the roster. “Want Sum,” her recent single, showcases her distinctly raspy flow, as she raps over the sinister instrumental “i need…”


    Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

    QC continues their expansion into regions beyond the South with Lakeyah, a rapper from Milwaukee, WI who Pee found freestyling over JT’s “First Day Out” on Instagram. On “Easy,” her latest single, Lakeyah shows off her dexterity, rapping over an uptempo Detroit-type beat about doing all things with ease.

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