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Navigating the Next Wave: Unveiling the Future Icons of Hip-Hop

Words by SIR Darryl Neal
Photography by Christian Traver
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These are the best and hottest emerging artist shaking up the Hip-Hop Culture. Their beats, bars, and branding are turning heads and making waves.

Breaking threw an oversaturated rap genre making waves with their sound, lyrics and marketing.

Welcome to the thrilling realm where the buzz of ratings and rankings dominates conversations, sparking debates in every nook and cranny of society. From the lively banter of barbershops to the sleek setting of nail salons, from the electric atmosphere of halftime bars to the hidden corners of workplaces, one question ignites fervor like no other: Who’s Next Up? Who will be the next Kendrick, Asap Rocky, Yeat, BIA, Coi Leray, or Destroy Lonely? And are these rising artists poised to ascend the throne of rap royalty?

In the vast tapestry of human interaction, music acts as the common thread that unites us all. It breaks the ice on tentative first dates, fosters camaraderie, and even sparks friendly rivalries in the professional arena. We’ve witnessed heated debates between champions of different musical muses like NBA Young Boy and Barbs in the workplace, where conversations can escalate quickly. Seriously.

Yet, as discussions deepen and passions flare, the true significance of our connection to music emerges. It permeates every aspect of society, whether it’s the soul-stirring melodies accompanying TD Jakes in ushering in the Holy Ghost or the rhythmic beats driving Michael Phelps to Olympic glory.

In the midst of this symphony of voices, one question resonates above all: Who’s Up Next? Who among the emerging talents will redefine the cultural landscape of hip-hop? Who has the creativity to inherit the legacy of the greats? In an era where artistic brilliance surpasses mere label affiliations, and where the battleground for supremacy shifts from boardrooms to social media platforms like Facebook ads and TikTok virality, distinguishing genuine talent from mere marketing ploys becomes an art form in itself.

Enter the esteemed ranks of the Juce team, discerning arbiters of excellence in the ever-evolving world of music. Through careful curation and insightful analysis with myself, JUCE head of music Gabe Cruz, JUCE editor’s Raya ____, Jayvis Mercado, Christopher Santiago and artist manager Sonia France. We’ve identified the essence of their individual greatness, separating the trend-chasers from the true virtuosos. Our standards are high: lyrical prowess, distinctive soundscapes, flawless cadence, and captivating visuals, all converging to carve a path to both popularity and profitability in the crucible of culture and commerce.

Within our esteemed ranks, you’ll discover a multitude of game-changers, each poised to make an unforgettable mark on the musical landscape. Whether they’re seasoned veterans or fresh faces, each embodies the relentless pursuit of excellence. So, without further ado, we present our meticulously curated list—a tribute to the pioneers of tomorrow, a harmonious blend of talent destined to shape the future. Selah!

01. Bizzy @gmtobizzy

Bizzy Banks, born Majesty Moses on October 24, 1998, in Brooklyn, NY, is a leading figure in the Brooklyn drill scene. Known for his aggressive, raw lyrics, Bizzy gained significant attention with his debut single “Don’t Start,” which has garnered millions of views on YouTube. His debut mixtape, “G.M.T.O. Vol. 1,” and the follow-up album “Same Energy” further established his reputation. Influenced by artists like Lil Wayne and G Herbo, Bizzy’s music reflects his gritty upbringing in East New York. With over 260,000 followers on Instagram and growing popularity on YouTube, Bizzy Banks continues to make waves in the hip-hop community

02. OBN Jay @obnjay

OBN Jay, born in 2000 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, has emerged as a prominent voice in the Southern rap scene. Known for his raw and brash lyrics that capture his life experiences and ambitions, Jay gained initial recognition with his 2018 single “The Love Be Fake.” His popular tracks, such as “Freestyle,” “Fortnite,” and “Dead Presidents,” have collectively amassed over 38 million views on YouTube. Influenced by iconic rappers like 2Pac and Boosie Badazz, Jay’s authentic style and dedication to his craft have earned him over 133,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and a loyal fanbase, solidifying his place in contemporary rap​

03. Baby Kia @babykia

Baby Kia, born Khari Jahmill Hoard in 2005, is a rising star from Atlanta, Georgia, known for her unhinged, often screamed delivery and vividly intense lyrics influenced by horror movies like “Saw.” With 1.5 million monthly listeners on Spotify, she has captivated audiences with her unique blend of Drill, Hardcore Rap, and Contemporary Rap. Her latest album, “HELL CAN’T SAVE YOU,” features standout tracks such as “OD CRASHIN” and “Let’s Play A Game,” showcasing her raw lyrical talent and fearless artistic expression. Baby Kia’s dynamic presence and authentic approach have made her a significant figure in contemporary hip-hop, with a rapidly growing fanbase drawn to her unapologetic style

04. Treety @mynametreety

Treety captivates her audience with vibrant performances and engaging Instagram content. Her profile highlights her music releases, live shows, and personal moments, offering fans a comprehensive look at her artistic journey. Notable tracks like “What Would You Do” and “Right One” showcase her energetic style and lyrical prowess. Treety’s charismatic presence both online and on stage has made her a standout figure in the music scene, earning her a dedicated fanbase that eagerly anticipates her next project.

05. Passport General @passportgeneral

Passport General is a talented rapper known for his unique style and impactful tracks. He has gained significant recognition for his collaboration with Lil Durk on the track “On Me” and his popular singles “AP” and “Rollie.” His Instagram profile highlights his latest music updates, behind-the-scenes glimpses, and personal reflections, showcasing his dedication to his craft. Passport’s innovative approach to music and his ability to connect with his audience through authentic and engaging content have made him a notable figure in the rap scene.

06. DJ FMCT @_djfmct

DJ FMCT, born Maliki DeCampos, is a rising star in the music industry, hailing from Bridgeport, Connecticut. His journey into music began at an early age, inspired by the old-school classics that filled his household. Known for his signature modern trap sound with thunderous 808s, DJ FMCT has worked with prominent artists like Lil Durk, contributing to hits such as “Should’ve Ducked” and “Smoking & Thinking,” both of which landed on the Billboard Top 100. His debut album, “Devoted,” features collaborations with renowned names like KalanFrFr, G Herbo, and B Love. DJ FMCT draws inspiration from industry giants like Murda Beats, Southside, and Timbaland, while infusing his unique touch into every track.

07. Buudahunnitz @buudahunnitz

Buudahunnitz is an up-and-coming artist known for his energetic and authentic musical style. His popular tracks include “President Runtz,” “6 Peat” featuring Leklekhunnitz, and “My Block.” These songs highlight his lyrical talent and ability to create catchy, engaging music. Buudahunnitz is active on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram, where he shares a mix of personal updates, music releases, and behind-the-scenes looks into his life as an artist. His ability to connect with his audience through relatable and genuine posts has garnered him a loyal following. His unique blend of humor, fashion insights, and raw musical talent makes him a standout figure in the music community.

08. Courtney Bell @officialcourtneybell

Courtney Bell, a rising star from Detroit, Michigan, is known for his versatile rap style that spans conscious, street, and backpack rap. His latest project, “Microdose,” is executive-produced by Royce Da 5’9” and features impressive collaborations with artists like Black Thought and Symba. Tracks like “PSA” and “Goldmine” reflect his lyrical talent and inspirational themes. Courtney’s journey, from rapping professionally since 2017 after the death of his uncle to his current spiritual and artistic evolution, has earned him a loyal following. His Instagram showcases motivational posts, updates on projects, and behind-the-scenes looks at his life.

09. Masiogunz @masiogunz

Masiogunz is an artist recognized for his raw and authentic musical style. His discography includes tracks like “Panic,” “Imagine,” and “What He Jackin?,” showcasing his lyrical depth and connection to his roots. His Instagram profile offers a blend of personal updates, music releases, and glimpses into his life, allowing fans to connect with his journey. Masiogunz’s commitment to authenticity resonates deeply with his audience, making him a significant figure in the music community​.

10. Tim Ned @officialtimned

Tim Ned, also known as T!M Ned, is a multifaceted artist from Fort Worth, Texas, who later moved to Houston. He began his career with significant placements on shows like “CSI Miami” and “Love & HipHop Atlanta” and collaborations with notable artists such as R. Kelly and Nipsey Hussle. His debut single “Black Diamonds” and the mixtape series “My Canvas” garnered critical acclaim. Tim’s self-titled EP produced hits like “Can’t Stop Flexxin” featuring Fat Pimp, earning him nominations for Houston Artist of the Year. His EP “Late Nights In London,” created during his World Tour, includes the chart-topping single “The Sun” and “K.I.S.S.”

11. TyFontaine @tyfontaine1800

TyFontaine is an acclaimed artist in the contemporary music scene, recognized for his prolific output and captivating music releases. His Instagram is a vibrant hub featuring updates on his latest projects, music videos, and behind-the-scenes content. Known for his hit tracks like “Fetish” and “Duse N Juice,” TyFontaine consistently delivers high-quality music that resonates with his audience. His innovative approach and strong connection with his fans have made him a significant figure in the industry, continually drawing in new followers, currently at a whopping 260,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. A true superstar.

12. 1BillaCheck @1billacheck

1BillaCheck is a rising star in the music industry, known for his distinct sound and relatable lyrics. His Instagram profile is a mix of personal reflections, studio footage, and previews of upcoming projects. Some of his well-known tracks include “241,” which showcases his lyrical prowess and unique style. 1BillaCheck’s dedication to his craft and his authentic connection with fans make him a promising figure in the hip-hop scene, with followers eagerly anticipating his next releases.

13. IB Mattic @ib_matic

IB Mattic is an emerging hip-hop artist known for his unique style and musical versatility. He started producing and writing his own material at a young age, setting himself apart from his peers. His popular tracks include “Spinning,” “Tool,” and “Heartbroken,” showcasing his ability to blend deep lyrics with catchy beats. IB Mattic’s latest release, “Szn 2 – EP,” further cements his position in the music industry. His engaging social media presence, particularly on Instagram and TikTok, provides fans with a behind-the-scenes look at his creative process and personal life, making him a relatable and inspiring figure

14. Khody Blake @khodyblake

Khody Blake, a native of Alief, Texas, is a multifaceted artist excelling as a singer, rapper, producer, engineer, and dancer. From such a young age, Khody was passionate about music, drawing inspiration from legends like Michael Jackson and Chris Brown. His breakthrough came with the regional hit “Gas,” leading to the release of his debut EP, “The Khody Blake Show,” under L.O.U.D. Muzik. Known for his electrifying performances and innovative visuals, Khody has toured Texas and garnered multiple music award nominations. His recent collaboration on the music video “Rounds” showcases his magnetic stage presence and storytelling prowess, further solidifying his position as a rising star in the music industry

15. Cole Alexander TV @colealexandertv

Cole Alexander TV is a prominent content creator known for his engaging and humorous videos that captivate a broad audience on social media. His Instagram profile is a vibrant blend of lifestyle content, comedic skits, and creative insights, reflecting his dynamic personality. Widely known for his satire and comedy remix take of Ice Spice “Munch”. Cole’s ability to connect with his viewers through relatable and often hilarious moments has garnered him a substantial and dedicated fanbase.

16. Skyrah Bliss @skyrahbliss

Skyrah Bliss, a dynamic talent in the entertainment industry, seamlessly blends her roles as a singer, songwriter, and model. Her career took off with notable appearances on MTV’s “Breaking From Above” and P. Diddy’s Revolt TV Local Love Tour showcase, showcasing her versatility and captivating stage presence. Skyrah’s debut EP, “A Purple Girl In A Purple World,” opened doors to collaborations with renowned artists like Slim Thug and Diamond ATL, and solidified her place in the music scene with her unique blend of hip-hop and R&B. Inspired by legends such as Michael and Janet Jackson and Beyoncé, her energetic performances and eclectic style have earned her a dedicated fanbase. Hits like “Hoodrat Shit” and “Hype Me Up” highlight her lyrical prowess and distinctive sound.

17. Dank Demoss @dankdemoss

Hailing from the vibrant city of Detroit, Michigan, Dank Demoss, also known as Big Dank, is a female rapper making waves with her bold and unapologetic style. Her music captures the raw essence of life, combining the gritty influence of old-school hip-hop legends like Tupac Shakur with contemporary sounds. Dank’s lyrics resonate with themes of self-empowerment and authenticity, which have earned her a dedicated following. With hits like “Feel My Pain” and “No Love,” she delivers powerful messages that inspire listeners to embrace their true selves. Her compelling performances, including a notable appearance at SXSW 2024, highlight her growing influence in the hip-hop scene.

18. bLAck pARty

bLAck pARty, the stage name of Malik Flint, is a versatile artist from Little Rock, Arkansas, now based in Los Angeles. Known for his lush, hazy alternative R&B with tropical overtones, he started his musical journey by playing the trumpet before expanding to other instruments. After his rap-rock group Flint Eastwood disbanded, Flint adopted the moniker bLAck pARty and began making waves in the music industry with collaborations like “No Small Talk” with Kari Faux, which was remixed by Childish Gambino. His solo works include the mixtape “Prototype,” the album “Mango,” and the critically acclaimed “Endless Summer,” with his latest release being “Hummingbird” in 2022. His contributions extend to soundtracks for popular TV series such as “Insecure” and “Atlanta,” further solidifying his influence in the industry.

19. Raeusi @raeusi

Raeusi has quickly become a notable name in the hip-hop world with his unique and heartfelt music. His single “Clay Heart” has resonated widely, amassing over 97,000 monthly listeners on spotify. Known for his introspective lyrics and compelling visuals, Raeusi’s work, such as the music video for “Solace” directed by MannyMax, showcases his artistic depth. Collaborations like “Wesson” with Yung Fazo highlight his versatility and ability to connect with other artists. With a growing fanbase and a distinctive voice, Raeusi is an artist to watch in the evolving landscape of hip-hop​

20. Realbleeda @realbleeda_

Realbleeda, emerging from Baton Rouge, LA, has solidified his place in the hip-hop world with his inclusion in DJBOOTH’s list of “10 Rappers You Should Know About Right Now” on Audiomack back in October 2022. Fast forward to June 2024, Realbleeda boasts an impressive 71,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, reflecting his growing influence and dedicated following. His latest album, “Out On Bali,” features compelling tracks like the title song and “Sun Don’t Shine,” further cementing his status as a rising star in the industry.

21. NYCL Kai @nycl_kai

NYCL Kai, hailing from the vibrant streets of the Bronx, New York, has become a significant figure in both the hip-hop and NYC skate communities. With 27,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, his unique blend of gritty lyrics and infectious beats has garnered him a loyal fanbase. His standout tracks like “What About You” and the explosive “Incredible” featuring ZillaKami and $NOT, showcase his versatility and raw talent, making waves in the hip-hop scene.

22. Karma2zz @karma2zz_

Karma2zz, also known as Karma Twoos, is a rising rapper from St. Louis who has quickly made a name for himself in the music scene. At just 20 years old, he has already achieved over millions of streams on Apple Music/Spotify and gained substantial views on YouTube with tracks like “Her” and “IJDGAF.” Known for his energetic and introspective style, Karma2zz’s music reflects the raw realities of street life and personal growth. His breakout song “Chicago,” recorded in a closet with Apple headphones, blew up on Triller, highlighting his unique sound and authentic storytelling.

23. Katona! @imkatona

Jaden Salas, known as Katona, is an emerging rapper whose YouTube channel features a variety of his musical works. His standout tracks include “18” and “Come Around,” which have gained significant attention for their compelling lyrics and eye-catching visuals. Katona’s music videos are known for their captivating imagery that complements his unique vibe, enhancing the overall experience of his songs. His creative approach to visuals and storytelling sets him apart in the rap scene.

24. SNXWBXNKS @snxwbxnks

Snxwbxnks, also known as SNOW BANKS, is a rising rapper from Broward, Florida, gaining popularity on social media platforms like TikTok, where she has a significant following. Her latest release, “I Love You,” showcases her distinctive style and lyrical prowess, contributing to her growing reputation in the music scene. Recognized as an emerging artist to watch in 2024, SNOW BANKS stands out for her musical talent and ability to connect with her audience through relatable content and engaging performances. Her heartfelt lyrics and authentic connection to her roots resonate well with her fans, marking her as a notable new talent.

25. Fastlane Mir @fastlane.mir

Fastlane Mir, an artist often overlooked in the bustling hip-hop scene, delivers a poignant message of resilience and determination in his track “Slippin Up.” Through heartfelt lyrics, Mir reflects on his life’s struggles and the relentless pursuit of overcoming obstacles. “Slippin Up” serves as a powerful anthem, reminding listeners to keep pushing forward despite adversity, to rise stronger every time they fall. Mir’s raw honesty and inspiring narrative make him a standout in the realm of underground hip-hop, deserving of recognition for his ability to connect with audiences on a deeply personal level. As he continues to share his story through music, Fastlane Mir undoubtedly serves as a beacon of hope and motivation for those facing their own challenges.

26. Lil Tony @liltonyofficial

Lil Tony is making serious noise in the hip-hop game. His latest mixtape, *2 Sides 2 Every Story*, is a testament to his skill and versatility. This project is packed with bangers like “Les Duski” and “Looseleaf,” which have quickly become fan favorites. Lil Tony’s music is all about real talk, blending deep, introspective lyrics with beats that hit hard. This mixtape isn’t just about the tracks though; it’s about the journey, the visuals, and the storytelling. With millions of streams and shoutouts from major outlets like Pitchfork, Lil Tony is showing he’s not just in the game—he’s here to stay and change it up.

27. Sk8star @sk8star

Rising hip-hop sensation Sk8star is making waves with his latest release, “Bags Of Course.” This track showcases his unique blend of rhythmic storytelling and captivating beats, solidifying his place in the contemporary hip-hop scene. With “Bags Of Course,” Sk8star delivers infectious hooks and introspective verses that resonate with listeners, highlighting his lyrical prowess and ability to blend traditional hip-hop elements with modern sounds.

As he continues to drop fresh tracks and refine his craft, Sk8star is set to leave a lasting impact on the hip-hop community.


28. TG Kommas @tgkommas

TG Kommas, the 21-year-old rap sensation from Baton Rouge, began his musical journey at the tender age of 10. With a gritty style that captures the raw essence of his experiences, he has quickly risen in the rap scene.

Kommas has delivered hits like “Go Back Inside” and “TMU-B-Real,” showcasing his lyrical prowess and unique sound. His most recent release,

“On da Real,” continues to solidify his reputation as a promising young talent with immense potential. As he continues to make waves in the industry, TG Kommas stands out as a young star to watch in the rap game.

29. Eugene Black @eugeneblack22

Meet Eugene Black, a Hip-Hop/RnB artist driven by a singular goal: to become the biggest artist in the world. Hailing from the South Bronx, Eugene draws inspiration from his own life experiences, from witnessing his father abuse his mother to enduring the pain of betrayal from a past relationship. Music has been Eugene’s calling from a young age, and while studying at Delaware State University, he honed his songwriting skills in the confines of his dorm room. His music, like the tracks “Do It Again” and “Peru,” speaks to the young generation, offering both solace and empowerment. With a raw authenticity that’s bound to stand the test of time, Eugene Black is an artist to watch, and once you listen, you’ll understand why.

30. Devo DontCapAlot @devodontcapalot

Devo DontCapAlot is rapidly becoming a name to watch in the hip-hop scene. His breakout track, “Brand New,” released two years ago, showcased his ability to blend sharp lyrics with infectious beats, earning him a dedicated fanbase. Devo’s follow-up, “Cold Summer,” dropped recently and continues to demonstrate his lyrical prowess and knack for storytelling. His music delves into the gritty realities of life, delivered with a raw and authentic voice that resonates deeply with listeners. With a growing catalog of compelling tracks, Devo DontCapAlot is carving out a distinct space for himself in the ever-evolving landscape of hip-hop.

31. Big $tunt @bigstun1t

Big Crank is another underrated artist on the list. His music  reflects the tough realities and vibrant culture of his hometown in his music. Known for his hard-hitting beats, creative visuals and powerful lyrics, his tracks like “Safe” and “Aint Even Mad” demonstrate his musical prowess and ability to make a significant impact on the hip-hop scene. Big Crankk’s authenticity and energetic performances resonate with its listeners.

32. J Trillz @j.trvllz

J Trillz, hailing from New Jersey, is making a remarkable impact in the hip-hop world, especially after beating Stage 3 cancer. His resilience and talent have led to comparisons with the late rapper Pop Smoke. J Trillz’s latest album, “Who Would’ve Thought,” showcases his exceptional artistry with standout tracks like “Brand New” and “Bonus Track Doing 2 Much.” His unique style and powerful storytelling continue to captivate audiences, proving that his journey and music are both inspiring and unforgettable. With a growing fan base and undeniable skill, J Trillz is poised to leave a lasting mark on the industry.o portray real-life experiences make him a standout in the rap scene.

33. Its Konceited @itskonceited

Konceited is an emerging artist from Brooklyn,New York, whose music blends catchy hooks and introspective lyrics, reflecting the gritty and resilient spirit of his hometown. His tracks, such as “Dont Lie” and “Better Place,” exemplify his musical talent and ability to create memorable, impactful music. Known for his engaging performances and relatable lyrics, Its Konceited is steadily building a reputation as a promising artist in the hip-hop community.

34. Butane Baby x Brandon Mack @giraffenuggetz @butanebabyy

Butane Baby and Brandon Mack are making waves with their unique sound and cohesive performances, rapidly gaining a reputation for their creative and satirical bars. Showcased on their hit track “Anh Phoong,” their inventive beats and clever lyrics highlight their distinct style. Known for their seamless collaboration, the duo effortlessly blends individual talents into a harmonious whole, resulting in a dynamic synergy that captivates audiences. Their growing recognition and loyal fan base underscore their potential as a powerful duo in the music scene. With such a strong start, Butane Baby and Brandon Mack are poised to make a significant impact in the industry.

35. Six Said It @sixsaidit

Nigerian female rapper and songwriter Sixsaidit is making waves with her infectious jammy vibes and compelling lyricism, blending her diverse roots from Atlanta and New York into her music. With 39,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, she captivates audiences with her unique sound and vibrant energy. Her latest release, “Japa 2 Japan,” showcases her lyrical prowess and dynamic beats, further cementing her status as a rising star in the global hip-hop scene. Sixsaidit’s fusion of cultural influences and authentic voice continues to resonate with fans, marking her as a notable figure in contemporary music.

36. Leonid Rose @leonid.rose

Leonid Rose, from New York City, creates music characterized by its depth and emotional resonance. His songs often draw from his personal experiences in the city, blending heartfelt lyrics with soulful melodies. Tracks like “Faded Memories” and “Rise Up” showcase his ability to produce impactful, heartfelt music that resonates with a wide audience. Leonid’s dedication to his craft is evident in his evocative performances and lyrical storytelling.

37. Flogic @flogicmusic

Sisters Breanna and Taylour Dickerson, known collectively as Flogic, are making a significant impact in the Christian hip-hop scene with their impressive flow and unique style. Infusing their music with deep faith and powerful messages, they deliver inspiring tracks like “7 Last Sayings of Jesus,” which resonate with listeners on a spiritual level. Hailing from a background rich in musical influences, Flogic seamlessly blends sharp lyricism with captivating rhythms, creating a sound that’s both fresh and uplifting, solidifying their place as trailblazers in the genre.

38. Yhapojj @yhapojj

Yhapojj, hailing from Huntsville, Alabama, has become a prominent figure in the new underground hip-hop scene with his unique style and lyrical prowess. Known for his experimental vocals and candid lyricism. His music often addresses themes of heartbreak, isolation, and personal struggles, as seen in tracks like “Hurt My Feelings” and “You Lookin Gud,” which have garnered millions of streams. Yhapojj’s ability to connect with a global audience through social media has been pivotal in his rise, despite the lack of a strong local music scene in Huntsville.

39. London Reyes @londonreyesmusic

London Reyes, a South Florida-based artist, blends elements of hip-hop, R&B, and pop to create feel-good music with commercial appeal. Growing up in Miami, Reyes draws inspiration from his vibrant surroundings, infusing his music with a sense of place and personal experience. Known for his captivating performances and engaging social media presence, Reyes has been steadily building a dedicated fan base. His tracks often delve into personal experiences and societal observations, making his music both relatable and thought-provoking. Notable tracks like “City Lights” and “Stay Up” highlight his ability to connect with listeners on a deeper level.

40. WhyJae @notwhyjae

WhyJae, an artist often overlooked in the hip-hop landscape, has quietly cemented his status as a seasoned veteran within the SoundCloud community. With tracks such as “Understand” and “Came Up,” he has consistently delivered raw authenticity and lyrical prowess. Despite his enduring presence, his ascent to wider recognition has been gradual. However, his recent release, “Ben Calaga Freestyle,” serves as a testament to his evolution and growth as an artist. WhyJae’s artistry transcends mere popularity; he embodies a hidden gem, waiting to be unearthed by those willing to explore beyond the mainstream. It’s time to acknowledge his contribution and talent, for he is not just a rapper but a storyteller carving his path through the intricate layers of the hip-hop narrative.

41. Lilstupidd @lilstupidd

Originating from Shreveport, Louisiana, Lil Stupidd rose to prominence through a Youtube Short Video collaboration with MyBlockLIVE. While his attention-grabbing hairstyle, adorned with beads, initially drew notice, it’s his undeniable talent that truly sets him apart. Tracks like “Stay Out My Business” and “Imma Star” serve as compelling showcases of his musical prowess. Beyond his distinct appearance, Lil Stupidd’s lyrical skill and delivery mark him as a rising star in the rap landscape, captivating audiences with his authentic style and compelling narratives.

42. Charlie Vettuno @charlievettuno

From Southern California’s vibrant music scene emerges Charlie Vettuno, a dynamic Pop/Hip-Hop duo consisting of songwriter TomEE Zero and producer JVMES JET. Their musical journey began in a high school garage, where their shared passion ignited. Drawing inspiration from diverse genres such as Soul, Rap, Electronic, Alternative, and Pop, they’ve woven a unique sound that captivates listeners. Known for their exceptional talent, impeccable fashion sense, and aesthetic, Charlie Vettuno has garnered praise from both critics and fans. Collaborations with respected artists like Raphael Saadiq and Ari Lennox further solidify their growing influence. With electrifying performances leaving audiences spellbound, Charlie Vettuno continues to rise as stars in the music scene, shining brightly from Los Angeles and beyond.

43. Yvng MC @theyvngmc

Yvng MC is a dynamic and emerging rapper known for his bold and innovative approach to hip-hop. His track “SAFE SEX COMPLEX!” featuring Your Stepdad highlights his ability to mix catchy, hard-hitting beats with thought-provoking and sometimes provocative lyrics. Gaining traction on platforms like Apple Music, his music explores themes of urban life, personal challenges, and resilience, connecting deeply with his audience. Yvng MC’s style is characterized by its raw energy and genuine storytelling, making him a standout in the contemporary rap scene. His distinct voice and compelling narratives position him as a promising talent to watch in the hip-hop world.

44. Mo P. @wonttalkkk

Mo P is an emerging rapper from St. Louis who is making waves in the local hip-hop scene. Known for his gritty and authentic style, Mo P has released several notable tracks, including “Cold Day In Hell,” which has garnered significant attention on platforms like Shazam and YouTube. His music often reflects the harsh realities of his upbringing in North St. Louis, delivering raw and unfiltered narratives that resonate with his audience. Featured on various platforms like Apple Music, his EP “Tapperz, Vol. 1” showcases his versatility and ability to craft compelling street anthems. As part of the vibrant St. Louis rap community, Mo P is poised to continue his rise, contributing to the city’s rich hip-hop legacy alongside other prominent local artists.

45. Kane Wave @kanewave

Kane Wave, a rising force in the realm of R&B and rap, emerges as a diamond in the rough, his talent shining brightly amidst the sea of artists. With tracks like “She Woes” and “Bobby Boucher,” he effortlessly navigates the intricate balance between silky-smooth vocals and razor-sharp lyricism, weaving a tapestry that seamlessly blends the vibes of both worlds. Despite lingering in the shadows of mainstream recognition, Kane Wave’s artistry speaks volumes, drawing in listeners with his authentic storytelling and undeniable charisma. As the pulse of the streets beats to his rhythm, it’s clear that Kane Wave is destined for greatness, poised to etch his name in the annals of hip-hop history.

46. Lil Guapo @1lilguapo

Lil Guapo’s catalog boasts hits like “Mr. Put It On” and “Balenci and Dickies,” tracks that underscore his knack for crafting infectious beats and memorable hooks. With “Mr. Put It On,” he serves up a high-energy anthem that’s become a favorite among fans, while “Balenci and Dickies” showcases his versatility, blending swaggering bravado with melodic hooks. These tracks not only highlight his ability to command attention but also solidify his position as a rising star in the rap game. With 64,000 monthly listeners gained on Spotify alone, Lil Guapo continues to churn out hits, his influence on the scene is only set to grow.

47. Alec Bailey @lilbailey

Emerging as a promising talent in the music realm, Alec Bailey a.k.a Lil Bailey is capturing attention with his distinct sound and raw lyrical prowess. Despite being relatively underrated, the Bronx-based artist has amassed a dedicated following, boasting 10,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. His tracks “What You Know” and “Killswitch” stand out as hidden gems, showcasing his ability to blend catchy melodies with hard-hitting bars, drawing listeners into his world with each verse. With his most recent release, “Patron Boyz,” Lil Bailey continues to solidify his place in the hip-hop scene, delivering yet another captivating offering that further demonstrates his potential for greatness. As he continues to hone his craft and gain momentum, Lil Bailey is undoubtedly an artist to watch, poised to make significant waves in the industry.


48. Diany Dior @dianydior

At just 23 years old, Diany Dior, a Bronx native, is making waves as a rising star in the East Coast rap scene. Known professionally for her prowess in rapping, songwriting, and freestyling, Dior possesses a unique ability to command attention with her MC skills and melodic flair, effortlessly holding her own among her male counterparts. Her recent viral freestyle on DJ Drewski’s New MVMT show on Hot 97 catapulted her into the spotlight, alongside her captivating performance of “Favorite Lady” with Cash Cobain on On The Radar. Embraced by the NYC sexy drill community, Dior has garnered widespread recognition, earning cosigns from influential figures such as Nav, Cash Cobain, Fivio Foreign, Skilla Baby, Fabolous, G Herbo, Anycia, Lay Bankz, and many others. With her undeniable talent and growing support, Diany Dior is poised to leave a lasting mark on the hip-hop landscape.

49. Michael Valliant @29prolific

Michael Valliant, known as Two Nine, is a vibrant young artist dedicated to making a significant impact through his music. Known for his energetic and fun-loving approach, he has been gaining notable attention with his latest music videos, “I Ain’t Scared” and “One Nighter & My Rock” featuring SMG Blanko. These tracks showcase his dynamic style and commitment to engaging his audience, solidifying his presence in the music industry as a rising star.

50. FK Marr @fkmarrny

Meet FK Marr, an accomplished artist and member of the hip-hop and R&B group “Family of Kings” based in Long Island, New York. The group’s name pays homage to their forefathers, a source of inspiration for their music. FK Marr’s solo tracks like “Another One” and “Still Him” stand out for their unique style and heartfelt expression. Through his music, FK Marr offers a personal narrative, reflecting on his life experiences and journey. Keep an eye on FK Marr and crew “Family Of Kings” as he continues to make his mark in the music industry with soulful and introspective tracks that resonate deeply with listeners.