Post written by Jaylen Robinson
Yes, it’s another list, but this list is not a countdown. This list is based on rappers whose names that have hit the media hard and rising to fame. I’m not gonna call these artist “Soundcloud rappers”. I say that the Soundcloud rap era is over with, and that we finally respect the new rap artist by actually calling them rappers. These artist on this list have either released an album this year and it blew up or they have hit the rap scene with impact, let’s get into it.
This rapper here is honestly my most favorite on the list. Destin Route, best known for his artist Alias J.I.D. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on Halloween in 1990. The difference between him and other new artist on this list is that J.I.D. is older than most new artist on this list, but that doesn’t escape the fact that he is one if the most ill to finally get his rise of fame in the music industry. J.I.D.’s nickname originally was his grandma’s which he adopted based on his energetic behavior. He grew up listening to 1990’s hip hop artist like Jay-Z and Nas. Last year he dropped his first studio album titled “The Never Story” after he signed with J.Cole’s Dreamville label, he then later on in 2017 in October he performed a cypher at the BET Hip Hop Awards., He then goes on tour at the end 2017. This year he recently dropped another album which is title DiCaprio 2. J.I.D. is another example of what happens when you never give up no matter how long it takes to get there. Because he is 28 and he’s been releasing mixtape since 2010 and his call to fame is just ow getting here, and honestly I feel like these years coming up J.I.D. is gonna make up for those years and show others that his name should’ve been called way back then.
2. Lil Skies
Kimetrius Foose best known from his alias known as lil skies was born in Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. He is currently signed to Atlantic Records. Even though I’m not really a big fan of his music. Lil skies has really impacted rap music and it’s something people cannot deny love or hate him. He started making music sound the end of 2016 but his music started getting a little more attention around the middle of 2017 after dropping a song with Landon Cube titled “Nowadays”. He then dropped his first major label mixtape “Life of a Dark Rose” in 2018, the mixtape then got on the Billboard 200 chart.
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