In 2016 we could discover a bunch of new talented artists. Some of them get recognition by their debut projects while other is getting more success than before. Here is a list of 10 Rising Rappers to watch in 2017 by The Newave. (Yohan Taylor)
After spending time in the studio, the Atlanta MC finally dropped “Wat U Mean (Aye, Aye, Aye)” in April 2016. The song quickly became a regional hit, then a national summer hit. In the next months Dae Dae dropped others Hits like: Spend it, Dead Ass Wrong and Woke Up…After the release of 4 Reasons and The DefAnition the Atlien is about to confirm his status with 5 Reasons.
Yung Tory aka Mr.YawwYaww is a Canadian rapper from Toronto. He gets recognition with his song “Water” which was released in September 2016 and count almost 500,000 views. Even if the Canadian didn’t Hit the million yet we bet that he will be successful. Indeed, recently Lil Durk has hopped on Yung Tory’s single “Run it up” and signed him on his label “OTF”.
You certainly already know him and maybe he should not be there because he’s already in the game. But the man from Philly recently unveiled a new album(GTTM) and getting more attention than never. Indeed, in December PnB Rock released the music video of “Selfish”. This single from Going Thru The Motion has conquered everybody. In effect Kylie Jenner recently made a snap where we can see her sing the song.
A-Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
A-Boogie Wit Da Hoodie is best known for his breakout single “My Shit”, from his debut mixtape Artist (2016). In October 28, 2016 he released his (EP) which peaked at number 63 on the US Billboard 200 chart. Everything seems to bee good for the New-York artist who recently welcomed a baby girl. Furthermore, he is also a close friend of PnB Rock.
6LACK (pronounced as Black) is known for his single “PRBLMS”, which was released in June 2016. He is also Known for his another song named “EX-Calling” remix of Future song “Perkys Calling”. His debut studio album, Free 6LACK, received a lot of critics and peaked at number 68 on the Billboard 200 chart.
He began receiving increased attention with the release of his 2014 album Silence. But the artist from the south has exploded in 2016 with his famous single “What they want”. The Official video which was released in May 2016, count at least 45,000,000 views. We can say that the Atlanta’s rapper has an international success.
Nav is a Rapper and producer from Toronto, Canada.He has released a number of singles, including “Myself,” “Up,” “Fell in Love”. However Since the end of 2016 is getting much more attention. Indeed, in December 2016 Travis Scott released “Beibs in the trap” featuring the Canadian. It did not take more to prove to people his talent. In addition, recently we discovered “Some Way” the new single from Nav with The Weeknd.
Sahbabi is a young Atlanta Rapper who released his last project “SANDAS” last fall.However the ATLien really start to blow up in the last couple weeks thanks to the momentum of “Pull Up With Ah Stick,”. The video was posted on Worldstarhiphop on February 2017 and already count more than 2,500,000 views. Furthermore, many celebrities like Von Miller, Kehlani, and even Metro Boomin have publicly enthused about SahBabii.
Between his trips to prison, his love for “porn” and his beef with Drake. We can say that the Floridian is one of the most controversial artists in this list. Moreover, XXXTENTACION became famous by soundclound. Indeed, he has accumulated several millions of listening for his tracks. His most popular songs are: Look At Me; #ImSippinTeaInYoHood and more others.
Ray Dubb is a very young artist. Actually the rapper from from Sarasota, Florida he’s 15. He only dropped one single for now called “You lied”. Before the song blow up Rayy Dubb went viral on the social media after posting a video of him freestyling his single. Today the video counts more than 6,000,000 views on Youtube. Moreover, in an interview with DJ Smallz Eyes 2 the Floridian said that “You lied” is a true story he had with his ex-girlfriend.