We are currently getting hit with a wave of young rappers unique styles. From Joey Bada$$ in NYC, to Chief Keef in Chicago and Tyler, the Creator in Los Angeles, these guys are already making quality music and influencing the game.
Nas dropped Illmatic at the age of 20, so these guys aren’t the first to reach success before they can legally drink, but Nas was an anomaly, these guys are becoming the norm. Recently, Chance the Rapper has emerged as another precocious young artist. The 19 year old Chicagoan released his first mixtape, 10 Day, last April, and has followed it up with features on Childish Gambino’s They Don’t Like Me and Hoodie Allen’s Long Night, as well as a few singles of his own. He’s got a unique sound and some intricate flows. Check out this song, and if you like what you hear, check out his SoundCloud page.