Chicago has produced some of the best rappers in the game, and continues to do so every year. Here are 5 dope Chicago underground rappers that could blow up in the next year.
Are you in search of fresh talent to listen to in the Chicago hip-hop community?
Each year, new rappers and artists are uncovered and brought to the spotlight for larger audiences to enjoy.
This is especially true in Chicago, where legendary artists like Chief Keef, Common, Twista, and Chance the Rapper have all come out of.
Moreover, underground rappers tend to have a more unique style and flow to their music before they go mainstream, leading to songs that you will love to chill to.
Here are five underground rappers to watch this year in the city of Chicago.
Chicago Underground Rappers to Watch
This is by far not an extensive list, as there are simply too many artists to even begin to fit into one post, but there are five notable rappers listed below.
1. Ravyn Lenae
Ravyn is the definition of a young, aspiring artist. Her tracks have hints of youthfulness and delicacy that is rare in the hip-hop world.
The songs also tend to have a day-dream like quality to them that allows you to connect with the music, especially as she sings about her adolescence and love.
The artist GIFTZ is expressive in his gritty music, and remarks that growing up in Chicago has had a huge influence on his music.
While the young rapper is relatively new to the Chicago rap scene, he has still been featured on several others tracks, as well as featuring fellow rappers on his own.
GIFTZ is also in the process of creating and releasing new music, most of which isn’t fitted to a particular niche, which encourages hip-hop lovers all different kinds to check out his beats.
This artist has been around for a few years now, first heard in 2014 on Mick Jenkins’ project The Waters.
But, theMind has made his official debut as one of the Chicago underground rappers in the form of an 11-track project that marks the new and independent rebirth of his voice.
4. Lil Herb
A close friend of Lil Bibby, Lil Herb is another rapper on the verge of making it big in Chicago.
The two originally entered the rap game together, Lil Herb stands out with his deep and gritty music that has hints of drill, soul and grim alike.
5. Jean Deaux
Jean Deaux is both a singer and a rapper in her music, and she has managed to seamlessly blend the two.
The songs she has released have an ethereal, and mellow feel to them, with R&B and soul influence. The artist has made it clear that her musical identity is intertwined with her life growing up in Chicago.
History in the Making
There is so much talent that has originated from the rap community in Chicago, and it has even seen the birth of entire genres of music.
These artists listed are full of unlimited potential, and in time they may make it big with their unique styles and flow.
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