10 New Philadelphia Rappers To Watch Out For


Via Complex.

Philly, I did this for you, and there’s more on the way. This should hold you over for the time being, though.

For more than three decades, the Philadelphia hip-hop scene has been all over the place. Rapper and radio personality Lady B set things off in 1979 with her show on WHAT FM and her groundbreaking single “To The Beat Y’all.” Schooly D put the world on to gangsta rap in the mid-80’s, while the Fresh Prince brought rap’s first Grammy back to Philly with DJ Jazzy Jeff long before “Will Smith” became a household name.

Since 1987 The Roots have evolved from critically-acclaimed underground kings to the house band for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Beanie Sigel, Freeway and the rest of State Property rocketed to fame when Roc-A-Fella ruled Philly during the late ’90s and early-aughts. And Cassidy made some big moves before being sidelined by a murder case and a serious car crash.

Many artists have come and gone since, yet none of them have truly been able make a lasting mark on the game. However, a new Rocky emerged last year when Meek Mill broke out, becoming one of hip-hop’s biggest rising stars. On the heels of Meek’s success, rap is hungry for more talent from the “new Iraq.”

After a stop in Chicago, Complex decided to take a trip down 95 South and the New Jersey Turnpike to find 10 New Philadelphia Rappers to Watch Out For this year. Listed in alphabetical order, you’ll find a few dudes who embody the typical Philly sound, and others that win by deviating from it. So here we go, all the way live from the 215….

Let’s go.

Link: 10 New Philadelphia Rappers To Watch Out For

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