2016 was a fantastic year for hip hop. Chance the Rapper received a Grammy nomination for a streaming-only album, Drake killed it, again, and Rae Sremmurd gave us the soundtrack to the mannequin challenge. With the genre’s boom over the last twelve months, we can be sure that 2017 will bring us just as much fire. Check out this lineup of the most promising up-and-coming rappers of 2017.
Nick Grant is a South Carolina rapper. He has received praise from rappers like Young Jeezy and Nas.
She may be called Noname, but she is certainly making a name for herself in the rap game. She was featured on a Chance the Rapper’s latest album.
J Nics says, “I’m making the best music I’ve ever done right now. In 2017, I’m focused on taking my career to that next level… staying consistent and showing my range as an artist.”