G Herbo hails from "Terror Town" in Chicago's East Side, one of the most notorious crime-ridden areas in the country. This lethal and cutthroat environment inspired Herbo to become this generation's premier voice for the voiceless. G Herbo has the life experience, lyrical dexterity, and the vocal inflection of someone far beyond his mere 21 years. No one in the game paints a more deft and vivid picture of the complexities of young street life in America like G Herbo.
Jamaica-born and East Atlanta-raised Disc Jockey Genius is pioneering the new ATL sound that is making waves through the music industry. Genius offers an intense and engaging live show that is anchored by big records curated by Genius himself. Over the last few years Genius has had heavy involvement in breaking several major artists such as 2 Chainz, Migos, and fellow slum, K CAMP. While on tour with K CAMP this past year, Genius has been crafting his third LP, Presently with a total of over 5 million streams online, an impressive library of records/features and a network of powerful contacts Genius is poised to be one of the most intriguing and influential players in Hip Hop.
Born on the tiny Caribbean Island of Dominica and raised on the Eastside of Atlanta, 21 Savage, comes from a background of poverty, struggle, crime, and violence. This pain and anger come across as a clear message in his music, do not mess with me or my people.
Starting with his debut mixtape The Slaughter Tape, 21 has developed a sound that is somewhere between Atlanta's Trap and Chicago's Drill as a hyper violent, hyper real view of the Real Atlanta. He has forged meaningful relationships with super producers Sonny Digital and Metro Boomin as well as upstart Fukk-12. His follow-up tape "Free Guwop EP" was a collaboration with Sonny Digital. 21 Savage is quickly becoming the voice of the streets, the voice of the real Atlanta.
With 60 hit songs under his belt and two Grammy trophies on his mantle, T-Pain has cemented himself as one of the most influential artists of all time. Currently preparing for his fifth album, Stoicville: The Phoenix, T-Pain promises that he’s back to being the artist that he originally intended to be. “I want to be able to say that I put out an album that I believed in and that I liked,” he says. “Every song on the album is something that came out of my heart.”
"’Rapper’ is easily at the bottom of the list of viable occupations that any African immigrant parent would set out for their child to pursue, yet here I am."
Atlanta Hip-Hop artist Kelechi's career choice doesn't exactly reflect the structured foundation laid by his Nigerian upbringing. The volatility of the music industry is the opposite of the American Dream promised to so many immigrants but the fluid environment perfectly suits Kelechi's personality.
As a rapper, singer, and producer, Kelechi crafts soundscapes that are as genre bending as they are fundamental. Combining lyrical influences of J. Cole, Kanye and Country Grammar-era Nelly with his unique songwriting perspective, Kelechi speaks on what it's like to be young, black and African in 2015 in a way anyone can digest.