We had an outstanding 2017 in hip-hop which gave us so many new sounds and many new faces who are ready to be the next big thing. But now its 2018 and with that new year its going to come with various new artists and sounds. We were given Smokepurpp, Lil Pump, Tay-K, SkiMaskTheSlumpGod and many more last year who made their mark. Now its a new year and here are the 4 artists to be watching this year.
4. Lil Skies
The Waynesborro PA native bursts on the scene towards the end of 2017 with his single “Red Roses” which accumulated over 20 millions views in less then 2 months. He has a versatile style of rap where he can spazz on a beat or be heartfelt and come in with a killer chorus. He recently signed a deal with Atlantic Records and is currently working on his debut project which is set to drop this year.
This duo came into the rap game with intentions to make their mark and be long lasting. The “Glam Boys” dropped their debut project “88glam” featuring their biggest hit “Bali” featuring their fellow Canadian NAV. The duo are XO Record signee’s and are currently touring as of now but plan to drop at least 2 projects this year most likely in the late spring to early summer
The Atlanta rapper and Private Club Records signee has made an impact on the rap game which has gone unnoticed by many, but the ones who have seen it know he has all the potential in the world. 24 dropped his latest project “12AM in Atlanta” which streamed over 7 millions hits. He also has multiple songs on “TPC Volume 1” which consists of all Private Club Record artists. He is currently working on his debut album “Neon-Jungle” which in his latest IG post says is “almost complete”
1. Trippie Redd
The “1400” rapper gained so much attention and fame last year coming on to the scene with his hit single “Love Scars” and collabing with Travis Scott, Rich the Kid, Lil Wayne, Lil Wop and more. His sound is so unique it allows him to be himself on every track. The Ohio native recent work “A Love Letter To You 2” gained nation wide attention due to the hype behind it and it didnt fail accumulating over 17 million streams in its first week. He is currently touring but has plans to drop a single with Drake where DJ Mustard on twitter said “this could be the song of the year”.