Civil Selects: Juice WRLD, LightSkinKeisha, Stockz & Kidd Kenn
by RK Jackson
As June comes to a close, we round out our final selection of notable up and coming rappers making waves. Check out these artists and let us know who you like!
Artist: Juice WRLD
Track: All Girls All The Same
Hot Take: The 19-year old rapper has quickly made a name for himself with tracks like ‘Girls’ and ‘Lucid Dreams’ (both breaking into the Hot 100) which lends more to a melodic-trap sound. The Chicago native came up through SoundCloud and has a teen Kid Cudi angst-stripped sound in his raps about high school heartbreak with teenage earnestness.
Hot Take: Comedian turned rapper LightSkinKeisha is the epitome of Atlanta. Bubbling for almost a year, her YouTube channel has been home to her comedy videos and now her original music. Her new track ‘Treadmill’ (accompanied by a colorful video) is the perfect summer in the city song to blast riding down 85. Period.
Artist: Kidd Kenn
Track: Focused (Remix)
Hot Take: The viral sensation has worked up quite a following with only two lead tracks and a slew of remixes out. Considered to be Chicago’s first openly gay drill rapper, Kenn broke new ground opening up for Kehlani this past Sunday for Pride Weekend.
Track: 38 Special
Hot Take: The Houston-native and LA resident Stockz has been making music off and on since 2011. Recently making strides trending upward, Stockz co-headlined the Revolt/McDonald’s Local Love Tour with a number of popular artists including viral rapper Guapdad 4000. ’38 Special’ finds the rapper extrapolating on life and how what he once was is not who he is now.
Thinking bout quitting rap/To be a billionaire