Atlanta's Top 8 New Rappers


Reese photographed in 2014.

Atlanta is home to a constantly rising number of up-and-coming acts -- it's quickly becoming a powder keg of talent waiting to blow. The most impressive quality of the city’s scene is that no one rapper or singer is the same, and they all reach wildly different demographics, from the influence of trap music on the Southside of Atlanta to the off the wall originality of Edgewood. Even though they're different lyrically or cosmetically, they all share the same diehard mentality that keeps them in the spotlight through EPs, mixtapes and videos. Because of their will to survive and hustle, this list of Atlanta's rising stars is a more of a warning: don't underestimate the South, because its influence is multiplying.