If you told me in 2011 that the dudes who made "Teach Me How To Jerk" would be signed by the guy who produced "Niggas In Paris" and quickly become the most promising prospects on his label, I probably would've responded sarcastically with something along the lines of "Oh yeah, and I heard Cali Swag District are gonna produce half of Kanye's new album." Lo and behold, it's three years later and Audio Push just released a track with Wale that makes their former selves seem like the World Class Wreckin' Cru to their current N.W.A.
Signing to Hit-Boy's HS87 label last year, Oktane and Pricetag were key players on the label's 2014 album We The Plug, and plan to release their debut album in 2015. They may not have had the big hits that many others on this list scored in 2014, but the aforementioned "Quick Fast" is promising enough to nab them a spot. Along with that, Audio Push killed a CMJ showcase at S.O.B.'s earlier this year (which will be referenced in other artists' sections too), showcasing lyricism onstage chemistry the likes of which I had no idea they were capable of. I left that show blown away by their abilities, and looking forward to hearing the studio versions of many of the unreleased songs they played. Expect Audio Push to handily top their 2014 run next year.