Boston rapper Michael Christmas has all the indie clout necessary to reach its upper echelons, including co-signs from indie-label-climbers (and by climb I mean up to a major label), Mac Miller and Logic.
We've featured a few of his Pro Era comrades (Kirk Knight, CJ Fly) in past seasons of On The Come Up, however with the release of his Disguise The Limit mixtape in February and a spot on the Smoker's Club tour, it's safe to say Nyck Caution is up next from the
It's safe to say you know who Madeintyo is. The rapper put his crew, Private Club Records, on the map following the viral success of "Uber Everywhere," which continues to be a jam this summer and continues to pile up the remixes/freestyles.
Fresh off the release of his celebrated mixtape OMMIO 3, RJ has developed into one of Los Angeles' most exciting artists. In an interview with HNHH, RJ discussed his early influences, which were predominately east coast rappers like Jay Z.
Wiki first made some noise as part of the collective RatKing, which is a Manhattan-based rap group comprised of Wiki, Hak and Sporting Life. Recently he's branched out on his own, dropping off his debut solo project Lil Me back in December.
Very few new rappers have been making more noise than Atlanta's 21 Savage. Some have compared his forceful entry into the game to that of Waka Flocka, as it's been his street-centered rage that has set him apart from his melody-happy competitors.
Lil Yachty is one of those rappers who has seemingly come out of nowhere. We haven’t gotten to see the usual progress from early mixtape to a well-rounded artist, instead encountering a fully-formed artist in “Yachty.”
Lil Uzi Vert found some overnight success with his mixtape-turned-album (now available on iTunes thanks to a deal with Atlantic) Luv Is Rage. He hasn't stopped there, building on his momentum with leaks including the energetic "Did It," collabor
Nef the Pharaoh made it on to our Breakout Artists of 2015 list, so it's only right we shoot an episode of On The Come Up with him. The second episode of the new OTCU season features the Bay Area native who blew up off of a NOLA tribute, "Big Tymin."
Donmonique sees herself as a regular girl from Brooklyn, but her rise to prominence in the last 6 months has been anything but ordinary. In our newest episode of #OTCU, she reflects on her journey up to this point and teases what she's got next on the menu.