With its 2016 freshman cover, XXL anointed four rappers as the princes of hip hop's newest wave: Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, Kodak Black, and 21 Savage. Many argued that Playboi Carti should have been included. A case could also have been made for Famous Dex, the exuberant Chicago rapper who recently signed to Rich the Kid's Rich Forever label.

Dex has already released three mixtapes and approximately 9,418 videos in 2016. His particular style lends itself well to the music video format -- he is constantly sipping lean, and his unblinking eyes offer a window into the mind of a madman.

Click through the gallery to listen to 10 essential Famous Dex tracks.