HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll be able to check out some of their best work, and we'll break down what makes them great by category. Throughout the article, you'll find links to hear more from the artist, and make sure you go follow our official Soundcloud for more new music.

This week we head to Chicago to take a closer look at Alex Wiley, one of the most interesting young artists in the Windy City's widely diverse hip-hop landscape. You may have heard him on a couple songs with Chi-town cohorts Chance The Rapper or Mick Jenkins, but he's got a style all his own and he's making serious "Vibrations" within the game.

If you're not familiar with the 21-year-old emcee, or you're a fan who just wants to know a little more of the back story, slide through the next few pages and get the scoop. Our own Damon Campbell interviewed Wiley in Chicago this Summer and you can peep that below as well.