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Celebrating National Hip-Hop Month: 7 Emerging Hip-Hop Artists To Get Familiar With

Written by: @_BlairMoon

Hip Hop has been around since the 70’s and has persevered through many obstacles since its inception. Today, it’s one of the top genres in the world with everyone wanting to try a hand at rapping or featuring Hip-Hop artists on their songs no matter the genre.

Back in August, the US Senate passed Resolution 331 which officially designated November 2021 as ‘Hip Hop History Month'.

So in honor of celebrating Hip Hop History month, I have curated a list of 7 Hip-Hop artists to pay attention to.

Photo Credits From the following Instagram Accounts: Top Left @1Lonr, Bottom Left @LanaLaDonna, Middle Top @OfficialBFree, Middle @Domani @Official_KaiKai, Middle Bottom @AceBugey, Right Top @WesLeeTheWordsmith, Right Bottom @CurtisTooTrill

*All of the artists mentioned below can be found on streaming services like Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, etc.

Counting down, there is:

7. B Free

B Free is an up-and-coming rapper in Detroit, Michigan who according to Motown Musician Accelerator is “Detroit’s menace in paradise.” B Free has been very consistent with getting his name out to the masses and releasing music. Since 2018, B Free has released projects titled ‘Motor City Menace’, ‘Lost in Paradise’, ‘Dead or Alive’ and more recently “Bloom in a Dark Room.’ B Free has his own unique style of rapping by connecting anime to hip-hop and even calls himself the “Rap Game Hokage.” He has accomplished many impressive feats in his career by becoming the official ambassador for the Detroit Pistons and obtaining partnerships with brands like Puma. Music-wise he’s collaborated with Diggy and has performed at festivals sharing the same stage as artists like Lil Wayne, Young Dolph, and Rich The Kid. He is also a part of the Detroit group 'Forever Golden'.

Instagram: @officialbfree

6. Ace Bugey

Ace Bugey is another one out of Michigan who you should have your eyes on. Whether it’s his own projects like ‘What’s The Rush’, ‘Mr. Nice Guy’, ‘Do Better’ or collaborative projects with rapper 313phresh, like ‘All Love’ and ‘Deion’, Ace Bugey is telling stories based on personal relationships and life experiences. From topics such as love to heartbreak, Ace Bugey isn’t afraid to get vulnerable and state what it is he’s really thinking. The video for his latest single ‘Pressure/ Numb’ just dropped last week.