Hometown: Boston, MA
Notable song: “Over Under”
Sounds like: Intensely lyrical raps packed with wordplay and flow shifts
Why you need to know him: When you Google Chilla Jones the first you’ll see is a long line of “Chilla Jones vs.” search results, which reveals probably the most important thing about the Boston MC: He’s a wildly impressive battle rapper. Like many battle rappers, on record he doesn’t always capture the appeal of his voice, but his work with fellow New England rapper Riznut shows he’s coming into his own as a studio artist.