Hometown: Dorchester, MA
Notable song: “Glory”
Sounds like: Nas-like street poet rhymes with a strong socially conscious bent and a global world view
Why you need to know him: CG has been dropping mixtape after mixtape for the past few years, gaining acclaim from all those who have heard him for his deft and smart lyricism. A natural performer who grew into his own after winning the BK Hip-Hop Fest’s Show and Prove tournament in 2012, he was on the shortlist for Boston’s best rapper in the Boston Music Awards last year. From his gloablly-minded Study A’Broad mixtape that utilized producers from seven different countries to his most recent On The Meaning of Progress made entirely with Brooklyn producer ATG, Charmingly Ghetto knows how to navigate hip-hop’s choppy waters.