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Yung Lean
Hometown: Stockholm, Sweden
Twitter: @YungLeann
Notable Song: “Ginseng Strip 2002″
Sounds Like: Lil B’s white, Swedish nephew, or the closest you could get to the definition of “sad rap.”
Why You Need To Know Him: It’s unclear if he’s a rap prankster or not, but teenager Yung Lean is being consumed by an abundance of online gas right now. The youngster from Stockholm, Sweden, has accumulated millions of views on YouTube for his Lil B-like head-space and camera phone-shot visuals. And where most outspoken, English-rhyming white rappers enter the game with an Eminem comparison attached to their names, RiFF RAFF is probably more fitting where Yung Lean is concerned. Kid’s clearly got something going on, though. —Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson