Co-signed by the likes of Common and Kendrick Lamar, Add-2 is gaining popularity by the minute. While you spin his Save Our Souls mixtape, learn more about this budding Chi-Town MC.
Standout: “Cotton Fields”
Also check out: “Couples Therapy” featuring Wes Restless
And: “Leave A Message”
Hometown: The Southside of Chicago, Illinois
I grew up listening to: Nas, Jay Z, Do or Die, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Quest.
Most people don’t know I: I have been co-signed by some of the greats in Common, 9th Wonder, Kendrick Lamar and more.
My style’s been compared to: I feel like my style is like a resurrection of some of the backpack rap in the ’90s. I grew up on a lot of the people from the golden era, so I try to incorporate that in my style now. I would say it’s a mixture of if you put Common, Kanye and Lupe all together at once.
My standout records or moments have been: Getting a mixtape sponsored by LRG titled Save Our Souls. A big record on that tape was “Cotton Fields” which grabbed the attention of many. “Modern Day Coons” was also a big record that caught the attention of Common, who is like a mentor to me. I also did a record with 9th Wonder called “Going, Going Gone.” I have also been on MTV Sucker Free. In regards to big performances, I have performed at A3C, SXSW, hit the stage with The Roots and more.
My goal in hip-hop is: To be respected. I want my work to be respected no matter what year it is. When I decide to stop and people look back on my work that it is still revered in the same light that it was when it was fresh. Timeless music.
I’m gonna be the next: Add-2.