The Come Up

The Come Up: Bas
From Charles De Gaulle to JFK, the Queens-bred MC is ready to expand his horizons.
Abbas “Bas” Hamad didn’t start rapping until his 23rd birthday. Most rappers pick up the pen and pad during their adolescent years, but the Paris-born, Queens-bred rapper did…
The Come Up: Snootie Wild
Riding high after the release of I Am, Yo Gotti is looking to put his CMG roster on the map. Meet his North Memphis newcomer Snootie Wild.
 
Written By: Christopher Minaya
It is either win or lose, and Snootie Wild has involuntarily stacked up heaps of losses yet has unearthed a way to flip t…
The Come Up: Yung Gleesh
While Wale and Fat Trel are leading the forefront in the Washington D.C. hip-hop scene, Yung Gleesh is up next to blow. The 23-year-old MC got his name recognized from the off-kilter single “Skrong” and his Yung Lean-assisted “Its Sad Boy,” whi…
The Come Up: A$ton Matthews
The story of A$ton Matthews nearly ended before it truly began. At a young age, the Cali native was surrounding in the street life. What started as a scuffle at a friends party turned into a life threatening escapade, as the people Matthews fought came back shooting...
The Come Up: Euro
Young Money: Rise Of An Empire is the label’s second compilation that’ll introduce rap fans to new faces from the roster. Famed for putting a bigger spotlight on artists like Drake and Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne plans on bringing the attention to his latest signee, Euro..…
The Come Up: Andy Mineo
Andy Mineo is probably not on your radar, and he’s looking to figure out why. “Many publications and outlets haven’t had too much rapport on us. I also think that some of it is probably some of my faith,” says Mineo. “It&CloseCurlyQuo…
The Come Up: CJ Fly
Everyone from Brooklyn’s young rap crew, Pro.Era, had their own coming out party to hip-hop at various times. Joey Bada$$ took the spotlight after 1999 dropped, and you can say the same thing for CJ Fly. He stole the show with his verse on “Hardknock,” fol…
The Come Up: Lil Herb
Lil Bibby and Lil Herb are the next wave of young Chicago talent to gain widespread acceptance in hip-hop. While Bibby is riding high after the release of Free Crack, his partner-in-rhyme and childhood friend Lil Herb has been patiently waiting his turn...
The Come Up: Joey Fatts
To meet the lofty expectations of his debut album, Harlem’s A$AP Rocky called upon some of the biggest names in hip-hop to help on the project, from megastar rapper Drake to pop hit-maker Jim Jonsin. He also called upon Joey Fatts, a homeless 21-year-old who had been only making beat…
The Come Up: Black Cobain
Living a balanced lifestyle was always stressful to Black Cobain as a young man. Early in life, the DMV native was exposed to many different styles of music, as his grandparents had a palette for a wide range of sounds. The voices of Anita Baker, Michael Jackson and as far out as ACDC to Nirvana ill…

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