August 31, 2015  —  by

Top 5 rappers under 20 years old

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1. Jean Deaux

19-year-old Jean Deaux is still in braces, yet her mature aesthetic and positive attitude won her a publishing deal at the age of 18. She has worked with award-winning singer and producer Sampha

 

2. Loyle Carner

Released last summer, Loyle Carner‘s debut EP A Little Late received attention from influential platforms including Hunger TV and HUH, and landed him a world tour with Brooklyn rapper Joey Bada$$. His continued growth as an artist has seen him perform at the Tate Modern, cementing his status as a future tastemaker.

 

3. Dreezy

Chicago rapper Dreezy emerged after bringing out a remix of Nicki Minaj’s single Chiraq, and has recently signed to Interscope.

 

4. Saba

Saba is part of Red Bull’s artist development programme, Red Bull Sound Select, which has enabled him to showcase his skills to crowds all over the world. A huge following and affiliation with the PIVOT crew ensures ongoing success in 2015.

 

5. Young Lean

Yung Lean was notoriously dubbed “the weirdest white Swedish rapper you’ll hear this week” by Noisey. His off-kilter approach, void of rap stereotypes, has catapulted his profile (and that of his collective Sad Boys) into the limelight. Links with VFiles and rave reviews from top publications have given rise to sold-out shows, as well as cult acclaim from fans, industry insiders and brands.

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