The music business may be reeling, but there's never been more new, exciting artists emerging fully formed and ready to forge their own path to your playlists.
From country-fried troubadours to self-made hip-hop impresarios to scruffy indie weirdos, these folks will soon need no introduction.
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »