Top 10 to Watch For 2012

Posted on January 15, 2012 by

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Alright y’all, my new year’s resolution was to write an article ever 2 weeks for 2012. So I am going to have at least 26 longer, written pieces to put up.  I’m excited to present the first one, one of my personal favorite parts of running this site.  Top 10 to Watch For. I am presenting the list today in its entireity and throughout the year I will highlight each artist and hopefully, accompany the piece with an interview. A lot of our earlier Top 10 to Watch Fors are beginning to enjoy a bit of commercial success and critical acclaim.  I try to pick artists who have not put out a major for sale debut. Some are signed, some aren’t.  Hit the jump to find out this year’s Top 10 to Watch For.  Catch up on their latest material and stay tuned this year for big moves from all of these artists.

10. The Kid Daytona – The Bronx, New York

Most Recent Project: Interlude II

9.Sugar Tongue Slim (STS) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania & Atlanta, Georgia

Most Recent Project: The Illustrious

8.Scolla – Detroit, Michigan

Most Recent Project: Seconds Away, R&B Project due in February

7.Erk Tha Jerk – Richmond, California

Most Recent Project: Nerd’s Eye View

6.K. Sparks – Queens, New York

Most Recent Project: Diagnosis: Success

5.Young Roddy – New Orleans, Louisiana

Most Recent Project: Jet Life to the Next Life

4.TeamBackPack – Bay Area, California

Most Recent Project: Season 3 Cyphers

3.Macklemore – Seattle, Washington

Most Recent Project: VS Redux

2.ASAP Rocky – Harlem, New York

Most Recent Project: LiveLoveA$AP

1.Machine Gun Kelly – Cleveland, Ohio

Most Recent Project: Rage Pack