Since the 90s, Atlanta has been on the cutting edge of hip-hop boasting artists like Outkast, Young Thug, Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, 21 Savage, and many others. With fresh and dynamic deliveries, captivating personalities, and culture-defining music, Atlanta rappers have dominated the art-form with ease. For this installment of “Good Jawns”, we dive into the best up and coming artists from the A.
Throughout the past three years, Slimelife Shawty has built himself into one of the premier acts in Atlanta’s underground scene. Since tapping in with Young Thug and his Young Stoner Life compatriots along with Lil Durk and OTF, Slime has been on a tear with tracks like his standout “Don’t Worry” and his 2020 project No Slime Left Behind. His new song “Baby Boy” comes ahead of his upcoming project Better Living.
Signed to Young Nudy’s Paradise East Records, 2FeetBino’s dexterity when it comes to his subject matter isn’t something many can pull off. Try contrasting his singles In Da Spot featuring 4L Quan and No Such Thing, for example.
In Da Spot feels like Bino holding back warning his opps with a shaking finger that they better not come near him. No Such Thing, on the other hand, is an introspective track that sees Bino analyzing peoples’ lack of loyalty and rappers who just want to get on and don’t appreciate the art form. Feet’s versatility and unshakable confidence make him one to watch out of ATL.
When artists try to put on their family members in the rap world, usually things don’t really work out. They’re not taken as seriously as the artist would like them to be and in most cases, that family member gets a couple of shout-outs on Twitter from the artist and is never heard from again. However, after delivering one of the best songs on the Young Stoner Life compilation album Slime Language 2, Unfoonk has elevated himself past merely being a family member of Young Thug. His new album “My Struggle” showcases his unique tone and ability to craft relatable lyrics about pain, struggle, and loss.
In under a year, FN DaDealer has built one of the most loyal fanbases in Atlanta rap with over 100k views on nearly all of his videos as well as over 300k monthly listeners on Spotify. As his track “Too Humble” explains, FN’s calm demeanor and laid-back rap style have intoxicated his fans. His debut album on Young Stoner Life Records titled Big Deal is out now on all platforms and is easily one of the most cohesive projects from an up-and-comer this year. Check it out below!