Lil Big Pac
At 19, this Pompano Beach native is already one of the best natural rappers of his generation. His effortless style pours from “Vibin in This Bih,” which echoes Juvenile’s flow, Gucci Mane’s wordplay, and Chance the Rapper’s conversational cadence. “Slayed” shows this teenager’s worries go well beyond his years, while Boosie—hip-hop’s ultimate survivor—makes a cameo as the living incarnation of stress and weary perseverance. His Southern pedigree really shows on “Can I,” “Today,” and “Gave All I Got,” a trifecta of bluesy country rap tunes that bear the scars and sensitivity of an authentic street experience.