Philadelphian 2rare broke through in 2020 with "Big Drippa," a single that exemplifies the melodic rapper's combative if fun-loving style. The MC born Naseem Young dedicated himself to music in his teens, after he realized that hip-hop would be more fulfilling than academics and football. "Big Bag," an easygoing anthem released independently, put him on the map in 2019, after which he signed a joint deal with 10K Projects, Homemade Projects, and Internet Money Records. "Big Drippa" was 2rare's commercial debut. Released officially in February 2020, its streams soon exceeded six digits across platforms. "New Virus" and "Waikiki" were out before the end of the year. His toughest track yet, "Rare Story," followed in 2021.