Breakout Music Stars of 2012

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  • Future
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Meek Mill
  • Elle Varner
  • Chief Keef
  • Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill
  • Frank Ocean
  • Rita Ora
  • Azealia Banks
  • French Montana
  • 2 Chainz

Chief Keef

Marching to the beat of his own drum, Chicago youth Chief Keef landed a viral smash with his Drill-Hop banger "I Don't Like," which was eventually remixed by fellow Chicagoan Kanye West. The smash propelled the teenage star into the limelight, but with his ascension to rap’s big leagues Keef experienced some major missteps along the way. Love him or hate him, the Chi-town product was one of 2012’s most intriguing stars.  (Photo: Johnny Nunez/WireImage)

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