Breakout Music Stars of 2012

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

2 Chainz

2012 has been Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz' best year. The Def Jam recording artist released his chart-topping debut, Based On a T.R.U Story, in August and dominated radio waves nationwide for much of the year as either a featured artist on hit singles or with his own inescapable jams "No Lie" featuring Drake and "Birthday Song" featuring Kanye West. Truuuu! (Photo: Chris McKay/Getty Images for BET)

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