10 Under-the-Radar Artists Hip Hop Stars Love

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  • Gonjasufi
  • Nylo
  • Chance the Rapper
  • Jhené Aiko
  • Skylar Grey
  • Elijah Blake
  • The Bullitts
  • Amber Coffman
  • James Blake, Chance the Rapper, Jhené Aiko
  • James Blake
  • James Fauntleroy

Chance the Rapper

Also hailing from Chicago, 16-year-old Chance the Rapper got a big up from someone he looks up to, J. Cole. "I respect that kid," Cole said on MTV's RapFix Live, where the two met in-person for the first time. He first heard Chance on a track he has with Ab-Soul off his second mixtape, Acid Rap (which also features Twista) and Cole likened the experience to the feeling that he got when he first heard Kendrick Lamar. "Acid Rap is that special," he said.

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