12 Artists to Watch in 2012

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  • French Montana
  • A$AP Rocky
  • 2 Chainz
  • Future
  • Astro
  • Bridget Kelly
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Elle Varner
  • Frank Ocean
  • The Weeknd
  • Meek Mill
  • MGK

2 Chainz

Since branching off from rap duo Playaz Circle after partner Dolla Boy was sent to prison, 2 Chainz (formerly known as Tity Boi) has hit the ground running, releasing the popular DJ Drama-hosted mixtape, T.R.U. REALigion, this past November. The debut solo project spawned the club banger, "Spend It," featuring T.I. 

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