12 Artists to Watch in 2012

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

Meek Mill

After being named one of XXL magazine's 2011 Freshmen Class rappers, Maybach Music Group signee Meek Mill is poised to take over in 2012. Since lingering under an unproductive partnership with T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records, the Philly-bred spitter has released popular tracks "Tupac Back" and "Ima Boss" off MMG's collaborative studio album Self Made Vol. 1, released in May 2011.

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