From: Pittsburgh, PA
Pros: Grimy street storytelling
Cons: Lives in the shadow of Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller
Odds of blowing up: 20:1
Complex says: Wiz and Mac Miller keep us lifted, and fellow Pittsburgh rapper Boaz brings us back to earth with thought-provoking lyrics. He’s usually lyrical and deep, but he can also make songs like “Around the World” (with Mac Miller) that keep the fun going and the subject matter light. Give a listen to Boaz’s latest street-album The Transition, and follow along as he helps lead the burgeoning Pittsburgh rap scene.