From: Atlanta, GA/New York, NY
Pros: Can be both humorous and thoughtful, he’s already famous
Cons: Hard to take seriously, can be a cornball
Odds of blowing up: 5:1
Complex says: You might recognize Childish Gambino as the guy who plays Troy Barnes on NBC’s Community, or maybe just as Donald Glover the stand-up comedian. It turns out the guy is talented as a rapper as well. Evidenced on “Freaks and Geeks,” Gambino knows how to weave humor and witty metaphors into complicated rhyme schemes. To top it off, his flow can exploit the pocket of almost any beat. Gambino’s been sharpening his skills on the touring circuit as of late. Be sure to check for his upcoming album, Camp, dropping in September.