12. Jay Electronica
Label: Roc Nation
From: New Orleans, LA
Active Since: 2004
Career Highlights: His Act I: Eternal Sunshine (the pledge) mixtape of continuous music built from the Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind soundtrack received acclaim from music critics, signed to Roc Nation, and his "Exhibit C" single won MTV2's Sucker Free Sunday Instant Classic Award.
The elusive rapper has yet to release his debut album. But trust, when it drop the 'Net will be on fire with critiques about what Jay-Z's secret weapon at Roc Nation has to say. Look out.