From: Cleveland, OH
Pros: Raps with lots of energy, appeals to suburban kids
Cons: Looks like a Yelawolf clone
Odds of blowing up: 10:1
Complex says: Machine Gun Kelly opens your eyes to the struggle and grit of his beloved Cleveland streets. His talent is undeniable and it’s showcased by his distinctive rapid-fire rapping style. Kelly also has the song making abilities that prove he’s got what it takes to become a complete artist. That’s precisely why Diddy signed him to Bad Boy Records this year. We’re intrigued by his rawness and hope Diddy can polish up the edges.