Lil Durk

Twitter: @lildurk_

Pros: Already has a cult following, plus he’s a beast on YouTube, and is now beginning to garner national press.

Cons: Lots of competition in Chicago’s drill-hop scene. Can he stand out?

Essential Listening: I’m A Hitta

With his local hit “I’m A Hitta” racking up almost 300,000 YouTube views, Lil Durk is making waves throughout the city with his unique brand of drill-hop. As melodic as it is gangster, Durk’s music could be best described as a hybrid of A$AP Rocky and Waka Flocka. Representing Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, Durk’s first post-jail release, I’m Still A Hitta, is due out in March. In pockets of Chicago, YouTube views are worth their weight in gold, and with close to one million total views on under his belt, Durk is truly on a road to riches.