Age: "20 somethin’​" (or so he says)
From: Atlanta, GA
Twitter: @peeweelongway
Essential listening: The Blue M&M

Pros: He can make bangers better than most of the competition.

Cons: He has yet to deviate from his one-dimensional material, sounds too much like Young Thug.  

PeeWee Longway notably showcased his blistering flow alongside fellow Atlanta artist Young Thug in the firearms-filled video for “Loaded.” Standing beside the most animated rapper in the game right now, Longway never loses his presence—hell, his ad-lib at the 1:09 mark nearly steals the show.

Nothing about PeeWee is small aside from his stature. His towering swagger and deep drawl make for one of the more identifiable voices in hip-hop, compensating for his lyrical lackings with intensity and grit. On the back of several high profile collaborations with Rome Fortune and Migos, Longway released his anticipated project, The Blue M&M, back in May.

Between “That Boy Right There”’s inescapable catchiness and successful stabs at carrying a melody on “Energy Kit,” the free tape all but cemented the 1017 Brick Squad signee as a viable star in the making. Armed with a steady flow of Zaytoven and Metro Boomin-produced bangers and cosigns from A$AP Rocky and Thugger, among others, PeeWee’s can sneak up on listeners as they get familiar with Young Thug. —Alex Siber