In recent years, the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia) scene has been poppin' off with rap acts very close to breaking through. Shy Glizzy and GoldLink are certainly leading the charge for the new school, but there are a handful of other rappers who are just a notch below them but with just as much talent. D.R.AM.'s charisma is undeniable, Jay IDK delivers a raw energy that fans will gravitate toward, and Young Money Yawn has the lyrical skill set and a Pusha T co-sign that will go a long way. The future of the DMV is looking very bright.

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[Editor's Note: The definition of "DMV" used for our playlist research includes *all* of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia, not just the specific region typically associated with "DMV."]