Every year, after the dust settles on the previous one, we provide you with our picks of who we think will make serious waves in music for the next twelve months. Last year, our pick of emcees to watch included names such as Octavian, Loski and Nafe Smallz, and they all went on to have a strong 2018. In general, last year was great for the UK music scene, rap and grime especially, with the likes of D Double E, Sneakbo and Ghetts adding to the mix with stellar album drops.
2019 is already shaping up to be another biggie for British lyricism with upcoming projects expected from the likes of Fredo, Stormzy, J Hus and MoStack. However, there are also some fresh-faced spitters you need to be made aware of if you’re not already. All of these artists undoubtedly have the talent to succeed—many of whom we’ve covered before today—but only time will tell if they make the right moves over the coming year to justify their inclusion in this list.
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