Memphis is having a moment right now. In 2018, BlocBoy JB and Tay Keith emerged on the national scene with one of the best songs of the year, “Look Alive,” but that was just a glimpse at a city full of talented new artists. Who’s up next, you ask? Our bets are on Key Glock. The charismatic 21-year-old rapper is racking up millions of plays on hard-hitting cuts like his Tay Keith-produced Glock Bond standout “Russian Cream,” and he’s doing it all without big-name collaborations. “I know if I would have used the big features, I would have reached a higher peak than I’m at right now,” he says. “I know I’m going to still get to that point eventually. I’m going to do it my way.” —Eric Skelton