Baby Keem’s YouTube page consists of only three videos, none with more than 22,000 views as of this writing. But it’s a measure of his influence and promise that one of those clips is directed by Shia LaBeouf. Hykeem Carter first came to fans’ attention because of his affiliation with TDE: He worked on the Black Panther soundtrack and produced two songs on Jay Rock’s Redemption. And that’s not all of the heavy hitters he’s aligned himself with: His song “Baby Keem” was produced by Cardo, and the two have continued to work together. He also has writing and production credits on Schoolboy Q’s CrasH Talk single “Numb Numb Juice.” But no matter who’s backing him up or working alongside him, Keem’s style, musicality, and personality ensure that he has a long career ahead of him as a solo artist on his own footing. —Shawn Setaro