Quando Rondo has been making waves in the industry since 2017, but his Lil Baby-assisted single “I Remember,” which was released in 2018, is what helped take his career to the next level. The retrospective track finds the rapper putting his vulnerabilities on wax and reliving hard times, and it helped catch the attention of a massive audience and land him a record deal with YoungBoy Never Broke Again’s Atlantic Records imprint, Never Broke Again LLC. Quando Rondo is only 20 years old, but he has the maturity to reflect on life experiences that range from heartbreak to street violence. His debut album, QPac, is more proof of his potential starpower. He’s not the first artist to compare himself to Tupac, and probably not the last, but it’s worth noting that he has a knack for writing lyrics that depict the brutal realities of the world around him, just like the late legend. —Jessica McKinney

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