Polo G

Emerging on the scene in 2018 with the songs “Finer Things” and “Pop Out” (featuring Lil Tjay), Chicago rapper Taurus Tremani Bartlett, better known as Polo G, presented himself as fresh meat and better yet, new competition to beat within the Chicago rap scene. Although emerging with hard drill beats, he has since taken a melodic root and his lyricism has been shouted out by the likes of high status executives like Dreamville’s founder Ibrahim. He received his first Billboard accolade earlier this year with his single “Rapstar” debuting at No.1 – which is something he’s manifested his whole life. He also manifested having a son and on July 6th, 2019 he had a baby boy named Tremani who also appears in the “Rapstar” music video. Soon after the birth of his son, Polo G was hospitalized due to a near-fatal overdose and has since been open about his addiction and recovery process. 

Musically on the rise, all three of the rapper’s albums have since peaked on the Billboard 200 chart starting with his debut album, Die A Legend at No. 6 in its first week while his sophomore album, The GOAT, debuted at No. 2 in its first week and most recently snagging his first No. 1 spot with his album Hall of Fame. In 2020, Polo G graced the cover of the 2020 XXL Freshman List and that same year he also launched his own record label in partnership with Columbia Records, called ODA Records, standing for “Only Dreamers Achieve Records,” to which he has since signed artists Scorey, YungLiv and TOB Duke.

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