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Top 5 Chicago artists to check for in 2016

4. Phenom

Source: instagram @datboysaid

Phenom has to be one of the best lyricists Chicago has ever produced. He has mastered the double time style and more important, he speaks with a purpose. His most recent project. I Didn’t Come I Was Sent, is a rapid fire sermon on urban life. Phenom is more than a rapper; he is a community activist and mentors youth in Chicago. I know the kids he mentors have to be impressed with this brother’s skill, because it is not of this world.

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  1. Tay600 on December 17, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Landon Battles should be number 6

  2. Yaz on December 18, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Valee should’ve been on this list hands down!