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Top 5 Chicago artists to check for in 2016

5. The Boy Illinois

Source: instagram @theboyillinois

Source: instagram @theboyillinois

The Boy Illinois recently released his latest project,Dusablea nod to his Haitian Heritage, Chicago upbringing and a follow up to his projects The Yer Tape and Jean Baptiste. He provides a classic delivery with a confident boldness that translates into his lyrics. No bars are wasted and his focus is clear.  He delivers complete and well thought out music on all of his projects. He recently opened for Ryan Leslie at The Shrine in Chicago. Let’s see what 2016 holds.


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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!