Toronto-born Tory Lanez is a songwriter, producer and performer who fuses R&B and rap and made steady progress from underground artist to mainstream success through numerous mixtapes, guest appearances, and self-directed videos. Lanez rose to prominence in 2014 after featuring on ‘Me & My Bitch’ from YG's Top Five album ‘My Krazy Life’. The same year, his own work, ‘The Mission,’ hit Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart. He released R&B slow jam ‘Say It’ in the summer of 2015 and saw it peak at 23 in the Billboard Hot 100 the following February. His debut full-length album, ‘I Told You’, followed in August 2016 and went to number five in the Billboard album chart. His track ‘Luv’ earned him Grammy nomination for Best R&B Song. More recently he collaborated with Future on ‘Real Thing’ and has just released his second long player, ‘Memories Don’t Die’.
Ferg, real name Darold Ferguson, also known as A$AP Ferg and part of A$AP Mob with A$AP Rocky, grew up surrounded by hip-hop in one of the most notorious blocks in Harlem, indulging his passion for fashion whilst immersed in music. He started his own fashion label and continues to be involved in the industry, but his talent behind the mic meant it was inevitable he would forge a career in music. His breakout year saw him release a series of mixtapes with Rocky before getting his track ‘Work’ featured on A$AP Mob’s ‘Lords Never Worry’ mixtape. After signing his own record deal as A$AP Ferg he went on to collaborate with the likes of French Montana, Future, Missy Elliott, Chuck D, Skrillex, Busta Rhymes and Snoop Dogg.
Chicago-based rapper Famous Dex was the first signee to rich the kids record label forever rich music in 2016 - a year in which Dex went on to release 3 mixtapes. Dex's track 'Pick it Up', featuring A$AP Rocky was released in late 2017 and saw the rapper make his first billboard hot 100 ranking.
Missouri-born producer and DJ Metro Boomin is best know for his production on hits like 'Jumpman' by Future and Drake, 'Bad and Boujee' by Migos, 'Tunnel Vision' by Kodak Black, 'Mask Off' by Future and 'Bank Account' by 21 Savage, amongst others.
Liverpool-born mc Aystar has been making waves in the city for years now, but burst onto the national scene following his first fire in the booth, with Charlie Sloth.
South-London rapper Yungen speaks about being inspired by fellow London rappers Wretch 32 and Giggs. His collaboration 'bestie' with fellow performer Yxng Bane, seen both artists make their uk top 10 debut and sit in the top 40 for a solid 15 weeks.
B Young draws a line between US autotune trap and the melodic sense of Afrobashment. His breakthrough track 'Jumanji' has created a massive stir in a small amount of time, soaring into the uk top 20.