Former HipHopDX Features Editor Andre Grant said in his “Defense Of The Struggle Rapper” editorial, “Out of all the things the Hip Hop web has vilified, the “struggle rapper” might be the least deserving of all that ridicule.” Before Kendrick Lamar became big enough for Barack Obama to sing his praises or Drake found himself making deals with Apple, they were artists without a significantly large fanbase attempting what seemed like the impossible. Hitting the top of the charts became a distant goal to making past one hundred streams of a song possibly made within the confines of their bedroom walls and gaining likes, re-post or anything else that would reach someone. Providing a weekly outlet for those getting their feet wet in the sometimes brutal sport of Hip Hop, allow us to give readers a look into tomorrow’s possibilities through “Up NeXt.”

20-Year-Old Dropped A Christmas EP Before The New Year & Has More In Store For 2017

Inspiration For Career

“I was always in the trenches getting in trouble, stayed in some shit. At the time, I needed something to do to stay out of trouble.  The music I was fucking with back inspired me also, Meek Mill, “Old” Lil Wayne, Fat Trel and Lightshow. ”

Do you believe you have a shot at stardom?

“Hell Yeah, I believe it’s in God’s plan and I believe I’m his plan A, B and C. ”

Project(s)

“I’m always in the studio cooking up. Got a lot of records.  I dropped an official EP sometime around Christmas called Nightmare Befo Khristmas.”

Twitter: @WillThaRapper

Instagram: @WillThaRapper