Spotify Releases 2023 Hip-Hop Artists To Watch
Today, Spotify kicks off its annual “Artist To Watch” campaign, using its various popular and influential playlist brands to highlight and amplify new artists, revealing its predictions for the next wave of music stars across various genres in 2023!
Up first, Most Necessary, Spotify’s playlist for the next generation of voices in hip-hop, is unveiling the roster of emerging stars who are primed to impact hip-hop culture and make their mark in the music industry.
Most Necessary’s 2023 Artists To Watch, as announced on the RapCaviar + Spotify Instagram + Twitter handles include:
- GloRilla, the rapper rose to prominence after releasing her Grammy-nominated 2022 song “F.N.F. (Let’s Go).” She’s also known for her chart-topping collaborations with Cardi B and Latto.
2. Finesse2tymes,the Memphis rapper known for his thunderous voice and motivational lyrics recently collaborated with Gucci Mane, Lil Baby, and others on his debut mixtape 90 Days.
3. SleazyWorld Go, went viral in 2022 with his track “Sleazy Go” and later collaborated on an official remix with Lil Baby. The rapper has also collaborated with Offset.
4. Central Cee, the British rapper, and songwriter is known for his upbeat and melodic approach to the UK drill subgenre and topped the UK Album Charts with his first two mixtapes Wild West and 23.
5. Destroy Lonely, the No Stylist rapper known for the dynamic and eclectic beats featured in his music.
6. Ice Spice, the Brooklyn drill artist behind the viral, Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop top-charting track “Munch (Feelin’ U)”
7. Babyface Ray, a Detroit native, the rapper collaborated with Big Sean and Hit-Boy on his 2021 single “It Ain’t My Fault.” In 2022, he released his album Face featuring collaborations with Pusha T, Wiz Khalifa, and more.
8. Saucy Santana, the makeup artist turned rapper rose to prominence when his tracks “Walk“, and “Here We Go” went viral in 2021. Notable collaborations include the remix of his song “Material Girl” with “Queen of Pop” Madonna, hip-hop duo City Girls, and Latto.
9. 2Rare, known for his 2022 collaboration “Q-Pid” with Lil Durk and later appeared on NLE Choppa’s “Do It Again”.
10. Real Boston Richey, the rapper known for his Michigan-style hip-hop production has recently collaborated with Future and Lil Durk.
The playlist falls under the arch of one of Spotify’s flagship playlists, RapCaviar, the world’s biggest and most influential hip-hop playlist.