It has to be extremely hard when you are the son or daughter of a Hip Hop Pioneer and want to tread on the same path. Many have tried and many have failed but here are 3 artists with Hip Hop fathers that I feel are really going to have a break out year in 2011.
1. Cory Gunz. Son of Peter Gunz who is 1/2 of the hip hop duo Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz. He’s currently signed to Young Money Cash Money and of all the artists on that roster Lil’ Wayne chose Cory to feature on his first single “6 Foot 7 Foot” since being released from prison. That says a lot. It’s definitely the hottest record in the streets right now.
2. Diggy Simmons. Son of Rev Run of Run DMC. This kid came out of nowhere late last year. First introduced to the world through their popular reality show Run’s House but Diggy always seemed the most shy of all the children and was more into art and fashion. His knack for music was definitely a surprise but a pleasant one after hearing him spit. Having dropped the very much talked about mixtape Airborne a couple months ago, ending the year with the Past Presents Future mixtape that dropped yesterday, and already having endorsements with brands like AT&T; the sky is the limit for this kid in 2011.
3. Square Off. Sons of Doug E. Fresh, the rapper/producer known as the ‘human beat box.’ The brothers are gearing up to release their mixtape MONEY MOET & MEMORIES with the first single “Show Off” being produced by 9th Wonder and featuring Teyana Taylor they are definitely off to a great start. They are starting their grind early, releasing the mixtape sometime in January.
Definitely look out for these cats to make a splash next year.