2016 came and Chicago proved to be one of the biggest hubs in hip-hop.
But what you really need to know is the Midwest is more than just the Windy City. Don’t you ever forget that Detroit gave us Eminem and Big Sean; Bone Thugs n Harmony hail from Cleveland and the massive movement of artists like Nelly, Chingy and more in the early 2000s are from St. Louis. Ironically, while these major cities hold down the middle of the country, their output can be overlooked.
For every success that comes from the Chi, their neighbors are putting in the same amount of effort to hold down the region and show the rest of the country the talent that will be spreading East, West, and South. Don’t sleep on the power of the middle of the country. Be sure to check out five Midwest artists that will make waves for their region in 2017.
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