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    Dillon Cooper

    From: Brooklyn, NY

    With a no-frills, throwback style, 20-year-old Dillon Cooper is already getting Joey Bada$$comparisons, but instead of feeling like a rip-off, Dillion sounds comfortable, confident, and compelling. It takes some artists years before they stumble on a song as immediately gripping as "State of Elevation." The fact that it's the first song we heard from him is a promising sign, and the video only cements his spot as a rapper to watch—he's got the skills, but he's also got the kind of charisma that should bode well in an environment filled with so many voices fighting to be heard.

    Download/listen to Dillon's mixtape here.