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    Lucki Eck$

    From: Chicago, IL

    This year, we got a lot of new hip-hop artists from Chicago, IL, but none sounded like Lucki Eck$. Instead of hopping on board with the trends or slightly tweaking the already popular sounds, Lucki Eck$ made something completely unique. Don't let the "trap" part of the title of his mixtape, Alternative Trap, fool you—Lucki's music is introspective, sparsely produced, and moody. He's got an ear for picking out production, and he's still a teenager—it's going to be very interesting to see his next steps.

    Download Alternative Trap here.