We first saw this charismatic kid on Young Thug's Instagram, and then took notice when we realized he already had a secret handshake with Birdman. We learned that he's a 10-year-old rapper named Corey J aka Lil C-Note aka the Crank It Up Kid, and it looks like he's already making some friends in high places. Atlanta's got a new star every few months, and these newcomers are getting younger and younger, so Corey J's already got a huge head start.

And he's certainly got the confidence. In a picture of Young Thug and Birdman posted to Instagram, Corey says, "I can't lose wit these 2 in my corner." It's nice to see that he's still rapping about kids stuff too, like crayons, his room, and his dad.


S/O to the @handshakekings for adopting my handshake into there own handshaking history books!!💯💯 #CrankIt

A video posted by Corey J. AKA Lil C-Note (@coreyjakalilcnote) on Dec 4, 2016 at 9:57am PST