7. Ryan Lewis
Ryan Lewis hasn’t gotten the opportunity to show what he’s capable of outside of his collaborations with Macklemore, but so what? What he has shown is an entirely refreshing approach to hip-hop with a formidable pop sensibility. Given that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s The Heist spawned four chart topping singles, including two number ones, there’s no shortage of artists that would jump at the opportunity to test their charisma over Lewis’s vibrant, infectious work.