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3. Allan Kingdom

When a young artist gets a huge co-sign it can be a blessing and a curse; on one hand, thousands instantly know your name; on the other hand, all of those people now only associate you with another rapper.

That's exactly the position Allan Kingdom found himself in after he was included on Kanye's "All Day" and suddenly found himself in the glare of the world's spotlight. But Kingdom's recent releases have proven that he's much more than one big guest verse. In fact, he's one of the more dynamic and talented emcees we've heard in a minute (check out his "Mandela" song), and it could just take one big song or album to make him a household name—because of his own music, not just 'Ye's.

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