Joey Bada$$: Joey spent 2012 shutting down stages across the U.S. and even touring out of the country after dropping his well-received 1999 mixtape, and ended the year with a mixtape from him and his talented Pro.Era crew, showcasing his growth as an artist. This young Brooklyn born emcee has proved he’s more than just a one-tape wonder. Expect to see a lot more from him in 2013 as he gears up to drop a new mixtape this Spring, followed by his debut album.
2012 introduced the masses to some artists that may have been around for a minute, but hadn’t appeared on our radars just yet. Now that we see them, though, there are definitely some artists we’re gonna keep our eyes and ears on. We’ve compiled a list of the 13 standout artists that we’re looking out for in 2013. Check it out here.