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Arkansas, the land of natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, has also been making waves in the music industry with its talented hip-hop artists. From Kari Faux to Tony Tillman, the state has produced many skilled rappers steadily gaining popularity and recognition in recent years.
As we step into 2023, it’s time to take a closer look at the top Arkansas rappers who are making a name for themselves in the industry.
In this article, we will highlight 15 of the best Arkansas rappers you should keep an eye on this year. These artists are not only pushing the genre’s boundaries but also representing their home state with their unique sound and style.
So, let’s dive in and discover the top Arkansas rappers who are set to dominate the scene in 2023.
That would be disrespectful if we talk about the best Arkansas rappers and not talk about Bankroll Freddie. He started his career in 2017 and is currently active. He became famous with the name “Bankroll Freddie.” But his real name is Freddie Gladney III. He was born in Helena, Arkansas. He has almost 858,000 followers on Instagram and more than 91,000 subscribers on YouTube also, SoundCloud and Spotify.
The start of his career was in 2017 when he released Lil Baby “Freestyle.” That’s where he gained his initial fame. Due to that, he started receiving offers from various music companies. A famous company, Quality Control, approached him and proposed a meeting in Los Angeles. Right now, Freddie is working with Quality Control Music and Motown Records.
Born on 28th July 1981, Hunter Beard has been around since 2007 and is currently active. This Arkansas rapper is also a businessperson, music producer, and public figure. Unlike many other celebrities, Hunter has been inside prison many times. Then he decided to change the course of action, and he started his music career after moving to L. A.
His most famous song is “When you come home.” The turning point of his career was when he moved to Los Angeles. He got married there. Some of his best hits are “All I Know” and “No Hope For The Man.” He has more than 18,000 followers on his Instagram, a good audience on Spotify and SoundCloud.
This beautiful Arkansas rapper was born on 11th June 1992 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her complete name is Kari Rose Johnson. Faux is also a songwriter and music producer. Kari began her career in 2014, releasing her first album, “Laugh Now, Die Later.” This album became the reason for Kari’s fame.
She was featured in “Awaken, My Love,” an album by Donald Glover, in 2016. Later, Kari released “Cry 4 Help” in 2019 and an album Lowkey Superstar next year. She collaborated with Danio to record the album in London. Faux has more than 83,000 followers on Instagram also good following on SoundCloud and Spotify. She is currently living in Los Angeles.
However, Jones was born in Michigan; he is an Arkansas rapper because he moved to Arkansas with his family. His complete name is Bryan Charles “SL” Jones. He began his career in 2009 when he released his first album “C.O.L.O.R.S.: Bangin’ On Wax.” That is where he came into the spotlight. He was also listed among the top 10 most underrated rappers.
From there, Jones didn’t stop and released four albums during 2011. 2011 was the year of SL Jones success, and he kept the pace in 2012 as well. In 2013, he announced the release of a new album named Way of Life No Hobby on 4th September. He has around 350,000 followers on Instagram also good following on SoundCloud and Spotify .
Tony was born on 25th January 1981 in Camden, Arkansas. His full name is Tony Daniel Frazier. He later moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Tillman started his career in 2006 by releasing The Gift. The turning point of his career was when he released Mic Check in 2013. He kept releasing hits one by one.
His second album Camden came out in 2015. He has almost 5000 followers on Instagram. This Arkansas rapper was raised by only one parent (mother or father, not confirmed). His Spotify account has 31,119 monthly listeners.
This Arkansas rapper is just 18 years old, and he still has a long way to go. He has been featured in several channels like OfficailGucciMane and others. Fizzle began his career in 2021, and you can see how good he is at what he does. The famous brand Gucci completely sponsors him as a rapper.
His complete name is Jeremiah Northern. As Fizzle is a rookie in this industry, there is not much information available about his personal life or his relationships. However, he does have a vast fan following on Instagram, which is almost 230,000. He has around 328,644 monthly listeners on Spotify and around 1300 followers on Soundcloud.
Born on 27th March 1999, Cee Kay is also a new face in the hip-hop industry. He gained his initial fame from his song Deja Vu. Kay has a lot of potentials, and he is cut out for much bigger things in the near future. He has more than 62,000 followers on his Instagram account. He has 79,355 monthly listeners on Spotify and around 9,500 followers on Soundcloud.
DLU Kemp is an Arkansas rapper who was born on 12th January 2001. He is 20 years old. Kemp is a rapper and also a star on Tiktok. He has been doing this since 2015, after he was dropped out of high school. But he gained fame in 2021 when he started posting his videos on Tiktok.
He came to Tennessee to make a career in music. His first song was released in 2021, named “This Is Why I’m Hot.” This song received more than 1 million views on Youtube. He has more than 34,000 followers on Instagram. He has around 185,705 monthly listeners on Spotify and around 6,500 followers on Soundcloud.
Feezi Redd was born in 1996 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He spent his early days in some of the worst conflicts between gangs. His family was also heavily associated with narcotics. At the age of only 6, he wrote his lyrics and became interested in rapping. His real name is Bilal Mohammad Junior.
Along with his brother and cousin, he created a group and started rapping. His father supported him a lot in this and assisted him in recording his first song, named “I’m a Problem.” Bilal changed his stage name to Feezi Redd and is known by that name nowadays. He has around 12k Followers on Instagram & around 199 monthly listeners on Spotify, also on Soundcloud more than 1,100 peoples are following him.
This Arkansas rapper developed his taste in rap music at a very early age. His complete name is Tylin Walker. OG was born in Jonesboro, Arkansas. Tylin was named “OG” at the age of 8 by his neighbors because they thought he was growing at a swift pace.
OG is an all-rounder when it comes to rapping. He can perform all kinds of with perfection. Besides being a rapper, he is a graphic designer, writer, and artist. He has around 3000 followers on Instagram and 6,028 monthly listeners on Spotify, also around 1,100 followers on SoundCloud.