New York has been and always will be a hotbed for some of the industry's most talented artists. Eyes and ears are constantly on the Big Apple, and as the cliche'd adage goes if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. Though many artists relocate to the area for extra exposure and support, there's something special about the city's homegrown acts who've gotten it out of the mud and pushed themselves to achieve a level of respect can't be ignored - especially from a local standpoint. The borough of Queens is fully backing their next contender for the crown, and the buzzing Nigerian rapper Flee is proving to be a prime candidate.
Since the release of his "2Flee" EP, Flee has kept his foot on the gas, releasing four stellar projects within the last six months. Giving us more than just filler music to keep up his relevancy, no two cuts from Flee sound alike, which is helping him turn the heads of cultural influencers such as 10.Deep, A$AP, YesJulz and others. Keeping a close knit group of producers, you'll often find Flee alongside beat-makers StoopidXool, Cash Cobain and Roca Beats; but his hard work ethic has helped land him on tracks curated by 16YrOld, Nard & B, Pi'erre Bourne and more. The future is very bright for the budding Hollis rapper, so expect to see tons of more work from he and his Ghost Gang collective as the year progresses. Until then, get familiar with the rising star with our beginners guide to Flee below.