Meet 21, A 19-Year-Old Memphis Rapper

blame it on Shake December 6, 2013
21 memphis

The last time we introduced a Memphis native to the Dopehouse, it was Jon Waltz with “Bang (Left My Home)“. Now we’re putting the spotlight on 21. An underage emcee with a spoken word-esque flow/delivery reminiscent of one Andre 3000.

On “Smoker’s Redemption,” his latest original release, 21 spits with confidence and hits us with some potent bars over a cloudy instrumental. Despite the title, this isn’t another “smoker” song. Which is refreshing to say the least.

Before “Smoker’s Redemption” though, 21 released an impressive take on Kendrick Lamar’s “Don’t Kill My Vibe” as well as a few other cuts. “Make It Last” shows off his ability to pick up the pace, but unfortunately it’s rather short (as far as his verse goes). Overall, the kid should be on your radar. We’re just giving you a heads up.

Shouts to the homie Tunji on another great find.

  • Anthony

    Liked that Smoker’s Redemption

  • Prince Akeem

    mad respect for 2dbz for always giving hope and encouragement to these up and comers man. These other blogs just bandwagon whats trending never making an effort to break new artists unless theyre getting paid to do so. salute.

  • willj

    Shake tell Tunji to stop finding dope rappers and put out some more of his own dope raps.

  • Patrick Henderson II

    Whats his Twitter and whatnot so we can follow him when he drops new material?

  • KING14

    Man, I hear Kendrick in this kid. With the flow, voice, intelligence, the whole package. Looking forward to more.

    • babyfacekilla

      hes intelligent, but dude has no flow…