Curt@!N$ - Real talented dude one of my favorites. He needs to get a little more exposure but you can't deny that he has skills on the mic.
Big K.R.I.T. - He has skills but I picked him mainly because he's one of the better emcees coming from the south.
Dom Kennedy - Been making a name for himself. But dude is mostly new to me.
XV - Still shaking my head at how in the hell this dude didn't make it last year. I'm having a feeling that he won't make it list year either.
Vado - Camron's protege is another rapper making a name for himself. Probably should have made it last year as well. Easily one of this year's best
Yelawolf - Looks like he should be in a rock band but he's been getting his buzz up. Not a fan though.
Diggy - He may not have put in some of the same amount of work as some of these others. But the kid still has room to grow.
Laws - Another guy that is new to me. He's a little raw now but he can get better.
K. Sparks - I don't expect him to make the list. But I like him.
Kendrick Lamar - The EP he dropped early this year has gotten some rotation on my ipod.