Detroit rapper 42 Dugg is putting major respect on some hip-hop heavyweights’ names. The new XXL Freshman Class inductee has cracked and let fans know what five rappers easily make it into his Top 5 list.
42 Dugg Names His Top 5 Favorite Rappers Right Now
The “We Paid” rapper listed his five with ease. While rap icons like JAY-Z and Nas typically land on people’s lists, the Motown native opted for a more Southern-based line-up of music elite.
“What’s going on, this is 42 Dugg. My top five favorite rappers are Jeezy, [Yo] Gotti, Boosie [Badazz], Future and DMX. I just feel like each artist appeal to my life in a different way as far as something they’ve been through, far as something they’re rapping.” (XXL)
42 Dugg Gets Major Recognition
Dugg is getting some major recognition from the music industry. It was announced recently the up-and-coming star has landed a new publishing deal. 42 Dugg is preparing to partner with one of the largest publishing companies in the music industry. Representatives from Warner Chappell explained the motivation behind the partnership was to tap into Dugg’s potential before he inevitably blows up.
“This is 42 Dugg’s moment. His performance on ‘We Paid’ has earned praise from fans, fellow artists, and critics alike, and I believe he’s well on his way to becoming one of the industry’s next big stars.” (Variety)
Dropping Heat With Funk Flex
In April 2021, New York rap veteran Funk Flex went to his Instagram page to share the ultimate teaser clip. Along with new audio, the Hot 97 icon let loose a preview of a 42 Dugg music video.
“SNIPPET : NEW COLLAB! FunkFlex / @42_dugggg !!!!!! Saturday 7pm @hot97 might play a snippet !!!! Cranking!!!! @flexotb I appreciate u my brother!!!! @pressplay_ent x @yogotti x @lilbaby x @acker360 thanks again! WHO ELSE SHOULD I COLLAB WITH????”
42 Dugg Drops ‘Free Dem Boyz’ Album
After the breakout success of his Young & Turnt, Vol. 2 album last year, 42 Dugg dropped his latest album on May 21. Free Dem Boyz has features by Roddy Ricch, Future, Lil Durk and Fivio Foreign, among others.
“@42_dugggg #FREEDEMBOYZ Out Friday 5/21″ (Moneybagg Yo)
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