Fans of Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, Ice Spice and Doja Cat should check out up and coming Atlanta rap artists OsamaSon, Molly Santana and Tylerfuckinjai. Courtesy OsamaSon, Molly Santana, Tylerfuckinjai
Fans of Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert, Ice Spice and Doja Cat should check out up and coming Atlanta rap artists OsamaSon, Molly Santana and Tylerfuckinjai. Courtesy OsamaSon, Molly Santana, Tylerfuckinjai

Atlanta underground rap rundown

Three artists to watch for

OsamaSon:

An artist who recently blew up from the underground scene, OsamaSon’s sound has been compared to and criticized for how similar it is to fellow underground rapper Ken Carson’s. This year, he dropped his first album, titled “Osama Season.” 

His music videos on YouTube are quickly becoming popular, receiving more than 500,000 views in the past five months. 

OsamaSon knows how to use autotune to his advantage, like artists Lil Uzi Vert, Juice WRLD and Playboi Carti. If he continues on this track, we might have another star in the “rage” beat scene, which currently contains more mainstream rappers like Yeat and Ken Carson. 

With a rumored EP on the way with fellow underground rapper Glokk40Spaz, fans will potentially have a new project to buzz about before the end of the year. 

Check out his EP “Osama Season.” Top track “X & Sex” has been streamed more than 2 million times on Spotify.

Molly Santana:

Molly Santana is popular on social media, and fans want her featured on Playboi Carti’s album, rumored to be coming out soon. 

With two albums and one EP released in the past two years, and with her social media presence gaining traction, Santana could be a new star in the female rap scene to rival popular aartists like Sexxy Redd, Ice Spice and Doja Cat. 

The only thing stopping Molly Santana from becoming more popular is just her lack of music. 

Her own style of “rage” rap could also be considered party-like with a soft sounding tone. It makes her stand out with a different voice that isn’t comparable to anyone else in the underground scene, and it keeps fans coming back for more. To get a feel for her sound, check out her latest album, “Mélange.” The track “North Pole” has more than 50,000 streams.

Tylerfuckinjai:

Born in Memphis and raised in Atlanta, this 24-year-old rising star is catching steam in the underground world. She has performed in 30 concerts this year and most notably hosted a show for recently deceased rapper Lil Keed. 

Tylerfuckinjai started making music during the COVID-19 pandemic and gained traction almost instantly. With her party-like sound and heavy autotuning, fans get pumped when she releases new tracks. 

Her YouTube channel, which features her music videos and vlogs of her life in Atlanta, has accrued more than 23,000 views in three years. 

With fans quickly filling up each show and anticipating her to drop new music in December, TFJ is a star to look out for in 2024. 

Her sound could be compared to Playboi Carti’s.

To get a feel for her signature autotuned vocals and a party-like beat, check out her 2023 song “OH REALLY!” 

Rosemary Cromwell contributed to this reporting.