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Kap-G: Raza Rap from Atlanta

When you listen to Kap-G’s heavy southern drawl, one thing is clear: he’s from the ATL. The proud Mexican-American grew up in Atlanta, home to Dirty South acts such as Outkast, Ludacris and T.I. Now he’s trying to reach their level.

He’s Already Been Called “The Future” by Pharrell

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He’s Only 19 and Already Has a Record Deal

Let Em Throw Shade , I'mma Still Shine. #BelieveThat @wisdomatl

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He’ll Be in a Movie Theater Near You

He Takes Spanglish Rapping to New Levels

He’s Already Got Collabos with Young Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, and T.I.

You Guessed It . . .

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He Keeps it 100. Neta, Güey

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He shot his music video, “Mexico Momma Come From” at a local Atlanta Mexican restaurant, Don Chon’s. They have bomb enchiladas.

He’s Not Afraid to Throw His Activist Hat On

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After the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, Kap-G joined David Banner and T.I. on a remix of his song “La Policia” to include an homage to both.

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He then joined T.I. on CNN to talk about his experience with racial profiling.

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He’s Always Showing Love to Fans

He’s Got His Own Definition of the “American Dream”

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Kap-G’s family immigrated to the U.S. before he was born. After settling in California, they moved to College Park, Georgia once Kap-G’s older brother got involved in a gang.

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He’s Invented a New Metaphor for Tacos

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The track “José Got Them Tacos” is a cautionary tale about not letting your “tacos” fall into the wrong hands. José, a “taco” ringleader, ends up serving time.

He Gave Up Basketball for Rap

He Could Be Adding “Fashion Designer” to His Résumé