Here is a Chicago based artist I've been tuned into for a few years now. Born in Alabama, as he references in a track "Crossroads" featuring chance the rapper & Vic Mensa "Move to the Chi like 5th grade". You can kinda figure he his from the south in his deep distinct voice as he also mentions "You can still feel the southern charm" in another track. He is apart of a HipHop group that goes by " Free Nation ". This dude is a Righteous/ Conscious artist with a Jazz influence; almost poetic and also vegan but that doesn't take away from his rap skills. One of the few keeping lyrical alive in this generation. He tends to have a black thoughts vibe to him and also reminds me of Jay electronica. He has a few projects out now " Trees & Truth", "The waters"; with an anticipated debut album THC ( The Healing component ) to drop soon.
Check it out!
Crossroads Featuring Chance the rapper & Vic Mensa
RAW TALENT ENTRY X MICK JENKINS