Brooklyn had a resurgence in 2016. Desiigner, Young M.A, Phresher and Casanova all broke out this year. The New York City borough, which has been the home of some of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time, has an interesting class of next-gen MCs with a plethora of different styles.
One new MC that shouldn’t be overlooked is SAINt JHN. Born in Brooklyn and of Guyanese descent, he’s bringing new sounds to hip-hop. The budding MC grew up on Caribbean music but was inspired to rap after seeing his older brother rhyme in the neighborhood. He would gradually get better by taking his time to perfect his writing. He went by his real name, Carlos Saint Jhn, and spent his time writing songs for other artists while dropping original music.
Earlier this year he would reintroduce himself and drop the song and visual to “1999,” a bounce-happy rhythm that showed off his wordplay but also his ear for melodies. With recent tracks like “Roses” and “Reflex,” SAINt JHN is ready to make a leap to the next level.
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