Style: Rap and R&B; compare to LeCrae, Da Truth, Trip Lee, Bruno Mars
Top tracks: "Let Go," "Show Out," "The Great Deception," "Against the World"
He's been nominated for a Grammy, two Doves, and two Stellars, but somehow FLAME is still one of rap's best-kept secrets. That's all about to change on this sixth album, which benefits from his rapid rhymes, stellar production, and a slew of guest collaborators (including DecembeRadio, LeCrae, Thi'sl, Young Noah, and V. Rose). Through a series of club bangers and a few softer spoken R&B ballads, FLAME speaks of being delivered from his gang and drug-infested upbringing, but never points any fingers or comes across as preachy.1