This week’s artist is completely new to me. Just started listening to him today, on recommendation from someone very near and dear to my heart who, for being a girl, knows her some hip hop. First impressions are mixed, I haven’t heard too much of his shit yet, but I’m definitely into it. This first song I’m goin to put up is off of his most recent mixtape, Pray. Forte was born in Flint, Michigan, but spent the majority of his childhood and beyond in Philly. He cites Tupac, Biggie, and Outkast as his biggest musical influence when he was a kid, and started writing by the age of 12. He is currently unsigned, choosing to go the independent route, which I honestly love, because damn near ever record label changes an artists music for the worst. Anyways, enough of me babbling. Here’s the title track to his most recent project, Pray.