Fire Starter: Lil Snupe
These days, most rappers have to upload a couple of well-tuned mixtapes to the Internet before they could secure a record deal — not Lil Snupe. The 17-year-old spitter simply passed off his demo to Meek Mill, during a Louisiana tour stop late last year and was added to Milly's Dream Chasers roster in less than an hour.
"He was in a van, they was finna pull off. And I went and knocked on the van, on the window. They let the window down, grabbed the mixtape and it was like 10 minutes later, 20 minutes later they called me," Snupe told MTV News when we caught up with him in Houston in February for NBA All-Star Weekend.
Last week Snupe dropped "Nobody Does It Better" a heartfelt coming-of-age track from his upcoming R.N.I.C. (Real N---a in Charge) mixtape. On Thursday (April 4) night, Snupe, as well as other Dream Chasers artists Louie V Gutta, Lee Mazin and Jordanne, will take the stage with Meek in Boston as part of his Dreams Come True Tour.
"If you grinding and you working and you making progression, you can come out and do ya thing and grind some more on the road with me," Meek told us of his tour.
For Meek, it was Snupe's raw talent which initially drew him. "He was spittin' so much pain, he's from the south with a flow like an east coast guy," he said. "Like with that bounce flow, all over the place, he really can spit, and he was talking that talk that I can really relate to. I seen potential in him."
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