Atlanta’s scene is going through yet another changing of the guard as the underground artists of yesterday have leveled up into the upper-echelon of the mainstream rap consciousness and right behind them sit a new group of successors who have been schooled and inspired by the old guard, ready to follow in their footsteps and innovate as members of the new wave. Southside Atlanta’s Lil PJ is one of the most high profile examples of an artist poised to make a big leap over the course of the remainder of 2022 and into 2023 as the teenager rapper already boasts collaborations with some of the biggest names in the industry and his Instagram comments section is likely dotted with support from your favorite artist. His penchant for melody is obvious and his influences from his city are clear, making a name for himself behind his rangey vocals and his honest and raw storytelling that explains the tribulation and turmoil that youth from the city go through daily. These experiences are what make his affirmations of motivation and ambition so much more fulfilling as he and his team truly come from the bottom and are living a success story everyday, with or without a hit single yet. Although, it would seem that is certainly on the way.