Top: Young Dolph (YouTube screenshot). Bottom row: Shamir (Instagram); Kehlani (kehlanimusic.com); Playboi Carti (Instagram).
Shamir (Instagram)
Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes (Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Coachella)
Boogie (Soundcloud)
Kehlani (kehlanimusic.com)
Cousin Stizz (Soundcloud)

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Isaiah Rashad (Justin Hogan/Facebook)
Lion Babe (Instagram)
Mick Jenkins (Wikipedia)

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The Internet (Twitter)
Raury (Facebook)
Young Dolph (YouTube screenshot)

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Father (Soundcloud)
Playboi Carti (Instagram)
Elijah Blake (Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images for Samsung)

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Leon Bridges (Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Aaron Randle is a Howard-bred writer living in Kansas City, Mo.