2014 Rookie Of The Year – Lil Dred

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Lil Dred came out in 2014 with one thing on his mind…go for himself and establish himself as a real force to look out for in Miami hip-hop. Out of all the new artists we were introduced to this year, Lil Dred had the most polished delivery and overall package as potential artist that can compete in the current hip-hop climate. The word “polished” might even be a stretch because instead, he probably never needed any polishing as he really does sound likes its all natural for him.

His bravado, confidence and delivery were all that of an industry vet. Some of that confidence may come from his father Nate “The Great” Brooks,  who was a University Football player in the ’80s that won multiple national championships during that epic run. But his father was also quite that rapper, having a pretty sizable street following locally and beyond. So this hip-hop thing most definitely runs in the family.

And after a pretty solid run with “No Shone” and various releases on Soundcloud (freestyles and songs alike), Lil Dred released his mixtape called Hosted By The Streets. It was a really short mixtape but it showed Dred’s versatility and a little taste of where he can take this music thing if he really keeps it going at the same momentum. Download it here.

Below is Dred’s latest release “Bow Wow”…and his freestyle over “Hot N*gga”.

Follow Lil Dred at @thereallildred and via his website: thereallildred.com

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