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Category: Arts & Culture
Award: Best Musician in 2017
Year Won: 2017
Pick: Editor's Pick

The city’s bombastic hip-hop scene makes national headlines while going unnoticed in its own region. XXL and Pitchfork have cited Well$ as a major player from the area. The Congolese-American rapper’s 2016 LP, The Way I’m Living Makes My Mom Nervous, offers a surprising perspective on how African and American cultures collide in his life.