lxl E

Hailing from Hawthorne, California, Lxl E has quickly built a cult fan base via trap songs that switch between indestructible confidence and aching vulnerability. The 19-year-old artist’s rising Bust Down Entertainment crew is capable of becoming LA’s next viral rap collective, and this half-Black, half-Puerto Rican emcee wants to be the bridge that brings these two cultures closer together.

Whether rapping about running from crooked LAPD officers so much it has “scuffed up” his sneakers or even just attempting to woo a potential love interest, Lxl E’s anthemic sounds cut through social groups. In 2023, he will release his most confident material yet, with his unique, half-whispered flow touching the same buttons as early Blueface and Drakeo The Ruler.