Up & Away
Label: Tha Alumni
This L.A. artist is building a modest indie empire on melodic party rhymes. He's got business savvy, but his music seems indistinguishable from Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Drake and countless others. Up & Away's highlight may be "Act Like That (3-Some)," where Kid Ink tries to coax his girlfriend into a threesome with more sensitivity than most male lesbian fantasies. He trumpets the swag life, from sweating in the club on "Time of Your Life" and "Drippin'," to brushing off haters on "Lost in the Sauce." We've heard it all before, but hey -- everyone likes a good party.