HotNewHipHop's On The Come Up series profiles rising stars in the rap game that show strong promise and the will to succeed. Most of the time, they're new to the site but deserve some shine. We will profile artists and producers ranging from those in the deep underground to artists just about to bubble up into the mainstream that you may have missed. You'll be able to check out some of their best work, and we'll break down what makes them great by category. Throughout the article, you'll find links to hear more from the artist or producer, and you can leave suggestions in the comments letting us know who we should profile in the future.

Vince Staple's Hell Can Wait just dropped yesterday, and you can should cop that right here. But that isn't the only thing we should thank Mr. Staples for. You see, he's also responsible for getting today's On The Come Up artist off the streets and into the studio, planting a seed that would eventually grow into one of the most talented young artist slash producers in the game today. If you haven't guessed already, we're talking about the pride of Long Beach, Joey Fatts. The 23-year-old West Coaster has only been on the scene about 2 years, but in that short time he's proven that he's one of the most versatile and skilled, not to mention in-demand, people in hip-hop. 

You know the deal, slide through the gallery while we catch you up on Joey's story and play you some of his best work. Hit the comment section and let us know what you think of his music, and make sure you get at us on Twitter and Facebook with the artist we should feature on OTCU next!