Last week’s iTunes update included a recording by the rapper Lil Wayne. The name got me wondering: How many other Lil’ Rappers are there out there?
By doing a simple artist search in the iTunes store, I came up with this lil’ list:
Soon there will be a new one to add to the list: Lil’ Swede is being groomed to take the rap world by storm.
In a surprising display of street sensibility and hip-hop mentality, Andy “Grampa” DeBoer proposed the Lil’ Swede moniker for the artist commonly known as Ben. Then, to capitalize on the buzz generated by the sobriquet—and to test-market the young rapper’s revolutionary new style—Karl “Big Daddy” Swedberg released Lil’ Swede’s first single in May, 2004 (cf. Ben and Dad Sing “Good Night”).
Fans/parents of Lil’ Swede, who was recently spotted wearing his first Swedish shirt, gave the rising star not only a “shout out” but also “mad props.” Meanwhile, player haters have been put on notice. Whatever that means.