With so much talent in the world of music, we often forget that many successful artists come straight outta campuses at HBCUs. You, the readers of HBCU Buzz, informed us of who you believe are the most legit musical artists from your HBCU. We did the research based on your responses, and put together a list of the hottest HBCU artists out right now. In no particular order, here are the 11 HBCU artists you should listen to below.

1Quin Bookz: Virginia State University

Hometown: Charlottesville, Virginia

With over 200,000 views on YouTube, songs that lit his city on fire like “The Corner” and “Word Law,” and a growing group of fans; Quin Bookz is trying to make you familiar with his name. Bookz created his first mixtape in the closet of his dorm at Virginia State University back in 2011. With trap beats, gritty lyrics, and a southern intonation, Quin’s method to his lyrical madness is to blur the lines of and Hip Hop and humor. Pushing his most Recent EP “Big Cruddy,” Quin Bookz is making moves to keep his feet planted in the world of rap.

Check him out: https://soundcloud.com/quin-bookz/tracks