Inspiration works in mysterious and unpredictable ways. Young 6ixx, a former enlisted man turned rising emcee out of Riverside, California, had never even considered pursuing hip hop until he found his calling while stationed overseas in Germany a few years ago. Now boasting a sizeable European following, the 23-year-old is ready to bring his craft to the states. With his charismatic, exhaustingly unintelligible delivery (think Fat Lip from the Pharcyde), he is sure to turn a head or two. His new single, My Music, showcases his unique vocal approach in three 16-bar verses about, well, his music. He is aided by producer Michael “M.I.C” Lewis, whose sample-filled beat always keeps you guessing with its varied percussion. Check out more 6ixx on his upcoming mixtape, First Impression of a Legend.