Back in the day, this mean muggin' little kid was used to sitting on the sidelines, but not anymore! Nowadays, he's a Grammy-nominated artist who is making waves in the rap genre. Do you recognize him?

When he was growing up in North Carolina, this German-born rapper was inspired by artists like Canibus and Tupac Shakur and started penning his own rhymes at the young age of 13. Now, he's churning out chart-topping hits thanks to some help from his mentor, who just happens to be one of the hugest guys in the business.

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