Those who were blown away by the latest Kendrick Lamar album won’t find it difficult to give praise to the young rapper $hawnyglass.

The similarities draw from an experimental approach to the finding the right choice of music to complement the context of an incredibly personal narrative. Attitudes and opinions are expressed with deadpan sincerity, making a clear distinction between those hip-hop artists that choose to flaunt a material lifestyle over those that just want to tell their story. Based in San Antonio, TX, $hawnyglass (or Shawn Russell) is a young rapper who could start making waves at the very start of his career.