Part of me wonders if shows like American Idol are irrelevant these days (don’t hate me!!) because of YouTube. Artists like Justin Bieber and Karmin have risen from general obscurity to fame overnight just by posting homemade videos online.
The newest artist on our radar is 13-year-old rapper Chris Miles a.k.a B-Herd. It’s not just the circa 2010-style hair Miles shares with Bieber, it’s also the talent — though it’s a different sort.
He spews out his lyrics with authority and confidence and his video is already going viral on YouTube. That’s sometimes enough to grab the attention in people in high places, but he actually uploaded it as an audition video for America’s Got Talent.
Watch it here: