Best Breakout Hip-Hop Artist - 2012
Myke Charles made a name for himself as the MC in his a cappella group Urban Method on NBC's Sing Off. Before that, though, he was known as Purpose, the super-charming fresh-faced kid with the golden rhymes from Fresh Breath Committee. More than just one of a posse, though, Charles has honed all of his skills and emerged as a breakout star in his own right. His writing is deep and dramatic, and his rapping execution is poised and confident. A singer as well as a rapper, Myke Charles is most definitely on the verge of national notoriety.