Complex: 20 Rappers to Watch in 2023

midwxst is only 19 years old, but he’s already been on our radar for quite some time. We first took notice of the Carmel, Indiana native in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. In October 2020, he self-released his debut project, Secrets. The project included the standout tracks “Threefaced” and “Decay,” which showcased his knack for creating songs that blend melodic trap with hyper-pop. Since then, midwxst has remained consistent, dropping a list of projects and singles that continue to establish his unique and polished sound. There are a handful of tracks that encapsulate midwxst as an artist, including 2022’s “i know you hate me,” which is an emotionally-rich and melodious track that is anchored in electric guitar strings. midwxst may still be waiting on his global or viral hit, but the moment feels like it is soon approaching.  —Jessica McKinney