San Francisco has always been a nurturing home for a thriving hip-hop scene over the decades, and while it’s remained somewhat quiet over the past few years, a few promising artists have emerged. One such artist named Michael Lovasco (aka Dego) has paired up with other Bay Area legends such as Too $hort, The Jacka, Netta B and fellow rising star, Barnone, on his premiere solo album with a less than stellar title, The Album.

LA-born, SF-bred Dego has worked as a producer in the Latin/Reggaeton arenas for a few years, and even founded his own label, Camillion Entertainment last year. With all these promising collaborations, hard beats, and straight-up rhymes, Dego is someone you’ll be buzzing about in the near future.