Cdot Honcho Credit: courtesy the artist

South-side MC Cdot Honcho raps like a cartoon armadillo speedily rolling through patchy desert terrain. He blows through many of his tracks—at least the ones built with ballast percussion, nightmare synths, and bass that feels like it could crush your rib cage—with single-minded determination. On much of his February mixtape, H3, Cdot raps as if he pressed record in the middle of an argument, and his performances feel as though they’re driven by such overpowering emotion that any physical concerns are rendered unimportant—at more than one point, it sounds like he’s making himself hoarse. Currently Cdot is riding high off his nonmixtape single “02 Shit,” where he bursts through the crystalline percussive instrumental like the Juggernaut sprinting through glass towers.   v