Born and bred on Chicago’s South Side, pop-R&B singer and songwriter Jeremih taught himself how to play several instruments and didn’t consider himself a vocalist until a warmly received talent show performance. At Chicago’s Columbia College, he struck up a partnership with fledgling producer Mick Schultz, and the two closelyContinue Reading

Tennessee’s Kane Brown is a contemporary country singer/songwriter blessed with a rich baritone voice. Raised by a single mom, Brown grew up in Redbank, Tennessee, where he first became interested in music while in high school. Initially attracted to R&B, Brown decided to focus on country after winning an 11thContinue Reading

The RZA and maybe even GZA of Odd Future, Tyler, The Creator is the alternative rap crew’s main rapper, producer, and source of inspiration. Tyler Okonma got his first taste of fame when The Los Angeles Times ran a “teen on the street”-type story on the then 16-year-old skateboarding enthusiast,Continue Reading

Louisiana rapper YoungBoy Never Broke Again debuted as one of 2016’s rising talents when that trajectory hit some turbulence brought about by a six-month prison sentence. Originally known as NBA YoungBoy, the rapper was born Kentrell DeSean Gaulden in Baton Rouge in 1999. Inspired by local artist Lil Phat, theContinue Reading

Influenced by the unpredictable rhymes of Missy Elliot along with the sexually charged attitudes of Lil’ Kim and Foxy Brown, rapper, television reality show judge, and household name Nicki Minaj was discovered thanks to her MySpace page. It was there that Dirty Money Entertainment CEO Fendi first heard her abilityContinue Reading

If ye, Kanye West’s solo album released one week prior, was him proudly shouting about his superpower—bipolar disorder—from the peak of a snowcapped mountain, KIDS SEE GHOSTS is the fireside therapy session occurring at its base. Both Kid Cudi and West have dealt with controversy and mental illness throughout theirContinue Reading

Back when he was still one-half of Clipse, Pusha-T dazzled listeners of the Virginia duo’s mixtape series We Got It 4 Cheap by annihilating popular beats of the day. The project’s sole criticism was that the production was already so good, it could carry anyone. DAYTONA, copiloted by hip-hop productionContinue Reading