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10 Independent Artists You Should Know: June 2022

This is part of a series highlighting 10 independent artists each month. Artists are presented in alphabetical order. To be considered for future entries, you can submit your music via the email address provided below.



Singer-songwriter from Pennsylvania

One Song Introduction: "Paraíso (Orchestral)"

One Sentence Pitch: Bairi is poised to be a star, showing meticulous attention to detail in everything from stacking gorgeous vocal layers to crafting rollouts for her music--- watch for her to be a household name in due time.

Links: Twitter, Instagram, Website


Ben Blanks

Rapper from Chicago

One Song Introduction: “Dracula” ft. Johan Lenox & Isaac Zale

One Sentence Pitch: Ben Blanks recently released his debut Is This Tomorrow?, a project rooted in class-consciousness and revolutionary politics packaged in a smooth, at times hypnotic presentation.

Links: Twitter, Instagram


Frsh Waters

Rapper from Chicago

One Song Introduction: “OTW"

One Sentence Pitch: Frsh Waters exudes authenticity; whether solo or alongside Pivot Gang, you can always count on him to openly share his personality with rhymes so carefully crafted they sometimes sound like spoken word poetry.

Links: Twitter, Instagram