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10 Indie Artists You Should Know: January 2023

Updated: Jan 15

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.


Blush FM

Singer-songwriter from New York

One Song Introduction: "Jar of Honey"

One Sentence Pitch: Blush FM makes ethereal, self-described "pop adjacent" music that draws you in with its lush soundscapes and resonates emotionally through its vulnerable songwriting.

Links: Twitter, Instagram


Cheek the Profit

Rapper from Jersey

One Song Introduction: "Big Bag"

One Sentence Pitch: A member of Jersey's Renaissance Music Records, Cheek the Profit crafts bangers with his boisterous energy and innate charisma.

Links: Twitter, Instagram


Drew Famous

Rapper from Roanoke

One Song Introduction: "If I Trip 1+2" ft. RXKNephew & kliftxn

One Sentence Pitch: Drew Famous is one of the most exciting rappers based in Richmond right now, sounding equally at home on collaborations with vivid storytellers like Kaleb Mitchell and the exuberant enigma that is RXK Nephew.

Links: Twitter, Instagram


Jay Hollywood

Rapper from Brooklyn

One Song Introduction: "New World" ft. Mike Quill, Aviad, & Dre Wave$

One Sentence Pitch: Jay Hollywood is only 16 years old but is already proving himself as a rapper to watch, especially honing his talents on his recent album Isaiah.

Links: Twitter, Instagram


K$ the Kid

Rapper and producer from Maryland

One Song Introduction: “OUT THE WAY" ft. Armani Jordan

One Sentence Pitch: K$ the Kid is another young and important part of a bubbling DMV underground scene and primed to take a big step forward in 2023.

Links: Twitter, Instagram



R&B/Hip-hop artist from Atlanta

One Song Introduction: “Bad Girl"

One Sentence Pitch: Miriam creates nocturnal, atmospheric music that's influenced by trap bangers and R&B earworms in equal measure.

Links: Twitte