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 Brockton
One Song Introduction: "Lemonade"
One Sentence Pitch: Ballad is at the forefront of independent R&B, consistently going viral due to his smooth, crisp vocals and unmatched work ethic towards promotion.
Rapper from Nashville
One Song Introduction: "Stay" ft. Lul Lion
One Sentence Pitch: Brian Brown's music is steeped in his Southern roots, with refreshing honesty in his verses and a comforting drawl in his voice.
Producer and rapper from Jackson
One Song Introduction: "intheface" ft. Supa Bwe & King $ly
One Sentence Pitch: Gios4ma is one of the most versatile forces in the underground, thriving as a producer, rapper, engineer, DJ, and photographer with a unique, cohesive style and strong stable of collaborators.
Rapper from the Bronx
One Song Introduction: "Throw It Back" ft. Ceddy P
One Sentence Pitch: Ki Storii is incredibly charismatic with boisterous, danceable records that are sure to get any party started.
Rapper from Atlanta
One Song Introduction: “Need It All" ft. Deante' Hitchcock
One Sentence Pitch: MARCO PLUS could go bar for bar with just about anybody, painting vivid pictures through his sharp punchlines.
Singer-songwriter from Los Angeles
One Song Introduction: “Ambrosia"
One Sentence Pitch: Rosie Tucker is one of the most captivating songwriters out right now with their signature blend of ethereal vocals and clever turns of phrase.
Rapper and singer from Chicago
One Song Introduction: “ONYX"
One Sentence Pitch: Ronnie Rage has a melodic sensibility and polished delivery in his raps that makes it seem like it's simply a matter of time before one of his records becomes a true breakout hit.
Hip-hop duo from Champaign
One Song Introduction: “10 & 2"
One Sentence Pitch: The first duo to grace the column, Trouble Chasin' bounce off of each other seamlessly to create a barrage of slick rhymes and nimble flows.
Rapper and producer from Fort Smith
One Song Introduction: "Michelangelo"
One Sentence Pitch: Tylo May is an eclectic, lo-fi artist that refuses to be boxed into any one category or label while expressing his creative visions through production, vocals, and visual art.
Rapper/musician from Houston
One Song Introduction: “BLUE"
One Sentence Pitch: Uncle Tino's music is a fascinating combination of his fun, melodic raps with distorted, talk box funk stylings that become greater than the sum of their parts.
Written by: Tyler Blankinship, @TylerBlankCQCX on Twitter.
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