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10 Indie Artists You Should Know: October 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.

 

Amindi

Singer-songwriter and rapper from Inglewood


One Song Introduction: "nwts"


One Sentence Pitch: Fresh off of a tour with Saba and collaborations with Isaiah Rashad and Kenny Mason, Amindi is making it clear that she's here to stay with her genre agnostic and vulnerable songwriting.


 

Ben Reilly

Rapper from Atlanta


One Song Introduction: "Agenda"


One Sentence Pitch: Ben Reilly is meticulous with every detail of his music, from the clever individual bars to the complex overall project concepts.

 

ChessNotCheckers

Rapper from Houston


One Song Introduction: "Different Days" ft. Dende


One Sentence Pitch: ChessNotCheckers makes incredibly smooth music, rapping with a melodic delivery that keeps you around to catch all of the wordplay.


 

Dave Coresh

Rapper from Los Angeles


One Song Introduction: "IDGNF"


One Sentence Pitch: Dave Coresh seamlessly blends hip-hop with punk music, making raucous bangers to be played at high volumes.


 

King Khali

Rapper from Atlanta


One Song Introduction: “Fist High" with Sage, Reek, & Malcolm Jakob


One Sentence Pitch: King Khali has a commanding voice, quickly getting you to hang onto every word and rewarding it with powerful writing, whether social commentary or personal reflection.


 

Michael Milam

Rapper from Kentucky


One Song Introduction: “DRAMATIC"


One Sentence Pitch: Transparency is key in Michael Milam's music, venting his emotions on each track and forming an instant connection with the listener.


 

Nito

Rapper from Oakland


One Song Introduction: “Who Am I"


One Sentence Pitch: Nito emphasizes storytelling in his music, introducing himself to the world on his recent breakout project 4DASOUL.


 

Pink Siifu

Rapper and producer from Birmingham and Cincinnati


One Song Introduction: “Griptape'!!" ft. Valee


One Sentence Pitch: Pink Siifu is one of the most versatile artists out right now, sounding equally at home in collaborations with everyone from Valee to The Avalanches to Liv.e to Boldy James.


 

Twnty8

Rapper from Cleveland


One Song Introduction: "Starburst" ft. Lilly Aviana


One Sentence Pitch: Twnty8 finds a way to always make his raps sound effortless, sounding completely in his element whether unleashing a barrage of bars or dialing it back for a more conversational flow.


 

Wallice

Singer-songwriter from Los Angeles


One Song Introduction: “Mean Girl" with Pigeons & Planes

One Sentence Pitch: Wallice is one of the most exciting new voices in the alt-pop world, crafting records with witty writing and an instantly relatable personality.


 

Written by: Tyler Blankinship, @TylerBlankCQCX on Twitter.


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