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ROLE MODEL: Oh, How Perfectly Imperfect

Photo Credit: Clare Gillen Tucker Pillsbury uses his voice as a means to express issues he has faced. With the combined efforts of quality production and heart-felt lyrics, ROLE MODEL jumps into issues such as relationships, self-doubt, and depression. From Portland, Maine, Tucker adopted his stage name from Paul Rudd’s part in Role Models. Originally… Read more

070 Shake: An Emotionally Vulnerable Debut

Photo Credit: Dan Regan Known for her high-profile guest appearances, 070 Shake has created hip-hop music for a new generation of listeners. While new to the music scene, 070 Shake keeps true to her feelings and the highs and lows of life. The artist utilizes her creativity through artistic expression. Danielle Balbuena was born on… Read more

Betty Who: Pop Music and Self Empowerment at its Finest

Photo Credit: Gavin Taylor Jessica Anne Newham was born on October 5, 1991, in Sydney, Australia. Since she was four, Jessica trained as a cellist. In her teen years, she moved to Michigan to attend Interlochen Center for the Arts. Jessica taught herself to play the piano and guitar and after becoming comfortable with her… Read more

LovelyTheBand: Healing Emotional Scars Through Music

Photo Credit: Guerin Blask In the short time that this band has been on the music scene, they’ve created hit songs that listeners and music charts adore. LovelyTheBand is composed of three performers who are passionate about expression and connection. They skyrocketed in fame due to successfully relating on an emotional level to the masses…. Read more

Remembering Juice WRLD: The Rise of the Genre-Bending Rapper

Photo Credit: Nabil Elderkin Jarad Higgins, professionally known as Juice WRLD, was a part of the dark, emo-heavy side of hip-hop that is beginning to come to the forefront as of recent. Widely known for his viral tracks (such as “Lucid Dreams”), Juice WRLD created music that shared how he coped with his emotions and… Read more

SAINt JHN: Experimental Rap on the Rise

Photo Credit: Adam Amengual Since coming on the music scene in 2010 Carlos St. John, otherwise known as, Saint Jhn has strove for greatness. Not always knowing where to go or what to look for, the rapper followed his path to music and is now beginning to see the payoff. Born in Brooklyn, New York… Read more

Rapsody: Hip-Hop’s Soul Sister

Photo Credit: Jose Gongora After gaining a solid fan base and finding her creative footing, Marlanna Evans, better known as Rapsody, has blossomed into an artist that many people crave to hear. She pulls hip-hop, R&B, and soul influences together to create music that reflects raw emotions. With so many well-received projects under her belt,… Read more

Tones and I: Local Street Performer to International Success

Photo Credit: Elise Derwin From working retail, to full-time street performing, to creating music and gaining millions of streams within a year, Toni Watson has quickly amassed global success. Toni, professionally known as Tones and I, is an electro-pop singer and songwriter who is striving to connect with fans during her rapid rise to stardom…. Read more

Gashi: The Phil Collins of Trap

Photo Credit: Daniel Prakopcyk Gashi, the self-proclaimed Phil Collins of trap music, is a New York based rapper known for his vulnerability in music and for his fashion sense. The African-born Albanian has struggled throughout his life to keep his family and himself afloat. Through music he’s been able to do that and more by… Read more

Nothing, Nowhere. : Using Music to Fight Mental Illness

Photo Credit: Jamie MacMillan Nothing, Nowhere. is an American musician who creates emotional driven songs through blending hip-hop and rock. Motivated by the hardship of his past, Nothing, Nowhere. seeks to connect with others and help them from losing themselves in the struggles of life. Born as Joseph Mulherin from Massachusetts, the future artist studied… Read more