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Normani: Propelled to Stardom

Photo Credit: Dennis Leupold Normani Hamilton was born on May 31, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. When she was young, her family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, her family relocated to Houston, Texas. Normani loved dancing and beauty pageants and she started signing gospel music and recorded her first song when… Read more

Tayla Parx: The Triple Threat

Photo Credit: Caroline Tompkins Tayla Parx is an actress, songwriter, and musician that is currently gaining momentous attention from the long list of artists she’s worked with. She was born as Taylor Parks in Dallas, Texas on September 16, 1993. Her love of music and acting helped define what artistry meant to her. Taylor would… Read more

Remembering Avicii: The Legacy of an EDM Icon

Photo Credit: Sean Eriksson Born as Tim Bergling, Avicii was a Swedish musician that specialized in remixing music and record producing. His style of EDM, otherwise known as electronic dance music, crossed the genres of pop, country, reggae, and rock. Bergling became interested in the music since he was a child, and at the age… Read more

Lil Nas X: Breaking Free of Genre

Photo Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Stagecoach Born as Montero Lamar Hill in Lithia Springs, Georgia, on April 9, 1999, Lil Nas X is an up-and-coming musician who is crafting a musical name for himself. Hill’s parent’s divorced when he was 6 and he lived with his mother and grandmother in Bankhead Courts, a housing… Read more

Stefflon Don: The British Rapper Pushing Boundaries

Photo Credit:  Elliot Kennedy Stefflon Don is a Jamaican-British musician that is gaining fame from her various hit songs and for her personality. The up-and-coming British rapper has already succeeded where others haven’t. Stefflon Don broke into the American market by merging her Caribbean and hip-hop background with the UK grime she grew up with…. Read more

Remembering Nipsey Hussle: The Change Hip-Hop Needed

Photo Credit: Image via Getty/Matt Winkelmeyer Every generation has people who are symbols for great change. Whether in politics, the arts, or academics, there’s always someone pushing against the norm. Nipsey Hussle became that symbol in his neighborhood and within others across America. Nipsey represented change for the black community and for hip-hop. To understand… Read more

Bryce Vine: A Rising Chart-Topping Star

Photo Credit: Lindsey Byrnes Born as Bryce Ross-Johnson, Bryce Vine is sharing with the world his ideas on life and music. Known as a singer and rapper, this young artist is generating faithful fans with his good looks, personal charm, and smashing vocals. Bryce Vine was born in New York City to Tracey Ross and… Read more

Ady Suleiman: A Neo-Soul Creative

Photo Credit: Ady Suleiman / YouTube Ady Suleiman is a British neo-soul artist making headway. Born on July 1, 1992 to a British mother and Tanzanian father, this neo-soul artist uses life experiences to cultivate creatively produced music. His soulful music has skyrocketed him to stardom in the ranks of artists like Chance the Rapper,… Read more

Jessie Reyez: Unapologetically Authentic

Photo Credit: Mabdulle Jessie Reyez is a Canadian singer-songwriter who draws inspiration from different influences. She mostly expresses her musical talents in both R&B and pop. Fresh to the music scene, Reyez has generated millions of streams across music platforms and hasn’t even released a full-length project yet. Reyez embodies the spirit of an empowered… Read more

Jacob Lee: Musical Philosophy from Down Under

Photo Credit: Facebook @jacoblee You know what’s not the worst idea in the world? Being sure of the precise words to a song before making them a permanent part of your body. A female fan of Australian singer-song writer Jacob Lee apparently failed to heed this, as she now sports a tattoo on her shin… Read more