It’s that time again, when I introduce you all to some of your next favorite artist. Be sure to check out the fresh new talent I’ve chosen for this edition of “5 Artist You Show Know” below!
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Banks is an underground trip-hop artist that has been on the music scene for the last 5 years. I discovered her a few years ago while watching MTV Hits. She had just released the video for her then new single “This Is What It Feels Like.” Besides the song being so alluring, the video was so dark and mysterious I just had to know more about the artist. Since then Banks has become one of my favorite artist.
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Devvon Terrell is a Brooklyn-Based R&B singer. I first heard Devvon when a friend of mines sent me his song “#WCW (Women Crush Wednesday).” I feel in love with his sound. Devvon’s music is heavily influenced by 90s R&B, and is just what the Rhythm and Blues scene is missing.
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Originally from Sweden, Snoh Aalegra is a model turned singer/songwriter/rapper. I discovered Snoh one night while watching MTV Hits, the video for her song “Bad Things (feat. Common)” came on and I was captivated. Her voice is so sultry and soulful you can’t help but fall in love with her sound.
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I first heard Bas on Pandora about 5 years ago, and I’ve been a fan of his music ever since. Bas is a Jamaica, Queens-Based rapper that is signed to J.Cole’s label “Dreamville.” In 2014 Bas released his debut album “Last Winter,” which solidified him a household name. Bas’s sound embodies the hardcore and raw essence of New York.
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I discovered Vince Staples a few months ago while watching BET Jams. The video for his song “Lift Me Up” was the Jam of the Week. The imagery of the video was so thought-provoking, and the lyrics of the song were so real, I instantly downloaded his album Summertime ’06. After listening to his album, I knew I was a fan of his music. I love the west coast vibe of his sound, and the honesty in his lyrics.
Be sure to support these talented musicians. Don’t forget who told you about them first. Who are some of your favorite “under the radar” artist?! Tell me all about them in the comments!
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