We’re all familiar with the Alicia Keys’s, Jay-Z’s, Beyonce’s, and Ne-Yo’s of the world. But what about the up-and-coming artists? What new artists are out there who have a serious buzz?
Today’s post is dedicated to new artists you may or may not have heard of. Some you may recognize. Some you may not. However, like Lil’ Wayne and Lauren London, I’m here to put you up on that New-New.
J. Cole – He is the first artist signed to Jay-Z’s Rocnation label. He hails from Fayetteville, North Carolina. Kanye built a buzz off of being a college dropout. J. Cole graduated with a degree from St. John’s University. Check him out: www.jcolemusic.com
Melanie Fiona – She’s Guyanese. She can sing. She can actually sing live. Her album is nice with sprinkles of island flavor in it. Check her out: www.melaniefiona.com
607 – He’s in the Guiness Book of World Records for creating the first rap verse to make sense when read backwards and forwards. He’s a hybrid of sorts, can freestyle, battle, and make great songs. Check him out: www.myspace.com/607
Suga City – Hailing from Arkansas, this rap duo recently earned a spot on the popular Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare video game soundtrack. They are definitely not your stereotypical southern mc’s. Check them out: www.myspace.com/sugacity
Bridget Kelly– I heard her sing at a Jay-Z show recently. She was filling in for Alicia Keys, singing the hook for Empire State of Mind. Man, did she KILL it! I haven’t heard any original material from her yet, but I’m waiting. I do have her Twitter page. Check her out: http://twitter.com/TheycallmeBK
That’s just a short list for now. What other artists out there are we sleeping on? What do you think about those mentioned above? Share names and links to their music if you can.