Check out the promising artists for the new year!
A young veteran in the musical lab, Dajohn has been consistently releasing tracks and diversifying his catalogue as anticipated. He continues his journey strong and steady, delivering tunes throughout this year.
A young rapper with old-school foundational elements, Kijaay is a breakthrough artist. His duality connects to fans across generations because of his clear, crisp cadence and confidence but youthful twist. He’s refreshing to hip-hop lovers and sonically threatening. Fans anxiously await the progress of this prodigy.
Deezy is the ultimate professional. Fusing his blend of rnb, hip-hop and soul, the rapper’s musical palette is fresh and catchy. His catalogue is full of songs to singalong to that new fans will enjoy. He recently debuted the highly anticipated Frederick album paying homage to the city. Check it out!
Breaking out of his shell, Demetrius roared on the 40 Fest stage morphing into the performing beast he’s destined to be. Dropping dope visuals and standout tracks, he’s expected to touch a couple stages this year, you don’t want to miss it!
One of the few women rappers Frederick has seen, Purelyss corrals a crowd with her songs of dance, romance and raunch. But make no mistake, she spits with the best of them. A hard hitter and fun rhymer, Purelyss is an audience grabber and bound to make you bop.
A thoroughbred representative from 40, Loose Change is every hip-hop fan’s dream. His bass-filled, bold beats and nostalgic flow are sure to make heads bump. Who knew he had punk rock influences? With an array of inspirations, Loose Change still delivers idealistic, authentic rap.
Asa has been the city’s champ. Brewing with high energy and animation, the young rapper always hits every stage and song with vibrancy and punch. His sound is easy and relatable but his passion and fire differentiate him from the rest making him always a hard act to follow. His push and hustle are unmatched! Find him on a stage near you – it’s impossible not to.
Ahzay left a solid fan base spanning across the northeast region behind when he switched careers in 2019. But thankfully, he’s returning and his fans eagerly receive him with high hopes of new, groundbreaking music. What’s to come? Ahzay says classic music that can last a lifetime surrounding themes of family, growth and living.
Leo Fibino is a versatile artist whose stage presence gains a fan each time he performs. His colorful, curious sound captures the closest ear. Using different influences and genres makes casting his net even wider grabbing the attention of all types of listeners.
Duddahz’ music cuts through the trap lane with raw lyrics and hard beats. He’s been consistent with his output of visuals and tracks this past year. With homegrown support behind him, Duddahz is a popular city act. Word on the street is, he’s got a mixtape dropping soon. Stay tuned!