Oxford, Mississippi beader-seamstress, Timber Heard took to creating as a way to escape from the harsh reality she was living. “Being creative is something that helps me as a person, function. That’s who I am.” Combatting bipolar disorder alongside trying to piece together the complexities of her biracial identity has been a lifelong struggle, but she is now speaking her truth and reclaiming her power.
‘We outside’ and Nigerian artists are making their way to the United States! AfroRave pioneer, Rema recently wrapped up his US tour and Wizkid and Omah Lay are set to touch down in September. Get your funds in order, we have shows to attend!
Accra, Ghana-native, Siriboe recently began flexing his skills as a rapper, coining his sound as Trap-Fusion among other genres—the word “fusion” being an identifier of who he is to the core and the type of music that he chooses to share with the world. Read more for an in-depth look into Siriboe’s journey as a new artist in Ghana, his recent releases, and what he has in store.
Little Rock, Arkansas rapper and creative, K. Ray entered the world of raps and rhymes as a Hip-Hop connoisseur and connected with genres like Funk, Soul, and R&B—which can all be heard in his distinct sound. Read more to learn about K. Ray’s interesting road to rapping, his musical influences, navigating the music world as a newcomer, and a breakdown of his debut album, “The More You Know.”
Ayüü is a Nigerian singer and songwriter based in Abuja, Nigeria. With sounds from R&B, Pop, Funk, Hip-Hop, and Afrobeats as well as musical influences like Burna Boy, Michael Jackson, and SZA, one can’t help but appreciate his artistic range and genre fusing genius. Read more as Ayüü takes a no filter approach in discussing his artistry, the music industry, Nigeria’s social and political climate, and his 2019 mixtape that was revealed to him in a dream titled, “Ayüüniverse.”
Q.G. The BlacKnight takes up space as an indie artist in Arkansas and is comfortable with who he has grown to become—”My goal isn’t trying to be the biggest cat in the room. I’m just trying to be one of the most well known.” Q.G.’s knowledge of self is admirable, as he is a champion for artist individuality and authentic self expression, which is what his album represents. Read more as Q.G. The BlacKnight peels back the layers of his musical journey as a southern independent artist, his musical influences, where Arkansas stands in the music industry, and a breakdown of his latest album, “The Blackprint”.