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.”
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”.
Fort Smith, Arkansas native, DJ P Smooth never envisioned himself as the center of attention. Yet, his passion for music and drive to push Arkansas’ music forward is undeniable. Inspired by his father and the lack of representation of Arkansas’ music scene, DJ P Smooth shifted gears and was set on becoming a professional DJ. When speaking on Arkansas’ music scene he says, “I was always taught that if I wanted something to change, I had the power to change it, and pushing Arkansas music is one thing I stand on.” DJ P Smooth also shares insight on how he got started and gives advice for up-and-coming DJs.