1. ELI CAPELLA
Eli an creative MC and innovative Singer forged in the fires of Philadelphia. His fresh and eclectic energy is the perfect vibe for current times. His Soundcloud is a treasure and Quarantine Dreams is a must listen. You’ll find yourself drifted into a music oasis.
IG : @eliacapella9 | Soundcloud : https://soundcloud.com/elicapella
2. MOOKIE TOLLIVER
Mookie is a St.Louis breed R&B/Soul artist with a whole lot of drive and ambition. He has a clean, new sound yet still gives us glimpses of 2000’s R&B. He is able to succeed while giving life to the new generation and those before them. Tolliver’s music is a reminder that R&B is still alive and evolving. This well done duet with So So Def’s Dondria is a sweet song and great preview of his vibe.
Instagram : @mookietolliver | https://music.apple.com/us/artist/mookie-tolliver/854658416
3. RODNEY DOUGLAS JR.
While we’ve never including a Gospel artist we decided to make a no question addition this time around. You see Douglas’s sound is a breath of fresh air. A coming of age sound by someone you can feel is coming into their own. Like every genre even gospel must evolve. And with artist such as Leandria Johnson and Jonathan McReynolds bringing vulnerability and transparency to the genre it makes room for artist like Rodney to come right behind. This new wave of gospel is getting new, younger, and lost listeners to tune in. Check out his new single “I’ll Worship You”
Instagram : @rodney.douglasjr_
This vocal beast will take you across the world and back with his vocal acrobatics. His melodic sound, creative rifts and intricate runs are distinct and carefully crafted. Tre has an ear almost like the vocal bible herself Brandy. When he sings live its an experience you’ll never forget. His single “Up 2 You” is a soothing and balanced tune that raises patiently and hits you with beautiful background vocals to make you want to sing along.
Instagram : @tre4rmdc
5. ELLAE REID
Ellae (L.A) Reid is a singer, MC, and songwriter in Dallas, Texas. His sound is a blend of R&B Soul and Indie Hip Hop. Reid’s music is vulnerable, lyrically intriguing, and can take you on a genre roller-coaster. His new song ” Myselfish” is a surprising anthem for self care and accountability.
Instagram : @ellae_reid https://www.ellaereid.com/
6. BUGZ GUTTA
Gutta is an example of how art changes things. This rapper has seen some intense things growing up in Virginia. He himself spent many years in and out of prison. Since returning home he his devoted his self to the music and creative lane. Now his music may not be for the PG ears or those that cringe with certain words but if you can handle it this is som good stuff. His visuals are mad crazy, hip, fun, and fascinating. There’s plenty of music to choose from and plenty of videos to tease your mind.
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/bugzgutta | Instagram : @bugz_gutta