• Ben Haenow

    Written by Emily Smith “It was at an open mic night in ‘The Cool Rooms’ in South Croydon,” singer-songwriter Ben Haenow says as he reflects on his first live performance, “I was petrified to be honest…I just closed my eyes and didn’t really enjoy the experience at all.” Luckily, over time, performing to Haenow became an enjoyable experience and adds, “the more we played, the easier it became over time.” But gushes that he still gets nervous before a big show. One of the biggest challenges for Ben as a musician is being away from family. “Spending a lot of time away from my family and my wife whilst I’m

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  • Cal Combs

    Hip-hop as we know it is constantly changing and our next featured artist Cal Combs is a testament to the shift. Our understanding of the genre of hip-hop correlates directly with the values we characterize it by. Throughout history, if you were to look into the context of any hip-hop song, you’ll begin to notice the number of similarities and patterns between artists. But, this is where Cal Combs stands out from the rest. His approach to hip-hop defies a lot of previous notions about the genre and provides a breath of fresh air for listeners who have yet to find an artist they can wholeheartedly support. “I think my

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  • Kelly Torres

    Written by Emily Smith Music provides a source of inspiration for a lot of people, and has the power to be a part of the healing process throughout hard times. For up-and-coming musician and devoted mother Kelly Torres, music is a way to provide a source of inspiration and hope for others as it did for her when she was younger. “My mother stayed home to take care of my sisters and I, and she died when I was twelve. Even though I had all the time in the world with her for twelve years, when she was gone, all I wanted was more time,” she says. During this time,

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  • Jaclyn Manfredi

    Post Written by Emily Smith “Just do it.” It’s a motto that inspires up-and-coming New York musician Jaclyn Manfredi to create her unique style of pop and R&B. Since she was young, Jaclyn has been giving it all she has got by putting herself in front of a crowd and beautifully overcoming the challenge of being vulnerable by performing her own music. “People are always going to have something to say. No matter how hard you worked on what you created, people will always have an opinion. You just have to accept that and be true to you,” she says. Jaclyn’s day usually begins by waking up, working out, doing vocal

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  • Eric Bellinger

    Imagine sitting at work one night with the Grammy Awards on a TV in the background. You look up in time to see Chris Brown onstage accepting the award for Best R&B Album. Suddenly it dawns on you that you worked on that album, that you’ve just won a Grammy. You look over at your co-worker, who happens to be Usher. “You ready to get another one?” he asks. All that may sound like an in-demand dream, but in 2012 it was a reality for Eric Bellinger. Fast-forward to 2017, Compton-born Bellinger has begun establishing himself as an artist in his own right with four mixtapes reaching the Billboard R&B

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  • Vas Leon

    London-based singer/emcee/producer Vas Leon has been on his grind the past two years with a series of EPs and street singles. His most recent work called KROSSOVER (Deluxe) was released at the end of February, and has been killing it since. Vas Leon’s flow on tracks like “Lyrical Slaughter” is classic UK grime, rapid, staccato and punchline heavy, but his pop instincts show he’s got his eye on the crown when it comes to North American crossover stars like J. Cole and Future. “I think I’m quite lucky with this, as it doesn’t fit into a particular genre,” Vas explains. “I would say it’s a movie in sound form. You

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  • Rozes

    At 22, she has managed to top Billboard 100 charts with some of the biggest names in music today like The Chainsmokers and Logic. Now, Elizabeth Mencel aka Rozes is venturing out on her own with her latest single, Under The Grave. Liz started off at a young age singing and playing along to Disney songs, and then later performed in her high school talent shows where she sang her original songs. With such a positive reaction to her original music from the very beginning, Liz has managed to stay consistent with writing and performing. Today Rozes finds herself singing along with power vocalists like Adele and Sia. “They allow

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  • Cardiff Brothers

    With inspirations from G-Eazy to Kanye West, the Cardiff Brothers have taken their music to the next level from when they first started in 2012. Their most recent work, All From Home has received over 100k views on SoundCloud, and has climbed up to #28 on iTunes since it’s late September release. “It was pretty unreal to witness,” the guys comment, “it’s something you dream about, but to actually see it happen was crazy.” Their very first performance was in Webster Hall’s Marlin room. It was here that the Cardiff Brothers made a goal for themselves to perform in the legendary Grand Ballroom one day. “It was just really personal

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