Here are six artists that we should all be paying attention to in 2016…
This Oakland raised, tatted, grammy nominated artist has really got a gift. After singing on the streets for a few years as a young teenager, she auditioned for America’s Got Talent where she was discovered by D’Wayne Wiggins, and mentored by Nick Cannon. She’s collaborated with G-Eazy, Chance The Rapper, and BJ The Chicago Kid to name a few.
Her album is called “You Should Be Here.” ….and you should keep an eye on her.
If you need the proof, take a quick listen to these tracks:
“The Way (feat. Chance the Rapper)”
2. Bryson Tiller
The hype is so real for Mr. Bryson Tiller. Louisville truly gave us a great holiday present this year. His album is called “T r a p s o u l”, and that’s exactly what it is. Young Tiller is only getting started; this album is his inauguration as the founder of the Trap-soul era of music.
“Sorry Not Sorry”
“502 Come Up”
“Exchange” ….And the rest of the album.
3. Justine Skye
The Album is called “Emotionally Unavailable.” It includes a wide range of tracks from the hard Rihanna-like declaration “Bandit”, and “A Train”, to the incredibly catchy track “I’m Yours (feat. Vic Mensa)” 2016 is definitely going to be a big year for Miss Skye, stay tuned.
Tracks that are Major Key:
‘I’m Yours (feat. Vic Mensa)”
“On and On”
“Anticipation (feat. Kranium)”
4. Vince Staples
He’s from Long Beach, California, and came into the picture around 2010 with his album “Blue Suede” and his appearances with Earl Sweatshirt, Tyler The Creator, and Mac Miller, but his 2015 album “Summertime ’06” with tracks featuring Jhene Aiko, Joey Fatts and A$ton Matthews is why he’s really got everyone’s attention.
This album just bumps.
“Dopeman (feat. Joey Fatts and Kilo Kish)”
“Jump Off The Roof (feat Snoh Aalegra)”
5. Jazz Cartier
His real name is Jaye Adams, and he’s the new happening thing coming out of Toronto these days. He released an album in April called “Marauding in Paradise”, but I don’t believe it contests to his latest single ,“I Know” which is pure feels. Truly.
Also, in his single “Stick and Move”, he blatantly states “Two thousand and fifteen was practice”… so we should all be very excited for what we’re going to see from Jazz in 2016.
“Stick and Move”
“Always Up To Something (feat. GCF)”
6. Bebe Rexha
Bebe has a lot of things working for her besides being extremely attractive. You may have already heard her voice on G-Eazy’s “Me, Myself, & I”, or “Hey Mama” with David Guetta, Nicki Minaj, and Afrojack, but now she’s gone solo. Her big hit “Can’t Stop Drinking About You” is everywhere, and I don’t see her slowing down in the year to come, so you should probably learn to pronounce her name.
“I Don’t Wanna Grow Up”-EP
“Can’t Stop Drinking About You”
“I’m Gunna Show You Crazy”