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Indie Spotlight: Dedfre$h (@Dedfreshshawty)

It takes a lot for me to get involved with indie projects, but this is one of the 3 artists that I’m completely honored to introduce to the world. Not your traditional Atlanta artist, Dedfre$h is more of a street poet with a knack for vivid visuals. Check out his debut tape Abstract below. 

Indie Spotlight: Aaradhna (@AaradhnaPatel)

New Zealand definitely has some dope talent. If you need any more proof, just listen to the crazy vocals on Aaradhna’s buzz record Wake Up off her newest project, Treble & Reverb. This song says licensing $$$ ALL day!

Indie Spotlight: Ro James (@RoJamesXIX)

I’m not even sure how I stumbled onto James’ music, but he has a bright future ahead. The D’angelo vibe is heavy, yet he still maintains his own sound and lane. Already making moves in the biz, James co-wrote Use Me on Miguel’s Kaleidoscope Dream. Check out Pledge Allegiance of his upcoming EP Coke, Jack & Cadillacs.

Indie Spotlight: King (@weareking)

I received a text from my homegirl 2 weeks ago asking if I wanted to come to a random show with her. I had no clue who was performing, but spontaneity and fate introduced me to this dope new Soul trio from LA. King’s music reminds me of super chill Badu, but a little more in-the-pocket. Music to vibe, chill or “indulge” in your vices to…

Indie Spotlight: Thurzday (@Thurzday) “Are You Not” Video

One of Complex’s 10 New LA Rappers To Watch Out For, Thurz is one of the first few artists I linked with when I touched down in LA last year; not to mention one of the dopest. Backed by a genuine Hip Hop foundation and straight lyricism, he’s quickly expanding his movement and building a buzz for his upcoming album, Blood On The Canvas. #TeamVakseen produced 2-3 records on the […]

Indie Spotlight: Jigg (@Jigg305) "Hun Dun" Video

I’ve been building with Miami’s Jigg for close to 2 years now and the music consistently improves. Known for delivering vivid street tales over soulful 808’s, he’s already delivered 2 dope projects, High Grade and Spittaduction, with the likes of DJ Drama, Don Cannon and DJ Folk. High Grade 2 drops 1/1/13 and I expect nothing less than a classic. Not to mention #TeamVakseen produced a couple records on the […]

Indie Spotlight: Siya (@Siya_) "D.Y.K.E. (Damn You Killin Em)" Mixtape

It’s great to see more and more dope female rappers in the market. Slightly reminding you of a female Drake, Tank’s new artist Siya is quickly making a name for herself with a crazy flow and dope lyrics. Check out her newly released project D.Y.K.E. (Damn You Killin Em), which features production on 2 records (Pretty Girl x Crawl Before I Walk) from #TeamVakseen. Congrats to Decapo and Nyce for placements!

Indie Spotlight: Quinn (@ItsQuinnMarie)

1/3 of the Autobotz writing team, Quinn is an extremely talented topliner/artist from Toronto with a bright future ahead. One of my favorite writers to work with, Quinn always delivers dope melodies, left field concepts and the vocal animation slightly reminiscent of Ms. Minaj. Check out her music below and definitely keep your eyes and ears open for new stuff. Major shout out to my DJ Booth fam for the Love Sold […]