Oxford, North Carolina Native, JXY True released a 15-track album titled, “No Death, No Art”, an artistic expression detailing the sacrifices JXY was forced to make in order to become a better individual. Without laying his ego to rest, there is no art—no rebirth. Read more for Terrionna’s take on the album.
Nicholas Edem Coffie, known as Yung D3mz, is an emerging producer and artist from Tema, Ghana. His sound is vibrant with Jazz, Hip-Hop, and R&B influences melding together to form his unique Afro-Fusion sound. His duality as a producer and artist allows him to see things from varying perspectives, which translates through the songs he has produced for Ghanaian artists like Kwesi Arthur, Twitch 4EVA, and Kofi Mole—as well as his own music. In this candid interview, Yung D3mz details his journey as a charting producer, shares his take on Ghana’s musical influence, discusses recognizing his potential as a recording artist, and gives a breakdown of his debut EP, “Girls Like You.”
Philadelphia-based multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Mervin Toussaint discusses his debut EP, “Another Name For Everything,” his artistic journey thus far, and so much more.
Jake Doe is an independent R&B artist from Lagos, Nigeria. When referencing his upbringing he explains, “it’s a lot harder out here compared to western countries—structure, government, the system is just messed up out here. Young people, youths, do not have the right platforms to use or to make good use of their creativity.” Despite this, his love for where he comes from isn’t diminished. He speaks boldly of the talent that the great continent of Africa possesses, “the world knows Africa for Afrobeats, but it’s not just Afrobeats… we can do almost anything.”
Mookie Tolliver is a rising R&B singer from Madison, Illinois. Coming off the release of his More About Love EP, he is at the top of his game musically. Mookie discusses his new EP, his musical influences, and the challenges of breaking into the mainstream music circuit.
Reggie Becton is an LA based R&B singer, originally from PG County, Maryland. In this interview he discusses relocating from PG County to Los Angeles, rewriting the narrative of masculinity, and his latest release, “Listenin”.