Tis the season of new music which is just on time for your holiday needs. As 2014 comes to a close, urban music is making a huge push into 2015. Major labels are releasing new Hip-Hop and R&B projects, developing new talent and looking for the next superstars for a new generation. Here are 10 artists to watch out for as we go into next year. Click NEXT above or below for next artist.
After years of establishing herself in the music industry, Motown artist Mila J. is raising eyebrows with her debut EP, Made In Los Angeles (M.I.L.A.). She has recently released a video for her single “My Main” featuring Ty Dolla Sign. She plans on releasing visuals for the remaining four songs from her five song project. Mila’s hard work is finally paying off as she will definitely be a force in R&B’s new wave of talent.
He has been recognized among some of the industry’s elite rappers and emcees for his battle rap skills but after ripping the BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher, Murda Mook‘s stock has been on the rise. Murda Mook recently won the “Total Slaughter” battle rap competition and released his new mixtape “Eazy Doez It” which features the likes of Snoop Dogg, Raekwon, and Busta Rhymes. Many believe that Mook could be a major contributor of a new wave of New York emcees to bring NYC back to hip-hop prominence.
No longer playing the background, Maybach Music Group artist Stalley represents the blue collar and hard working class of the midwest with the debut of his upcoming album, Ohio which will be available on iTunes Oct. 27. Mentored by superstar hip-hop artist Rick Ross, Stalley is becoming one of hip-hop’s top creative storytellers and has recently released a video for his single “Always Into Something” featuring Ty Dolla Sign. With his rhyme skills, Stalley is a breathe of fresh air for hip-hop.
She has been a featured artist on Oxygen’s Sisterhood Of Hip-Hop which showcased a visual for her new single “Real MVP.” Siya is a rising star that is breaking down mainstream doors in the hip-hop community with her lyrics and being open about her sexuality. Though there have been other artists that have openly admitted they are gay, Siya has seemed to bud at the right moment in a society that is ready to accept the gay community in hip-hop
Two brothers from Tupelo, Mississippi, Interscope Records group Rae Sremmurd have stormed into the music scene with back to back hits, “No Flex Zone” and “No Type.” The creative group name is actually spelled Ear Drummers backwards. The group plans on releasing an EP within the next couple of months and want to prove that they are no one-hit wonder.f
As hip-hop has been dominated by men over the last 15 years, 2015 seems to be the year of the female emcee and sparking a new revolution in the music industry. Detroit rapper DeJ Loaf has been creating a huge street buzz with her recent release of her new single “Try Me.” Recently signed to Columbia Records, and with the release of her mixtape Sell Sole, expect to see DeJ Loaf around in the forefront of this new wave of lady rappers.
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