Meet Indianapolis’ viral singing sensation

NAP TOWN'S FUTURE STAR In an entertainment industry highlighted by big cities on the east and west coast, many talented artist who don't take that voyage often don't get the same shine. When you're as good as Lorea Turner however, the shine will find you. The 20 year old vocalist has yet to drop her first project, but still has...

Xeno Moonflower is one soulful dude

The passionate artist you just have to hear In many of his interviews, Bob Marley would often describe the main factor which separates his music from imitators as "The Feel". The late great Marley knew that oftentimes, less is more, and that simplistic authenticity is something most artist seek but can never quite attain. This overall concept is something that...

Shawn Smith is the new Prince of Philly

THE FIRE SPITTER IS NEXT UP When Black Thought grabbed the mic for a freestyle session with Funk Flex, the moment served as not only a lyrical exercise for the legend but also a reminder that the city of Brotherly Love is not to be messed with when it comes to dope emcees. From Cassidy, to Beans, the list goes...

Zaxai is the indie artist you NEED to know about

The grind doesn't stop for this talented singer As our first year as a platform reaches its last few days, it is only right to celebrate with a talent like Brooklyn's own Zaxai. After all, 2017 was the year in which the soulful singer began to see his hard work and dedication into his craft, begin to gain momentum. The...

Meet North Carolina’s budding R&B star

FAYETTEVILLE'S FLYEST If we've learned anything since starting Grittyvibes, it's that small city talent is just as prevalent as the New York's and LA's of the world, as our stories feature artists from every region of the country. With that being said, Chloe Chavis, the up and coming singer/songwriter is quickly proving that J Cole isn't the only thing buzzing...

Meet the R&B star with the voice of GOLD

STRAIGHT OUT THE A. K Camp's celebrity basketball game in late November was packed with some Atlanta's most familiar faces, as the festivities served as a great night for the community. While the game itself was the main attraction, some would argue that that the real show happened before it. With her virtuoso performance of the National Anthem before the...

Meet the R&B star committed to ending Domestic Violence, one note at a time

The smooth songstress has a one of a kind vibe With melodic tunes that feel out of this world at times, it's no surprise that up and coming R&B star Neila often refers to her self as an Extra Terrestrial. Her green hair and loud fashion sense have potential icon written all over it and unlike some artists who often...

Up and coming singer Maya Milan is ready for her breakthrough

NEXT UP OUT THE DMV When searching for fresh talent, paying close attention to the opening act is often just as important to us as the headliners. With that in mind, Maya Milan's smooth soulful delivery and deeply personal lyrics caught our ear from the minute we heard it, prompting us to take immediate action. Turns out we were a...

This musician is the hottest act in Indianapolis

Bryan Thompson is a name to remember Sandwiched in between videos of him soulfully blasting out tunes on the sax, Bryan Thompson's IG is populated with inspiring messages, such as the "You are never given a dream without being given the power to make it come true" statement that went up shortly before this article was published. Perhaps the best...

This 17 year old musician is the smoothest singer you’ll hear all day

Tim Johnson Jr is here to stay A good musician can cover a wide range of songs for sure, but a great one can take a song and make it their own. Tim Johnson Jr still has a long way to go at just 17 years old, but he definitely falls into the second category. The Philly native has been...

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