Earlier this week former police officer Derek Chauvin trial began for the death of George Floyd. As the country awaits the outcome of this trial, I want to remain stedfast that justice will prevail for the Floyd family. I am hopeful that this trial will serve as a turning point for police brutality and help us solve the bad police practices that have existed in America.
Tef Poe- Crow Life
This next artist has been in the trenches and leading the way on many political and social issues. plaguing the Black community in St. Louis and abroad. Poe spends time in Boston at Harvard University where he has earned two fellowships (Nasir Jones Hiphop Fellowship, American Democracy Fellowship). Tef also serves as executive director of “The Boycott Times“, an online website centered on addressing systemic issues throughout the world.
Back to the basics Tef Poe is kicking off 2021 with a mixtape appetizer “Crow Life”. Tef spits hard freestyles over classic hip hop beats on his latest go. “Crow Life” also features an original track “Lac of Love” featuring another St. Louis rapper Indiana Rome. You can listen to his latest project right here https://tefpoe1.bandcamp.com/album/crow-life
Stringz Emb- Privacy
Switching gears, up and coming artist Stringz EMB recently released visuals for his song “Privacy”. Stringz who real name is Gregory Bowdry is a singer, songwriter, and producer. His musical influences include John Legend, Anthony Hamilton and Drake to name a few. Stringz implements live instrumentation in his music which provides an organic feel to his eccentric upbeat style. Make sure you watch his visuals for “Privacy” below.
Notable Releases and Single
- St. Louis rising artist Che Sanchez drops “Booster Seat”
- Bobby Session releases “Cog in the Machine” in anticipation of his upcoming album
- Mello Music Group released “Bushido”
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