Category: The Come Up

Justy, Staten Island Music Artist, Creates Songs With Positive Representation

Justy, Staten Island Music Artist, Creates Songs With Positive Representation

Twenty-three-year-old independent singer/songwriter, Justy, from Staten Island, New York began writing music at 12 years old. In 2016 she released her debut EP Saudade V1 which garnered press from lead singles such as “Can’t Explain It.” Her unique blend of R&B, Jazz, hip-hop, on songs like “Feelings” have given listeners a perfect blend of nostalgic and contemporary rhythm and projects such as 1995 (2017) and Soul Food (2017) contributed to her growing buzz. The young artist has recently released her first single, Insecure, whic

10 Awesome LGBTQ+ Artists to Follow!

10 Awesome LGBTQ+ Artists to Follow!

By Tamika Wright It is #20gayteen and it’s time to show my support for my favorite LGBTQ+ artists! Loran Iris (@loraniristattoos) Yes, tattoo artists are artists too! Loran Iris is known for her beautiful depictions of flowers and animals, often favoring tattoo outlines (as opposed to shading/coloring the tattoo in).      2. Vilela Valentin…

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The Come Up: Jay Poole

The Come Up: Jay Poole

This past weekend we interviewed Jay Poole, a Compton based spoken word artist and filmmaker. She is truly talented, get a taste of her work with our video!

The Come Up: Portia Bartley – Writer, Actress, Model, Extraordinaire

The Come Up: Portia Bartley – Writer, Actress, Model, Extraordinaire

By Jasmine Lowe Actress, poet, writer, and model—Portia Bartley uses her talents and artistic outlets to not only tell her own story but to add to the conversation that intersects the topics of social injustice, immigration, race and queer identity. Her goal is to use the voice that grows from her poetry and writing to…

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