Articles by Derrius Edwards



14 trapdoors

Meet 14 trapdoors, Buffalo’s DIY Trio

In this new age of frenetic production and rushed rhymes, 14 trapdoors (bendyface, Short Moscato, Wza) chooses to play the long game and not cut any corners. As of late, the city of Buffalo has…


Joseph Black

Joseph Black is Often Misunderstood

Joseph Black isn’t a hopeless romantic. The Duluth, Minnesota native has made significant headway this year as a breakout artist, and his streaming numbers support this truth. With a medley of records that spotlight unrequited…


Bizzy Crook

Bizzy Crook Doesn’t Need a Co-Sign

Bizzy Crook finds solace in living for the moment. His new album From Me, to You covers a medley of introspective strains that examine love, money and delayed gratification. Life is all about self-discovery, like…


Meet Slatt Zy, Rap’s Unrelenting Grinder

At just 18-years-old, Slatt Zy is slated to take over the music industry, one dolorous melody at a time. The Atlanta bred, Chattanooga raised emcee has a vocal texture that’s unhurried, supported by a brash…


Favorite

My Favorite Color is an Optimistic Pain Artist

My Favorite Color doesn’t make sad boi music, he’s just chasing self-realization. The 23-year-old’s debut album, Velma, dabbles between an altered state of consciousness and bouts of depression, exploring a range of emotion — the…


Cocoa Sarai

Cocoa Sarai is a Bellwether of Change

At this stage in her career, Cocoa Sarai’s music isn’t political, it’s personal. The Grammy-Award winning songstress has provided a new meaning to the term unapologetic, leaving no stone unturned in route to exposing an…


Steven Malcolm

Steven Malcolm Gives Grand Rapids’ Soundscape a Facelift

Steven Malcolm is Michigan’s best kept secret. Sonically, the Grand Rapids wordsmith’s tonal versatility is unmatched, spotlighting his affinity for uptempo production, while also reaffirming his Jamaican lineage with a reggae undertone. He has this…