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{ YOU READ IT HERE FIRST } Coach Snoop: New Netflix Exclusive Begins 2/02/18

Tuesday, January 30

{ YOU READ IT HERE FIRST } Coach Snoop: New Netflix Exclusive Begins 2/02/18

Snoop...the D-O-double G...the coolest west coast hip-hop artist to ever hit the scene. Well, in this new documentary that airs on February 2nd on Netflix, you'll get to see a different side to the nationally acclaimed & accomplished rapper. Adding to his repertoire of greatness, he's mentoring young athletes to allow them an opportunity to reach their goals despite the odds against them.

Coach Snoop New Netflix Exclusive You Read It Here First
Coach Snoop: New Netflix Exclusive Begins 2/02/2018



Hailing from Long Beach, born Cordozar Calvin Broadus, Jr. on October 20th, 1971, Snoop emerged under Dr. Dre in the early 90s. With infamous platinum selling albums such as "The Doggfather" & "Doggystyle", he quickly became a household favorite in the world of hip-hop. He was, along with artists like Dre, Biggie, 2Pac-- among a vast majority of others-- the face of the hip-hop industry. His music captivated hip-hop heads and the like ridiculously fast as his songs topped charts and won him numerous accolades, including --but certainly not limited to-- Best Video award for "Drop it like it's Hot" (featuring Pharell) and more Grammy nominations than I have space to write about. His music was --and still is-- on everyone's hip-hop playlists. Undoubtedly a legend that paved the way for many of today's artists, including --but not only, the ever so talented Kendrick Lamar, whom featured Snoop on his album To Pimp a Butterfly

Coach Snoop New Netflix Exclusive begins 2/02/18
Coach Snoop airs February 2nd!
Moving into a new era and expanding on a new endeavor, Snoop moves from your stereos to your television sets this February as a mentor & football coach for at-risk youth athletes. 
Add Snoop being a Steelers fan and Snoop's business partner being a Pamona, California native, and it gives a nice ring to the name of the team: the Pamona Steelers
Drawing upon his own childhood struggles, he is striving to make a difference in the lives of these kids. The daily struggles of some of these athletes range from deceased parents (one or both), incarcerated fathers (or mothers), recent gang activity, and more. 

Just to touch on some of the success Snoop has had as a youth football coach for going on 15 years, I cannot fail to mention the fact that one of Snoop's former players currently plays for the Denver Broncos --Ronnie Hillman-- and went on to assist his team in winning the Super Bowl in February 2016. Not to mention, his own son, Cordell Broadus, actually plays for UCLA.

Coach Snoop New Netflix exclusive
A Boss on the field displaying leadership
Going from a cheering parent in the bleachers & selling out multiple football stadiums, to coaching on the sidelines, Snoop has definitely made an impact on and off the field. This show is going to touch all the heart strings. And I am so here for this. I love seeing people with statuses such as his make a difference and give back. There is nothing more genuine. And Snoop has always given us the real. So tune in THIS FRIDAY to the exclusive premiere of Coach Snoop on Netflix and then come back and drop your comments and thoughts below. I'd love to hear what you think about the show. Don't be the only one not watching. You can watch the trailer for the series below. Want to learn more? Follow the links to his social media accounts to stay updated on this show & more. 

 
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Until next time...

xoxo,
Rachel Marie


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Saturday, January 20

{ YOU NEED TO KNOW ARTIST } H.E.R. @HERMusicx

Who is H.E.R.? 

Despite how grammatically incorrect that sounds, if you were like me when first hearing this artist, you did not know who it was. You knew you liked the songs. You knew you were addicted to her voice. You knew you couldn't live without one or all of her songs on a playlist. You knew you had to have her album. You knew you wanted to hear more. You knew all of that. Except her name.

She literally took over the world with her first self-titled EPs, H.E.R.: Vol 1 and now she's stealing new hearts and making old fans fall in love all over again with H.E.R. Vol 2: The B Sides. Named in Forbes list of 30 Under 30: Class of 2018 & named "Artist to Watch" from Pandora, she definitely is leaving her mark on the industry...and the world. Her tours are sold out. Her singles are being downloaded at alarming rates. Her EPs are outselling some of the biggest albums of the year. Not to mention, there's a lot of people who still do not know H.E.R. name.

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Ready to learn about the artist behind the moniker? Gabi Wilson is the name behind the silhouette you see on her covers. There was speculation after a few weeks. The vocals were similar, the vibes were remembered, sooner or later true fans were bound to put one with the other and find out who this mysteriously talented beauty was and how to let the world know just whom they were listening to.
H.E.R.'s debut project bolted to the No. 1 spot on the iTunes R&B chart. Not to mention, it's been streamed more than 12 million times on Soundcloud. Spotify? Up to 1.6 million MONTHLY listeners. All this without any real promotion of her project or pushing it to radio.
In earlier interviews, the woman behind the acronym said that music isn't listened to "for what it is" anymore and people are always so worried about who the artist is, what they're doing, what they're wearing, who they're friends with, etc...she said she just wants to let people judge the music for what it is without having to deal with the other part of the industry, which is the ever so annoying paparazzi wanting to record and photograph your every move. Nonetheless, she covers her face in photos to keep the mystery going & allows people who listen to H.E.R. to feel the emotions behind the music.

With her velvety tones, dynamic harmonies, soul snatching lyrics, and heart stealing melodies, this artist--whether you know her real name or not--will be the force that awakens real R&B and brings back the music we used to love.

Her latest: "My Song" off Vol. 2: The B Sides, released January the 2nd, is climbing the R&B charts and ever so gracefully showcasing her beloved talent. {audio video below}

Follow H.E.R. by visiting the Links Below:


You can purchase your copy of the album {both old & new} as well as her latest single by following the links below:

iTunes: H.E.R. Vol 1 :Amazon
iTunes: H.E.R. Vol 2: The B Sides :Amazon
iTunes: My Song {the single} :Amazon


Well, as usual I appreciate you visiting the blog and reading the content. I hope you enjoyed this week's You Need To Know Artist. Leave your comments below to let me know what you think about the artist and the music.

And...as you know:

Enjoy the music?
Support the artist.

Until next time....

xoxo,
Rachel Marie
The Underground Artistry

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Tuesday, January 9

{ YOU NEED TO KNOW ARTIST } @halsey

Have you ever came across an artist that you just cannot stop listening to?

I'm literally ADDICTED to this week's YOU NEED TO KNOW ARTIST, Halsey. She is one of those artists. Her songs are electrifying. Her lyrics seep into your soul and drag you kicking & screaming to her vantage points only to find out when you get there, you don't want to leave.

She makes you feel what she's feeling when she sings. A pop sensation, she's featured on numerous artist's tracks, such as "Closer" with The Chainsmokers, "Him & I" with G-Eazy, "The Feeling" with Justin Bieber & more. In 2015 she was named "Rising Star" by Billboard; in 2016, she received a nomination for Billboard's Women In Music alongside other female artists like Shania Twain & others.

Thus, Halsey is definitely leaving a mark where ever she lends her vocals and whenever she releases a single or an album.

Her music is literally so aesthetic it's almost surreal. I honestly do not know how I didn't know about her until now...I'm like, what? 2 years behind?

Well...now that I know...YOU NEED TO KNOW!!

So...here's some quick facts about this week's featured artist: 

Her birthday is September 29th. She's a Libra by the way...for the zodiac followers. She performed live for the first time at The Wiltern in Los Angeles. She was born in New Jersey; and she says she relates her stage name back to a street name in Brooklyn, which is actually an anagram for her REAL name: Ashley. 

And at 23 years old, she's definitely taking the music scene by storm.

If you placed Alanis Morissette, Fiona Apple, ZZ Ward, & Rihanna in a blender... you'd get Halsey.

That's just my recipe for this beyond amazing artist...you can let me know yours in the comments.

My favorite song thus far...and that's hard because I actually like her entire album-- Hopeless Fountain Kingdom...the album is just beautiful. Yet, in choosing, I'd pick "Bad at Love" and "Now or Never" off of this album. Definitely a tie for my fave from that album.

Now, her first album-- Badlands...I'd have to say "Castle"--which is also on the soundtrack for The Hunstman: Winter's War. Tied with "Gasoline" for my favorites.

If you'd like to see her perform this year, she's destined to be performing at this year's Summerfest on June 29th at 7:30PM!

You can get your tickets here from Ticket Master starting NEXT FRIDAY on January 19th!

In addition, you can also pick up BOTH of these albums & follow her on ALL of her social platforms below. And--as always--let me know in the comments what you think about this week's YOU NEED TO KNOW ARTIST!

FOLLOW HALSEY:
Facebook
Twitter
Instagram
YouTube
SoundCloud

And you can subscribe to her mailing list HERE.

And if you like her music, then support her...you can purchase her latest album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom from iTunes HERE --if you'd prefer Amazon, you can pick it up HERE.

If you like Badlands, you can pick that album up on iTunes HERE --or on Amazon, HERE.

And those lead you to the DELUXE version of each album.

Enjoy the music?
Support the artist.

In conclusion, Halsey is destined for bigger & better. There's no doubt in my mind she will be here when our kids are grown & when their kids fall in love with certain artists, Halsey will be one of those artists. Her music transcends the boundaries set forth by the labels. And her music, in essence, will transcend time.

I hope you enjoyed the content. Please leave a comment to let me know...do you like this week's choice? Did you know of her before now? What's your favorite Halsey song? Let me know below. Don't forget to go FOLLOW the artist on her social platforms & pick up either/or --or BOTH-- of the albums featured in today's post.

I'm going to leave you with the video for this week's YOU NEED TO KNOW ARTIST's latest single "Bad At Love". Enjoy

#ThankMeLater

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Until next time...

xoxo,
Rachel Marie
The Underground Artistry
Another site...not just another blog.


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Monday, January 1

{ YOU NEED TO KNOW ARTIST } @queennaija_

Let me start off by saying HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!! I hope you all had a great eve & enjoyed your holiday breaks.

Okay, I'm just going to jump right into this post with the first YOU NEED TO KNOW ARTIST of 2018: the Michigan native, Queen Naija.

Appearing on the eighth season of American Idol, she made it to the Hollywood round but did not make the cut. Nonetheless, she used that platform to catapult her success on social media and now has over a million followers on Instagram, over 930k on YouTube, 8k on Twitter, and 5k likes and 6k followers on Facebook. I have to say she's definitely on the way to making herself a household name and fan favorite. {click the links herein to follow her platforms}


She just dropped her latest single, "Medicine", on YouTube on New Year's Eve & it is definitely one to relate to if you've ever been the one being taken for a fool in a relationship, been cheated on, etc. This is one of those songs.

A lot of her followers know her from her channel with her significant other, Chris Sails, whom she has a son with. Conveniently titled "Chris & Queen", this song was quickly linked to his infidelities, but I will not be speaking on this song in reference to that topic, because in all honesty I don't know. I just know that I like her new track and I wanted to share it with each of YOU!

She also has covers of numerous songs on her YouTube channel where she showcases her love and talent of singing. Songs such as "Selfish" by PnB Rock {video below}, "Rise Up" by Andra Day and more.
She also has videos where she is featured on other YouTuber's covers of songs, such as the Ar'mon & Trey's mashup of some of the hottest R&B songs {video below}. Awesome singers on their own & rising stars in their own right, but she made this mashup better than if she wouldn't have been featured on it; that's just my opinion, however.

In conclusion, Queen Naija is definitely an artist to watch. I cannot wait to see the day when she gets the acknowledgement she deserves. Her voice is so amazing. I can listen to her sing all day.

Unfortunately, her song, "Medicine" is not available for purchase just yet but I will update this post as soon as it is & you can pick it up.

As always, I hope you enjoyed this post. You can follow her channels by clicking on their respective links listed throughout this post. What do you think about her new song? Leave a comment below to let me know what you think & if you agree/disagree/like/don't like/etc...be sure to #Share #Subscribe #Follow #plus1 #PinIt #TweetIt #FacebookIt

Make sure you check out & like & follow #TheUndergroundArtistry on Facebook and #RachelMarieTheWriter on Facebook. Stay tuned to a new You Need To Know Artist by the end of the week and if you have any suggestions, ↓↓↓ drop your comments below!

"Poetically crafted PR + the underground's hottest artists = a blog worth reading" 

Let's converse.

xoxo,
Rachel Marie
The Underground Artistry


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TOP 50 UNDERGROUND ARTISTS & PRODUCERS OF 2017

Out with the old...{still listening to them though!!}...in with the new!!

Before I get into the TOP 50 Underground --and highly underrated-- Artists of 2017...HAPPY NEW YEAR....

I hope all of you had an awesome holiday & your new year is beyond amazing. I hope all your goals are accomplished and your resolutions are achieved. I hope each of you continue to be great throughout all of 2018! Tell me what some of your goals for the new year are in the comments. What resolutions are you setting and hoping to achieve this year? Let me know below.

Alright, let's kick this off!

These are some of the hottest artists that I've come across in 2017. Some you may know, some you may not. This Top 50 is full of exemplary artists that have made their way onto several of my mixes and some have become playlist permanents: those songs that go on EVERY playlist...different genres & different styles, this list should keep you busy for a while.

The first TOP 40 are actual artists...the last 10 are producers...the magicians behind the music...I wanted to give credit where credit is due & producers are artists too! Click their names to be directed to their #Twitter, #YouTube or #SoundCloud accounts so you can follow & listen to more of these awesome artists & producers.

#ThankMeLater

Artists
  1. NF
  2. Cyhi the Prynce
  3. Big Krit
  4. Sarai Juelz
  5. Burga
  6. Christina Grimmie
  7. Rhyon Brown
  8. Haley Smalls
  9. Joyner Lucas
  10. 100 Proof
  11. Good Girl
  12. Attitude
  13. Nikki Flores
  14. Tori Kelly
  15. Joey Bada$$
  16. B.J. the Chicago Kid
  17. Childish Gambino
  18. Hopsin
  19. Jasmine V.
  20. NSYT
  21. Macy Kate
  22. Justine Skye
  23. Phora
  24. Zara Larsson
  25. Ella Mai
  26. H.E.R.
  27. Devvon Terrell
  28. Futuristic
  29. Kiana Lede
  30. Eppic
  31. Anilyst
  32. Ann Marie
  33. Katelyn Tarver
  34. Lecrae
  35. Major
  36. B. Cole
  37. Vedo
  38. William Singe
  39. Sydney Renae
  40. Bri Heart
Producers
  1. Jervy Hou
  2. Legion Beats
  3. Paul Cabbin
  4. The Orchestrators
  5. NicG
  6. Clark Make Hits
  7. Stealth The Producer
  8. Kurt Hugo Schneider
  9. Ceasar Beats
  10. In House Producers
This list is extensive, so I'm not posting videos for all these artists & producers. But here is one of my favorites of the TOP 10 Producers:

And though it is a hard ...VERY HARD... choice, here are 2 of my favorites chosen from the TOP 40 Artists:


These are NOT in any specific order & not all are pictured in the post. However, they are some of the illest and most underrated of the year. I've come across so many this list could easily be longer. However, to bring in the new year, here's the ones I've been rocking to almost all year long. Out with the old...in with the new. 

I'm looking forward to new artists, new interviews and some new doors being opened. What are you looking forward to in the new year? Drop your comments below to let me know. Let's converse. #TheUndergroundArtistry #NewYear #NewMusic #2017to2018 

In addition, I wanted to add...one of the artists I listed is no longer with us ...the lovely Christina Grimmie. A sad moment when she was shot at a benefit concert. I was a fan the day I listened to her cover of Titanium on YouTube. I added her to the list because she was such an amazing artist. And her memory is one to be remembered. #RIP #ChristinaGrimmie #GoneTooSoon

Well....
I hope each of you enjoyed your holidays and this end of 2017 post...and once again, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!


xoxo,
Rachel Marie
The Underground Artistry

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Friday, December 15

{YOU NEED TO KNOW ARTISTS} TRIPLE FEATURE @torikelly @rhyonbrown @HaleySmall

Okay, so I missed yesterday because I was caught up doing other stuff...and I won't be posting tomorrow because I will be too busy with my family. So, with that being said: I have a TRIPLE FEATURE for today's YOU NEED TO KNOW ARTIST. 

Tori Kelly
Rhyon Brown & Haley Smalls




YOU NEED TO KNOW
TRIPLE FEATURE
TORI
RHYON BROWN
HALEY



This post is going to be a bit different. I am going to overwhelm you with three underrated gems of the underground.
If you didn't know, now you do. #ThankMeLater

First up, the multi talented Tori Kelly. She's a singer, songwriter, record producer, voice actress, and adding more to her repertoire as I type.

Her last album was "Unbreakable Smile" that featured songs such as "Where I Belong", "The Art of Letting You Go" & "Talk". She also has two released EPs titled "Handmade Songs" {2012} & "Foreword" {2013}. There are two songs that she has that I am absolutely IN LOVE with: "Unbreakable Smile" off her first studio album & "All In My Head" off her "Handmade Songs" EP . There is a line from her "Unbreakable Smile" song that goes, "Maybe I'll be able to sell out shows without taking off my clothes; God made me sexy, I don't care if only I know"...there are so many female singers/rappers/artists in general that rely on their sex appeal to get them famous...well, I can honestly say that this girl has pure talent. 
Watch the videos below to see for yourself. 
Be sure to leave your thoughts on this artist below in the comment section. 

"Unbreakable Smile"
Unbreakable Smile Album
iTunes
Audio CD: Amazon 
MP3 Album: Amazon
"All In My Head"
Handmade Songs EP
iTunes
MP3 Album: Amazon

You can follow Tori Kelly on FACEBOOK, TWITTER & INSTAGRAM
And you can also visit her official website HERE
Enjoy the music? Support the artist.

Next up: Rhyon Brown.
I was searching for songs I haven't heard on YouTube and I just happened to stumble across this talented songtress. She definitely has the makings of a superstar. From the beauty to the pure vocal ability to move you to emotion, she's definitely an underrated shining star.

The song I first heard by this artist was "Gone" from her "Pretty Girl" album. This video has samples from Blackstreet & the dancing...well, let's just say she's a professional. I over-love this song & I am super stoked to showcase it to you. 



I also scrolled through her YouTube channel & discovered she's from Cali. And she has a song conveniently titled "California" that was just superb. It should really be the state's anthem! Ha! I haven't seen or heard much about her so I decided to add her to my triple feature trio today so you all can tell me what you think about her. 




I'm going to leave you with the same videos that made me a permanent fan: 
"Gone" & "California"
Be sure to let me know what you think about this artist in the comments section.
"Gone"
Pretty Girl Album
iTunes
MP3 Album: Amazon
"California"
Also from the Pretty Girl Album

You can follow Rhyon on FACEBOOK, TWITTER & INSTAGRAM.
She doesn't have an official website, yet, but you can subscribe to her YOUTUBE.
Enjoy the music? Support the artist.

LAST but DEFINITELY not LEAST...
Haley Smalls
A Toronto artist, all I can say is...she's the unconventional love child of Mya & Rihanna. Ha!
I was like "She reminds me of Mya when she first came out"...then I heard her sing another song and was like "Oh, dang...now she sounds like Rihanna". 😅
I honestly didn't know what to think. I just know I liked her music. And that's why I'm adding her to today's trio of you need to know artists alongside Rhyon & Tori.
She has two albums: This is Me {2015} and Heart of Gold {2017}. However, the song that drew me in was her single "Broken". That's the song that made her a playlist staple. And I'm still going through all of her music on YouTube in order to see which ones I like the best.

So, who's your favorite? Mya or Rihanna? Well, with this artist you get a 2 in 1, ha!

Now, I'm going to leave you with the two songs that made me want to add her to this talented trio...
Her single, "Broken" & "Catch Me" from her Heart of Gold album.
Broken, single
iTunes
MP3: Amazon
Catch Me (feat. Dice Ailes)
Heart of Gold Album
iTunes
MP3 Album: Amazon

You can follow Haley Smalls on FACEBOOK, TWITTER & INSTAGRAM.
She doesn't have an official website just yet but you can subscribe to her YOUTUBE
Enjoy the music? Support the artist.

Alright....I hope you enjoyed today's trio of YOU NEED TO KNOW ARTISTS!!! Please leave some comments below to let me know what you think about each of them. Be sure to pick up their albums/singles and follow them on their social platforms so you can stay updated on future endeavors.

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As always, thank you for taking the time to view, read, like, comment, etc...I love all my readers and supporters. You guys are amazing! Be sure to check out my Facebook >> Rachel Marie, the Writer and follow me on Twitter @rachelmzmarie ! 

Thank you once again & remember: another site, but not just another blog. 
The home where we bring you artists with flavor and stories with substance: The Underground Artistry.


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Rachel Marie
The Underground Artistry

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Wednesday, December 13

{YOU NEED TO KNOW ARTIST} JoJo

Okay, let me take you back for a second...who remembers the movie RV? With Robin Williams? Remember the daughter? That is how long I've known about today's You Need To Know Artist! I actually owned her first self-titled studio album, which features one of my favorite songs to date by this artist: "Leave (Get Out)". [cover: right] Now she's got songs with Remy Ma & the list keeps growing. She is so underrated. I cannot believe how many people I come across that do NOT know who she is and have never heard of her music. I quickly pull out a playlist full of my faves & let them listen. Insta-fans just like that! It literally blows my mind how many people that I hang around on a daily basis that don't know who she is. They're like "JoJo? Who is that?" Ha! Well, keep reading because you're about to find out!
you need to know artist jojo

Her latest studio album "Mad Love" [right] features songs: "F.A.B" with Remy Ma, "F*ck Apologies" with Wiz Khalifa, the title track "Mad Love" and many others that I'm sure you'll love.

And how do I love this artist...she really gets her fans! Anyone still own a record player? Well she's got this on VINYL and when you purchase the vinyl you get the digital copy for free. And you can check that out here.

She has progressed so much over the years and I am overwhelmed by the amount of GREAT MUSIC she has. She has the R&B tones to the pop-rock melodies, she has it all. She can sing ballads, she can sing pop, she can sing R&B, she can sing rock...she's so versatile and her range is just unfathomable.

Here's her video for "Say Love"...













This song comes off her album III-Single [above] that features 3 expansion songs:
"Say Love"
"Save My Soul"
"When Love Hurts"

All three songs are ones to own. You can pick those up individually by the iTunes badges below.

"Say Love"

"Save My Soul"

"When Love Hurts"



You can also pick up the entire 3-song expansion here if you'd rather do that. How about another video? Here's her video "F.A.B." featuring Remy Ma. {explicit content}

This song comes off her "Mad Love" album, which you can pick up here. {And that's the link to the DELUXE version...you're welcome!}


Okay, I think I'm done doting. Haha. I can't help it. She's awesome! And I love putting people up on artists they had no clue about.


Be sure you follow & support the artist. She's so underrated. Help get her the recognition she deserves!

You can follow her on all of her social accounts by following the links below:
Facebook

Enjoy the music. Support the artist.


As always, thank you for taking the time to view, read, like, comment, etc...I love all my readers and supporters. You guys are amazing! Be sure to check out my Facebook >> Rachel Marie, the Writer and follow me on Twitter @rachelmzmarie ! Thank you once again & remember: another site, but not just another blog. The home where we bring you artists with flavor and stories with substance: The Underground Artistry.

xoxo,
Rachel Marie
The Underground Artistry
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Tuesday, December 12

{YOU NEED TO KNOW ARTIST} @MsNikkiFlores

Sunday was the TOP 10 vol 2 of "Rise of the Underground: Artists to Watch"...so I didn't post a "You need to know Artist" on Monday. However, Tuesday is a new day & I am picking a new artist that you may--or may not--have heard of: the ever so gorgeous Ms. Nikki Flores.
You Need To Know Artist Nikki Flores

I found out about this songtress in 2015. She's been making hits left & right. I found her on YouTube after a break-up. Her songs "Let It Slide" & "Erase You" were on repeat since the day I heard them. Now I'm falling in love with her new vibe.

She's got that R&B feel with strains of pop in the background. Her vocals are versatile with the soprano undertones & falsettos, she's definitely an artist to watch.

You Need to know artist Ms Nikki Flores XII XV EP


Her latest (above) XII XV EP, is available now! {Click the badge to listen &/or purchase}



You can also preview it here.




Here's her "How to Love Her" audio video from her EP.

If you like what you hear, you can find more on her YouTube channel. Make sure you subscribe while you're there.

Here's her other platforms:

Nikki Flores on Facebook

Twitter/IG/Snapchat: Just search @MsNikkiFlores

Got Spotify? You can stream her EP by following this link>> XII XV EP

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