Part two of DZI: The Voice‘s “25 Music Acts You Need To Know” presents a handful of Hip Hop neophytes and some edgy pop performers. After getting familiar with this batch of breakout artists, go back and check out the first five revealed in Part 1 and be sure to come back tomorrow to find out the next five musicians on the list.
Genre: Hip Hop
Hometown: Brooklyn, New York
Description: Straight out of NYC’s Phony Ppl crew comes this 21-year-old rhymer representing BK to the fullest. Having already shared a stage with Erykah Badu, Talib Kweli, and Joey Bada$$, the young man born Donnovan Blocker is now prepping the release of his debut album titled Hip Hope.
Key Projects: A Portrait Of Donnovan Mixtape; “Swank Sinatra” Single; “New Brooklyn” Single; “White Girl” Single
Connect: www.iamdyme.com; @DymeADuzin
Dum Dum Girls
Genre: Indie Pop
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Description: These L.A. ladies draw on Iggy Pop, Madonna, and The Stone Roses as influences for their pop-rock musical excursion. Currently consisting of Jules, Sandy, Malia, and band founder Dee Dee, the foursome’s latest album Too True was critically acclaimed and helped DDG garner national attention.
Key Projects: End of Daze EP; Too True LP; “Bedroom Eyes” Single; “Rimbaud Eyes” Single
Connect: www.wearedumdumgirls.com; @dumdumgirls
Genre: Hip Hop
Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Description: Brothers Brennan and Blair Belair’s style of Southern Hip Hop falls directly from the tree of their hometown heroes OutKast. This new ATL duo casts off the ratchet stripper anthems that have defined the city over the last few years for a progressive A-Town rap renaissance not championed since Stankonia.
Key Projects: The ILL Experiment EP; “New Alexandria” Single; ILLANTA II Mixtape; “Prophets” Single
Connect: www.illanta.com; @ILLClintonUSA
Genre: Hip Hop
Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Description: When you’re the newest member on the label that includes Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, and Jay Rock there is a huge shadow over your career. After holding his own during the TDE cypher at the BET Hip Hop Awards, the Tennessee emcee seems fully capable of escaping that overcast and shining on his own merits.
Key Projects: Cilvia Demo EP; “Ronnie Drake” Single; “Shot You Down (Remix)”; “Heavenly Father” Single
Connect: TopDawgMusic.com; @isaiahrashad
Hometown: Liverpool, England
Description: As the daughter of two musicians, the London-based singer-songwriting was born with music in her blood. She broke into the biz as a background singer for Paloma Faith and Cee Lo Green, and now the Republic Records artist is building buzz off her own Florence Welchesque tunes.
Key Projects: “Feels Like Coming Home” Single; “Start a Riot” Single; Start a Riot EP
Connect: www.jettaofficial.com; @jettaofficial
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