It’s straight-up on fire right now, and I’m here to put you on to five artists you need to keep a close eye on in 2023. These cats and queens are making waves and aren’t looking back.
Straight outta North Carolina, we got TiaCorine in the building. This rapper’s spitting some real, unfiltered truth. Her debut album, “Boss Up,” dropped in 2022 and set the streets ablaze. Critics were all about that originality and keeping it 100. TiaCorine’s got that hip-hop game in a chokehold, and you best believe she’s gonna bring the heat in 2023. Check out her latest on YouTube, FreakyT feat. Latto.
Hailing from Memphis, Tennessee, it’s the one and only GloRilla. She’s got that fire in her veins, fam. “FNF (Let’s Go)” went viral in 2022, and now she’s a household name. CMG Records, Yo Gotti’s label, signed her up, and she’s about to drop her debut album. Brace yourselves, ’cause GloRilla’s gonna bring the heat. Turn up to her newest, GloRilla, Gloss Up, Slimeroni – Wrong One feat. K Carbon, Aleza, Tay Keith
All the way from the City of Angels, it’s Orion Sun. Her music? It’s like a soulful blend of R&B and pop that’ll hit you right in the feels. Smooth vocals and lyrics that make you think. Her debut album, “Hold Space for Me,” dropped last year, and critics couldn’t stop raving about it. Get ready, ’cause Orion Sun’s gonna own the R&B game in 2023.
Coming straight outta Atlanta, we got Kenny Mason. This dude’s all about mixing hip-hop, metal, and rock. He’s got that aggressive flow and lyrics that dive deep into the darkness. “Angelic Hoodrat” dropped in 2022, and it had critics losing their minds. Kenny Mason’s bringing that originality and creativity to hip-hop, and 2023’s gonna be his year.
Representing Tampa, Florida, we got Doechii. Her music’s a whole blend of R&B, pop, and hip-hop. She’s got that unique voice and hooks that stick in your head. Top Dawg Entertainment signed her up in 2022, and she dropped her EP “Brazzillian Bully” the same year. Doechii’s got that R&B game on lock, and you know she’s gonna own the rest of 2023. Her newest release, “What It Is (Block Boy) feat. Kodak Black [Official Video]” is on fire.
These five? They’re just the tip of the iceberg in the indie scene. Trust me, fam, you gotta bump their tracks and show some love. Keep an ear to the streets.