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A Conversation with Jazzy Tha Rapper

A Conversation with Jazzy Tha Rapper

Jazzy Tha Rapper is a 21 year old Hip-Hop artist that seamlessly blends sounds of nostalgia with timeless subject matter, creating her own visions for tomorrow. Now residing in Atlanta, she was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Kennesaw, GA. With family roots in Guyana and Alabama, Jazzy utilizes her deep lineage to craft detailed timestamps of the events in her life. Her debut EP, “bbygirl” gives us a glimpse into her relationship with self, romantic partners, and the world itself. Transparent in her music, you...


Fresh & Local Fest is Now Accepting Submissions (Artists + Vendors)

Fresh & Local Fest is Now Accepting Submissions (Artists + Vendors)


Our annual Fresh & Local Fest is returning to Atlanta on June 9th! For those that may be unfamiliar with the movement, Fresh & Local Fest is essentially a FAMILY FRIENDLY community event providing a safe space for creatives of all kinds to network, showcase their talents, and be amongst like minded individuals in an ego free zone. Last year we had an incredible lineup of national touring artists that included RCA Records newest signee Dear Silas (Jackson, MI), rapidly rising lyricist LG (New Orleans, LA), Sasha Renee (Louisville, KY), Ainjo (San Diego,...


Bringing the Soul Back with Jane Handcock: Oakland's Best Kept Secret

Bringing the Soul Back with Jane Handcock: Oakland's Best Kept Secret

It's been awhile since we covered any new music on the site, and it's with great pleasure to come back with a hidden gem. Allow us to introduce you to Jane Handcock: a prodigy of sorts from the reigns of Oakland, California. Originally known as a songwriter, she's has earned credits for artists such as Adrian Marcel and Kelly Rowland while also working in the studio with the likes of legends like Ma$e and Teddy Riley. 

After taking some time away...


Synergy Chi: A Project Dedicated to Showcasing Women in Hip-Hop

Synergy Chi: A Project Dedicated to Showcasing Women in Hip-Hop


Synergy Chi is an ongoing album presentation based in Chicago that will be bringing women in Hip-Hop to the forefront. Founded by Jovan Landry (talented emcee, photographer, and filmmaker) and funded by WeWork's Creator Award, Synergy will be able to document the creation of the album with videos from the studio, photo shoots, local shows, and eventually taking the album's contributors to perform in other cities.

This project is very important for many reasons: 1) Women...


Singer/Songwriter Eli displays her 'Hustle' w/ New Single

Singer/Songwriter Eli displays her 'Hustle' w/ New Single

Singer/songwriter Eli (formerly known as Eli Beth) released her debut single with "Careless" last November featuring Fresh & Local's own J.Nolan. That video went on to receive over 15,000 views and was added in rotation to a number of radio stations including ABL Radio based in Atlanta. After taking some time to properly focus on her acting career, Eli has returned with another offering in the form of "Hustle." This record gives a glimpse into Eli's versatility as an artist. Listeners...