Brandy Rayana Norwood, better known by her stage name, Brandy is a creative powerhouse. As a Grammy-winning singer and songwriter she has put out multiple solo albums and been heavily featured on pop, R&B, and gospel albums. As a film, TV, and Broadway actress she has won many awards including NAACP Image awards for her show Moesha. Despite decades of commercial success, Brandy is still considered a perpetual innovator who is not afraid to experiment.
Dubbed the High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone was a musical virtuoso. Not only as a classically gifted pianist, Simone is also known for weaving themes of racial injustice into her songs and performances. Protest songs like Mississippi God Damn about the 1968 bombing of a Black Baptist church in Alabama, left audiences reeling from the passion and anger with which Simone performed them. An activist and an artist, Simone’s music is both beautiful and haunting.
Brooklyn native Maassai is a singer, producer, and community organizer. With a musical style that is often described as hood Avante-Garde, Maassai has an innovative and evolving sound that's been compared to Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu. Check out her 2021 album With The Shifts, and see for yourself.
London based, DIY, experimental artist No Home defies genre. Typically recording with just a guitar and their voice, No Home channels raw emotions with the intensity of an open nerve. With a string of EPs and albums filled with powerful vocals and rich storytelling, every song has plenty to digest.