Meet The Rising Acts Performing at TIDAL X Brooklyn
TIDAL Rising prides itself on being a platform that shares those artists who “have next” with the world. At this year’s annual charity event, TIDAL X Brooklyn (more info on the livestream at TIDAL.com/Brooklyn), TIDAL will give the stage over to select Rising artists to perform for the Barclays Center crowd in the name of natural disaster relief. Familiarize yourself with the five acts set to play.
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Emerging from a three-year prison bid, Detroit rapper Tee Grizzley let it out on wax with the bar fest “First Day Out.” The pensive track, which appeared on his buzzy My Moment mixtape, also entered the Billboard Hot 100 and earned a co-sign from JAY-Z. Labeling his brand of rhyming “reality rap,” his life experiences (being behind bars and making ends meet) have served as a palette for his gritty street tales. Following collaborations with Lil Yachty on “From The D To The A” and “Beef” co-starring Meek Mill, Grizzley is currently on the road for his headlining Ain’t It a Blessing Tour and prepping his 300 Entertainment debut.
Listen to Tee Grizzley’s latest track, “Win,” here.
Destiny Frasqueri, otherwise known as Princess Nokia, is a Harlem-bred MC and singer. Operating and releasing two projects under the artist moniker Wavy Spice up until 2013, Frasqueri, now 25, has been making music from an early age. Her buzz started building with her DIY-style YouTube videos, including “Tomboy,” “Brujas,” “Apple Pie” and more, all of which were featured on her latest 1992 mixtape and showcased different sides of the fearless artist. “I wanted to make a record from the perspective of a very boyish silly girl, of someone who was very honest about their insecurities and secrets and flaws,” she says of 1992. Moving seamlessly between abrasive rhymes and gentle, jazz-like vocals, Frasqueri is something of a modern-day Renaissance woman.
At only the ages of 19 and 17, respectively, Chloe x Halle are steadily on the road to stardom. After grabbing the attention of Beyoncé with a handful of powerful and musically diverse YouTube covers, the sisters were featured in the Lemonade visual album, in addition to opening up for the superstar on The Formation World Tour. With their most recent project, The Two of Us, already garnering critical praise, the duo is ready to astound the crowd and give back at TIDAL X Brooklyn.
Fresh out of Jamaica, Queens and recognized as an emerging star in the reggae world, Kranium has racked up co-signs left and right on his way up. His talent is a family affair, as he is the nephew of dancehall icon Screwdriver. His first full-length, Rumors, was well regarded as a debut record, boasting a Ty Dolla $ign feature on his signature hit, “Nobody Has to Know.” The future is bright for Kranium and the light will shine at TIDAL X Brooklyn on October 17th.
New Roc Nation signee Victory is no stranger to making music. The Detroit native started out at just age four, begging her father to let her join the Boys and Girls Choir of Detroit, which he was then leading. “That was the start of my development as an artist,” she told TIDAL in a recent interview. One of five siblings, Victory wasn’t alone in her love of the craft. That time and exposure prepared her and her family for what would later be their collective signing to Roc Nation, which took place last year. Under the name Infinity Song, Victory and her four brothers and sisters have taken their music out of the park and into a major label umbrella with an album in the works. However, Victory has her own project slated for a 2018 release, a debut in which she plans to showcase the style she likes to call “darkness of glory.” As she moves forward in her career, Victory is one to watch as she cultivates her own hybrid blend of folk, soul and jazz.
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