The Message: five Hip Hop and R&B artists under 25

Five Hip Hop and R&B artists under 25
Five Hip Hop and R&B artists under 25 (clockwise from left) DaniLeigh, H.E.R., Destiny Roberts, Denzel Curry, Meg Thee Stallion (courtesy the artists)
The Message: July 17, 2019
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This week on The Message, hosts Sanni Brown and Sean McPherson shared music by five artists to watch who are all under the age of 25. Find out more about these artists below, and listen again to this week's show using the audio player above.

Sanni Brown

Meg Thee Stallion — She's DEFINITELY one to watch as the next spicy contender in the Hip-Hop world! Not only does she have EVERYBODY from Solange to Wale singing her lyrics on social media, she also has a project (not quite sure yet if it's an actual movie or a music video) called FEVER: Thee Movie coming up with the legendary Hype Williams directing it! (Hype Williams hasn't really been in the limelight for a while, but has worked with Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, and Jay-Z.) Meg Thee Stallion - official site

H.E.R. — She won a Grammy for Best R&B Album (self-titled release), which featured songs off her EP. To me, that really says something about her artistry, as some artists have to put out a few albums before even being considered for a Grammy. Her voice. That's it. That's the reason. H.E.R. - official site

DaniLeigh — I'm just learning about the résumé of DaniLeigh. She has a hit song called "Lil Bebe" that we're playing this week. Also, she is a Dancer (which is close to my own heart!) who produced and danced in Prince's video for "Breakfast Can Wait." Anybody who's worked with Prince is DEFINITELY someone to pay attention to in my book! DaniLeigh - official site

Sean McPherson

Destiny Roberts is one of the most creative artists working in the Twin Cities. Through her ROY G BIV series of six EPs she is rolling out throughout 2019, it's clear that her journey has just begun. Her material is full of her incredible voice, a relaxed delivery with subtle rhythmic sophistication. The EPs are filled with rewindable lyrical moments and great beats. Destiny Roberts - official site

Denzel Curry — I love how Denzel Curry is doing it right now. "Ricky" is this heavy sonic groove that Denzel dives right in with great, high-energy verses. Across the album, ZUU, he sounds like a perfect fit on so many different types of beats. He's done his homework and taken great things from many rappers, but he is absolutely one of a kind. I expect to be following him for years to come. Denzel Curry - official site

5 Photos

  • Meg Thee Stallion press photo
    Megan Thee Stallion is a rap artist from Houston, Texas. (courtesy the artist)
  • 61 grammys 2019
    H.E.R. performs onstage during the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)
  • DaniLeigh press photo
    DaniLeigh is a Los Angeles-based singer, musician and dancer. (courtesy Def Jam Recordings)
  • Destiny Roberts
    Destiny Roberts is a Twin Cities-based hip-hop artist. (courtesy the artist via Facebook)
  • Denzel Curry performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'
    Denzel Curry performs on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' on July 15, 2019. (Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)