The Come Up

The Come Up: Deniro Farrar
Deniro Farrar is a different type of rapper. With a multitude of MCs rapping about money, cash, drugs, clothes and hoes, to hear someone revert back to storytelling-conveying one's life as vividly as they can through their words-is truly refreshing...
The Come Up: Katie Got Bandz
It’s been a little under a year since Katie Got Bandz released her first mixtape Bandz And Hittaz. In that span of time, the South Side Chicago-bred 19-year-old has made a name for herself nationwide through the streets and on the web via a handful of viral videos...
The Come Up: Antwon
Antwon is a multilayered ball of personality who lives mainly off of love and fun. Over the last couple years, the San Jose native has had to shake of B.I.G. sound-alike tags while crafting a beautifully chaotic mesh of 90’s pop r&b, hardcore and hip-hop. Ad...
The Come Up: Jarren Benton
On June 11, Jarren Benton will release his debut album My Grandma’s Basement through budding indie label Funk Volume. It’s been a long journey for the now 31-year-old Decatur native, who for years struggled to find his niche in a city that didn’t compl…
The Come Up: Mykki Blanco
Michael Quattlebaum Jr., a 27-year-old Harlem-based poet and performance artist is a bit of a maverick. With roots in North Carolina and California, he’s actually enjoying his second stay in New York City. As a sixteen-year-old he fled from home and darted for the city to live on his…

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