We’ve come across an eclectic mix of 5 artists making headlines in South Florida: A Conscious Rapper, an EDM Artist from Boca Raton, a Miami Raised R&B Diva, a South Beach Rocker and a 16-Year old Hip Hop Prodigy.
As diverse as their genres, they all have one thing in common. It’s an indefinable quality that makes you want to know more of their backstory. It’s a kind of Je ne sais quoi, (A certain something). The "It factor."
So without further ado here’s an introduction or reintroduction if you’ve heard their music or seen them live, to our
5 Fab South Florida Artists To Watch:
Rapper Scotty Sterling follow @scottysterlingofficial
Scotty Sterling is a South Florida Hip Hop/ R&B artist. His style was influenced by listening to artists such as Eminem, Lupe Fiasco, and Jay Z. At the age of 15 he started to develop his craft and since then he has been determined to be the next Hip Hop Star!
His style delivers a real hip hop and soulful feel by incorporating metaphors, and a touch of emotion. Each one of his projects are inspired by every day situations which makes his work relatable to his listeners and controversial. He released his first track in 2017 entitled Lost 1 which displayed his true passion for connecting with his audience. Since then he has been pumping out hits and is determined to maintain his true Hip Hop style.
In 2019 he released his most recent project Check Check which he has received great recognition for and he is sure that he will continue to climb up the ladder of the hip hop world. Scotty is represented by CiNage Music. Check out his latest single Check Check:
Kendra Erika follow @kendraerikamusic
Kendra Erika is a #1 Billboard Recording Artist/Songwriter from Boca Raton, Florida. She has achieved 3 Top Ten songs on the Billboard Chart in less than two years. Kendra’s Deep House/Pop recording style developed from the eclectic vibes of her surrounding musical culture and community. Focused on being truthful to her core artistry and authentic to whom she is, Kendra brings a dynamic cinematic experience to everything she produces. Trained in classical and jazz, she draws inspiration from artists like Lana Del Rey, Solange, Ellie Goulding, London Grammar, and Laura Branigan.
Her most popular club music single to date is “Self Control,” which claimed the top spot on the Billboard Dance Chart in January of 2019. Her single, “Under My Skin,” climbed to the # 6 position in 2017 and “Oasis,” peaked at # 9 on Billboard’s Dance Club chart in 2016. All three Billboard charting songs were produced by Grammy-award winning producer Damon Sharpe and Eric Sanicola.” Kendra’s chartbusting spin “Self Control,” is a remake and celebration of 80’s pop diva Laura Branigan’s original club favorite. Her latest single and video is “A Deeper Love.”
Kendra Erika has performed in major dance clubs nationally and internationally and has opened for award-winning international pop-artist, Jason Derulo, during an exclusive private benefit concert in in Miami, Florida.
To learn more about Kendra Erika, visit KendraErika.com. Check out her latest single A Deeper Love:
Seanatta Carson follow @seanetta1
Seanetta Carson is a rising star from Miami known for her captivating live performances. She effortlessly blends R&B, trap, and ballads into her melting pot of colors and sound. Seanetta has made appearances on VH1’s Love & Hip-Hop Miami and worked with stars such as Mike Smiff and Sebastian Mikael.
Seanetta has triumphed over adversity throughout her life; experiencing homelessness and living in the foster care system. These themes present themselves throughout Seanetta’s music. She sees her songs as a vessel to share her life experiences and connect with anyone who has ever had to overcome obstacles. Her debut EP “Without Permission” was released in February 2019 and is available on all music streaming platforms. Check out her latest video In The Moment:
Al LoJack follow @allojack
Innovative musician, Al LoJack, was born to create. His unique, diverse sound mingles with influences from a wide-range of artists that were prominent in shaping his raw, universe of possibilities. He credits the music of Jimmy Hendrix, The Allman Brothers, Motown, The Beatles, Jeff Beck, Bruno Mars, Foo Fighters, Led Zeppelin, Adele, U2, Green Day, Queen, and a host of other incredible artists for stirring his creative juices and igniting his own internal flame.
Born somewhere here on planet Earth and raised along the sandy coastlines of Miami Beach, LoJack was engulfed by the beauty of hard beach bodies, swaying palms, cool breezes, and hot muggy nights. This paradise backdrop continues to fuel his compositional themes; however, his music genuinely reflects the lives he’s lived every day. From guitar riffs and lyrics that roughen the soul like those heard in “Marshall,” a silent tribute to a favorite uncle; to a more conceptually weird yet relatable tune “Jack Daniels,” where a drink talks to you as a storm blows through your brain — LoJack’s an artist on the fringe.
There is, however, a lighter side to his intensity; a smooth flavor that listeners can feast on for some no-nonsense emotional boy-girl drama. “Bitch Girl,” “You Don’t Have To Go,” and “Another Man” are all worthy examples that showcase LoJack’s caustic sense of irony while remaining true to his bold, guitar-riff infused signature style.
Al LoJack’s music is like an intricate spectrum of light beams achieving their perfect point within a listener’s ever changing mood. Three clear examples of his cutting-edge compositional range are most evident in “Psycho Submarine,” “Lo Jack,” and “InsanaPop,” — these are mesmerizing and conceptually rich compositions that take the listener on a trip without ever leaving their favorite chair. When asked about these tunes LoJack says, “It’s unintentionally intentional,” and smiles a wicked smile.
With another album on the way, and in the midst of preparing for a new video and some limited tour dates, LoJack says he’s got his “love back” as he grips his favorite guitar. Check out Al’s single You Don’t Have To Go:
Amayah follow @amayahofficial
Amayah is a 16 year old rapper/MC from south Florida. You may have caught her on season 5 of Jermaine Dupri’s The Rap Game.
From before she could really talk you could find her bopping her head to the likes of The Lox, Biggie and Jay-Z, so it was only destined that she too would one day put her lyrics to the test. She brings an east coast flare reminiscent of Biggie. A mix of Iranian, Puerto Rican and Cuban, she’s a smart storyteller and passionate rapper who has even challenged her teacher to a rap battle.
Amayah is fearless and her lyrics far beyond the complexity you’d expect from someone her age. She is a lover of old school hip hop and plans to bring that style of rap back to mainstream with a new school flare. Check out Amayah’s Deep Cover Remake:
The Author, Tandi Wilder is the President and Senior Publicist of She Got Game Media, a PR and award-winning Radio Sports Production Company based in Miami, Florida.