Artists on the Rise: Jermaine Crawford Talks Life After ‘The Wire’ and Launching His Singing Career

If you were a fan of HBO’s hit series The Wire, then you can recall little Duquan “Dukie” Weems, an outcast middle schooler who was bullied and struggled to fit in on the infamous Corner. But it’s been four years since the series finale in 2010, and Dukie, played by Jermaine Crawford is all grown up. Crawford, 21, is following suit behind former cast mate (and cousin) Tristin “Mack” Wilds and testing the waters in the music industry. He recently released his first EP to great reception and chatted with Artists on the Rise about making a transition to music, working on his album, if the The Wire will return plus more.… Read More Artists on the Rise: Jermaine Crawford Talks Life After ‘The Wire’ and Launching His Singing Career

Artists on the Rise: EarthTone Talks Being an Openly Gay MC and His EP ‘G-Male’

Fresh from hitting the stage at New York City’s historic battlegrounds SOB’s EarthTone is victorious. The long-time producer/songwriter is full of emotions from excitement, to relief and pride after winning first place at the July 29th Faces in the Crowd Showcase. The crowd and the judges took well to his new music and were feeling his message and flow, even though the 30-year-old East Orange, New Jersey native provides a disclaimer: he is an openly gay rapper. … Read More Artists on the Rise: EarthTone Talks Being an Openly Gay MC and His EP ‘G-Male’

Artists on the Rise: Love Song Extraordinaire Mikey Wax is on the Road Becoming a Pop Chart Topper

Oyster Bay, Long Island native Mikey Wax has been writing music for more than a decade.  Inspired by Billy Joel and the Beatles; Wax became a piano wiz as a child and wrote his first song at the age of eight. But he’s come a long way since then. His 2009 debut album “Change Again”… Read More Artists on the Rise: Love Song Extraordinaire Mikey Wax is on the Road Becoming a Pop Chart Topper

Artists on the Rise: Kojo Stone is Neo-Souls Rising Star

Kojo Stone is 24-year-old, but his voice is mature, steady, and poised. At first glance you wouldn’t think he could sing, let alone woo you in a sultry tone reminiscent of D’Angelo. But once he hits the stage his presence is that of a seasoned veteran who knows how to win over a crowd.  Stone proved that… Read More Artists on the Rise: Kojo Stone is Neo-Souls Rising Star