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Artist of the Week - Brandon Pari$

Brandon Pari$ is a singer, song-writer, and rapper on a mission to “create, connect, and inspire” his listeners. Pari$ doesn’t care what exactly you were doing when you discovered his music. He just loves people and wants to share his music and his experiences with everyone. While Pari$ was born in Chicago, he’s now based out of our very own Baton Rouge. Pari$ moved to Louisiana just before starting high school, though his journey creating music began when he was only a child. Pari$’s music is inspired by people. “Everyone inspires,” Pari$ says, “I think everyone has something they can teach you if you are just willing to learn.” Pari$ makes his music available on all media outlets in order...

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Artist of the Week - Jay Benii

This week's Artist of the Week is Jay Benii from Lafayette, Louisiana. Jay Benii is relatively new to making music, but he has catapulted himself into a regular name in the South Louisiana community. Jay works closely with Ben Reyn who, along with SamuraiBlack, founded Empyrean together. Check out the full interview below and let us know what you think!

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Artist of the Week - ED Raw

Eric Degelos Jr. has always been good at English and word play, which is where he gets his raw talent. Going back as far as the sixth grade, it was normal to find him jotting down lyrics and rhymes. Come high school he began to get serious about it, and he began recording his raps and establishing a name for himself during his senior year of high school. “I've always thought of myself as a raw artist,” said Degelos and this is where part of where his rap name, ED Raw, comes from. It also comes from a family name. As a kid his little brother couldn’t say Eric, only managing to get out Raw-Raw. His family soon followed, with everyone calling...

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Artist of the Week- Counterfeit

When California-based rapper Counterfeit began making music, he had no idea it would turn into a serious part of his life. The artist began making music in high school, first creating joke tracks with a friend. Soon enough, he realized making music was actually something he enjoyed. He linked with a producer, Becksuses, and in August 2018, officially began making and releasing tracks. Before releasing anything, the artist had to decide on a name, and he settled on one with a deep connection to his own life. “I picked the name ‘Counterfeit’ because I’ve been around so many snakes in my life,” he said.  “They have stripped me away of who I really am. I feel I have to put...

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Artist of the Week- St. Branham

Parker Santos has always had a musical touch. When he was only five years old, the Shreveport native began playing the piano, and seven years later, he took those skills and decided to begin producing music. After getting his hands on a copy of FL studio, he started playing around with some beats. Now, at 21, the artist has released a full album and a collection of singles. Though Parker Santos is his real name, the musician is more widely known in the music community as St. Branham, “Saint” coming from his last name, and “Branham” his middle. Santos releases his chill R&B and hip-hop tracks under this pseudonym to Spotify, Soundcloud and Apple Music. He agrees that gaining listeners...

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