noun. People or works that are experimental, radical, or unorthodox with respect to art, culture, and society. It may be characterized by nontraditional, aesthetic innovation and initial unacceptability.
The avant-garde pushes the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo.
idioms: SolidART’s Featured Artists
YouTube star, Caleon Fox, is best known for his dope skits, comedic characters and “healthy” music. He started his channel SenseiLeFox in 2013 and has since gotten over 210,000 subscribers and millions of views. His most recent music video for his track “The Durag Song” and skit “When You’re Tight Like Your Durag” (posted below) have gotten over 172,000 views combined in just one week. This dude is hella ill and hella chill – Be sure to subscribe, tune in and live healthy!
Bobby Sessions is a Dallas hip-hop artist that made his debut in 2015 with 13-track album, LOA (Law of Attraction), which got over 70,000 SoundCloud plays and solidified his spot on the music scene. In February of this year, Sessions followed up with his sophomore album titled grateful., that generated just as much buzz as his previous project. He’s a consistent entertainer, releasing videos for songs “Grateful” (posted below) and “Ways to Go” within a week of each other as well as performing all over Texas. Keep scrolling to vibe to grateful. and check here to Stay Woke!
Legendary D-Town rapper, Don Chief, has been in the game since he was 15-years-old and needless to say, he has quite a few accomplishments under his belt. He’s charted on Billboard’s rap chart and his Eat Greedy mixtape series are all Dallas-approved. His albums and mixtapes are full of hard hitting records that always maintain that consistent “Big Chief sound” that separate him from the rest. Check his newest single featuring Yo Gotti “The Real Hold Yo Tongue“!
Murray Macleod, Jordan Smith and Tom Heron, The Xcerts, are one of the UK’s biggest rock bands. The mega-trio has built up quite the roster having recorded four albums, four EPs, headlined tours and performed at numerous festivals. Even after much success, they remain humble and have a cool way of making sure they all shine – each member gets the cover of an album.
Push play on their single “Shaking In The Water” and peep their site here!
From joining Joe Budden and Jarren Benton on tour to having his music featured on the hit show Criminal Minds, Fort Worth resident, Lou Charle$, has been making some big moves in 2017! Charle$ released his latest project In Transit 2 (available here) earlier this year and has even been ranked as one of the Top 25 Underground Artists!
Before you peep the video for his single “Hall of Fame” here, learn the lyrics to “Facts Only”:
Oak Cliff rapper, Diego Money, has always been a TX music pioneer. He has more than 73,000 followers on Twitter and IG combined and if you don’t know who he is, to say the least, you’re late. (We’re here to help though – catch up – no need to thank us #SolidARTDoesntJudge)
Money recently dropped “RAMUF” with Famous Dex and has worked with/influenced artists such as Lil Yatchy, Playboi Carti, and UnoTheActavist – Diego’s style is iconic. Be sure to catch one of his shows or watch his latest video “Crystal Clear“. In the meantime, we’ll just leave his collab mixtape (which has gotten almost a million plays) below for those who are lazy:
From Dallas to around the world, TAMU’s single “Coast Tu Coast” is making it’s rounds! He’s a D-Town resident but TAMU’s heart is not only in making quality music but also in being involved in charitable causes, especially those geared towards his home, Sierra Leone. He’s a one of a kind artist, using music to not only bring joy to those who listen to him, but also awareness.
TAMU on Apple Music –> D’ Bandoo
SolidARTnow.com | 2017