99 Under-The-Radar PoC Musicians You Should Know

Hey ya’ll, I made a big fat sexy list of music for everyone to enjoy during our beautiful wonderful culture war that we all decided to have. Please don’t let a time of global upheaval and unrest get in the way of you discovering new jams. Eventually we’ll have to listen to something other than the new Run the Jewels album. Very soon, our lovely music stream at NOCO.FM will be changing over to a new stream of only underdiscovered PoC artists. This is a list of a number of the bands and musicians featured in that stream, all of whom want and need your support and attention. I’ve taken the liberty of linking each band to their website/bandcamp/whatever support structure they have in place. If you dig on the tunes and want to help support your fellow artists and humans, please make use of this resource!

1010 BENJA SL – Kansas City, MO

 

THE 1865 – New York, NY

ADIEL MITCHELL – Denver, CO

ALGIERS – Atlanta, GA

APPLEBY – Chicago, IL

ARMAND HAMMER – New York, NY

BABY GOT BACK TALK – New York, NY

BBYMUTHA – Chattanooga, TN

BENJAMIN BOOKER – Tampa, FL

BENJAMIN CLEMENTINE – UK

BIG FREEDIA – New Orleans, LA

BIG JOANIE – UK

BINKI – Brooklyn, NY

BLACK PREZ – Aurora, CO

BLACK PUMAS – Austin, TX

BOSS EAGLE – Denver, CO

CHANNEL TRES – Brooklyn, NY

CHIKWATA.263 – Zimbabwe

CHOKER – Detroit, MI

CLAIRE RENEE – Los Angeles, CA

CRYSTAL AXIS – Kenya

DAI BURGER – Queens, NY

DANNY DENIAL – Seattle, WA

DEQN SUE – Los Angeles, CA

DEVA MAHAL – New Orleans, LA

DIJON – Los Angeles, CA

DOPE SAINT JUDE – UK/South Africa

DRE BAE – Los Angeles, CA

DUA SALEH – Minneapolis, MN

DUKE DEUCE – Memphis, TN

DURAND JONES AND THE INDICATIONS – Bloomington, IN

ESPERANZA SPALDING – Austin, TX

GENERALS OF MONROVIA – Austin, TX

IAMDDB – UK

IBIBIO SOUND MACHINE – UK

ICECOLDBISHOP – Los Angeles, CA

ILL CAMILLE – Los Angeles, CA

IVY SOLE – Philadelphia, PA

JAMILA WOODS – Chicago, IL

JAY STONE – Oakland, CA

JEAN DEAUX – Chicago, IL

JEAN GRAE – Brooklyn, NY

JESSE BOYKINS III – Chicago, IL

JUNGLEPUSSY – New York City, NY

KAMAIYAH – Oakland, CA

KAYLA MARQUE – Denver, CO

KAYLA RAE – Denver, CO

KELSEY LU – Los Angeles, CA

KID ASTRONAUT – Denver, CO

KILO KISH – Brooklyn, NY

LADY DONLI – Nigeria

LE1F – Manhattan, NY

LEIKELI47 – New York City, NY

LEX ALLEN – Milwaukee, WI

LIANNE LA HAVAS – UK

M.A.G.S. – Buffalo, NY

MAXO KREAM – Houston, TX

MEET ME @ THE ALTAR – NJ/FL/GA

MEREBA – Los Angeles, CA

MICK JENKINS – Chicago, IL

MOSES BOYD – UK

THE MUSLIMS – Durham, NC

MYKKI BLANCO – New York City, NY

THE OBGMS – Toronto, Ontario

OPAL – Norfolk, VA

PETITE NOIR – South Africa

PLEASURE VENOM – Austin, TX

QUAY DASH – Bronx, NY

QUELLE CHRIS – Detroit, MI

RADIANT CHILDREN – UK

RADKEY – St. Louis, MO

RALEIGH RITCHIE – UK

RAMAKHANDRA – Denver, CO

RAPPERCHICKS – Chicago, IL

RAPSODY – Snow Hill, NC

RAVYN LENAE – Chicago, IL

REBELMATIC – New York, NY

RED ARKADE – Queens, NY

RIC WILSON – Chicago, IL

SAMURAI SHOTGUN – Tampa, FL

SERPENTWITHFEET – Brooklyn, NY

SHABAZZ PALACES – Seattle, WA

SHAMIR – Las Vegas, NV

SHEA DIAMOND – Los Angeles, CA

SIMPSON – New York City, NY

SINKANE – Brooklyn, NY

SPELLLING – Oakland, CA

SUDAN ARCHIVES – Los Angeles, CA

SUR ELLZ – Denver, CO

SWAMP DOGG – Los Angeles, CA

TANK AND THE BANGAS – New Orleans, LA

THEESATISFACTION – Seattle, WA

TKAY MAIDZA – New Zealand

THE TXLIPS BAND – Atlanta, GA

VAGABON – New York, NY

VINCINT – Los Angeles, CA

YO MAJESTY – Tampa, FL

YOUNG M.A – Brooklyn, NY

ZEBRA KATZ – Brooklyn, NY

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