At 23-years-old, Wakai is a DIY aficionado with a preternatural ability for creating worlds around him visually and also sonically – this unique skill allows him to traverse the hip hop and art communities with a level of grace & force. Emerging at the forefront of a bubbling new-wave hip-hop community in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Wakai earns respect from those who inspire him while nurturing a compelling sound of his own. His 2022 debut To a Dark Boy was a polished and personal introduction that featured the likes of Mick Jenkins, Emmavie and so much more, allowing his star to push past just ‘local buzz’ and catapulting him into the ranks of hip-hop’s most exciting newcomers; garnering a buzz from publications like The FADER, Pitchfork, and Lyrical Lemonade as well as earning a spot on Pigeons & Planes’ Best New Artists has left anticipations high for the southern multihyphenate’s 2023 sophomore album, Some People Scream, Some People Talk.
Sol ChYld is a passionate and versatile Hip-Hop artist, hailing from Camden, New Jersey. With a unique blend of captivating vocals, heartfelt songwriting, and a dedication to crafting evocative melodies, Sol ChYld has been making waves in the independent music scene.
Born and raised in a musically inclined family, ChYld was exposed to various genres and instruments from a young age. This early exposure ignited a deep love for music, which led ChYld to explore different styles and experiment with soundscapes. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Andre 3000, Lauryn Hill and Lil Wayne; ChYld developed a distinctive sound that fuses elements of Hip-Hop with a modern Neo-Soul sensibility.
In 2019, Sol ChYld released their debut Album, “For The Sol”, which showcased her raw talent and potential. The Album received critical acclaim for its introspective lyrics, memorable hooks, and a refreshing take on Alternative Hip-Hop. The lead single, “Hood Knowledge,” quickly gained traction on various streaming platforms, amassing a dedicated fan base.
Through her music, Sol ChYld explores themes of love, self-discovery, resilience, and the complexities of the human experience. Her lyrics are honest, often reflecting on personal struggles and triumphs, making her a relatable figure to listeners.