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Johan Lenox

For most of his life, Johan Lenox has worked with classical music. He taught himself how to play the piano when he was in second or third grade. Johan mentioned, “I got interested in how to write for an orchestra because I used to go to the Boston Pops and see John Williams conduct film scores. I thought that stuff was cool. It was a pretty weird interest to have at that age, but I wanted to do whatever he was doing.” He then attended a music school in his hometown of Winchester, where he would take lessons in composing. As he got older, he would continue to do the same thing at a higher level at the New England Conservatory in Boston. Johan was never really into hip-hop or pop music at the time. That was until he was on acid at a party, and somebody played him that album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” by Kanye West. Johan said, “I thought that the album was insane, and I started getting into that type of music.”  Through years of hard work, Johan was able to work with Kanye…
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Austin Fair

In the summer of 2008, Austin Fair’s cousin Humbeats received a video game as a gift. It was that game that got Humbeats to start making beats on his PS2, which Austin Fair soon would help provide vocals too. Every summer, Austin would spend weeks at his cousin's house, and they eventually released their first song together, titled “Knockout.” Austin Fair’s inspiration comes from a sense of the way the times flow. Austin says, “ I like to look at it in the sense of my timeline. As a kid, I was inspired mostly by RnB music, that early 2000’s radio sound that dominated my childhood, Usher, Neyo, Alicia Keys, Keyshia Cole, Mary J. Blige. Eventually, once I was exposed to Hip Hop, Bow Wow was the main artist in my CD player, Lil Wayne dominated my MP3 player, Soulja Boy taught us social media, Wiz Khalifa taught me how to make a mixtape. Jay Z taught me how to have a message and come up with impressive bars while still getting my point across.” Throughout his career, Austin Fair has set…

C. Wells

C. Wells has been able to represent his home city of Lynn in the best way possible. In his career, he has been able to release songs with G Herbo and Dave East, as well as have the opportunity to tour and release a song with Jay Critch. Throughout his entire life, C. Wells’ parents have always been very into music. C. Wells mentioned, “the music my parents listened to and heard them sing along to really amused me and inspired me to make music. In fact, my parents named me after the artist Christopher Williams himself.”  When C. Wells first started to rap, it was in 2002 at an after school program called “Gregg House.” After that, as a freshman in high school, C. Wells started to take music seriously and decided to pursue it as a career. C. Wells has had a very successful career so far, as he has over 200,000 streams as an artist, with his two biggest songs being “For The Paper” and “Off The Porch.”  Throughout C. Wells' career, he has had friends support his journey. He s…

Live Interview with LOC.

On June 28th, we did a live interview with LOC. discussing his music journey. Use the link below to watch! https://www.instagram.com/tv/CB_5fuInZHO/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Jack Karowak

As a young kid Jack Karowak would always write music, by the age of 10, he really started to fill up his notebook and started to think of rap names. By the time he was 14, he started to record. He mentioned “I was really inspired by people like Biggie, Nas, Mos def, and Ye. I was huge on the New York boom bap sound and the cinematic soundscape quality that ye provided with projects like graduation. Also I was obsessed with the movie School of rock. Seeing a bunch of kids tear shit up like that had me like “fuck I wanna do that”. I used to have dreams about showing up to school the next day and it was all about rap.”  Jack has been able to release songs such as “Home” and “All My Life,” which combine for over 150,000 streams on SoundCloud. This has led Jack to receive some label offers and be able to sit in meetings with some of the people who helped push the sounds of his childhood. He also mentions “what I’d consider to be my biggest opportunities are the collaborations with people…

Maye Star

Maye Star’s parents met when they were working at WILD 1090AM radio, which was one of the only black owned radio stations in Boston at the time they met. Maye Star’s dad was always heavily involved in the radio station, whether it was music or sports, Maye Star was always around the studio. His craft originally started with singing and poetry, as he was heavily involved with choirs as a kid. Music is what Maye Star knows best. He has been rapping for almost 10 years and recently he released a short film titled “Trauma.” In Maye Star’s short film “Trauma,” he is able to capture his emotions. When describing the process of creating the film, he said “there was a lot to write. I was really trying to capture those emotions and make sure to articulate how I’m feeling the correct way. It started getting out of hand on the media, but it’s been out of hand in these streets and my community. Now everything is getting crazy since the death of George Floyd, once that happened it was hard to artic…

Justin Clancy

Once Justin Clancy listened to the album “Get Rich or Die Trying,” he knew he wanted to rap. At the age of 8, Justin started writing music. He mentioned, “as a kid, I used to have a little Yamaha keyboard with specs on it that would give me a metronome and a drum beat.” This keyboard helped Justin with his writing skills and has helped get him to the position he is at today. When Justin was 15, he would travel into Boston for ciphers where he would freestyle with other local artists.  This past October, Justin decided to move from Boston to LA. He mentioned that the transition was not the transition was not the easiest. He decided on LA as he realized “In Boston, outside of social media there is such a ceiling to hit, and once you hit that certain ceiling it's like it's time to go where you can go some more, in LA there is so much growth to be done.” He also mentioned that you also don’t have to leave the city to make it, Justin continues to say “don’t get me wrong with the pow…