First Look Friday

First Look Friday: Sandy Benjamin Recalls the Past to Make Us Appreciate the Present on Debut Album

On Low Income Browsing, Sandy Benjamin uses the surreal nature of our memories to show us what we miss in… Read More

September 2, 2022

First Look Friday: DOMi & JD BECK’s Biggest Fan Is Anderson .Paak — And For Good Reason

For this First Look Friday we spoke with DOMi and JD BECK about their debut album Not Tight, Anderson .Paak being… Read More

August 5, 2022

First Look Friday: UMI on Making Music That Heals

For our latest First Look Friday, we spoke with UMI about her career, her therapeutic debut album Forest in the… Read More

June 3, 2022

First Look Friday: redveil is the DMV’s Next Great Hope

For this month’s First Look Friday, we kicked it with DMV's redveil. He talked about his growth, young rappers blowing… Read More

May 6, 2022

First Look Friday: Fly Anakin on How Ghostface & Curren$y Made Him the MC He Is

For our latest First Look Friday, we spoke with Fly Anakin about his album Frank, the Mutant Academy, giving pep… Read More

April 8, 2022

First Look Friday: BabyTron Will Rap Over Anything

For March's First Look Friday, we spoke to Michigan rapper BabyTron about his new music, his upbringings before rap, and… Read More

March 11, 2022

First Look Friday: How Producer Groove Keeps Fine-Tuning His Bounce

For our latest First Look Friday we spoke to burgeoning producer Groove who has landed production credits on tracks for… Read More

February 4, 2022

First Look Friday: Wiley From Atlanta Wants To Make Authentic, Soulful Southern Music

For our latest First Look Friday, we spoke with Wiley from Atlanta about being influenced by soul and R&B music,… Read More

January 7, 2022

First Look Friday: Madison Calley is the Black Harpist Reimagining Your Favorite R&B Songs

On the first Friday of every month we highlight one burgeoning artist you should know about. For our latest First… Read More

December 3, 2021

First Look Friday: DijahSB Is On A Journey To Save People Through Their Music

For our latest First Look Friday, we spoke with DijahSB about being inspired by Kid Cudi, how their music unites… Read More

November 5, 2021

First Look Friday: Spillage Village’s Benji. Gets Another Chance with ‘Smile, You’re Alive!’

For October's First Look Friday, we spent time with Spillage Village's Benji. and the spiritual journey he went on creating… Read More

October 1, 2021

First Look Friday: Bartees Strange Is Redefining Indie Rock On His Own Terms

For this month's edition of First Look Friday, we talked to Bartees Strange about his early influences, the success of… Read More

September 3, 2021

First Look Friday: Ghostface Killah’s Son Supreme-Intelligence Embraces His Father’s Story-Telling Style

For this month's edition of First Look Friday, we talked to Supreme-Intelligence about his Love Jones EP, how his father… Read More

August 6, 2021

First Look Friday: Dee Gatti Has Only Been Singing For a Year… But the Industry is Already Taking Notice

For July's First Look Friday, we talked to Dee Gatti, who spoke about her Texas upbringing, lyricism and starting her… Read More

July 2, 2021

First Look Friday: Jaz Elise Made Her Own Lane Fusing Reggae & R&B

For our latest First Look Friday, we spoke to reggae singer Jaz Elise who talked about recording her fantastic debut… Read More

June 4, 2021

First Look Friday: Lord Apex is the West London Rapper With New York City Flows

For this month's First Look Friday, we talk with regal stoner rapper Lord Apex about being a student of American… Read More

May 7, 2021