Once a month we're asking our most trusted music friends living on the other side of the Atlantic, what and who us Brits should be keeping an ear out for. Here's what Noisey Editor Kim Taylor Bennett is listening to on the East Coast...
Hello I’m Kim and unlike Emma who writes the West Coast letter, I do not have a PhD in writing about bands, but I do still have stress dreams about incomplete English Lit dissertations. Academia was never for me. Instead I spend my time as an Editor and Producer over at Noisey in New York. Here are some of the artists I’m super excited about on this coast, on this side of the pond.
TT the Artist
Recently I went down to Baltimore to interview a bunch of artists for a series I’m hosting about music scenes in various cities across the States. One of the most exciting discoveries from this journey by far has been TT the Artist (pictured above), a spitfire rapper who records her in-your-face cuts in a tiny closet located in producer Mighty Mark’s spare room, on the south side of the city. Her music is a brilliant, booty-shaking blend of Bmore club beats and refreshingly filthy lyrics. Yeah you can tell she loves 2 Live Crew and you might recognize her lickety-quick rhymes from Diplo and Swick’s Dat A Freak. It should also be noted that this girl is 360 — regularly designing her own artwork and art directing and editing own videos. Watch Pussy Ate and let it become your new mantra.