#RunTheCulture Harmonic. Melodic. Smooth. Three adjectives that describe this week’s entry in our #MusicMondays series, the Nigerian-American R&B duo VanJess.  An increasingly rare sight in today’s musical landscape, VanJess is not only a group, their also real-life sisters, Ivana and Jessica Nwokike. They began their career humbly performing cover songs on YouTube. Just two girls, a piano,…

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MUSIC MONDAYS – Eric Bellinger

#RunTheCulture Having a great signing voice is indeed one way to make it in the music biz. But having a great pen game is a great way to stand out from your contemporaries. And for this week’s #MusicMonday selection we’re featuring one of the top singer/songwriters you really need to be listening to right now,…

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MUSIC MONDAYS – Summer Walker

#RunTheCulture Hailing from the ATL, this week’s #MusicMonday featured artist is the singer Summer Walker. A relative newcomer to the music scene, Summer debuted in early 2018 and quickly made a name for herself. Known for her atmospheric contemporary R&B her very first song was a self-produced acoustic record “Session 32”. The viby joint garnered…


Here on #MusicMondays our goal is to bring you truly unique artists that rep The Culture and are making music you gotta here and this week we’re putting the spotlight on a new artist on the R&B scene with throwback musical sensibilities and a truly unique story: Lucky Daye.

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#RunTheCulture Melissa Jefferson aka Lizzo, is a rapper/singer based in Minneapolis by way of Houston and is one of the most unique musical creators for The Culture out right now. Lizzo began her career in rapping while living in Texas and after moving to Minneapolis, she performed with indie groups including the electro soul-pop duo, Lizzo & the Larva Ink and…

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CFTC presents to you the first installment of our new weekly series #MusicMondays where we’ll throw a spotlight on unsung creators for The Culture making music you NEED to hear. And for our first installment we’re featuring the band Louis York.