Music

Five Questions with Brandon Lewis

Brandon Lewis is wearing a lot of hats these days and making them all look really good. He’s mentoring emerging artists through his work at The Consortium MMT, he’s collaborating with GRAMMY-award-winners, he’s getting ready to take his music on the road – and so much more. After we heard his most recent single “Forty-Five […]

Culture

Celebrating Juneteenth: Carl Bledsoe Jr.

In celebration of Juneteenth, We Are Memphis is focusing on sharing stories from our Black community. While the holiday commemorates freedom, for so many Black Memphians (and Black communities across the country), it’s about so much more! With the many stories and perspectives to share, we’ve sat down with the city’s favorite creatives, influencers, civic […]

Music

Five Questions with The Poet, Havi

By: Ezra Wheeler For the past few years, Havier Green, known artistically as The Poet, Havi, has been one of Memphis’ most iconoclastic and subversive creators. As a musician, he seems just as comfortable making boastful bangers as he does personal odes to love, a chameleon-like trait that sets him apart from his peers. As […]

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Celebrating Juneteenth: Sarai Payne

In celebration of Juneteenth, We Are Memphis is focusing on sharing stories from our Black community. While the holiday commemorates freedom, for so many Black Memphians (and Black communities across the country), it’s about so much more! With the many stories and perspectives to share, we’ve sat down with the city’s favorite creatives, influencers, civic […]

Music

Hustle & Flow: The Memphis Rap Influence

Beneath its humble exterior lies one of America’s most musically influential cities. Blues, Soul, Gospel, Rock & Roll, Down South Hip Hop and R&B could all claim Memphis as an early parent. The Bluff City has been and continues to be instrumental in the development of popular music.