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5 Questions with Marcella Simien

Marcella Simien is a Memphis-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hailing from Louisiana. The daughter of zydeco legend Terrance Simien, her music blends Memphis soul with New Orleans funk to create something altogether new. Although the ongoing pandemic has kept Marcella from her […]

 

Women of Memphis Hip Hop

The rap game is long overdue for a revamped playing field, and there is no shortage of female rappers to even the score in the male- dominant genre. More girls are not only rapping, but they are doing it well! Oftentimes, they stand out with staggering word play, bravado and captivating feature […]

 

Five Questions with Tori WhoDat

What do Billboard and OnlyFans have in common? They’re two places you can find Memphis hip-hop artist Tori WhoDat. Not long after her latest single “Heather Grey” got love from the legendary music magazine we got Tori to take a beat so we could hit her with Five Questions.

 

Women of Memphis Music: The We Are Memphis Music Playlist

There’s no way our Women of Memphis Music playlist is definitive – even though it is literally three and a half hours of songs written by and featuring Memphis women music-makers, inevitably there are so many more that we missed. That’s the impact Memphis women have had on our music scene – […]

 

Run This Town: Women in Memphis Music

Women in Memphis have been gritting and grinding since the beginning and our music industry is no different. It’s not just the male artists and industry execs who have made Memphis soul the powerhouse that we all know and love. There are women, either at the forefront of it all or making magic […]

 

Bridging the Gap: 5 Contemporary Women Artists for Fans of Memphis Music Legends

While the music industry has often been criticized as a boy’s club (and for good reason), women in Memphis have been at the forefront of various genres since the very beginning. In the 1930s, Memphis Minnie earned a reputation as one of the country’s most formidable guitar players, prompting […]

 

Five Questions with Kendrick P

Kendrick P is a busy guy – between getting his music featured on BET and MTV to releasing his first album to advocating for gun safety, we managed to get him to slow down long enough to answer five questions for We Are Memphis Music.  Tell us about your album WYAF – how long have you been […]

 

Get your soul right: Consortium MMT mentorship program accepting applications

Founded by David Porter in 2012, the Soul Right experience is a professional music mentoring program for songwriters, recording artists, and music producers, featuring guidance from legends like Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind, And Fire, Jimmy Jam, and more. If you’re an aspiring music pro and that […]

 

Premiere: Corey Lou – “INNW (If Not Now, When?)”

Corey Lou – “INNW (If Not Now, When?)” What do Justin Timberlake and Corey Lou have in common? Well for one, they both love the Stax Music Academy. (Okay, sure, who doesn’t?) We’re excited to bring you SMA alumnus Corey Lou’s brand new video for his single “INNW (If Not Now, When)”! Corey […]

 

EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Jordan Occasionally – “Issaparty”

  Issa big day, y’all. We’re so excited to have the exclusive first listen of new music from Jordan Occasionally! Press play to check out “Issaparty,” the lead single from Jordan’s debut album Indigo, dropping next month. Created in the confines of their bedroom during one of the most […]

 

15 Essential Books for Any Memphis Music Lover’s Reading List 

If you’re like us, then every new year begins with the resolution to read more books, but finding the perfect one can often be a headache. Thankfully for us all, there is a virtually endless list of Memphis-related books to add to your list, many of which speak to the history and people that […]

 

10 Attractions Reopening in Memphis in 2021

Memphis is finally beginning to reopen many of the famous locations and attractions found around town after nearly a year of being closed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Memphians and tourists alike have missed visiting the historical and beautiful attractions around Bluff City, and finally, as […]