6 Artists Equally Suited For An Aux Cord Takeover Or Solo Jam Session

6 Artists Equally Suited For An Aux Cord Takeover Or Solo Jam Session

Do it for you, and the people you make listen to your music.

Need some new music to listen to alone, or just wanna impress your friends with some cool tunes? Checkout these artists/songs.

1. Kehlani

Coming from the Bay Area of California, Kehlani is one of the most influential underground artists of R&B.

While underground is a bit of an understatement to her clout as an artist, I say it because she has not crossed over into the pop mainstream like artists such as SZA and Jhene Aiko have done, SZA having done so just this year.

Kehlani’s vocals are powerful and breathy at the same time, with melodies and influences of classic r&b that are simply undeniable. With a grammy nod under her belt for her mixtape You Should Be Here, the industry is not blind to the former front-woman of Pop Lyfe, a band that introduced Kehlani to her soon-to-be mentor Nick Cannon on America’s Got Talent in 2011.

In six short years, Kehlani has gone solo and amassed over 3 million followers on Instagram. Her latest album SweetSexySavage, released in January of 2017, sold out shows on her world tour and has proven her ability to create a meaningful show (I attended her Coachella and The Novo performances...she’s a must see)..can you tell she’s my favorite?

Songs to Play:

  1. The Way ft. Chance the Rapper (aux)
  2. Bright (alone)
  3. Distraction (aux)
  4. Everything Is Yours (alone)

2. Marina and The Diamonds

Marina has a deep and hypnotic voice coupled with beautiful melodies and interesting lyricism. She’s not afraid to take a stab at pop culture and call out its faults. However, she does this while simultaneously making pop-esque songs... they just make you feel a little more eccentric.

If you like Lana Del Rey, you’ll definitely feel like her sound is refreshing and unique.

Songs to Play:

  1. Froot (aux)
  2. Valley of the Dolls (alone)
  3. Sex Yeah (aux)
  4. How to be a Heartbreaker (alone)

3. Zo!

If you’re looking to experience some great musicality, Zo! is a must. At times creating tracks that would be suitable for a modern day Michael Jackson, Zo! is a producer that fuses jazz, hip-hop, soul, and electronica to create a sound you don’t normally come across.

Hopefully you will be pleasantly shocked by the intricate melodies and instrumentation that demonstrate true precision and craft. If you’re around some true musicians, this might impress them.

Songs to Play:

  1. Lifelines ft. Dornik (aux)
  2. For Pops (alone)
  3. Packing for Chicago ft. Muhsinah (aux)
  4. Lake Erie ft. Sy Smith (alone)
  5. ***These are all from the same album, definitely check out his other stuff as well.

4. Nathy Peluso

Nathy Peluso is a recent find for myself, and I think she tests boundaries. Although you can find her on a couple features (worth listening to) on Apple Music or Spotify, her Youtube music videos are where you want to go for the authentic Peluso.

Her videos are quirky and just straight up weird, and I dig it. If you’re into underground urban music, then this is for you. She’s a budding latin star and will probably be gaining major ground in the coming years, so you might be getting ahead of the curve by listening to her.

Be ready for a blunt vocal delivery and lyrics that’ll probably make you laugh just as much you do contemplate.

Songs to Play:

  1. KUN FU (aux)
  2. SANDIA (alone)
  3. OREEN ISHI (aux)
  4. Esmeralda (alone)

5. Soular System

Based out of Long Beach, California, this young band is creating ambient R&B/Soul that will leave your ears numb with satisfaction. The creativity and musicality is unreal, a new fav of mine. So, if you’re looking to sit back, enjoy some green scenery (ya feel me?), and blast this music from some quality speakers, then you won’t be disappointed.

Songs to Play:

  1. Put it in the Past (aux)
  2. Eclipse ft. MiloBloom (alone)
  3. Pressure (aux)
  4. The Real You (alone)

6. SURPRISE! Bonus Artist: Elijah Blake

Honestly, this R&B is classic and is suitable for listening alone or playing in the background of any get-together, it’s music to all ears. I added him in here so you are exposed to him because his music is just that good. Try matching his riffs and runs...the shower is a good place to do that (lol, don’t we all know). Either way, it’ll get you groovin.

Songs to Play:

1. Just play “Audiology,” his latest album, all the way through...you won’t be disappointed. (aux or alone, just play it)

If your ears like this music, or already knew about it, find me somewhere online or in person and let me know what you think..heck give me some more artists to listen to as well! I’m always trying to expand my library.

Enjoy :)

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9 Eligible Princes You Need To Know About Now That Prince Harry Is Off The Market

You too could have a Meghan Markle fairytale

Prince Harry's royal wedding is officially over and there won't be another British royal wedding for quite some time now, as Prince George is way too young to start thinking about that. Fortunately, there are plenty of other countries with plenty of other princes that are still eligible bachelors at the moment. Lucky for you, I did my research and compiled a list of all the eligible princes you need to know about know that Prince Harry has tied the knot with Meghan Markle.

1. Prince Louis of Luxembourg (31)

Prince Louis is the third son of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg. He has recently become a bachelor again after his separation with his wife of 10 years, Princess Tessy.

Fun Fact: He graduated from Richmond, The American International University of London with a BA in Communications. He can also speak Luxembourgish (the fact that's even a language is fun fact by itself), French, German, and English fluently.

2. Prince Sebastien of Luxembourg (26)

Prince Sebastien is the youngest child of the Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg, so if you marry him, you'll probably never actually be queen because he's pretty far removed from the throne. However, he's relatively young and single, so best of luck.

Fun Fact: For some bizarre reason, this prince actually went to college in Ohio. He played rugby and graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2015. Now, he is back in his home country and is an officer in the Luxembourg Army.

3. Prince Phillipos of Greece and Denmark (34)

You read that correctly, Prince Phillipos is the prince of not one, but two countries. He is the youngest son of King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece and Denmark. Unfortunately, Greece abolished their monarchy, so he's a prince in name only there.

Fun Fact: Like Prince Sebastien, Prince Phillipos also went to college in the United States. He earned his B.A. in foreign relations from Georgetown University in 2008. Fortunately, for us American girls, he is actually still living in the US and he works in New York City as an analyst at Ortelius Capital.

4. Prince Albert of Thurn and Taxis (34)

Ever heard of Thurn and Taxis? No? Me neither. Anyways, Prince Albert is from the House of Thurn and Taxis, which is essentially a very old German aristocratic family. He is the son of Prince Johannes XI of Thurn and Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schonburg Glauchau. His family is well known for their breweries and castles, so unless you're gluten-free, you can't really complain.

Fun Fact: He's not just a prince. He's also a racecar driver and 10 years ago he was ranked 11th on Forbes Magazine's List of The 20 Hottest Young Royals.

5. Prince Mateen of Brunei (26)

Prince Mateen is basically like all the guys you already know, except he's royalty. He's the prince of Brunei, which is a small country on the island of Borneo, south of Vietnam. He is one of the five sons of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, and he also has seven sisters. Maybe that's a little different than the guys you know, but one thing he takes very seriously, just like most frat guys, is his Instagram.

Fun Fact: Mateen enjoys playing polo, flying in his private plane, cuddling cute wild animals, and keeping up his Insta game with 890k followers. You can follow him @tmski.

6. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (35)

Sheikh Hamdan also has a killer Instagram with 6.3 million followers. Anyways, Sheikh Hamdan is the billionaire crown prince of Dubai and the second son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is the prime minister of the United Arab Emirates and essentially the king of Dubai (Emir). He's actually next in line for the throne because his older brother died in 2015.

Fun Fact: Hamdan's hobbies include skydiving, zip lining, and diving, just to name a few, so if you're an adrenaline junkie, Sheikh Hamdan is the prince for you.

7. Prince Hussein of Jordan (23)

Prince Hussain is the son of the extremely beautiful, Queen Rania and Abdullah II of Jordan and next in line for the Jordanian throne. At 23, he's already a second lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces and he was the youngest person ever to chair a UN Security Council Meeting

Fun Fact: Like Prince Phillippos, Prince Hussain also graduated from Georgetown University in Washington D.C.. Also, like Prince Mateen and Prince Hamdan, he's Insta famous with 1.3 million followers and you can follow him @alhusseinjo.

8. Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark (19)

Like Prince Phillipos, Prince Constantine-Alexios also has two countries. Lucky for us though, he is also living in the US right now attending Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (like pretty much every other prince, amirite?) He is the oldest son of Crown Princess Marie-Chantal and Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece.

Fun Fact: He's Prince William's godson, so that's pretty neat. However, if that wasn't cool enough, you might like to know that this Greek/Danish prince was actually born in New York. Oh yeah, you can also follow him on Instagram @alexiosgreece where he has 88.7k followers.

9. Prince Joachim of Belgium (26)

Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este is the third child of Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Astrid of Belgium. Although he bears the title, "Prince of Belgium," he is also Archduke of Austria-Este, Prince Royal of Hungary and Bohemia, and Prince of Modena. Unfortunately, he'll probably never actually be king in any of these countries as he is ninth in line to the Belgian throne.

Fun Fact: Prince Joachim has degrees in economics, management, and finance, but he decided to join the Nautical School in Brugge after completing college and is currently an officer in the Belgian Navy.

Hope is not lost for all you girls dreaming of finding a Prince Charming that's literally a prince. After reviewing the data, my best advice is to transfer to Georgetown where princes are basically around every corner.

Cover Image Credit: @meghantheduchessofsussexstyle/Instagram

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