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The 8 Most Slept-On Artists In 2019

Eight singers and bands that deserve way more recognition than they receive.


Especially in 2019, avid music listeners are always gunning for the most unique taste in music. Here are eight amazing bands and singers (with some honorable mentions) that are on the come-up that you definitely need to know about. DISCLAIMER: I am 100% not saying I have the most original taste in music! You may have heard of several of these artists, and I do not doubt that you have heard at least one song from all of these talented individuals and group. All I am saying is there are smaller artists who need a (pardon my French) heck of a lot more attention than what they are getting now.

1. Quinn XCII (pronounced “Quinn 92”)

Quinn XCII

For lovers of all genres: I would scream this from every rooftop if I could. Quinn XCII is a Detroit-native (represent, baby!) singer/songwriter, and the best way I have ever heard someone describe his music is "It's like reggae, but it's also like rap, but it's also like indie? I dunno." His super relatable lyrics will get you deep in your feels. Want to be sad? "Panama." Happy? "Another Day in Paradise." In love? "Good Thing Go." Just want to have a solid laugh? "Tough" featuring Noah Kahan. His stage presence is absolutely unreal and his concerts by far have been my favorite. He just released his sophomore studio album, "From Michigan, With Love" in February. I fell in love with it at first listen, and I think you might, too.

Maybe you have heard: "Flare Guns" featuring Chelsea Cutler

My favorite bop: literally his entire discography… please go show him some love

2. Joey Purp

Joey Purp

For lovers of rap: If you love Chance the Rapper or Vic Mensa, Joey Burp is for you. Although I have not dived super into his music, he is one to look out for on Billboard Top 100 charts. The instrumentals in his music speak for themselves, and coupled with his creative and often punny lyrical content, it is an absolute shock that this guy is not dominating the hip-hop industry. After you put him on your rap playlist, you will be walking around campus to the beat of his songs without realizing it.

Maybe you have heard: "Elastic"

My favorite bop: "Girls @" featuring Chance the Rapper

3. Jon Bellion

Jon Bellion

For lovers of contemporary R&B: You have definitely heard Jon Bellion's single "All Time Low" (you know - the song that says "low" approximately 175 times in three-minute thirty-seven second period), and I am here to advocate that he has so much more to offer than that. He has been slowly climbing up on the pop culture ladder. Everything from the way he interacts with his fans to his attention to detail regarding album art is admirable and not appreciated enough. In some songs, certain notes or noises will only play in one speaker, or you will hear some 8D audio on a track - he just takes the time to do little things that other artists do not. His newest album, "Glory Sound Prep", is angelic. Point-blank period. He is one of my favorite artists of all-time, and I encourage you to hop on him before the radio does.

Maybe you have heard: "Stupid Deep"

My favorite bop: "Simple & Sweet"

4. Dan + Shay

Dan + Shay

For lovers of Country: "Country love songs sound a lot better when you have someone to think about as you listen to them" was a quote from my sister when she started listening to the genre, and this is absolutely applicable for Dan + Shay. You have certainly heard of this amazing country-duo - they have had their own headlining tours and their songs play on pop and country radio stations. Although their massive successes speak for themselves, I feel as though a majority of their listeners have only heard the songs circulating the radio, and they have so much more to offer. Dive into more of their unknown and unpopular songs and you will not regret it.

Maybe you have heard: "Tequila"

My favorite bop: "Make or Break"

5. Rex Orange County

Rex Orange County

For lovers of Alternative: You have certainly seen this name thrown around recently, especially after his debut on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". Rex Orange County's music is extremely chill and something you would typically hear in a small coffee house. Although his music is great for just being in the background, his lyrics are rich and catchy. He kicked off 2019 with a new single, "New House", and he is only going up from here.

Maybe you have heard: "Loving Is Easy"

My favorite bop: "Uno"

6. San Cisco

San Cisco

For lovers of indie pop: If you have heard of this band, I will be utterly dumbfounded. I discovered San Cisco back in 2013 when I visited my grandparents in Perth, Australia. This is one of those bands that you forget exists every six months or so, but when you revisit their music you like it more and more. Their quirky music style and appearance keep you constantly hooked.

Maybe you have heard: "About You"

My favorite bop: "Skool"

7. Chelsea Cutler

Chelsea Cutler

For lovers of pop: Wow, another artist signed to Visionary Music Group. If you listened to Quinn XCII and that did not get you in your feels, Chelsea Cutler will finish the job. Her voice and style are extremely unique, and she also has an insane stage presence. I met her when I met Quinn XCII, and the Detroit show was her first tour in her career. It has been amazing seeing her evolve into the artist she is today, and I am so hyped to see the things that she will do in the future.

Maybe you have heard: "Your Shirt"

My favorite bop: "AF1s"

8. Saint Motel

Saint Motel

For lovers of indie rock: If you are a big fan of David Dobrik, you have heard Saint Motel songs in his outros without realizing this. My first impression of this band was when they opened for Panic! at the Disco a few years back. Their set from their song selection to their stage design was stunning, and their bubbly and unique sound is unlike any other band I have heard.

Maybe you have heard: "My Type"

My favorite bop: "Move"

Honorable mentions... in other words, artists that I do not know enough about, but I just know they go underappreciated:

YGTUT (hip hop/rap)
Declan McKenna (indie-rock)
Barns Courtney (pop-folk)
Pink Sweat$ (R&B;/soul)
Brandon Lay (country)

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.


Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

Travis Scott album cover

  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

    Migos II

    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

    Cardi B be careful

    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake


    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj

    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller

    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

    A$AP Ferg

    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

    Lil Wayne

    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"

    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    Lizzo Would Be Proud If You Used These 12 Lyrics From Her Songs As Instagram Captions

    My DNA test was right.


    Lizzo is the confident gal we all know and love. Man, if I could just get a bit of her confidence, I would be set. She recently just released her third album this past month (in April, to be exact): "Cuz I love You." The album is composed of eleven listening-worthy songs.

    Personally, I love all of the songs. My favorites are "Juice" and "Truth Hurts." Although "Truth Hurts" isn't in her album, I will still post it, because why not? All in all, this article is going to explore twelve different lines, all gathered from all her songs you can use for your Instagram captions if you happen to run out of ideas.

    Let's face it: does it not suck when you have no ideas for a caption when you are about to post a BOMB selfie? I'm sure we have all been there.

    Aside from just posting lines from Lizzo's album, I suggest that you play this album as you are getting ready for your day, for an interview, for work, for a night out. Trust me, you will be pumped enough to tackle anything that comes your way. It is the perfect girl-power, feminist album that you can come across.

    Although I could choose more than one line from each of the songs, I thought it would be best to pick some of the lines that I, myself, have thought to be perfect choices for a caption and that would fit the best to my selfies. If you happen to have more ideas while you listen to Lizzo or any other artist in general, use them!

    Look no further: here are twelve captions you can use for your Instagram captions (even Facebook, too). Even better, try pulling a QPark in public and yell these out to random strangers. I'm sure they will appreciate it. Or maybe not so much. Up to you.

    1. "Never been in love before. What the f*ck are f*cking feelings, yo?"--" 'Cuz I Love You"

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    2. "Sugar, spice, and I'm nice, show me what you're made of"--"Like A Girl"

    3. "I was born like this, don't even gotta try"--"Juice"

    4. "So I figured out I gotta be my own type"--"Soulmate"

    5. "But love isn't easy, I'll do the hardest part"--"Jerome"

    6. "I don't need to apologize, us big girls gotta cry"--"Crybaby"


    7. "I'm a thick b*tch, I need tempo"--"Tempo"

    8. "Don't hide no emotions, wear 'em on my sleeve all my feelings Gucci"--"Exactly How I Feel"

    9. "You can be my lover 'cause love looks better in color"--"Better In Color"

    10. "Everything reminds my heart of you"--"Heaven Help Me"

    11. "Hair down, moon lit, look at my lipstick"--"Lingerie"

    12. "I just took a DNA test, turns out I'm a 100% that b*tch"--"Truth Hurts"

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