A group of highly talented and ambitious talents graced The Studio at Webster Hall Friday night (Aug 4th). Making a stage for all those emerging acts, The Studio at Webster Hall makes it their business (like the Rapfest) to showcase hardworking, dope sounds that are infiltrating the music scene in a not so quiet way. Although not mainstream, their sounds are still deemed a necessary stream to be heard as they play.
Boston recording artist and current USC Thornton School of Music student, Caye was classically trained from the tender age of three years old in piano. Named after one of Bob Marley’s Albums, “Kaya”, it was clear to see that music would be a major influence in Caye’s life. Exploring a variety of genres including Rock, Pop, Hop Hop, Jazz and Reggae, Caye eventually fell in love with percussion via the Steelpan which you can hear throughout his production and live performances; it pairs nicely with the talented keyboardist he performs with- kudos to live music.
Caye is currently promoting a visual “LA Life”, filmed recently when he began his career at USC studying Pop Music. Be sure to check out the visual below in addition to previous single “Coma” that’s received over 4 Million Streams Online. Caye takes time to meditate prior to taking the stage and it definitely is reflected during his set as he has great energy and stage presence. Make sure to keep an eye out for his project expected to drop this October.
Allegory headlined the show and had the crowd engaged from start to finish. Representing New Jersey, Allegory has been a true representation of consistency in his craft which I’m sure can be difficult while also attending Montclair State University. A couple months ago, he decided to release one track a week, which has helped in generating his buzz. Producing and engineering his own music Allegory shows he truly has an ear for this with every song performed having a vibe, not to mention the production quality was on point- I f*ck with his music. Check out a few of his tracks below which can also be found on Spotify and Apple Music.
A few other performances included Johnny Drama and rap duo Cool Cam & YK also representing New Jersey. They are breakout artists to look out for as well, both having good stage presence and HIGH energy. Expect to see a visual for Cool Cam & YK’s unreleased single “Up Top Down Low” (which they performed) soon – these guys are dope too.
To learn more about these talents, check them out on their socials to follow their movement. Fire is fire is fire.