15 Artists To Watch in 2023

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It can be hard for music fans to find new artists that they relate to in such a saturated market! That is why with help from partners we put together this list of up and coming artists who deserve more exposure for their hard work and dedication, here are 15 Artists to watch in 2023. 

AGNB Leché

AGNB Leché is a musician from Boston, Massachusetts who believes that music has the power to connect with people on a global scale. He cites Juice WRLD and 50 Cent as major inspirations, with the former influencing his approach to mixing genres, and the latter inspiring him to not only be a successful artist, but also a successful businessman. AGNB Leché has been making music for a decade and has been consistently releasing music for 2-3 years. He encourages others to pursue their dreams and goals, but to do so for their own happiness and not for the approval of others. AGNB Leché believes that this is just the beginning and aims to change the world through his music. Instagram


BizKitBnB is a multi-talented artist/producer from Philadelphia, now based in LA. He gained diverse experience as a saxophonist, touring the world with John Legend’s band for 8 years. His primary focus is music production, drawing inspiration from Quincy Jones. Bizkit and his production partner Butta have produced songs for various artists including Miguel, Neyo, TLC, and John Legend. He recently produced his first country song, “I’ll Never” by Blanco Brown. Bizkit is also interested in fashion and has modeled and acted in the past. He hopes to inspire the next generation of music producers, artists, models, actors, and content creators. His latest release as an artist is the catchy tune “Casamigos” featuring Eric Bellinger. Instagram


Dacheech is an artist whose style is representative of Florida, where he has spent much of his time growing accustomed to the lifestyle and trends. He has roots in DC, where he was born and raised, and stays true to his roots. The meaning of being an artist to him is to express his emotions and experiences in a way that people can listen and enjoy. He grew up in the DMV area with a single Korean mother and three siblings, and after a challenging childhood, moved to Florida for a fresh start. He is excited to see what the future holds, and I see great things for him this year.  Instagram 

Ivan Hruska

Ivan Hruska is the head artist of the punk rock band, Hollywood Apocalypse. Ivan’s music is authentic, coming straight from the heart, and they have an unusual aesthetic that incorporates various themes, including everything from cuteness to darkness. They work with a talented team of producers, including MOB MUSIC and Thomas Queyja, to bring their music to life. Ivan’s favorite project of 2022 was the production of the band’s second album “Bonus Dias From SkidRow”, which was recorded in the midst of Skid Row in downtown LA. In 2023, Ivan is planning to release the album and tour for the first time with Hollywood Apocalypse, and also considering directing their first film. Instagram


Jx.Zero is a talented musician from Georgia, who found his passion for music at the age of 17. He started making music seriously and worked hard to support his career, learning how to engineer his own music using tools from the internet and working with engineers in Atlanta. Jx.Zero’s greatest achievement is his consistency as an artist, having made music for over 6 years and consistently releasing projects. His latest project, “I ONLY CAME HERE TO BE MYSELF,” is a more emotional and personal project, this is a release he is especially proud of. A day in Jx.Zero’s shoes is filled with hard work, as he spends most of his day dedicated to one thing, working on music. Instagram


KruddTheGuru is an underground rapper based in Baltimore/Edgewood MD, making waves with his raw and unfiltered rhymes. At the age of 18, he picked up the mic and has been perfecting his craft ever since, building a dedicated fan base through his tireless work ethic and artistic vision. His music blends Rap and Trap, creating a sound that’s uniquely his own. KruddTheGuru has released several successful projects and performed at underground venues, earning recognition as one of the freshest and most exciting voices in the underground. With a significant following and recognition from industry insiders, it’s only a matter of time before he breaks through to the mainstream. Instagram

Maria Lebedev

Maria Lebedev is an artist originally from Russia who has lived in the US since she was 10 years old. She represents herself as an artist in Los Angeles, where she started the project “Another Dime In The Jukebox” two years ago. To Maria, being an artist means constantly acquiring knowledge about rock music and sharing it with others. Maria has been creating music for a couple of years now and takes weekly voice lessons with the aim of one day singing in a band and performing in notable LA clubs. She is particularly fascinated by the biographies of rockers and their ability to overcome adversity and create beautiful music. Instagram


MAXUR is a singer-songwriter originally from Cleveland, Ohio, but raised in a small town in Idaho. To him, being an artist means having the ability to capture a feeling and embody it in just a few minutes, and to be able to heal not just the listener but also himself. Some of his inspirations include Taylor Swift, Calum Scott and Alexander Stewart. His musical journey  started when he began writing lyrics at the age of 12 and his dad told him to “keep at it”. Music is just one facet of MAXUR as he is also an actor and dancer. He sees everything he records as a gift of release for him and wants to share that with every listener. Instagram 

Nate Milli

Nate Milli is an artist from Marion, Indiana who is driven to inspire others through his music. His goal is to express his true self and stand out with originality in a crowded industry. Nate draws inspiration from a range of artists including Lil Wayne, Chief Keef, and modern rappers like Yeat and Kankan. He has been creating music since the age of 14 and has a strong work ethic, honing his craft until he became great. Growing up in a cold and depressive state in Indiana, Nate was motivated to work hard to achieve his dreams. Nate Milli is an artist you are going to want to keep an eye on in 2023. Instagram


Los Angeles-based artist rgb is a multi-genre singer-songwriter who is quickly gaining recognition for his unique and captivating music. With a background in classical and jazz piano, rgb combines elements of soul, R&B, hip-hop, alternative, and electronic music to create a sound that is both fresh and familiar. In a relatively short amount of time, he has released a dozen singles, with one, “tell me what you want,” garnering attention for its expertly produced lyrics, emotive delivery, and engaging melodies. As a result of his creative versatility and ability to connect with listeners through personal storytelling, rgb is poised to reach new heights in the music industry. Instagram

Scotty Huss

Scotty Huss is a multi-talented composer, Hip-Hop/Pop artist, and entrepreneur. He is the Chairman of Apex Marketing and CEO of his own record label and publishing company. Born in 1997, Huss has always been passionate about music and recently built a home studio to produce his own content. He is known for his versatility in creating music and has been influenced by artists like Kanye West, Diddy, and Tupac. Despite facing challenges in building his brand and finding the right people to work with, Huss has persevered and encourages others to be patient in their pursuit of greatness. In a few years, he sees himself being recognized by millions and building an international music empire. He has two new singles dropping in the next few months and is excited for their release. Instagram 


SoWayv is a talented artist hailing from Brooklyn, New York. With a background in DJing, he has been making music for the past 4 years and is inspired by artists like Travis Scott, Kanye West, and Playboi Carti. SoWayv started his journey as a DJ, performing at backyard parties before selling his father’s church speakers to purchase his first set of turntables. He has received numerous cosigns throughout his career and has been recognized by major players in the industry such as DJ Diamond Kuts and Funk Master Flex. SoWayv is now excited to introduce his latest EP, “Built 4 This,” which showcases his distinct hyper pop sound that combines elements of punk, R&B, and electric energy. Instagram

Samad Savage

Samad Savage, a 26-year-old musical prodigy, is a shining example of overcoming adversity. Born to a single mother in a suburban town, he straddled the divide between two worlds – one of privilege and one of poverty. Despite feeling like an outsider in both, he never lost sight of his dreams and worked tirelessly to develop a range of skills in production, engineering, graphic design, video editing, and marketing. His ultimate goal is not fame, but to make a difference in the world, one person at a time. With his unique style and unwavering commitment, Samad is reaching new heights as an independent artist and shows no signs of slowing down. Instagram

Trip Rexx

Trip Rexx is a Canadian-born, nomadic artist who draws inspiration from all over the world. He is known for his raw and self-expressive style of hip hop and draws inspiration from a diverse range of artists including Future, Young Thug, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Wu-Tang Clan, Biggie and OutKast, as well as a variety of artists in other genres like rock and soul. His music is often inspired by his personal experiences and emotions, particularly his struggles with mental health and the mental health of those around him, such as his mother’s severe manic depression. Trip Rexx has been making music since his teenage years and has a passion for film and philosophy. Instagram

Yung Curt

Yung Curt is a West Coast artist hailing from South Central LA’s Crenshaw District. He believes that being an artist is about being vulnerable and true to one’s craft, and aims to inspire and bring hope to others through relatable topics and personal experiences. Hip-Hop and the struggle to overcome adversity are his main inspirations, and he has been making music for over 10 years. Growing up in the church and participating in choir and MCing rallies helped him develop his skills and confidence in performing in front of crowds. Yung Curt’s ultimate goal is to empower and encourage others to strive for better and spread positivity through his art. Instagram

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