Terry Ohms is the alter-ego of Birmingham Alabama native Wes McDonald, whose tracks ‘Mind Blow’ and ‘Ghost’, we’ve written about over the past couple of years. Latest single, ‘IMO JSYK BTW’ is a title that’s almost impossible to read out loud, but maybe we don’t need to try – we know what it says just by reading it in our heads.
Brittany Howard is best known for her work with her band, Alabama Shakes, and her first solo release, her album ‘Jaime’, is named for her sister, who died from cancer while they were still teenagers. ‘Stay High’ is the first single from the album, and is an ode to joy in which Howard reflects on her upbringing.
With a sound reminding us of the likes of Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd, The Who, and even Jethro Tull, the psych folk/rock vibe of Birmingham Alabama artist Jaco’s song ‘Shoe’ takes us back to a time when things were a lot simpler, if in reality not too different politically. The song is from Jaco’s album, ‘You Know’, released today June 19 on Cornelius Chapel Records.
Now based in New York but originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Dajour is one of those people who (annoyingly) manages to turn to gold everything he touches. Still only 22 years old, he’s a rapper, singer, songwriter, and ghostwriter, and his music career is only going up. Formerly known as “King Buddha”, Dajour is the nephew of New York rapper, Jadakiss, one third of legendary hip hop group, The Lox. Dajour’s latest single, ‘Slow Wine’, has already amassed more than 400,000 streams on Spotify, and has a popping music video to match.
We’ve covered a lot of artists from Birmingham, Alabama recently and so we bring you another from the indie rock city which keeps on giving. MRYGLD (pronounced “marigold”) was formed this year by Brandon Snipes and Shane and Alyssa Jewell, who recruited drummer Kyle Blair and bassist James McCauley. The group has played lots of live shows locally, and have recorded their self-titled debut EP, released in June.
Hip-hop duo, Shaheed and DJ Supreme are from Birmingham Alabama and have performed with the likes of Akil (MC from Jurassic 5). Starting their collaboration in 2007, they released two critically acclaimed albums, ‘Health, Wealth & Knowledge Of Self’, and ‘Scholar Warrior’ (a remix album), before eventually signing to Birmingham label, Communicating Vessels.