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11 Rising Artists You Have To Brush Up On Before The Made In America Festival

Watch them play Made in America fest on TIDAL's livestream, if only so you can say, "I saw them before they were huge."

1. Jay Park

Hailing originally from Seattle, multi-platinum Korean American hip-hop artist Jay Park has been on the cutting edge of the K-pop movement. See his journey back to the States in TIDAL's exclusive docuseries Road to MIA.

2. Amara La Negra

This Dominican singer made her television debut on the VH1 show Love and Hip Hop: Miami and has since become one of the show's breakout stars. Check out the video for "What a Bam Bam" and listen to her discuss her experiences being an Afro Latina as a guest on the "For the Cultura" interview series only on TIDAL.

3. JUICE Wrld

This Chicago hip-hop artist originally earned his name because his haircut resembled 2Pac's in the film Juice. With deeply personal lyrics and moody production, this rapper has come a long way since his early tracks were first posted online, with his debut full-length album peaking at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 this year.

4. Saweetie

What started as a couple of clips on Instagram turned into a high-profile career for Diamonté Harper, who performs under the alias Saweetie. This Bay Area rapper was named TIDAL's Artist of the Week in January of this year.

5. Jessie Reyez

Hailing from Toronto, this raw singer of Columbian heritage just won the Juno Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year for 2018 for her unique blend of R&B, hip-hop, and acoustic guitar chops. Last year, she graced the TIDAL X Brooklyn stage with a moving performance, and we can't wait what she has in store for us at Made in America.

6. Show Me the Body

This Queens trio, equal parts hardcore punk, hip-hop, electronic, and activist, may have drummed up hype for themselves with their blistering LP Body War, but they're also focused on promoting the culture of the New York underground music scene at large. Their ferocious live show pummeled the crowd at MIA's TIDAL stage back in 2016, and they're back for another round this year.


Consisting of four members — DaBoii, Yhung T.O., Slimmy B, and Lul G — this hot young group of West Coast MCs gained attention after being featured on the soundtrack to the blockbuster hit Black Panther. Before the festival, you can see what they're all about on their docuseries GANGIN, exclusively on TIDAL.

8. Clairo

This lo-fi queen started uploading her music online as a teen back in 2013. After her viral hits "Pretty Girl" and "Flaming Hot Cheetos," she's about to bring her simmering indie blend to MIA.

9. 6lack

When you get too hype at MIA, maybe chill out a bit and catch 6lack's set. This dazy Atlanta singer/MC's "Prblms" hit the Billboard's Twitter Emerging Artists chart at No. 5. Since then, 6lack has collaborated with Timbaland on the track "Grab the Wheel."

10. Shoreline Mafia

Featuring LA rappers Fenix, Ohgeesy, and Rob Vicious and Chicago rapper Master Kato, this collective will no doubt bring the party to MIA with their extra hedonistic take on trap rap. The group spun rhymes on TIDAL's exclusive show Bless the Booth.

11. Louis the Child

After meeting at a Madeon concert in 2012, this electronic pop production duo have ended up not only opening for Madeon himself but also the Chainsmokers. They've released a couple EPs and a series of collaborative singles, including "Weekend" with Icona Pop.

Images and facts courtesy of TIDAL

Like what you see from the Made in America class of 2018? Sign up for TIDAL to listen to these amazing up-and-comers and more. Plus, see them perform on the exclusive MIA livestream on Sept. 1 and 2 where you can catch all the can’t-miss moments from the festival!