So last week I was browsing the latest music videos on YouTube and was pleasantly surprised by some breakout stars right now – DJ Cassidy’s “Calling All Hearts” featuring Robin Thicke and Jessie J and Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” featuring Charlie XCX.
Now as you know, I have very discerning taste when it comes to music that I love but it seems like these new artists have captured my heart. DJ Cassidy hails from New York and has been a treasured commodity at most celebrity parties like from Diddy, Jay-Z and even Oprah. His upcoming album Paradise Royale ties in the dance music energy of the late 70s and early 80 s pop and R&B music with the current stylings of R. Kelly, Robin Thicke, Jessie J. and more.
Iggy Azalea is from Australia with ties to South Florida and has bitingly powerful rapping skills that rivals Lil Kim or Foxy Brown. Her latest music video “Fancy” dropped a few days ago with over 3 million views already. According to her official website, she is gearing up for an American tour and releasing her new album The New Classic this Spring.
Laurean D. Robinson, MA