Artists Spotlight

By Kimberly Seals

Austin is home to creatives of all kinds. Here is a quick shout out to some of the artists currently doing amazing work in our community. Please join PRMTD Collective in showing these creatives some love!

Zai Sadler

Zai Sadler is an Austin poet that blends hip-hop aesthetics with powerful spoken word. Zai’s poetry is poignantly relevant to the experiences of Blackness, womanhood, and life. Her emotional and honest delivery commands the attention and reverence of anyone listening.

In addition to her own work, Zai is dedicated to highlighting other talented Artists. Check out her instagram page to see her inspiring photo series, ‘Black Artist. Black Austin’., and be sure to tune into her podcast for commentary on culture and life as a creative.

Magna Carda:

Magna Carda is an Austin based band that blends jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and electronica to create a unique genre defying style. Magna Carda is led by the dynamic MC-producer duo, Megz Kelli and Dougi Do.

If you are a fan of music that is both unique and infectious, be sure to stream Magna Carda and support on Bandcampdcamp.

Mike Melinoe

Although he hails from Detroit, Mike Melinoe has made a name for himself as an Austin favorite. His versatile voice effortlessly transitions between catchy melodic verses and expert bars. His psychedelic style is incredibly memorable, and his lyrics are both clever and meaningful.

In addition to his music available to stream, Mike Melinoe is also a talented visual artist. Visit his instagram to admire his bold visual art.

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