Artist Spotlight on Preauxx (@PREAUXX)
To say an artist is genre defying is often an overused cliché, but there are few better ways to describe 21-year-old Memphian, Preauxx. His primary influence of Hip Hop goes without saying, as his aural delivery is rapping. In a Hip Hop world split between the rap and underground purists, Preauxx is quite comfortable being himself, and using his influences from both sides of that fence. For his first mixtape release, Preauxx has incorporated styles including grass roots hip hop, indie pop rock, and even some crunk. His second mixtape, Love Jones, was officially released February 2011 via a party at Memphis’s own Hi-tone café in Memphis. His third project “When Caged Birds Sings”, will be released summer 2012 through TRDON. The first single “Don’t be upset”, (produced by WEB of The M.A.C.H.I.N.E) will be world premiered May 20 on k97 Memphis via DJ 007′s Independence Day Radio show. The single will be release May 21 along with visuals for Mocking Bird Mondays, a series of music released every Monday until the WCBS is released.
The very first single Preauxx was ever featured on was premiered on the front page of ITunes France. He has worked with the Teach for America program talking with High School students about pursuing college degrees while staying focused on a college education. He has been front-page news for the University of Memphis daily paper read by over 30,000 students daily, the Commercial Appeal, and the Memphis Flyer. Preauxx has also been noted to be associated with IMAKEMADBEATS in his music endeavors. His accomplishments at such a young age are impressive; though to see him perform live is the real treat. On stage presence and animation of this caliber is all but lost. You don’t listen to Preauxx, you feel him.