EMERGING, a Spotify music playlist of local and emerging artists.

Updated: Jul 7

Rooted Minds and I Am Root Co. came together to put out a vibe list for the people!


Over 60 Songs + almost 4 hours of Music!


We want to share some music that we enjoy and we hope that y'all like the playlist as well. Not everyone on this list is local. We get that for some people, that may hold a negative connotation (but not for us). Many emerging artists are putting in work to make their dreams a reality, so our goal here is to collectively shout them out. So, let's support!

In the era of playlists, it's only right that we cook up something for our community; these songs we actually vibe with (includes groups like The Color 8 Band and The Mahogany 4). There are also some solo acts like Raquel Denis, whose voice is amazing and we've been following her for over 5 years now. We also have John Cornelio, an amazing person to keep up with in our community. We tried to keep our list diverse, with a good mix of people that we enjoy and that really go hard for their craft. So you'll see us mention, that throwing this on shuffle, will give you the best experience. Links to their pages will be provided below.

Photo by Melissa Zieske at The Rebel Lounge in Phoenix, Arizona


There's really dope music out here by people you may or may not know. Obviously we aren't going to be able to include everyone, but we hope to put you on to some cool artists. At the same time, we are open to more music and ideas about what songs to include. With music artists from LA and PHX, mostly dominating this list we believe there are some tunes in here that will help you get through the day. There are a couple of acts from NY and New Orleans, as well. So as the list grows, we hope to add more cities and regions into the mix.

Depending on your vibe, we think that it's probably best to hit shuffle and just let it ride. We have lyricists like Lewis Santana and his Vibe Lane family and young cats like JayWop, putting out great music. Then there's the multi-talented Producer/Artists like Pseudo, who has his own records on this list, as well as production credit for 30 Spice // Simply Damon's record. Some of these artists have a connection to the brand and some others have shared the stage with us, and some we just admire from a far. Artists like Sunny Kartel and Kap Bravado make the list with some weighted features from Mick Jenkins, and Skeme. We pulled a few high energy records by Zil, MxGriff, Don Eyo and Qiayz. We have a good spectrum of artists that will definitely clue you into the music scene that we are connected to. Everyone is doing their own thing and it's great to see.

Thanks for reading, now it's time to dive into the playlist! Drop some songs that you enjoyed from our list in the comments below, after you check it out! (We've also linked the artists' IG pages to their names) -- If you want your music in this list, scroll to the bottom for the link. Stay tuned for the next one.


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https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6W3Sm4oje3LKmTujnFgvGI


Don't worry, we have it available on Apple Music also - https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/emerging-by-iamrootco/pl.u-V9D77WKT1bNE9Y


We also have it available on Youtube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDwB0JoKZH4&list=PL39KrPniQu-hmpb9_78JMHCloCN8pqZvK


Please note 2 Niggaz by Jalopy Bungus was not available on youtube, so it was subbed for "Made Men" ft Belagamas a more recent release. What's Good by Res Lauren was not available on youtube so it was subbed for "Westside / real love" ft. Dela Preme.

The Water (Bonus Track) - Leewater


Get a Life - Dela Preme


Pressure - Lewis Santana


Eden - PK Tha Poet, Cofey, Jaywop

Stay Up - Fransisco Phoenics and Dom Root


Galaxy - The Color 8 Band


Tranquility - Chari' Joy


Yours Truly - Chari Joy


WTD - Samara Cyn, PK Tha Poet

Wayback - Leewater, Clevpro, Dom Root, JProtege


2 Niggaz - Jalopy Bungus, Yung Checo, SD Uchies


Blvd - J Buss

Long Thoughts - Fe'la Iniko


Teflon (from Red Bull's the Cut: LA) - Zil, Ye Ali

Pushaman - Ronnie Dijon, Kayla Reupenny

F.O.M.F - Fransisco Phoenics, Dom Root, Lewis Santana


Don't Let Go - Ventage


Social Awkwardness - P. Savant, Lofty Lyn


Suede - Dom Root, Leewater

No Sleep - The Color 8 Band


R.M.B - Kye Russoul, Nitra Nicole

My Darlin' - Juniper Ridge


Sweet Release - Sunset Voodoo


Forever - John Cornelio


Untitled - Raquel Denis


Melodies (Take Flight) - Theresa Lovely


Vibe Alone - Zil


Bitch I'm Back - Mahogany 4


Ten - Room 4


Bighead - Rozotadi

Goat Talk (Sugar Sean) - J. Rob the Chief

I Used to Love H.E.R - Truth B Told


Big Bad - Jaywop

Purple Interlude - Jaywop, Deliyonne


Die Like That - Kap Peezy, Rich Hefner


Killmonger - Darius Mylik, Water.Like.Soul

Motion - Darius Mylik, Kylelashay Draper


Im My Zone - Kap Peezy


Secure the Bag - Don Eyo, Yung Reece

Realer (ft. Pk tha Poet & Jenae Elise) - Dom Root


Heavy - Kapo Bravado, Skeme


The Finest - Pariah Pete, Lissett Denis


Sorry 4 Me? - Shrub Head, Lissett Denis


Veil - House of Stairs


Drinking Holy Water - Stoneonsax, Clevpro, Part of God,


Pride - Dom Root, Cofey


Zu-Pa-Dé - The Stakes


RODEO - CincoTheWolf

Sexy - Indigo Jones


Spanq It - Qiayz

Creepin' - Just the Empress


Doctors - K.Y. Sluggah, M-Boog


With My Friends - 30 Spice // Simply Damon, Psuedocentric


Sleep - Pseudocentric


Til I'm Dead - Pseudo

VBLN Cypher - Vibe Lane


Stxnd Dxwn - King Cross


6am in Phoenix - THEFonzarelliPROJECT


What's Good? - Res Lauren


Spring - Sunny Kartel, Mick Jenkins, Mallie


Never - MxGriff

Foolery - Wray, Khellyb, McShader


Headless Horseman - Nutter Tut


LLLLLL - Julius King


Virus - Dropout Kings

65 Songs - 3hrs 49min

In honor of the life of Jordan Groggs of Injury Reserve

1 Bonus Song by Injury Reserve - 3mins


Three Man Weave - Injury Reserve


We send our prayers out to the Groggs family, friends, and supporters. Injury Reserve performed at our 2nd Film Release Event at Phoenix Center for the Arts in 2014. Since then, we've kept up with their releases and watched their growth over the last 5 years.


From the groups social media 06/30/20: "REST IN POWER Jordan Alexander Groggs a loving father, life partner and friend. (6/1/1988-6/29/2020) link in bio for gofundme to support his family and services"


To support, tap the link below

https://www.gofundme.com/f/in-memory-of-jordan-groggs


More info by ED Masley for AZ Central: https://amp.azcentral.com/amp/5353440002?__twitter_impression=true

Did you have any favorites from the list?

- Drop a Comment!


Want to see someone you enjoy on our list?

- Go to iamrootco.com/submissions

LINK to Playlist:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6W3Sm4oje3LKmTujnFgvGI?si=QHNRHQX0TdWH8U2W8wO2KA


spotify:playlist:6W3Sm4oje3LKmTujnFgvGI

Where do you usually stream music?
Do you stream music daily?

Music is an important part of some of our individual lives, just as it is important to a community. Music is a great way to bring people together, amplify a message, express your feelings, or even help you sleep. It can be used for a lot of different things and for music lovers that is apart of the big appeal to it. The same can be said for creators, we all can have drastically different origin stories, but still end up loving music (differently). The YG fan is going to be different from the Maroon 5 fan (or not), and I think that's the cool part.


Dom Root and Trav The White have the "Let's Talk Traditions" podcast on Apple Podcast, Spotify, etc. -- iamrootco.com/letstalk -- During episode 2 we discuss music and it's role in community, check it out and let us know what you think about the subject. -- https://open.spotify.com/episode/1eFPJdcyAIuIJOkzCErPQf


If you or someone you know would like to be on our playlist, click www.iamrootco.com/submissions and drop their music! We'd love to support more local and emerging music artists in our community.


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