One of our featured artists for July is Emmitt James!
Milwaukee born emcee and poet Emmitt James has always had a way with words. Influenced by lyricists and creative geniuses from Kanye West to Marvyn Gaye to Toro y Moi, James’ music is a menagerie of passion, dreams, and reality. From stringing along stanzas and performing at the international poetry slam Brave New Voices twice, to bringing crowds to life on numerous stages, the creative king is nothing less than a flare of life.
Emmitt is also a creator within his craft, and hosts amazing events for the public. Shows include “Live Music and Chill”, a funny play on the “Netflix and Chill” phenomenon. Most recently, he curated his own festival “Stank Face LA” featuring performers Bethel Solomon, Slim Jeff, Ryan Lucas, Marine, and included local artists and vendors.
Emmitt’s unique style, hip branding, and event creation got him easily recognized on our platform. Shortly after creating a profile on WorldArts.com, Sofar Sounds contacted him to play a Sofar Show on our stage! And of course, he killed it. Check out a short clip of it below, some of his best songs on his WorldArts profile (click button below)! Follow him on socials: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Soundcloud!