As we gear up for another year of fresh talent and exciting new sounds, PuristLabel is proud to present our Top Upcoming Artists of 2023. From rap to R&B to gospel, these artists represent a wide range of genres and styles. In this article, we will introduce you to the artists who are poised to make a big splash in the music industry this year.

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List is in no set order*


MICah is an artist who has been passionate about music since childhood. His love for music has only grown stronger over time, and he has become increasingly fond of sharing his music with others. As an artist, he draws inspiration from music icons such as Drake, Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown, and The Dream. His goal is to enhance his skills by dedicating more time to practicing and collaborating with other musicians. 

He also plans to expand his network and establish connections within the industry while utilizing social media and online platforms to promote his music and connect with his fanbase. Furthermore, he is committed to building a recognizable brand and visual identity that accurately reflects his style and persona. He is also seeking to assemble a team of professionals, including a manager, booking agent, and publicist, who can assist him in achieving his goals and elevating his career. You can follow him on his Instagram @micahofficially.

Michael Kaoz

Michael Kaoz is an artist who has always been passionate about music. He was inspired by artists such as Tupac and Michael Jackson, and his love for music motivated him to create his own style. His goal is to become an inspiration to others and to prove that labels are not a requirement to become successful. He wants to show that one can rise on their account and in their own way. He believes that being connected is crucial and tries to reach out to collaborate. Michael Kaoz’s biggest musical influences are Tupac, Michael Jackson, Lauren Hill, Drake, and Bg knoccout. You can follow him on his Instagram. @kaozbaby.

Sammy Cain

Sammy Cain is an artist who has always been drawn to music. He started off mimicking hip-hop artists and learning their cadence, eventually developing his own style. He did local talent shows and realized he had a voice and a passion for the music industry, which created a following, and the rest is history in the making. 

Sammy Cain’s vision is to become a major established artist in the industry and mold some of the new upcoming artists in the game. He has accomplished great things as an artist and hopes to continue that success in the years to come. He is definitely more on the business side of things now, trying to function as an indie label and potentially tapping into the talent in his area. You can follow him on his Instagram @officialsammycain.


Wholuvsxd is an up-and-coming artist whose love for music was kindled by his brothers and father, who were actively involved in music. After recording his first song for fun, Wholuvsxd fell in love with the process of making music, and he has not looked back since then. Wholuvsxd’s music is a blend of soulful melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and a strong hip-hop influence.

Wholuvsxd has a single titled “Movie” that will be released on the 17th of March, and it will be one of the songs on his upcoming EP. Wholuvsxd is also scheduled to perform as a co-headliner for D savage in Dallas on April 21st. As for his vision for the future, Wholuvsxd is looking to build a professional studio in Austin, Texas, to help other talented artists who do not have the chance to get noticed.


Don4.707 is another upcoming artist to look out for in 2023. Don4.707’s love for music started at the age of 12, and he has been writing poems and songs ever since. Don4.707’s music is a blend of soulful melodies, captivating lyrics, and a unique sound that distinguishes him from other artists.

Don4.707 is currently dropping singles, and he anticipates releasing his EP titled “Still Here” soon. Once Don4.707 has established a loyal fan base, he plans to start doing events. His biggest musical influences are Tyus, Tory Lanez, OutKast, and many others, who have influenced him to create authentic and distinctive music.

Malek Al

Malek Al is a multi-talented artist who started playing the piano when he was younger. After taking lessons for a short period, Malek Al later learned drums from Dom Famularo. His love for music continued to grow, and he later started writing songs just by ear without any knowledge of what he was doing. Malek Al is committed to improving his craft and is continually researching everything on music theory.

Malek Al recently released his first single titled “Give It All Away” by Samsara, and he has a lot of unreleased music that he is finishing recording. Malek Al’s vision for the future is to spread his songs as much as possible and make them known to the world. His biggest musical influences include Tame Impala, Mac Demarco, Radiohead, Elliot Smith, Beach House, MGMT, Nirvana, and classical music.


Jaymann2x is a rising star in the hip-hop scene, and his music reflects the gritty realities of life in the streets. His music draws inspiration from his personal experiences and his influences, which include Jay Z, Tupac, Drake, and Lil Wayne. Jaymann2x got his start freestyling and being around family members who were involved in music. His passion for the craft inspired him to pursue a career in music seriously.

In terms of upcoming releases, Jaymann2x has an exciting collaboration album on the way with his cousin Young $auce, titled “Blood Cousins.” Fans can expect to hear five bangers when the album drops. As for his tour plans, he has not announced any dates yet. However, fans can keep an eye on his Instagram (@jaymann2xffg) for updates.

Looking to the future, Jaymann2x sees himself building an empire off his name and music. He plans on dropping music consistently to make his vision a reality.


Tyb is a rapper and songwriter with a passion for music that has been with him since he was a child. He has been making music all his life, and he pursued a career in music despite facing many obstacles along the way. Tyb’s music is a reflection of his experiences, and he hopes to inspire others to chase their dreams and never give up.

In terms of upcoming releases, Tyb has a 5-track EP dropping on April 20th, 2023, presented by Dj Flippp and featuring Almighty Jay. He also has another album in the works, featuring other major artists and Almighty Jay. His manager has blessed him with the opportunity to collab with Quavo on a new song, which is sure to be a hit.

Tyb believes in investing all his money into his career and believes that the music is all he really has. He is passionate about his vision and his consistency has led to many opportunities that would only help him take off in his career even more.

Rusty Drake and the Watchmen 

Rusty Drake and the Watchmen is a band made up of talented musicians who grew up playing music in church. They have worked professionally together for several years, and their creative process involves starting with an idea and piecing together the different parts of a song. With their talent and experience level, they don’t take long to come up with a near-finished product, leaving the lyrics to be written.

As a Christian band, Rusty Drake and the Watchmen’s music explores themes of God and personal experiences. Their art has evolved with the age they are in, and they plan to continue pushing themselves to new heights. Rusty Drake and the Watchmen strive to make music that inspires and resonates with their audience, no matter their beliefs. They believe that music can touch the soul and bring people together, and they are committed to spreading positive messages through their music.


Shardge is a talented rapper who first got into music in high school. His passion for poetry and self-expression led him to start recording music with his friend. His biggest musical influences include Reese Youngn, Drake, and RXK Nephew, and he draws inspiration from the underground scene. He is always on the lookout for new sounds and styles to incorporate into his music.

Shardge has an upcoming festival at the Ford Center on March 25th and will be releasing a new song called “Faithful” with artist MJD on the 24th. He has a vision for the future where he continues to challenge himself by dropping at least one single on all platforms every month. He aims to build a loyal fan base and take over the music scene with his team.

Jayme Lean

Jayme Lean is a rising music artist who found his passion for music at a young age. Inspired by Eminem and Linkin Park, he uses music as a coping mechanism. He started taking music seriously in September and has focused on trap/hip-hop as his main genre. Jayme is determined to make a significant impact in the music industry and be a revolutionary force in the world of music.

Jayme’s biggest musical influences include Travis Scott, Kanye West, Playboi Carti, Metro Boomin, Don Toliver, NAV and A$AP Rocky. He recently released the single “Ferrari” and it is available on all platforms. Jayme is taking steps to make his vision a reality by focusing on production and sound. He aims to leave a lasting impression on the world of music and be remembered as a revolutionary force.

Nigel SkyWorth

Nigel SkyWorth is an artist who has been making music since a young age. He found solace in music during difficult times in his life, which eventually led him to pursue a career in the industry. He is known for his innovative music and engagement with his audience.

Nigel’s biggest musical influences include Russ, DJ Khaled, and J Cole. He is currently working on a short music film called “3 Notes” and another collective called “Smooth Heat.” His vision for the future is to continue to be innovative in his music and engagement with his audience. Nigel is determined to make a name for himself independently while creating a loyal fan base. is a rapper who started making music at age 24 to launch his own YouTube channel. He was inspired to study audio engineering and music production in college to impress his true love. His upcoming release album called “OverLord” features some of his hit tracks, and he plans to work with Purist Label to do shows. envisions a future where he continues to create music that is addicting for his own style and audience. He aims to make music that is not only enjoyable but also imparts knowledge. He views working with Purist Label as a blessing to get his name out there and make an impact in the music industry.


Prod.stxr, a rising producer in the music industry, has been making waves with his unique sound and innovative beats. His love for hip-hop and the way it added extra emotion to the songs is what initially drew him towards producing music.

Currently, prod.stxr has been working on new releases with several artists, which he shares in the interview, “There are a few artists I am going to be releasing hits with very soon. I will also be releasing loop kits for even more producers to collaborate with me.” This news has been stirring excitement among his fans, eagerly waiting for new sounds from the producer.

Prod.stxr has a clear vision for his future as an artist, which he discusses in the interview, “My vision for my future is to make a living off of doing something that is my dream. I won’t stop working until this dream becomes a reality.” This drive and dedication towards his passion is what sets him apart from other producers in the industry.

Trae Amoore 

Trae Amoore is a rising star in the music industry, known for his unique style and captivating lyrics. In a recent interview, Trae shared some insights about his journey into music, upcoming releases, and his vision for the future as an artist.

According to Trae, his passion for music began when he noticed his best friend’s brother had a studio in his room. He was fascinated by the magic they created, and from that day on, Trae was inspired to create his own music. Since then, he has been tirelessly working on perfecting his craft and creating original pieces that resonate with his audience.

Trevour Amunga

Trevour Amunga is an emerging artist with a passion for music that has driven him to pursue a career in the industry. Music has always been a part of Trevour’s life, and it was not until his sophomore year of high school that he realized that there was nothing else he wanted to do but create music. From that point on, he has been dedicated to honing his craft and developing his unique sound.

Trevour has a clear vision for his future as an artist, and he wants to be known for his freedom to create anything he wants. He has already taken steps towards achieving this vision by making sure that all his songs have a different sound, so that his fans can always expect something new from him. This dedication to creativity and experimentation is what sets Trevour apart from other artists in the industry.

Trevour’s biggest musical influence is Kendrick Lamar. He has been shaped by Kendrick Lamar’s unique sound, and he aims to bring something fresh and new to the industry. Like Kendrick Lamar, Trevour wants to push the boundaries of what is possible in the music world and create music that is meaningful and impactful.

Baby Kye

Baby Kye is an upcoming artist with a passion for music that has driven her to pursue a career in the industry. Her inspiration came from the “super bass” music video, which made her realize her love for music. Since then, she has been working tirelessly to create a unique sound that sets her apart from the rest.

Although she has not yet announced any specific releases or tour plans, Baby Kye has a lot of new music coming that she is very excited about. She is working hard to perfect her craft and bring her vision to life. Baby Kye’s vision for the future as an artist is to become an inspiration to her generation. She wants to use her music to empower others and make a positive impact on the world. She has been putting in the work and taking every opportunity to get her music out there and make her dream a reality.

AO Dre

AO Dre is a rising star in the hip-hop world, and he’s quickly making a name for himself with his unique style and innovative approach to music. In a recent interview, he talked about his journey into music, his upcoming releases, and his vision for the future.

AO Dre first started releasing music in 2020, but he had been known for his freestyling skills among his friends and family for years before that. It wasn’t until 2020 that he decided to pursue a career in music and learn more about the industry. His inspiration came from his own freestyling and writing technique, which he had been developing since he was eight years old. He credits his mom for instilling a love of writing in him at such a young age.


Jxnte is a young and talented artist who has taken the music world by storm. His passion for music began when one of his co-workers approached him with the idea of creating rap songs. They started a home studio, and ever since then, Jxnte has been improving his craft.

Jxnte has multiple releases planned for the near future, with “Nowadays” coming out on March 18th. Instead of releasing an EP or album, he plans to focus on singles for now. While he doesn’t have any tour plans yet, he knows that as he gains more recognition, live performances will come naturally.


Truuemoney is an up-and-coming artist who has been making waves in the rap scene with his unique style and emotional lyrics. His journey as an artist began with a tragic event, the loss of his father, which sent him into a deep depression. He found solace in music, and it became his passion and life’s purpose.

Truuemoney’s music is a blend of rap and guitar melodies that create a sound that is uniquely his own. His latest single, “Too Turnt Up,” is a high-energy track that is sure to get club-goers moving. It is a departure from his usual sound, but Truuemoney believes it is his best work to date. 


EazyRo discovered his love for music at a young age, singing and rapping to any music he could find. Being from Minnesota, His family recognized his potential as a star, and as he grew older, he discovered his ability to write songs and fell in love with the process. However, like many aspiring artists, he didn’t know where to start or how to record his sound. It wasn’t until 2021 when one of his friends showed him how to record his music that he was able to take his first steps towards making his dreams a reality. He bought himself a computer, microphone, and headphones and hasn’t looked back since.

EazyRo’s hard work and dedication to his craft have paid off, and he has several releases and tour plans in the works. On April 7, he will be dropping his newest release “Feel Good,” which promises to be a hit. On April 15th, he will be performing in the Quality Control Tour, and he has a few more features in the process. EazyRo’s grind mode is all 2023, and he is determined to make his mark in the music industry.