This Black History Month, support the local music scene by steaming music from these Black Pittsburgh musicians.


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Image via: INEZ

Named Pittsburgh Music Artist of the Year for 2020 by 91.3 WYEP, the singer-songwriter has put a focus on uplifting underrepresented voices of Black creatives in the local community. Last year, along with her friend and fellow musician Clara Kent, INEZ created and pushed BLKNVMBR (Black November), a month-long promotion that shined a light on Black R&B musicians and artists in Pittsburgh. 

JM The Poet

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Image via: JM The Poet, Instagram

Visual Storyteller/Producer by day, rapper by night, JM The Poet, aka Jay Manning has skillful wordplay in his music that shouldn’t be missed.  

Sierra Sellers

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Image via: Sierra Sellers, Facebook

Named an “artist to watch” by NPR in 2020, Sellers’ music is sultry and smooth. 


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Image via: Buscrates, Facebook

An OG in the Pittsburgh music scene, Buscrates specializes in the sounds of electronic, funk, and hip hop. 

Isaiah Ross of Jack Swing

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Image via: Jack Swing, Facebook

One of the few Black Pittsburgh who dabbles in the rock genre, Ross recently helped create Walker Records, a Pittsburgh record label that is run by artists, for artists. 


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Image via: Baylie McGrady

Working both as a solo artist and one half of duo Samurai Velvet, Saige has a voice that sparkles and soothes. 

Looking for more local black artists to listen to? Here are a few more names of note.

1Hood Media Artists, Chandra Rhyme, Dejah Monea, Treble NLS, Pet Zebra, Blak Rapp Madusa, Kai Roberts, Leila Rhodes, Andrew Muse, Simone Davis, PK Delay, jGGZ Patel, Lyn Starr, Hajile, Mars Jackson, Pvkvsv, Deej, and Killer of Sheep. 

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
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