Our featured artists have been working diligently coming into the New Year! We take pride in checking in and staying updated with the progress and works they have in the making. This time around our Picks of the Week are going out to our artist with constant drive, determination, persistence, influence and WORK ETHIC! Your efforts aren’t going unnoticed! The Nerdy Bird has your back! Keep inspiring and we will keep supporting!
Originally from Ardmore, Oklahoma, Baton Rouge resident Marcel P. Black has made a vital point to create and execute conscious hip hop for the South and surrounding regions. With relentless dedication, hard-work, and sacrifice, his resume as a hop-hop culturalist is continually expanding. This Emcee, DJ, Writer, Youth Development Worker, Community Resource Coordinator, Former Block Bleeder ,Chess Teacher, and Live Performer has created a platform that he is using to share positive and intellectual content with purpose. Acting as an artist while sharing the perspective of a Father, Husband, Revolutionary, Historian, Scholar, Proletariat, and a positive influencer, we are wishing you nothing but the best as you continue to thrive. To explore Marcel’s powerful music, catch up on information for his tour dates, or just to get a first-hand account of his works, use the link provided below. In addition, follow him on social media via Instagram @marcelpblack.
Born and raised in the depths of the South, Vitamin Cea is working to establish her presence as a well-known female emcee. She is one of Mississippi’s newest acts but one that possess the lyrically inclined qualities and cool delivery style that is sure to stick to your person and into your permanent memory bank. Her sound is honest, filled with soul, power and overall positive vibes. Her music is filled with life lessons, emotions, inquires, understanding, truth, and wisdom. Although her music is positive, she makes it a point to shine light on the realities of distaste she experiences in the world around her. This loving, hard-working, female emcee has just started to create the blue print for her success. We are looking to see nothing but greatness from Ms. Vitamin Cea. Take a moment to check out her works for yourself with the link below and see what all the fuss is about. In addition, be sure to follow her on social media via Instagram @vitamin_cea
“The Monastery” group was formed by Paco and Carlos Charm of Birmingham, Alabama in 2010. This duo has consistently rocked out shows throughout their city and surrounding states. Not only do they bring great energy and sound as a duo, but they have also managed to create and maintain an official voice as individuals. They have been taking their lessons and putting them to great use. Paco and Carlos have recently taken their success and created a platform for the creatives in Alabama. “The Basement” is a hip hop concert presented by The Monastery. It has given artists an opportunity to share their creative works on stage. We expect great things from the duo as they continue to thrive.
They can be located on Social media via Instagram @wearethemonastery @carlos_charm & @digitalundergroundpac
Brittany Sam is a New Orleans native that has taken her love and passion for the culture and turned it into beautiful visual pieces. As an upcoming artist Brittany has works that are bold, innovative, and emotionally connective. Her pieces speak to the senses as it highlights culture, ancestry, heritage, and powerful messages. Her growth and artistry is constantly elevating as she provides a positive influence through her works. Take a moment and see exactly what all the chat is about using the link provided below. The Nerdy Bird feels as though her talents and visions are endless and we hope she continues to produce such wonderful works! Follow her via Instagram @xsbeefiesty
Rotten Core Clothing was established in 2015 by Baton Rouge natives Dwayne Bell and Stephen Muse. The brand is a powerful unisex line that is pairing uplifting messages with trendy street wear. The spring line is about to hit the streets of Baton Rouge and has a lot of flare, flavor, and swag to bring to the table. With assistance from Dwight Bell, (the lines creative director and photographer) and Bernel Green (the lines fashion coordinator) the spring line is focusing on the blooming female and all her glory! Not to worry, the team has something for the fellas as well. As they continue to present positive representation of both women and men, they are fighting to establish a truth and message through their clothing lines. The Nerdy Bird Site is excited to see what they have in store as the summer reaches us! We are expecting great things from you all! To shop and catch up, use the link provided below. Follow them on social media via Instagram @rottencoreclothing @dopeasdweezy , @rc_headhunco , @dswagnation , and @name_m3_king_
Baton Rouge natives Keith Cooper and Mark Dub are the popular duo behind the local pod cast Blerd-ish. With a vision and understanding that representation and vocal opinions are important, they are taking all things of cultural relevance and providing a platform for it. Supporting black owned business, creatives, artists and community, they are opening the door for the love of all things nerdy! Partnering with vendors throughout the country they are helping dedicated creatives thrive and having much fun in the process. Looking for great comics with black representation? What about cool t-shirts with your favorite heroes and cos-play characters? Need merch and collectables? Want to catch up on the latest topics and artists? No worries, Blerd-ish has just the thing for you and your loved ones. Tune in to the podcast, check out the t-shirt gallery, purchase a comic book and support the efforts of positive representation in your community as this duo works continually to provide just that. We are looking forward to seeing what else is in store as they continue to grow and elevate! Get to know all they have to offer using the link provided below. Follow them on social media via Instagram @blerd.ish and @markdub
If you are looking for hard-working creatives, make sure you check them out! If you can vibe with it, support their efforts and share their passions. If not, no sweat, you received your first insight right here at The Nerdy Bird! Stay tuned as we continue to follow the unsigned hype of these up and coming artists. You may find your next favorite song, art work, artist, muse, photographer, MUA etc. right here!