Donning some of New York’s most fashionable accessories, SZA, Tinashe, Dej Loaf, Abra, Lord Narf, Empress Of and Jean Deaux recently sat down with The New York Times Style Magazine.

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The mix of singers and rappers took time to show their talents and model in tribute of being named the fresh faces in Hip Hop and R&B. The women, who each have their own individual style and aura, rocked what The New York Times describes as “The Season’s Most Seismic Earrings.” The publication also created a compilation of the singers’ a capella renditions of Roberta Flack’s “Killing Me Softly.” In a short clip, the newly crowned fresh faces served voice and aesthetic and proved why they’ve made it so far.

Pure Hip Hop and R&B in traditional form are no longer synonymous in popular music. The stars whose artistic contributions originally fit the bill for both genres are now few and far between. With the help of the internet, new talent is being discovered every day. Singers like Tinashe and Dej Loaf rose to fame after their summer hits broke on radio airwaves. For artists like Abra, Lord Narf, Empress Of and Jane Deaux, interest from web-savvy music connoisseurs sparked their popularity. R&B crooner SZA earned her stripes as one of the only women in TDE’s heavy-hitting roster.


These ladies are showing they’re a force to be reckoned with. It isn’t easy to break into a male dominated industry and it’s even harder to stay afloat. However, these artists are doing just that with style, and the talent to match. Check out the video below which shows SZA, Dej Loaf, Abra, Tinashe, Jane Deaux, Lord Narf, and Empress OF at their best.