Get to know @omarapollo: an artist who has created a lot of buzz with his lava-like funk grooves that playfully shape-shift across various genres.

He also has an interesting backstory:…
Born in rural Indiana to immigrants from Guadalajara, he taught himself how to play guitar from YouTube.

His mother worked in his school’s cafeteria, while his father delivered the food by truck…
Much like fellow Latinx newcomers Cuco and Kali Uchis, Apollo is part of a rising generation of self-starting Spanglish-language artists who have captivated pop fans with their bicultural cool.… Image
Apollo pairs sensual riffs with lyrics that toy with sexuality.

When asked how he might identify under the LGBTQ umbrella, he says: “I’m just chilling.”

His music videos give a hint:… Image
Speaking of musicians with interesting backstories, eighteen months ago, 24kGoldn was a business major finishing freshman year at USC.

Today, he has a No. 1 hit with "Mood" and can afford to lease his own car.…
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