First Artists

newquill is proud to announce the first two artists whose content will be mixed and marketed through its first mobile application.

We’re happy that both artists are out of our hometown, Los Angeles, and provide a diversity in musical talent, style, and perspective.

You ready? Yeah – this is monumental. The music industry will never be the same. Here we go:

Derik Nelson is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a soulful, liberating sound like John Mayer or Dave Matthews. When he is not solo, Derik performs with the talented four man band that he recorded the album North with. Derik believes that “music is one of the deepest expressions of emotion, and writing and performing original music is as personal and naked as you can get.”

Dijon Shariff – better known as Mann – is a West LA rapper riding the powerful wave of West Coast rap. His sound, much like that of Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg (both West Coast prodigies), reflects Mann’s Birthday Philosophy. “Every day is your birthday,” says Mann. “You’re constantly reborn, and that’s what my music represents. It’s all uplifting.” Mann just released his debut album, Mann’s World, today.

Our goal when we get back to LA is to get them to do a collabo track. Here’s Derik on some Kanye. We can make it happen.

Welcome to the Good Life? Mang – we’ve been there. And it’s REAL good.

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