Monday, December 2, 2013

Two Jackson State Freshman Seek to Conquer Central Mississippi Underground Music Scene

Releasing his first project entitled, "Highly Anticipated," in late 2012, Crystal Springs, Mississippi native DaQuan "King Ralo" Powell, along with his cousin and adopted brother, Jakavius "The Torch" Taylor created a buzz within the area.

"It's really been crazy to see where my music has already come, from me starting out making music with my friends for fun a few years ago to taking it to where it is now even though we're still small scale," DaQuan Powell said.

DaQuan says he got the nickname "Ralo" from his mother as a child after the character Rollo Larson from the popular sitcom "Sanford and Son," as he was always mischievous. According to Powell's sound cloud page, his previous project along with his mini-mixtape series,"Feed Da Streetz" has accounted for over 24,000 plays amongst the songs.

During his first semester at Jackson State University, Powell was a member of the famed marching band called "Sonic Boom of the South." According to Powell, being a member limited his musical production this fall, but says since his departure he has time to devote solely to his music.

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