Artist of the day: Trumaine Lamar
At age 27, Trumaine Lamar is set to become Tampa Bay's coolest new R&B crooner, with a jazzy, neo-soul flow reminiscent of John Legend, Musiq Soulchild or his idol, Stevie Wonder. Blending silky vocals with ambitious, innovative orchestration and samples (J Dilla, Flying Lotus, Bilal), he's earned slots opening for Chrisette Michele and Joe. Later this month, he and his band will fly to Pittsburgh to perform alongside Brian McKnight.
On July 1, Lamar dropped his debut mixtape, Things I Should've Told Her, which is available as a free download on his website.
For more on Trumaine Lamar -- including his familial connection to MC Hammer -- click here for our full profile.