10 African-American Artists You Should Know

Yesterday The Root published its second annual list of 100 leaders in the African American community between the ages of 25 and 45. The website believes these to be individuals who are “impactful, creative, iconoclastic, innovative, committed to community.” While the list includes many politicians and life-long volunteers, as well as better-known artists such as Wyclef Jean and Nick Cannon, we’ve chosen to look at 10 artists who made the list and who, in The Root’s words, are not yet “household brands.” Click through for a look, and tell us who you think will be breaking through in the near future.

Beverly Bond

Beverly Bond is a New York-based DJ and founder of BLACK GIRLS ROCK!, a nonprofit committed to the development of African-American girls and young women. The organization just held its annual awards show this past Saturday; it will air on BET November 7th at 8pm.