Creators 100: Meet 10 Of Our Favorite Creatives In Arts
July 18, 2022 at 10:24 pm
Blavity’s Creators 100 is highlighting 10 individuals who are showing off their remarkable skills in music, photography, storytelling and other arts. These brilliant influencers are gaining immense popularity on social media while sharing their talent with the world.
Here are the 10 creators we are highlighting in our latest list.
Amorphous is a Los Angeles-based musician with more than 100,000 followers on Twitter. The rising star recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of his debut album, Things Take Shape, which has been streamed more than 21 million times.
one year and 21M+ streams later… crazy how time flies!!! my debut EP 'things take shape' turns a year old today. blessed and grateful. what's your favorite track? ❤️ pic.twitter.com/kICnXcTLMf
— amorphous (@loneamorphous) July 7, 2022
Jay Versace is a Grammy-winning producer who makes an impression with his talents and wisdom, as well as humor on social media.
In a 2020 interview with Rolling Stone, Versace talked about how he made the transition from comedy to music.
“Transitioning is always kind of painful. Change is always kind of painful,” he told Rolling Stone. “Basically, [I’m] trying to convince the world that I’m a new person.”
we have r&b but we don’t have baby makin r&b anymore. we jus got slutty shit. where’s the rain drops and harps. this is a serious issue
— ︎JAYVERSACE (@JAYVERSACE) July 18, 2022
Shanel Smith, the owner of Ms. Paparazzi Photography, describes herself as “an ardent countrywide photographer whose sole mission is to deliver compelling photos that exceed client expectations.”
Smith’s experience includes “high end fashion brand shoots and creative lifestyle portraits.”
The popular photographer has collaborated with brands such as Burger King, Turkey Hill Ice Cream, Coogi, Tier NYC, Pyer Moss, Duckie Confetti, Visionary Society, Soleboy and Flawless by Gabrielle Union.
My friend hired me to shoot his engagement in Paris. His gf had no idea I was there and I got to follow them around like a true paparazzi 😂🥰❤️ This is how it went.. pic.twitter.com/ukBZroZN2I
— Nellz.. 📸 (@MsPaparazzi) October 12, 2021
Gianna Dorsey is a Los Angeles-based photographer who is best known for her portraits. In her bio, Dorsey says she “didn’t discover this talent until my second year of business school back in 2011.”
“Little did I know that the small point and shoot Kodak camera my dad got my siblings & I the Christmas prior, would be the gateway into this incredible world,” she said. “I practiced on my college roommate with a mock photo shoot, and within minutes I knew this was something I wanted to explore. Fast forward 10 years, I haven’t put a camera down.”
— Gianna (@giannasnapped) January 3, 2022
Skylar Marshai describes herself as a “Black creator, creating. nyc. frequent flyer, storyteller, brand consultant + social strategist.”
“I’m a Georgia native and Brooklyn transplant who spends far too much time checking google flights and gassing my girls,” Marshai writes on her website. “Whether it’s for myself, my business or others, I try to create with intention, authenticity and purpose.”
My dog ate me up in these shots. 😭 pic.twitter.com/3KZdFvCgnf
— Skylar Marshai (@SkylarMarshai) January 7, 2022
With more than 103,000 followers, MONALEO continues to make her mark in the music industry.
According to her Spotify page, the Missouri City native, who is now based in Houston, jumped on the scene in 2021 with her viral hit track, “Beating Down Yo Block.”
I would like to nominate Monaleo – Beating Down Yo’ Block for song of the summer 🤣‼️☀️ pic.twitter.com/DBS2lwcsnT
— MONALEO 🦄💕 (@themonaleo) May 18, 2021
David A is a “Webtoon Cartoonist, Youtuber, Animator.” The artist has gained more than 46,000 subscribers on YouTube as he continues to make an impression with his cartoons.
Ronald Turner II, also known as DJ RTistic, is a Los Angeles-based musician who has been featured on Insecure and Love And Hip Hop Hollywood.
“DJ R-Tistic has become one of entertainment industry’s favorite DJs, as he has DJd special events for Issa Rae, P. Diddy, Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lena Waithe, Common, Floyd Mayweather, and Marlon Wayans,” the musician’s bio states. “He is known for his high energy sets, along with his expert level crowd reading abilities.”
All these songs from 2012 turn ten years old this year. What was your favorite club track from this era? pic.twitter.com/In8aK0e88p
— DJ R-Tistic (@DJRTistic) May 27, 2022
Derrick “D-Nice” Jones has earned a number of prestigious honors for his musical talent. In 2021, D-Nice was named to Ebony’s Power 100 List, joining other honorees who were recognized from the field of business, sports, media, activism, music and entertainment.
We are less than two months away from our first CQ destination event in Vegas! This weekend will be memorable. Go to https://t.co/qlfrJ6RMpr for more info! Let’s go, #sCQuad! Who’s going? https://t.co/bq8uveSn3q
— D-Nice (@dnice) July 15, 2022