This week on College Grind an onslaught of new Hip Hop and EDM artist’s join the College Grind playlist to keep your study session on blaze. Be sure to follow the COLLEGE GRIND playlist on Spotify today and enjoy the nest new music every week.


J SWINK is a proven integral player in the Washington D.C. club scene. With over 16 consecutive years of performance under his belt he is known as a master of both reading & rocking the crowd. He has shared the decks with Erick Morillo, Green Velvet, Christian Smith, Sebastien Leger, Julian Jeweil, Layton, Giordani, James Zabiela, Will Clarke, Jerome Isma-Ae, Saeed Younan and many more.



I grew up listening to: All kinds of music was played around my house, but of course Hip Hop is what got me. A whole lot of Nas. I’m from Queens, so he was like dopest rapper ever to me. I listened to Jay and a lot of other dope artists of the times. Next to them, I listened to a lot of T.I, and Kanye. I think they might have been the biggest motivating factor in making music for me. I think they both by far have the greatest song structures and carry out themes and topics in songs better than most. – XXL


Theo Blue is the voice of healing for those in transition. Through creative and heartfelt stories, Theo provides you with music to deal with the journey of life. Formerly known as KnuOrigen of TheKnuBlack, Theo directed the tear-jerking video “The Friend (Hokage)” as well as the jaw dropping music video “The Tank” by Out of the Blue.


Tieran is a Columbus-based rapper and record producer from Lancaster, Ohio. Since the age of 6-years-old Tieran has been completely absorbed in music, frequently attending punk rock concerts with his parents which has clearly molded him into the artist he is today. Tieran has a mixture of unapologetic, conscious lyrics, intoxicating energy, and a dapper yet funny demeanor. He’s performed alongside acts such as KYLE, Joyner Lucas, Hopsin, & more and has been featured on the likes of EARMILK, 2DopeBoyz, and the radio station WCKX.   Using his legal name as his artist name was a conscious decision by Tieran to symbolize how his music is a reflection of his life with no alter egos or persona’s. In a music industry saturated with un-originality and lacking personality Tieran distinguishes himself by creating music that is as honest and unique as he is.


Since 2002, Prynce P’s music has been downloaded over 3.4 millions times. He has collaborated with rappers such as Bizzy Bone , Lil’ Flip, Paul Wall, Spice 1, K-Rino, Mr. Pookie, Mr. Lucci, Big Tuck and more… He has been featured on more than 43 magazines, been on every Dallas, TX radio station and has won awards from The House of Representatives and Amnesty International for his smash single, “My Paradise” which he dedicated to humanity.