The saturated music scene has seen countless aspirants come and go. With the level of competition inherent in this industry always at a constant high, musicians wishing to establish their name and make it have been dissuaded from pursuing their dreams. Jeffery Anthony Durham, Jr., an emerging artist better known as Inde Black, is intimately privy to the challenges that come as a consequence of delving into the world of music, but as he continues to make an impact through his discography, he aims to send across the message that artists hoping to translate their visions of success into reality is not an exercise in futility.
Hailing from Camden, New Jersey, this singer, songwriter, producer, and studio engineer is no stranger to the obstacles hindering musicians from achieving their goals. He knows firsthand the immense amount of talent present in the state of New Jersey.
Amidst the daunting number of hopefuls at any given time, Inde Black is driven by the goal of not only showing people that it is possible to get somewhere so long as they are doing what they love but also developing a platform that will provide other creatives in New Jersey with the tools, resources, and information they need to break out of the mindset hindering them from reaching success. He hopes, as well, to move his fellow creators away from the hostility and bitterness that they have immersed themselves in.
On top of the admirable purpose that has been fueling his drive to take center stage as a singer, Inde Black has earned recognition for his music, attracting listeners worldwide. Shortly after he graced the scene, this passion-filled personality managed to gain a loyal fanbase because of the nostalgic feeling that his songs evoke in listeners. Drawing inspiration from old-school R&B and hip-hop as well as from artists such as PARTYNEXTDOOR, Eric Bellinger, and Tory Lanez, his flows, and lyrics give off a vibe that’s hard not to pay attention to.
Inde Black takes pride in his discography of songs characterized by great beats and strong lyricism. He demonstrates an admirable skill in marrying new school flows and rhythms to create an original sound in every track. From the 808 patterns to the harmonies, this future powerhouse is an expert at bringing a new spin on R&B.
Throughout his career, his artistry has enabled Inde Black to rise through the ranks, and with the upcoming release of his new single, “Miami,” he is expected to reach even greater heights. Apart from this new track, which is set to drop on February 12, more projects and musical endeavors are bound to come from the inventory of this rising star’s skills and talents.
In the coming years, Inde Black hopes to impact other musicians’ lives and the broader music community by staying true to his personal mission. Furthermore, he plans to establish a record label that would nurture a plethora of artists, from writers, producers, and engineers, to photographers, videographers, producers, and more. Regardless of the nature of his future endeavors, one thing is certain: at their core is the message that doing what one loves for a living is always possible.
Learn more about Inde Black by visiting his Instagram page.