Celebrate Black Music Month with Freestyle Fridays! This weekly series in June is presented in collaboration with KISS 105.3. Tune in to KISS 105.3 at 6 pm each Friday, then jump over to our Instagram and Facebook livestreams at 6:30 pm.

Our Hip Hop artist this week is LiveSosa. LiveSosa strikes an artful balance between producer, songwriter and artist. The Westside, Arkansas native is just as comfortable and skillful behind the camera as he is with a pen or on the mic. Growing up in a household that played R&B (R. Kelly, Tamia, Erykah Badu, Anita Baker, Lauryn Hill) as equally as Rap (Tupac, Juvenile, Jay, Biggie Texas Rap), the multi-talented phenom developed an expert ear for melodies, beats and lyrics. He carefully honed his voice to become an instrument of its own. A vocalist/rapper, LiveSosa hails from a place on the map that is known more for gang culture than music, yet he has emerged with his own brand of soulful street poetry and is on a mission to put his home state on his back.