With all the buzz about Griselda Records being signed, who else is making noise in the city? We have comprised a list of the TOP 5 Artists in Buffalo to answer this query!

1.  Ponzo Houdini

Ponzo Houdini is an American rapper, songwriter, entertainer, from Buffalo NY.  He is also CEO of Cake Boss Life Entertainment. Ponzo grew up having a passion for music and performing music. Ponzo’s music influences coming up were Jay-Z, 50 cent ,the Lox, Dipset, Gucci Mane, and Jeezy. Ponzo was also influenced by the streets! Ponzo was a drug dealer in the streets of Buffalo until he got arrested and eventually convicted in trial for Possession of A Controlled Substance which sent him upstate to prison for two years. While in prison he came up with a plan to live his street fantasy through music and came up with the idea to start his own label. Ponzo came home in May of 2013 and started Cake Boss Life Entertainment.

Since then, Ponzo has released several mixtapes and has done features with national recording artists such as Oj Da Juiceman. Ponzo has performed with artists such as Skippa Da Flippa, Rich the Kid, Oj da Juiceman, and Future on the Purple Reign Tour. Ponzo has also released a ton of music videos! Recently Ponzo has been offered a record deal with Atlantic Records. Turning down the major label offer, Ponzo has decided to stay independent and go on tour with his label mates and build a worldwide fan base. Make sure you support him by visiting his official website Official Website!

2.  Don Scuzz

Shout out to Don Scuzz! This article was his idea. Don is lit in all of his videos. Check out one of our favorites titled “All That” and make sure you follow him on Facebook to stay updated!

3.  Che Noir

Che Noir is a heavy hitter when it comes to music. Not only is her flow incredible, she produces all of her beats! It is so awesome we have a Buffalo Native with so much talent! Make sure you check out her music video titled “Auxiliary” and follow her on SoundCloud!

4. Hefe Bossup

NEW to the music scene Hefe Bossup is the whole package. His music is smashing and he has the best stage presence we have seen so far! Heads up, 716 Live said it first: Hefe is about to blow! Support this diamond in the Ruff Buff!

5. Kins

One of the dopest FEMCEES Buffalo has to offer! Who says there aren’t enough chicks in the game? You just gotta know where to look! Make sure you check her out on the COVER of 716 Live Magazine,  and read our exclusive interview! Also, visit her Facebook Page and hit that follow button!