Published: September 17, 2021

Last Updated: August 5, 2022

Artists To Watch: Liana Banks, Armani White, & Bairi The Siren

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Here at Raydar Magazine, we believe in spotlighting emerging creatives across music who have an undeniably resistable sound and bring something unique to the culture. Check out this week’s list of artist to watch below!

Liana Banks

Born in Manhattan and raised in Queens, songstress Liana Bank$ lights the room with her neon green hair and futuristic fashion. Having previously penned records for some of today’s brightest stars including Saweetie, Queen Naija, and more, Liana Bank$ shines bright in her new “Zero Fcks” visual out today. The green-haired beauty, boldly professes how over it she is when it comes to a love that no longer is or ever will be again.

With an intoxicating gumbo of hip-hop, R&B, pop, soul, and rock, she is stirring a musical pot that could only have been cooked up by her. “I’m growing as a person, and my music is growing too,” she shares about her journey. “I can’t wait to show the world who I am.” Stay tuned for more from rising star Liana Bank$ as she readies the release of her forthcoming EP, due top of 2022.  Watch “Zero Fcks” below.

Armani White

Last week, the rapper stepped into the limelight with his latest project, Things We Lost In The Fire. With just five songs, the EP that boasts guest features from the likes of Christian Eason, Julie Adenuga, and Barefoot Candy. Throughout the project, he continuously puts his versatility and knick knack for clever wordplay and catchy bars. Watch Armani’s “Watch Your Self” video below!


Bairi is a rising singer-songwriter who’s best described as dramatic, immersive, experimental, and passionate when it comes to her craft. She draws inspiration from all corners of pop culture to craft intense and moving musical works, based on her own experiences as a 20-something journeying through love, lust, and life. Although Bairi is only in the early stages of her career, she’s already built a steady cult following as she emerges into stardom.

Earlier this year, the songstress saw viral triumph with the release of “Free,” which was also one of the first singles to live within the NFT space. Gaining over half a million views, the song was followed up with both an acapella and live rendition. Now, she shines bright with the release of her self-love-driven release “Paraiso.” Stream below.