Today is a special day because I get to write about a local artist that I discovered through a sponsored post on Instagram.

Isn’t the world a funny place?

I loathe Instagram as an artist but the potential is pretty much unlimited. There are lots of hurdles, but I like to think that if you strip it back to the essence (ie. good tunes) and you have a good supportive team, a platform like Instagram can work miracles.

I digress.

Waveson is a local singer/rapper from Cambridge who occupies that lofty grey area falling somewhere between Soundcloud rap and emo rap, but as is typical with those labels, they each do very little to quantify any of the feelings elicited by the young artist.

Rounding off his teenage years, Waveson emerged on the local scene in 2019 with some visuals by MSYG Productions & Photography, quickly establishing himself as someone with crossover appeal.

With catchy hooks and uniquely expressive vocal performances, Waveson has been able to capitalize on the growing appeal that melody and emotion seem to have in hip hop music.

His debut project Darko arrived early in the summer and he has been working pretty much non-stop since to establish himself as an artist with a refreshingly local appeal.

Follow him on Instagram at

@waveson11 for updates and stream his music on all platforms.

His newest single “Nothing” is set to debut on Sept. 6. Catch him at his next performance at Hopefest HouseParty on Sept. 21 at Starlight.

– Kurtis Rideout, local musician, producer and ad manager for WLUSP