If you've ever found yourself in New Orleans, Louisiana, you're probably aware of the certain je ne sais quoi that surrounds the city. The people, the music, the food—it's all dripping in soul, joining forces to create a hospitable environment just begging you to cut loose and have a good time. It's no wonder, then, why the Big Easy's hottest up-and-coming artist, Pell, carries the N'awlins torch—repping his city everywhere from Twitter to his live shows.
With the release of his newest track, "Patience", we can't help but fall deeper for the young emcee. The bouncy beat (crafted by the ever-talented London On Da Track), pairs with his hypnotic flow like a fine wine, giving way a "good times or bust" vibe. Our advice? Jam to it with the windows down on your next road trip for an optimal listening experience.
Ahead of his Red Bull Sound Select Presents: 3 Days in Miami performance on Friday, we chatted with the talented musician about his favorite city on the map and what hotspots are essential for visitors. From Po'boy staples to jazz clubs, we've got your insider's hookup on how to do NOLA the right way. Check it out below, then make sure to Track him on Bandsintown so you don't miss him when he comes to a city near you.
Zulu, Krewe du Vieux, Bacchus.
House of Blues.
Tie between Defend New Orleans and Nola Grown.
Parkway Bakery & Tavern for Po'boys.
It's impossible to choose, But Voodoo Fest is pretty major. Buku and Jazz fest are close favorites as well.
Audubon Zoo—I love animals.
I'd say the Superdome. I've seen some pretty awesome things there, and it's the staple of the New Orleans skyline.
I go to Dat Dog frequently and get the Duck Special.