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Will Cherry is a 23-year-old artist and producer hailing from Cleveland, Ohio. His eclectic influences range from Marvin Gaye to Travis Scott and everything in between, and while his music is rooted in hip-hop, he often dips into the sounds he was primarily raised on: Gospel and R&B. Priding himself on being one of the few rappers that frequently incorporates harmony, vocal runs and live instrumentation with modern aesthetics and approaches, Jodeci is as present in Will Cherry's sound as Kanye West is, causing his music to be easily identifiable and unique.

On his debut album Burgundy , Will centers the music on the topic of grief and loss, with death and breakups being the driving inspiration. With burgundy being a metaphor for dried blood and an intangible source of inspiration all at once, the music isn't pigeonholed to only moody sounds, but instead shows the range of his talent, attention to detail and craftsmanship as an artist, writer, producer and engineer. With help from Yung Baby Tate, Lorine Chia, Freshie and more, Will builds a sonically enthralling world with this album. Since it’s release, Burgundy has been covered on Pitchfork, Fashionably Early and numerous other platforms.

As well as being his own artist, Will has co-written and produced for upcoming artists such as 4kmicheal, Mathaius Young, Dom Sarfo and more.

With a wide ranging sound of harsh drums and light samples and melodies, Will plays with juxtaposition while rapping and singing about relationships, his childhood and grief. His music is as unpredictable as it is infectious, causing the need for his tag, "I need a cherry on top".

Interviews
Cleveland.com - Elyria rapper Will Cherry gearing up to release debut album (Text)
The Chronicle - Local artist creates album about coping, healing and growing through loss
Rap Gems Uncut - Will Cherry opens up about his new album "Burgundy" (Text)
As Told by Shelly - My Right to Live Isn't Politics (YouTube)
Colored Radio - The Will Cherry Interview (YouTube / Soundcloud)

starliteFM™ - interview: will cherry (YouTube / Soundcloud)
Controversy - THE UNDERDOGS S1 EP2 | Will Cherry Interview (YouTube)
A L E X A N D E R - A WILL CHERRY CONVERSATION (EP.1) (YouTube)
Blank Slate Elyria - Black Art Matters | Will Cherry (Episode 3) (Youtube / Text)
madeintheurl - talkintheurl episode 4 - will cherry (YouTube)

Coverage
Pitchfork - The Ones: Will Cherry’s “My Type” [ft. Yung Baby Tate] (Text / Playlist)
Apple Music - The New Midwest (Playlist)

Lyrical Lemonade -
OUTLIER EP - [Will Cherry]
Cleveland.com - 20 Ohio bands you need to know about (Text)
IllRoots - Dom Sarfo's "Peak" (Text)
Daily Chiefers - Will Cherry - Outlier [EP]

Cleveland.com - Listen Local: 12 recent releases by Cleveland musicians (Text)
Unheard -
Episode 31 | "Joint Ventures" (Podcast)
Rap Gems Uncut - The Cut: Cleveland's Will Cherry is ready to show you what he can do (Text)
Cleveland Scene - Local Rapper Will Cherry Releases New Single and Music Video (Text)
I'm From Cleveland - PITCHFORK NAMES WILL CHERRY'S NEW SONG "MUST-HEAR RAP SONG OF THE DAY" (Text)
Rap Gems Uncut - Will Cherry announces virtual listening party for album "Burgundy" (Text)
AltNubian - Will Cherry Drops New Album Burgundy (Text)
Rap Gems Uncut - Gems Select: The best rap albums of October (Text)
Controversy - Will Cherry - Burgundy ALBUM REVIEW (YouTube)
A L E X A N D E R - Will Cherry - Burgundy (FIRST REVIEW) (YouTube)
Stay Busy w/ Armon Sadler - S2:E7 "Is It Them or Us?" (Podcast)
Death By Algorithm - What I've Been Listening To, 11/09/20 (Text)
Cultured - Will Cherry's Burgundy | Album Review (YouTube)
The Just Another Week Podcast - Episode 95 -[Insert Title Here] 30 Somethin- Part 1 (Podcast)
Stay Busy w/ Armon Sadler - S2:E9 - "SE7EN Ways To Annoy Armon" (Podcast)
The Perfect Shuffle - Will Cherry, Burgundy: Dynamic & Moody | Full Album Review (YouTube)
I'm From Cleveland - Latest in the Land (Instagram)
FAYGOS - WILL CHERRY "BURGUNDY" FIRST REACTION/REVIEW (YouTube)
madeintheurl - “starlite is madeintheurl” (Text)