For Black youth in New Orleans, music is a ‘safe haven’ to pursue mental health

New Orleans-based recording artists Kaylin “K3” Daigle and Isaiah “Sozi” Garner discuss their own creative process and the healing powers of R&B and hip-hop.

By Keva Peters Jr.

Isaiah “Sozi” Garner, a Chicago native now based in New Orleans, said he wants listeners of his rap to know it’s OK to be themselves. “Being authentic, being true to who your are,” Garner said. “That’s really my message.” (Photo courtesy of Isaiah Garner)
R&B artist Kaylin “K3” Daigle and hip-hop artist Isaiah “Sozi” Garner talk about making music and how it helps them process the world around them. (Video by Keva Peters Jr.)
R&B artist Kaylin “K3” Daigle aims to create a “safe haven” for her fans to work through thoughts, emotions and trauma. (Photo courtesy of Kaylin Daigle)

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