Hip-hop and R&B is often overlooked in Rochester, but local act Golden and Emmy — Angel Hagan and Emerald Wilcox — combine elements from both genres that makes music that is impossible to overlook. Musically their style is dominated by soulful R&B sounds, while lyrically the duo goes heavy, with lucid delivery and smooth, catchy hooks. Golden is no stranger to a big stage, having performed with national artists like Mobb Deep, Joe Budden, and Rochester's Emilio Rojas, while Emmy recently released her first solo project S.O.H.I.T. earlier this year. The two are now releasing an album together, and it promises not to disappoint.
Golden and Emmy will perform at the L.I.V.E. Release Party with Real, Shine Bob, and INF!, among others, on Friday, December 26, at California Brew Haus, 402 West Ridge Road. 7 p.m. $10-$12. Ticketfly.com; soundcloud.com/mmyolden.