For PAPER's 2019 predictions list, we looked across every aspect of pop culture — music, film, art, activism, social media, fashion, beauty — for fresh new faces that are about to look a whole lot more familiar. Tierra Whack, Slayyyter, and Tayla Parx are set to feature heavily on your pump up playlists. Justice Smith, Chance Perdomo, and Emma Nelson are starring in upcoming blockbusters in cinemas and on Netflix. Writers Sally Mao and Morgan Parker are headed to bookstore shelves, and artists like Damon Davis and Jessi Jumanji will headline gallery shows. We've figured out exactly whose profiles you're about to follow: Layla F. Saad, Allen Salway, Hunter Harris. Plus the people you'll be getting fashion, makeup, and self-love inspiration from: Isaac West, La'shaunae, Crystal Methnay. It's going to be a good year! These are the 100 names worth getting to know in advance.
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Who are you?
Dani Thorne AKA COM3T.
What do you do?
I'm a DJ/producer.
What are you most proud of from 2018?
Launching our record label Filthy Fangs.
What do you think will be your biggest challenge in 2019?
Hm, I really can't predict that.
What do you think will be your biggest opportunity in 2019?
Hopefully getting to work with more artists that inspire me, and my new single with LSDREAM.