4. Chels — All my N.O. people were pulling me to the side to make sure I’d heard Chels’s music at SXSW. And I can see why. She handed me her CD True School For The Moon Children and I was fascinated by the cover. It was only a teaser for the creativity she oozes on every track. Chels has already been heavily cosigned by Erykah Badu and the sky is the limit for her. — David D.