Welcome to #TBT Mixtape, Billboard's new series showcasing artists' very own throwback-themed playlists, exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. The curated set features the artists' favorite tracks from their youth and childhood.
This week's spin comes from Detroit's Flint Eastwood (aka Jax Anderson). The fast rising upstart is fresh off a whirlwind 2017 that brought her acclaimed debut EP Broke Royalty, released via Neon Gold Records (Christine and the Queens, Tove Lo, Charli XCX), as well as festival debuts at Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo. At the latter, she joined the annual "Superjam" to perform "Get Up Offa That Thing" by James Brown with Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Jon Batiste as her backing band and even sang back-up for Chance The Rapper during his "Hey Ya" re-work.
In her hometown of Detroit, she has also been instrumental in supporting the local music scene, co-founding Assemble Sound, a collaboration studio space for local musicians to "meet, find resources, and ultimately create good art." Together they raised funds to purchase a church from the 1870’s and renovated it as a community, with the space now where Flint writes and records her music, and even sparked the concept of her Broke Royalty EP.