More like second Wednesdays am I right…? Sheesh, working on this dissertation and wrapping up my last few tour dates with Ceschi last week has really thrown me off. I totally lost track of time and forgot to share my First Thursday artist pick for May! But I’m back to finally set things straight — this month’s artist is a brilliant MC I had the pleasure of performing with at my most recent stop in Atlanta with Open Mike Eagle and Video Dave. She’s a captivating performer who rhymes divine about everything from love to her golden bicycle over funky fresh and soulful beats. And she’s a doctoral candidate to boot (that’s clearly a little something I’m into lol). That’s right, ladies, gents, and enbies I present to you the Athens-based MC, public official, and PhD student extraordinaire Linqua Franqa! Check out her tunes below and then peep the rest of my First Thursday picks here.