Mayer Hawthorne cut his teeth in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he started making beats and DJing at the height of Detroit hip-hip. Since his debut heart-shaped single, Just Ain’t Gonna Work Out, Hawthorne has released four LPs, raking in accolades from esteemed publications like GQ, Vanity Fair, New York Times Magazine, Playboy and Rolling Stone. From NPR’s proclamation of his imminent stardom to BBC Music’s endorsement of his authentic soul, his artisty has captured the hearts of critics and fans alike. With appearances on Conan, Letterman, Kimmel, The Today Show and beyond, Hawthorne’s cultural impact is undeniable.

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