An upcoming underground artist, Madisun Proof has made culturally influential moves around the local Boise scene. Well-accomplished as a recording artist and performer, this 208 "them-cee" expresses a conscious rap-style with hints of soul and jazz. R&B/ hip-hop artist Madisun Grindell AKA Madisun Proof, was introduced to music education early in their life. Madisun has attended several writing camps and is a published poet in The Gold Edition The American Library of Poetry 2010. This love for music composition was fueled by choral experiences and the admiration of writing poetry. Proof made the transition of self-expression from poetry to hip-hop, later leaving the varsity choir to pursue and independent music career. Upon high school graduation, Madisun was awarded “Best Vocals” in the class of 2016, and released their first 7-track mixtape, Crossroads. Influences include Atmosphere, Amy Winehouse, Reverie, & the most educated, Ms. Lauryn Hill. Since the release of the Crossroads mixtape, Madisun Proof has become an award-winning collaborative artist with the 208 Music Family. A three-time returning artist at the Boise Music Festival and Treefort Music Festival, opening for headliners like Rhapsody, Oddisee, Baby Eazy-E (E3), & Grieves. Their first single, On the Real was released in May 2018 as Proof’s first co-produced track.