Music Fans

Join OurStage to discover and listen to new music from great indie artists.

Login or sign up


Get exposure building your fan base and selling music.

Find opportunities through our competitions.

Artist Sign Up



Video Playback Error

The Adobe Flash Player is required to watch videos on this page

Judge for Rivaflowz

Hempstead, NY
Help this artist rise in the charts by judging for them in battle! Your votes will help determine the top artists on OurStage. Also, as a fan, you can win prizes from gift cards, to festival tickets, and more. Choose one of these competitions to start judging! Or, if the artist is not in a competition, ask them to enter and try again next month.

Choose a Competition and Start Judging

Log in or sign up for free here.
This band is not entered in any currently active competitions
Portrait of Rivaflowz
At the age of 9 during a talent show at a hotel, Erica Buddington performed her first poem and has been addicted to the stage ever since. An avid journal collector, freestyle emcee, and poet, she took over the lunchroom ciphers in high school as well as wrote her way through most classes. Blessed with the name "Riva" because of her fast flow by an onlooker at a freestyle battle, she's taken the world by storm.

At the age of 16, she won Brave New Voices Slam Competition in San Fransisco with her New York team Urban Word NYC. At 18, she was featured on Russell Simmons' HBO's Def Poetry. (Season 6, Episode 3) She has performed on the same stage as Arrested Development, Dead Prez, Mos Def, Cornel West, Talib Kweli, Chrisette Michele and many more renowned poets/emcees. She frequently performs at many forums and features in venues and universities all over the country.

A Hampton University Graduate, primary school educator, photographer, writer, and graphic designer, "Riva" is a jill of all trades. Currently "Riva" is writing her first book, teaching secondary curricula, planning a move to California, and working on her first official mixtape entitled "F.L.O.W. 101."