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Frank Ocean Is Paving A New Way For Creative Introverts To Thrive

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While endless studies have been conducted on the psyche of the creative, many claims dance around the general consensus that a large majority of creative people are both uniquely introverted and extroverted. While this is not always the case, a major key lies in discovering and honoring the environment that best suits an individual’s creative […]

On The Rise: Toronto’s Manny Rite Is Finding A Way Or Making One

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The connections between creating music and playing sports are not difficult to point out. Both require perseverance, practice and passion. Hard work goes into both, and at the end of the day, it feels like you win some and you lose some. For rising artist Manny Rite, the key is to apply what you learned along […]

On The Rise: Life From #TheWinners Circle With HusKingpin

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Often times people say that you reflect the company you keep, and in Hus Kingpin‘s case, he’s surrounded by some of the best. #TheWinners, a collective group of emcees, producers and overall Hip Hop enthusiasts, have been building a la A$AP Mob, but came together through their like-minded nature despite not all being from the […]

On The Rise: Young Scrap Finds His Own Lane With ‘Trill And B’

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Los Angeles-born singer and rapper Young Scrap is winning listeners over with his own blend of Hip Hop and R&B, affectionately self-described as “Trill And B.” His latest project of the same name draws from those familiar influences, and presents a luxe collection of 18 tracks fit for chillin’ and partying alike. Chiseling the project down from […]

Take The ‘Stairs’ To Dubai With Brooklyn’s G4SHi

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In a cultural landscape desperately seeking authenticity, talent and genuine passion, Brooklyn’s G4SHi is leading a revolution entirely his own, with both middle fingers up and his signature gold-adorned grin gleaming. Unapologetically himself, the young musician has fought battles and overcome challenges that permanently separate him from the pack, drawing from his experiences to help […]

On The Rise: Flo Kennedy Is Living Out Her Destiny As A Lyricist

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Flo Kennedy, a 22-year-old emcee from Harlem, is cultivating an air of vulnerability and passion that in turn is resulting in some of her most creative and honest work to date. While her new EP, titled The He(art), has been a long time in the making, her debut collection of tracks makes for an impressive […]

Curren$y Teases Dropping New Mixtape At Recent Los Angeles Show

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Uncomfortably hot temperatures didn’t slow down or stop Curren$y from delivering a high energy performance in Los Angeles earlier this week [Tuesday, June 21]. While the audience didn’t necessarily need any warming up, the opening slots were filled by enthusiastic members of Curren$y’s Jet Life crew, including Corner Boy P and T.Y. The two each gave […]

New Rap Hope Dash Machete Might Just Kill You With Kindness

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Much like many rising artists, 19-year-old Dash Machete has a lot on her plate. Between being in school full time, holding a part-time job and working on cultivating her talents as an emcee, she is able to balance it all with a grace wise beyond her years. Her natural work ethic is coming into play in […]

Get To Know: Houston’s Lyric Michelle Is Up To Somethin’

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This past weekend, Houston’s Lyric Michelle graduated with another college degree, declaring on social media that this would be her last time going back to school “for now.” From the ceremony, she posted the most epic photo of her class, revealing her gorgeous toothy grin. As she stood in her graduation cap and gown with […]

For Artists, On How To Use An Icon’s Legacy To Change The World

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The first 24 hours of a world without a living, breathing, smirking Prince is just about past us. The world is shook, and will never, ever be the same again. Your legend’s favorite legend has fallen. From here on out we’re charting tragic and unfamiliar waters. We no longer are spinning around the same sun […]

Coca Vango Turns His Ode To Vincent Van Gogh Into A Collection of Hustler Anthems

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Tupac’s poem dedicated to Vincent Van Gogh includes a line that reads: “and though u pour yourself into that frame and present it so proudly this world could not accept your masterpieces from the heart.” This sentiment echoes the same troubled and emotional complexities that Coca Vango presents in his new project, also dedicated to […]

The First Ladies Of Rap: MC Lyte

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The First Ladies of Rap and Hip Hop culture are all forward-thinking pioneers whose legacies, both individual and collective, are undeniable. While these women don’t technically require a proper introduction at this stage in their careers as veterans, there’s no better time than Women’s History Month to celebrate the achievements, challenges overcome and contributions each have made over the […]

Here’s Why Anderson Paak Was The MVP Of SXSW This Year

The annual South By Southwest (SXSW) festival is an important weekend for a lot of people, in countless ways. Traditionally, it has served as a platform for new artist discovery, with hungry tastemakers looking to find the next big thing before the summer music festival begins. In a lot of ways, Anderson Paak has been the next […]