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Alzena: Harmoniously cultivating a flowing safe place.

G-mentality kicks off the New Year with her first guest, adroit and benevolent music producer, Alzena. Alzena also is the founder of “Presence”, a music outlet where the musically inclined come together and create sonic moods– which most people would consider a “Jam”. We got to talk about their views on the music scape and get to know them as person overall. Continue reading Alzena: Harmoniously cultivating a flowing safe place.

Artist 2 Watch: HONCHOBRANDO

Rapper, HONCHOBRANDO, whose music has a valorous way of entertaining the masses recently dropped a new EP titled, “Jelly”. The track that stood out the most, was his latest single, “Cakewalk”, produced by El Blanco Niño. The lilting yet stirring drill beat succeeded at nudging listeners to dust off the gray winter blues and get right for the forthcoming warm weather. We at Paper Koi … Continue reading Artist 2 Watch: HONCHOBRANDO

Esteafan Jack: Spreading Solace Onto Each Canvas.

For this month’s Paper Koi Interview, I had a chance to interview an adept painter, Esteafan Jack.Esteafan Jack grabs his acrylic paints and devises these captivating images that vividly encapsulate the sweet and meaningful interactions between everyday human experiences. Generously and sincerely, Jack was able to open up about his work and give us a peek into his thought process when creating. When looking at … Continue reading Esteafan Jack: Spreading Solace Onto Each Canvas.

Ken Genesis: An Imminent Pop-Star with a Profound Provenance.

Happy New Year everybody! We hope that everybody is okay because covid is outside cuttin’ up! We hate it, we really do! Please get tested! If you’re negative, stay safe! If you’re positive, we hope you feel better! If you’re positive and you’re at the hookah lounge blowing smoke at your [camera] phone… I’m side-eyeing you… you are [part] of the problem. For tonight’s interview … Continue reading Ken Genesis: An Imminent Pop-Star with a Profound Provenance.

Brief Album Review: Summer Walker’s “Still Over It”

R&B’s thriving Sad Girl, Summer Walker, has been through so much change since her 2019 debut album was released. She’s become a mother, dabbled in side projects, and suffered a very public split with Then-Boyfriend and music producer, LondonOnDaTrack. As time flashed passed, we were gifted her second anticipated album, “Still Over it” on November 5th, 2021. My opinion still stands, “Over It” did not … Continue reading Brief Album Review: Summer Walker’s “Still Over It”

Brief Album Review: Aminé’s Colorful TWOPOINTFIVE

Fall has finally trickled its way in, after its indecisive choice to stay and be cold. Along with the season change, outside has been sinfully serving us with exceptionally noticeable inflation, a suppler ominous time change, and a lot of our peers on the edge. Various artists have been able to keep us afloat while everything outside seems to get vicious. Portland Rapper, Aminé, dropped … Continue reading Brief Album Review: Aminé’s Colorful TWOPOINTFIVE

TaiXChi: Sustaining the Art of Formlessness within Rap Music

With trepidation, Paper Koi’s G-Mentality was able to interview a fascinating rapper by the name of, TaixChi (if you were not sure, the “x” is silent– strictly for name distinction). Hailing from the city of Springfield, Massachusetts, we were able to get a feel of who he is all while weigh in on his creations. The interview took an intriguing turn into his views on music and was warmly received with the rapper explaining that he wants to continue the magic of moving his audiences with his music. The interview radiates a wonderful aura of playfulness, fluidity, and a sense of rich familiarity. Continue reading TaiXChi: Sustaining the Art of Formlessness within Rap Music

JADA ELEANOR: The Erudite Mastermind Behind Streetwear Brand, Nori New York

With great responsibility and excitement, Paper Koi Magazine’s G-Mentality got to speak with fashion’s newest trailblazer Jada Eleanor. We spoke about her role as the mastermind of her brand, Nori New York, touching on her luminary background, her shining influences, and what she hopes to deliver to the fashion industries rising subgenre, street style. Continue reading JADA ELEANOR: The Erudite Mastermind Behind Streetwear Brand, Nori New York