Welcome, music lovers, to this transient and interesting interview on Paper Koi. I had the privilege of sitting down with a remarkable artist who has been contributing the alternative rap scene. Allow me to introduce you to the talented Haitian-American rapper known as “Etan Sutef” (Etan is pronounced like “Eden”). I delved into his musical catalog, discovering a treasure trove of thought-provoking lyrics and bewitching beats. It was clear that this was an artist with a profound passion for his craft. We have the incredible opportunity to delve deeper into the artistic world of Etan Sutef. Join me as we explore his unique fusion of alternative rap, sonder-inspired storytelling, and Haitian influences. We will discuss his journey as an artist, the inspiration behind his music, and his personal note on Mental Health. So sit back, relax, and prepare to be captivated by the words and melodies of Etan Sutef. Enjoy! Continue reading Alternative Rap and Vulnerability: A Conversation with Etan Sutef
Paper Koi, Please help me welcome a true visionary in the fashion industry! Today, we have the pleasure of speaking with a creative force behind his sightly self-titled clothing label that has been making waves for over five years. With a keen eye for detail and an innate ability to infuse clean architectural silhouettes and dark colors with an Afro-centric, neat, and unisex perspective, YUSSUF’s designs are a true reflection of his Tanzanian roots. I’m excited to dive into the mind of this talented clothing designer and learn more about his creative process. Welcome to the conversation, YUSSUF of YUSSUF KASSIM MANZI! Continue reading YUSSUF KASSIM MANZI: Rooted in Tradition, Inspired by Innovation.
Mundi, our extraordinary Music Curator, has summoned the perfect concoction of groovy beats, soothing rhythms, and a touch of tropical Kompa vibes. Get ready to set your hips in motion or simply relax as you soak in the blissful melodies. Our May playlist is here to make your days brighter and your nights more enchanting! So grab a refreshing drink, find your favorite spot, and … Continue reading Paper Koi Picks: MAY
Paper Koi, what up!This month I wanted curate a playlist full of of feel goods, something you can clean or study to, something that felt like spring is coming! The flowers are blooming, and OUTSIDE is right around the corner! With that being said— I want to thank each and every one of you, that take the time to tune in monthly, and remain open … Continue reading Paper Koi Picks: April Showers!
Happy March! Happy Women’s Month Paper Koi! All the Women & Femmes out there— Whats up? We’re just out here making history! Women, Thank you! I wanted to bring on an interesting woman; She’s a female rapper. First of all, I love female rappers, PERIOD. If you know me like that, [you’d know] I just love women who talk their sh*t, I really do. That’s exactly what she came to do! My favorite song on her album [“Diabla”], is YBW. That song… We gon’ chat in a second! I have one of the most beautiful and talented in front of me tonight! I’m so excited to introduce, rapper, DUHVILLAIN. Continue reading DUHVILLAIN: A fervent Inferno Queen & Her Alms to Rap Music.
Happy March & Happy International Women’s Month! Our eclectic Music Curator ✨Mündi✨ created a colorful catalog of fun mixes of our favorite songs. Make sure you give a woman and femme some $$$ this Month! Continue reading Paper Koi Picks: March | Women, Femmes, & Friends
Happy Pisces Season! ‘Tis the season to immerse yourself into your spellbinding dreams and delusions, I could only conceptualize how deep into your bag most of you are. The emotions are high, people are learning to feel their feelings and for many, SZA’s sophomore album, SOS has been a part of that playlist. Continue reading Album Review: Smokin’ on SZA’s Sophomore Album,”SOS”
“My Brasilero’s be spazzing! From what I heard, they’re very tapped into them late 90’s early 2000’s beats right now! My goal was for it to either be either Brazilian songs or American songs mixed by Brazilian creatives to keep it feeling familiar” Continue reading Paper Koi Picks: February | 🇧🇷
This is for the readerz!! Get ya reading glasses and let’s get into it. I had the chance to speak to a visually stimulating painter who is known on Instagram by name of, Kazmik. They paint these diverting images of femmes encased in dark surrealism. I found their art to be so appealing and as a curious follower, I wanted a peek into their mind-scape, … Continue reading Kazmik: A Glimpse Into Their Galvanic Paintings
We are back with our segment, “Paper Koi Picks” with some great changes! We are excited to introduce our Paper Koi Music Curator, Mündi. Continue reading Paper Koi Picks | January