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.
G-Mentality has a chance at the hot seat with Alisha to briefly chat about how Paper Koi came to exist along with a helpful peek into who G-Mentality is. G-Mentality was open about the FAQ and a few questions from PK supporters. Enjoy the candid interview with Alisha and G-Mentality. Continue reading Getting to know G-Mentality:
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
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.
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.
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”
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
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
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
For Paper Koi Magazine’s ARTIST 2 WATCH, we got a chance to reach out to R&B artist, Malik James, who released his song, “Midnight Dream” at midnight on September 29th. Malik James was able to share his experience and inspiration behind his latest single! Continue reading ARTIST 2 WATCH: MALIK JAMES