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
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 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”
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.
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
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.
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
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”
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
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