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:
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.
Hailing all the way from Phoenix, Arizona we spent time with an influential black entrepreneur Raven Nichole. At twenty-three, she owns her own clothing brand, LEGENDARY ROOTZ. A brand which which wittingly emits the bright felicity of blackness! You may have seen celebrities like R&B duo Chloe & Halle wear her revolutionary shirts! LEGENDARY ROOTZ creator, Raven Nichole started her business while in college; she … Continue reading Raven Nichole: Legendary Rootz, Noire Tank, & Being Heard
Jesus Sloan– when first hearing his name it could catch the average church goer off guard, but listening to his music could convert you without a doubt. With songs like “803” and his newest track “Amerie”, In my opinion he would probably be considered too good to be underground and too cool be overrated. I got the chance to sit down and talk to him … Continue reading JESUS SLOAN: The Meaning Behind His Name, Remaining An Individual In A Generic World, & How His Upbringing Has Influenced His Work
Toni Chä, 21, is a digital artist from New Haven, Connecticut. She spoke on her creativity, culture, and the importance of labeling artist. She also touches on the lack of understanding potential clients can have when it comes to requesting art. We learn more about what she enjoys eating and what she is listening to. What is your background? I am twenty-one years old, I … Continue reading Toni Chä: Explains Being an Artist Who is Black, The Lack of Understanding For Artists, & Her Favorite Thing About Connecticut
Bhen Alan, 25, is a Fillipino Artist who attends UMASS Dartmouth. He was raised in the Philippines for seventeen years before emigrating to Canada. He lived there for three years until he finally moved to Wareham, Massachusetts for almost five years. Through his responses, he explains how he challenges ideas through his work and more. Were you always creative or did you learn through … Continue reading Bhen Alan: Studying at UMASS Dartmouth, Art Being All Around Us , & Using Art as a Form of Power.
Aviolah Joseph, 21, a young black photographer who resides in New York. With every photo I personally witnessed individuality, beauty, and some type of solid truth. I was able to get her to talk about her art, her views on music today, and more. When did you realize photography was your niche? Well, technically it’s not my niche because the term niche is defined as “a … Continue reading Aviolah Joseph: Having an Artist’s Eye, Being A Photographer, & Her thoughts on Today’s Upcoming Rappers