A Quick Take on Rico Nasty’s “Anger Management”

DMV rapper, Rico Nasty, has consistently been far-fetched, colorful, and ORIGINAL for at least three years in the rap game now. With her early tracks like “Poppin’” to her most recent single, “Roof”, she’s helped me through releasing negative emotions with her head-knocking lyrics all while effortlessly maintaining rap’s successful theme of braggadocio. I knew my love for her was real when I watched her perform … Continue reading A Quick Take on Rico Nasty’s “Anger Management”

A Quick Take on Solange’s “When I Get Home”

With Black History Month feeling like a whirlwind of chaos—ICE wrongfully detaining 21 Savage, Jussie Smollett’s alleged hate crime hoax, Robert Kelly being bailed out by someone’s estranged aunt, and cringely having culture vultures [Kardashians and Yesjulz] be loud and wrong—with perfect timing, we all received hints of an upcoming project from our Sol Angel (Solange). With exclusive visuals and album art surfacing the internet, … Continue reading A Quick Take on Solange’s “When I Get Home”

JESUS SLOAN: The Meaning Behind His Name, Remaining An Individual In A Generic World, & How His Upbringing Has Influenced His Work

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

Kenneth: Talks More on Being a Designer of His Own Brand, Finesseuk, & His Inspirations

Sitting down with the creator of FinesseUK, Kenneth, 23, he was able to  share how hard he works for his brand to make an impact. We were briefly able to get into his inspirations, the fashion trend he hopes to die, and how he’s gotten into styling for his runway shows.  When did you realize you had a thing for fashion?  From birth, my dad kept … Continue reading Kenneth: Talks More on Being a Designer of His Own Brand, Finesseuk, & His Inspirations

Toni Chä: Explains Being an Artist Who is Black, The Lack of Understanding For Artists, & Her Favorite Thing About Connecticut

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

#ANGCODE: Being an Afro-Latina, Her Unapologetic Podcast, & Her ideal Weekend

Ang, 24, has her own podcast titled ANGCODE, which as a listener, I learn something new or look crazy in public laughing really loud to myself. She resides in Lynn, Massachusetts and touches on hard topics alongside her special guests. I got the chance to speak with her about her background, we touched on Charlamagne Tha God’s Ignorance, and what a great weekend with her is … Continue reading #ANGCODE: Being an Afro-Latina, Her Unapologetic Podcast, & Her ideal Weekend

Aric Andino: Learning How to Freestyle, the Drastic Changes in Hip-Hop, & the Thief of Joy

I met up with a rapper by the name of Aric Andino. We met up at Chick E.D’s, located in Springfield, Massachusetts. The restaurant had an inviting aura and food smelled amazing. Aric Andino was there with an equally inviting smile preaching about how Chick E.D’s was the best spot chicken spot in Springfield. With customers bustling in, I could see he wasn’t lying. Aric … Continue reading Aric Andino: Learning How to Freestyle, the Drastic Changes in Hip-Hop, & the Thief of Joy

Aviolah Joseph: Having an Artist’s Eye, Being A Photographer, & Her thoughts on Today’s Upcoming Rappers

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

SHAMROK: His R&B/Hip-Hop Artistry, Wanting to work with Young Thug, & Culture Vultures

SHAMROK, 24, and I met up at Pulse Cafe, a plant-based restaurant located in Hadley, Massachusetts. Once we walked in, SHAMROK spotted their grand piano and immediately started playing. Disregarding the “Staff Only” sign on it, he began to play a mellow jazz tune immediately gaining the attention of others. Some of the staff politely asked if they could record him play, he kindly approved … Continue reading SHAMROK: His R&B/Hip-Hop Artistry, Wanting to work with Young Thug, & Culture Vultures