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.
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
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 Paper Koi Magazine newly delivering visual interviews with upcoming creatives, Interviewer and Writer, G-Mentality, queried the fresh and colorful rap trio: Z.A.M. including Rasti, Goldi, and Mika sharing their scope on their craft and their ideas touching the music industry, and more! They shared their own detailed experience of making music, taking risks, and hopes on their journey within female rap. Continue reading Z.A.M. : Getting Into Female Rap’s New Power Trio
Each day Rapper, Aminé uses his astounding artistry to deconstruct the insipid depiction of his hometown Portland, Oregon, where black most definitely people exist. He continues to put his city on his back, remarkably after he dropped his second album, Limbo, on August 7th, 2020. As a strong supporter since his first album Good for You and attending his past two concerts, trust me when … Continue reading It’s Been a Whole Year My N*gga: A Brief Album Review on Aminé’s “Limbo”
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”
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