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
Springfield, Massachusetts is a city home to about 29.2k black residents and about 67.7k latino residents— that’s really a lot of non-white folks! Some of us are trying to see what is there to do on a Saturday night– without any racial harm of course– with a candid list of venues, you can pick which place you’d like to pop up to! party safely and Happy Black History Month! Continue reading B*tch I’m T’d Up! In a Safe Place Tho!
Ciro’s “A Tradition” Restaurant: a modernized Italian restaurant where it can be upscale enough for a nice evening date and casual enough for a bright meal with the homies.
Continue reading #FeeltheField : Ciro’s “A Tradition” Restaurant
To celebrate Women’s History and Appreciation month, I spoke with one of the most creative people I know about her … Continue reading Shakinah Starks: Trendsetter, Producer, & The Future
Jesus Sloan– when first hearing his name it could catch the average church goer off guard, but listening to his … Continue reading JESUS SLOAN: The Meaning Behind His Name, Remaining An Individual In A Generic World, & How His Upbringing Has Influenced His Work
Sitting down with the creator of FinesseUK, Kenneth, 23, he was able to share how hard he works for his … Continue reading Kenneth: Talks More on Being a Designer of His Own Brand, Finesseuk, & His Inspirations
SHAMROK, 24, and I met up at Pulse Cafe, a plant-based restaurant located in Hadley, Massachusetts. Once we walked in, … Continue reading SHAMROK: His R&B/Hip-Hop Artistry, Wanting to work with Young Thug, & Culture Vultures