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Love Struck

Blaquestone returns to our pages with their organic studio session recording their latest song “Love Struck” a knot-holes view of  life with love. Opening up the window to truth letting beauty and light take over. A musical love story that relates to modern day living while capturing a nostalgic soulful vibe that leaves you mesmerized. Make sure you stream the video below and as always…

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Mermaid

Princess Nokia blesses us with her latest single “Mermaid”, a three piece montage about government, skin color, turning up and being happy. Ending on a serious note becoming completely transparent opening up about her childhood and upbringing. Encouraging others to find motivation in here struggle and success. Make sure you stream this video below and as always…

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Flower Child

I often compare surfing the web to exploring outer space, there are so many unknown gems that are  waiting to be discovered. Today I was blessed to run across a very talented artist/poet Hippie Snook who has released a project called “#teddybearinhandcuffs: Relapse”. This free spirited flower girl creates her own universe with positive energies and enlightening lyrics. Using her voice as a weapon to speak on social injustices of today, as well as providing a different perspective of life. Sonically she embodies a new wave full of intergalactic sounds with a soulful undertone. Creating a new age hippie sound for indigo’s looking for that open minded sound. With an over saturated industry trying to be like one another, its refreshing to hear an artist whom prides themselves in originality and being unique. All hippies new and old make sure you stream this album below and as always…

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Clay Life

Art comes in many forms, but rarely do you see it displayed tasteful with clay, specifically characters made from clay. Lisa Mathews a self-taught artist from Dayton, OH breaks the stereotype of traditional art with her unique form of visual art. Lisa a mother of two creates characters with polymer clay, she began pursuing her career with no experience and all the will. Determined to leave corporate America she began to blaze her own trail, educating herself in the field of clay characters Lisa started making beautiful pieces for decoration then taking it a step further creating customized chess pieces.  Ever since Lisa swallowed her fears and followed her artistic  dreams her work has been exhibited and noticed across the country at art festivals and galleries, in 2012 she was awarded “Best in Show” from the International Polymer Clay association for her sculptures. She is truly a gem and we look forward to seeing her growth. Check out her work below and as always…

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HI Everybody

Vancouver’s own Horsepowar has an solution for stagnate thinking with her new single “hi everybody” where she challenges family on a road trip to film her video. The track is filled with hi-energy and down to earth visuals that reminds you of family home vhs tapes. Recorded in Punjab, India this video opens the viewer’s eyes to a culture half way across the world. Capturing the people, building structures, and everyday life as well as scenes inside the Golden temple in Amritsar, showing tradition and taking an intimate look at life back home. Stream the video below and as always

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Resurrecting Art

Bronx-raised Awol erizku saw a lack of positive representation for members of his community, particularly in high art. To answer this, Erizku supplants iconic works from the masters of Renaissance art like Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Caravaggio but using primarily black models, whom he scouts from the streets. His strong art education- BA from Cooper Union School of Art and MFA from Yale’s Visual Arts program- makes him a force to be reckoned with, growing up in New York Awol befriended many musicians like A$AP Ferg  from whom he drew inspiration. Awol experienced high end fashion by attending the world’s most prestige art schools but he also had his ear to the streets with his humble upbringing. His portraits are powered by colorful characters and sculptures from historical time. His aesthetics reference cultural trends like hip-hop and basketball as well as maintain a crossing between pop art and minimalism. Erizku’s long- term project is to remove the labeling of a black artist as being only concerned with making “black art”, and in doing so, he hopes to elevate blackness in the library of art history. His art sparks conversation, and stirs controversies by taking historical images and adding his artistic perspective, some may think this to be criminal but isn’t all art inspired from other artist? I’ll let you be the judge, stream the video below to see Awol work and as always…

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Run!

The London-based Tanzanian artist Tiggs Da Author releases his latest uplifting energetic single “Run” featuring the magical Lady Leshurr. The 25 year old poet, rapper, singer, songwriter and producer is inspired by obscure 60s narrative film, East African Jazz and Motown. His resulting sound is very rare to say the least. In his latest track “Run” Tiggs explains escaping life’s troubles with a distinctively reminiscent style of a modern day Ray Charles. Encouraging listeners not to let life’s dramas bring you down and sometimes it’s better to just run! Tiggs is accompanied by the lovely Lady Leshurr who adds a warm vibe that makes you want to dance and sing along instantly. Already making headway this track appeared on Fifa ’16 and ITV’s 2015 Rugby World Cup trailer.  Shot in South Africa this video accents the catchy lighthearted lyrics perfectly with shots of people hanging out of cars while gusheshe drifting (a popular phrase in South African culture), dope breakdancing and choreographed dancers running throughout the fun kinetic clip. Check out the video below and as always…

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