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Houston has carved out their lane with the syrupy culture embedded in the residents of the city and the legend continues with Houston Appreciation Weekend. The 3 Day experience of H-Town created by Drake and his fellow collaborators such as Lasting Empressions made its way into the Bayou City for good vibes, inspiration, and continued cultivation of the South’s presence in music and entertainment.
Aminé dropped the cover art for his album on June 22nd. It features Aminé sitting naked, save his blue jeans and banana undies pooled at his ankles, atop a blue toilet, reading a Good For You Post underneath blue words proclaiming his debut album title. At first sight, the cover read, to me, as: “Let that sh*t go, it’s good for you”. Aminé stared back at me from the cover somewhat challenging my assumption of meaning from his art direction. So sitting down to listen, I kept my initial thought in mind, and naturally hoped I had foreseen the tone of the project I was about to review.
Atlanta has been known as the hotbed to some of the most current and outrageous stars to brace our televisions and streaming services. From the unique talents of Young Thug to the superstar emergence of Future and Migos to the resurrection of Gucci Mane’s rise, Atlanta is at the center of what the world wants when it comes to their style and sound. As these stars are making their own waves, Lil Wop, an emerging rapper from the area has created his own as well.
When it comes to the city of Boston, a lot of people would not recommend it for its history of hip hop music. Most people would refer it to the dynasties of the Celtics and Patriots, it being the setting of Good Will Hunting, and they’re lively night life. In recent memory, they have garnered the ears of many with acts such as Cousin Stizz and now we have the sounds of Vintage Lee.
In his solo debut the NYC Tribe Gvng rapper Metta Case displays wordplay and gritty flows that captures a New York feel that has been untapped. With appearances from Su Bviley, Cassow and production from Eff.Dope and a rare Lou The Human production on "Bred (Cash Rules)".
If you meshed the party/hipster essence of Pharrell's Frontin video into today's time, this new single provided by Bigbabygucci and Reddish Blu. Both artists have put in their due diligence separately with Gucci's modern trap star sounds and Blu's take on soul music with bass booming instrumentation, but this collaboration shows that both artists can generate a melodic feel cohesively.
If you've been following the mag for quite some time. You're certainly familiar with the sounds of GunnaBoy K. The electric and energy driven artist have made huge strides in the past year with more appearances and shows from Texas and Georgia, and he flexes his muscle even more on "The Race" Freestyle and "On The Moon".
Fye Guy Jaqbo is back at it once again with another mix that will convince you he's one of the hardest working independent DJs on the circuit right now. He's impressed many with his "Ridin With A Jugg" and "4th of JuFye" mixes, and he continues the trend with his "Drowin In Flava" mix.
If you've been indulged in the streetwear culture for quite some time, then it comes to no surprise if you know who this individual above is. Josh Peas has served as a cultural compass with his endeavors with his former business Peas and Carrots, that also was brought to fruition with the likes of Anwar Carrots and Casey Veggies, he's also dived in the elements of managing artists such as Pinky Liberachi, and most importantly carved his own lane into fashion as well with his "Ain't Shit Funny" lifestyle brand.
The vibes of Fye Guy Jaqbo is back once again with more vibes to compliment your summer. He recently went out of his way to do his special spin of the nation's holiday with his "4th of JuFye" mix.
Fye Guys Radio has been plugging in with artists and creative individuals who have emerged in their creative industry. Today’s spotlight interview guest is another artist who has made his way onto the Houston music scene, Scott Brown.
The Fye Guys Radio series has taken new heights with adding more DJs to the roster and including new sounds to offer, the ball keeps on rolling with more interviews as well. Coming off the legs of our last interview with Cary Fagan, we wanted to feature a testimonial from Rocky Banks, a buzzing Houston artist who uses his platform to differentiate from the rest of the artists who are present in the scene.
Here's another fresh mix from Fye Guy Jaqbo, keep up with all of his updates on his Soundcloud here.
f you been rocking with Fye Guys Radio, Fye Guy Jaqbo is dropping another exclusive mix that features Famous Dex, Swoosh God, Playboi Carti, Key!, and more. It's some great vibes that you can get enjoy a nice wood to and take in the summer vibes.
Houston is spreading it's wings each year with more talented acts and GEN. is definitely among one of the most curated and gathered acts to cross the scene in quite sometime. In celebration of his upcoming concert, "GEN and Friends" coming up later this month, he decided to drop an exclusive gem with us at Modern Life Mag and Fye Guys Radio, a new single that goes by the name of "Sober Day".
The Fye Guys Radio program is live and coming driest to everyone over the internet airwaves exclusively through Modern Life Mag. We have been providing more exclusive content with our interviews and mixes, and here’s another mix you can add to the collection. Fye Guy Jaqbo is back once again to present an audio ode to one of Atlanta’s most intriguing artists, Young Thug.
For those of you who have been keeping up with Modern Life Mag, then you have been paying attention to the exclusive interviews we’ve dropped with Cary Fagan and Young Nudy on the site. Along with the interviews, we’re introducing to the world, we wanted to bring some fresh sounds your way as well. Our curator of sounds, Fye Guy Jaqbo has cracked open his crate of songs and formed one of the freshest mixes with his “Are You Up?” mix.
As we've seen brands such as Stray Roots grow from Miami's backyard to becoming a national success sheds a light of inspiration for brands such as Noxcape. Coming from the land of Orlando, Noxcape have differentiated themselves with their simplistic designs that's curated with film photography for their lookbooks to bring the brand a nostalgic flair.
In recent years these groundbreaking students have ranged from the likes of fashion maven and Kanye West affiliate Jalil Peraza, men’s fashion influencer Igee Okafor, fashionista and style/beauty expert Alyssa Neilson, Billboard Magazine’s go to writer/reporter Adelle Platon, and now we have Tizita Balemlay, who’s brand has been blazing the threads of our timelines with Kylie Jenner accused of stealing her designing concepts.
The Boston culture continues to elevate with the rise of the Celtics entering the Eastern Conference Finals competing against the reigning champions Cleveland Cavaliers. Also on the streetwear scene, Bodega has been killing the fashion scene with their striking editorials and creative concepts when it comes to their visuals.
We love the emergence of brands from different places and seeing the progression with their direction and one name, in particular, we do take notice of is Guilty Clothing. We officially premiered one of their lookbooks earlier this year, and they keep the ball rolling with this editorial that shines a light on the aspect of school in a rebellious manner.
The cultural shift from the golden years of streetwear with the likes of The Hundreds, Diamond Supply, HUF, and Stussy were the vanguards of the scene to seeing high fashion menswear take over the fashion demographic goes to show how it defined our style palette today. The unique aspect of streetwear is the fact you can construct, build, and orchestrate an outfit with cheaper materials and become more versatile in the way you dress for a greater value as far as price goes. A group of individuals named Dex, Elias, Shaw, and Danny from the UK have gone beyond the boundaries to prove why streetwear is still so much of a vital aspect of how men dress in today’s time.
The Clippers lost their best player in franchise history in Chris Paul. There’s no replacing that. At the same time, they did find a nice way to bounce back and fill a few of the pieces and actually come back with more depth than ever before. As part of the trade that sent Paul to Houston, the Clips received defensive pest Patrick Beverley, former Sixth Man of the Year Lou Williams, solid big Montrezl Harrell, and developing wing Sam Dekker.
When the Chicago Bulls hit restart on their franchise this offseason by trading Jimmy Butler, they got a consolation prize of Zach LaVine. Bulls fans hoping he turns into the next Jimmy B, sorry. While he may not turn into a superstar, LaVine is a great player and has given us plenty to salivate about now that he’ll have his opportunity.
John Wall is a superstar, that’s facts. Wall has had a couple passes in seasons prior for failing to reach the playoffs but has no room for error anymore. He signed a contract extension worth $170 million over fours signifying this as a make-it or break-it season.
The Minnesota Timberwolves quickly went from up-and-comers to a team that’s expected to perform with their acquisitions this offseason. Potentially the biggest offseason trade brought all-star Jimmy Butler to Minnesota to be reunited with his former head coach Tom Thibodeau. Butler will join a talented core of Karl Anthony-Towns and Andrew Wiggins as well as a group of experienced veterans who signed in Jeff Teague, Jamal Crawford and Taj Gibson. The Wolves still boast starter Gorgui Dieng, Shabazz Muhammad, Tyus Jones and Nemanja Bjelica.
The Houston Rockets finished 55-27 last season. In the past, that would’ve been enough to sit back and get ready for next season but with today’s super teams, the Rockets had to make a splash. They did just that by grabbing future hall of fame player Chris Paul from the Los Angeles Clippers. To make the money match, they had to part ways with a host of players who all provided depth for these Rockets but they should find plenty of success this season led by two superstars.
The last time we saw the Boston Celtics, they were bowing out 4-1 to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals. In what was their last game of the season they lost by 33 points (135-102) and Lebron James and his Cavs stormed into the finals. The series was one sided, with Cleveland winning every game they did by double digits. It was a sad end but a dose of reality for a team that had managed to become the number one seed in the East going into the playoffs.
It was a move that sent shockwaves through the NBA free agency market, particularly as it was no secret that George expressed interest in going home to Los Angeles to play for the Lakers. It was also one of the biggest shake ups of the free agency frenzy as OKC was not tabled to make any serious moves outside of trying to furnish 2017 MVP Russell Westbrook with reasons to sign an extension and stay with the Thunder.
The team lost more games than any other team, broke the NBA’s record for consecutive games lost and became the second worst NBA team of all time. Now, years apart from the initial decision to tank and build through the draft, Philly could be one of the teams to watch in the East.
Our staff writer, Jeremy Barragan goes in depth some of the hottest picks in this year's NBA draft
Two hundred and sixty-three. That’s how many pairs of Lonzo Ball’s first shoe, the ZO2 Prime, Big Baller Brand managed to sell in its first day. Now, keep in mind the shoes retailed for $495, which is enough to buy four pairs of Steph Curry’s signature shoe with enough change to buy yourself a good meal. So if you do the math, that’s just over $130,000 in sales. For 24 hours, it actually doesn’t sound bad. But, it is.