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Still waving the Connecticut flag as far as coverage goes, Shaun Llewellyn and Dami Deyemi served as our guest guys behind the camera capturing the essence of Complex Con. This year being different last year, Complex gave Modern Life Mag the green light as an official media outlet for the expo, so we had an inside look into what was happening at this year’s festivities. From capturing Outkast’s Andre 3000 sketching to N.E.R.D. ’s electrifying performance to Big Sean Puma collaboration, MLM served as the private eye into all the inclusive action that was happening in Long Beach.
Coming off the successful release of his video, “Wuss Poppin”, the Brooklyn, NY based artist wants to continue to apply the pressure in 2018. In preparation of releasing his project, “19 and Dead”, he unleashes another video from his collection, “One and Only”.
As the Soundcloud emergence introduced listeners to a new sound, it continues to break more unique records and introducing a new plethora of artists. One person who pushes the above the ladder with a very forward yet clever deliver is Hooligan Chase. He recently his project, She Devils” and one of the standout records, “Lone Ranger” now has a visual that exclusively premiered on Elevator.
If you have been paying attention to the appeal of the Northeast sound, New York reigns supreme but Connecticut has grown to harvest a lot of great talent in the past couple of years. Among some of the leaders of the new wave in the state, K$ubi Kayy has garnered enough ears to hold one of the thrones at the top in CT. He continues to show that with his Ike Abakah directed music video, “SSR”.
In the last quarter of 2017, Comethazine has caught the wave of many in the underground scene, especially with hits such as “Let Me In”, “Might Cop A Jag”, and “Piped Up’. In preparation of releasing his project, he unleashes another heater out of the stash with “Wet”.
Houston has been brewing the pot of delivering new artists for the past three years, and among the hierarchy, Rocky Banks attests to staying with the Creme De La Creme of rappers in the Bayou City. In the process of preparing his upcoming project, “Big Little Brother”, he connects with Bird Medina to create the marvelous visual, “Through the Phone”.
If you've been keeping up with our Loosies post on social media, Mateo Sun is a reoccurring artist who's splashing on the emerging Texas music scene. The San Antonio is making it known that the city can be more than the Spurs and the expansive Spanish heritage that makes up San Antonio, but bringing a more refreshing flavor that can resonate with the younger generation in the central Texas city.
Coming off the heels of his loose releases he's provided for this summer, Atlanta based DJ Fye Guy Jaqbo continues to deliver more and more heat for this upcoming fall. He follows suit with his latest release, "Fye Day The 13th".
Moving a tad bit away from her other two mixes, she slows the down the groove with shining the spotlight some of your favorite R&B jams. “Last Call” features the likes of Daniel Caesar, Childish Gambino, Erykah Badu, Aaliyah, Smino, and more. Santos slices songs from today but doesn’t forget to emphasize on the past as well to create a versatile vibe for the 21-minute mix.
If you’ve been reading Modern Life Mag as of recent, then you’ll be familiar with the current body of work delivered by Houston based artist Paris Le Rouge. Coming with rowdy yet designer influenced flow, Rogue offers an atypical rhyme scheme for Houston’s rap scene, and it’s apparent on his recent project, “It’s A Lot of Going On Right Now”. One of the standout tracks from the project, Whorechata is the perfect party anthem, produced by the one and only Kswisha.
As we go deeper into the Fye Guys Series, we wanted to shine a light on the brightest artists who are making quality material with their music. One of these artists that have been setting the bar for themselves has been Houston rising artist, GEN. The artist formerly known as Genesis Iver continues to deliver more polished singles and he endures this even more so with his latest piece of work, “Titles Ruin Everything”.
Fye Guys Radio is becoming a platform for artists to deliver some of the hottest interviews and premieres for their singles. We recently premiered NY's own FourFive and latest single, "Late Night" and today we focus our direction on CT's own Say Kuro. He brings a new fresh single titled "You", a smooth release featuring Jiggz.
As the ball may be moving in the direction of going back to school and fall is going to be setting in soon, Fye Guys Radio has sprouted in it's way to a thing and it's more content that's being produced to broadcast the voices of the industry. In this exclusive piece by us, we're feature buzzing New Jersey artist, Mir Fontane. The 300 Ent signed artist spoke to us about his upbringing in Camden, the preparation of his album, "Camden", how he wants his legacy to be, and more.
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.
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Illroots has resurfaced as a platform that not only has put the spotlight on artists but also different creative individuals who have sparked their own path in the industry. Among the new socialites and powerful people under 25 who are pushing the envelope, Bloody Osiris has taken his vintage New York approach and mixed it with modern sentiments that can be in his influence as a creative director and stylist.
The music influenced brand has turned it's rocked influenced vibes into a strong following. The garments inspired by the likes of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, David Bowie, and more have set the tone for a brands that have a strong admiration of music that goes beyond the vintage craze that can be found in your local deprtment store in the mall. It's quite evident in the brand's direction and Rice keeps it quite vocal about his work and where it derives on social media. The outspoken approach that this brand has taken has made it easy for them to receive such an organic following and purely in a fashion where it's differentiating themselves in their own lane.
Boston has become a place of promising artists and creatives, but it's has been a staple for fashion quite some time, especially with Bodega playing a significant role in that. Continuing their efforts to push the bar, they come back with their latest collaboration with Vans Vault. They introduce an editorial featuring the "Sub Rosa" pack.
Coming out of the land of Connecticut, Half Evil Co has been making their waves with altering the perception of buying style for cheap. Offering different designs based on the “333” belief, Half Evil delivers these fresh garments for an equal price of $3.33 and it’s a drop that comes with them every month. While creating a system that benefits the supplier and customer, Half Evil decided to use these same forces for Hurricane Harvey with their “Fuck Joel Olsteen” tees. The tees sold out relatively quickly with the tremendous response from Social Media, and in the short time of it’s release, Half Evil collected over $400 during the release.
Being the main man behind some of Sauce Walka, Sosamann, and Rizzoo Rizzoo's artwork, he decided to expand his horizons and take a stab in the fashion industry. His transition has seemed very seamless with creating pen and pixel and olde english inspired designs. These garments have been worn by the likes of Khari Bernard, Dice Soho, Drugrxch Peso, Skippa Tha Flippa, and more. Although he's moving in a different direction than other brands based out of the Bayou City, Wavesplus uses their differences as a strong suit to progress on a national scale.
When the Boston Celtics opened the 2017 season, many people had them finally getting over the hump and winning the East, and maybe even win their 19th NBA Championship.
Just off the top, they had the number one seed in the Eastern Conference last year, made it to the conference finals, and though they lost, they retooled. They added Jayson Tatum from the draft, then lured Gordon Hayward away from the Heat and Jazz, then shocked the NBA world by getting Kyrie Irving in a trade and sent Isaiah Thomas to the Cavs in return.
If you told me that Donovan Mitchell was going to be a better NBA pro than Lonzo Ball in the first month of the season, congratulations, you’re a prophet.
Not many people could have seen this coming. Based on the logic that draft position is “traditionally” supposed to make you a better prospect, Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball are supposed to be leagues better than Donovan Mitchell.
When I first heard of Collin Sexton, his NCAA status was up in the air. People didn’t know if he was even going to even play a game for Alabama this year. That was back in the beginning of November.
How quickly things change.
After watching a relatively unknown rookie out of Utah erupt for 21.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game and claim the Summer League Championship MVP honors, this is exactly what you began to hear from fans and analysts alike.
You can’t blame anyone for being skeptical. In his sophomore year at Utah, Kyle Kuzma put up just 10.8 PPG on 25% shooting from three. Not exactly numbers that jump out at you. It wasn’t until his junior year that things really started to click for the Michigan native. He set out to better his three-point shot. He improved from 25% to 32% shooting from beyond the arc, scoring 16.8 PPG in the process. Regardless, most experts didn’t expect Kuzma to be drafted at all, let alone in the first round.
Is Blake Griffin a superstar?
I don’t know. After eight years in the league, I’m still not sure.
I also don’t know if he’ll live up to his five-year, $173 million contract. But I do know Blake Griffin can do three things very well: he can punch very well, he can dunk very well, and he has the potential to change the game when he’s able to be on the court and healthy.
If you had told me that medical marijuana could be legalized for professional athletes a few years ago, I probably would have laughed in your face. Or at least blocked you on all social media.
But now in 2017, we’re looking at something that is on the verge of being brought to the table as a serious alternative to prescription painkillers for athletes.