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The art of music festivals has altered the way listeners enjoy the experience of their favorite artists. The live show aspect of music brings life into the artistry of each song, along with the visual components that come to the forefront with their presence and backdrop visuals that are displayed on the jumbotrons. This year, Made in America brought the elements of all these things with artists such as Jay-Z, Meek Mill, Pusha T, Jorja Smith, and more who laid it all out in Philly.
Coming off the strong releases of her records, "Sessions" and "CagedButterflies", LauraJeanne has captured hearts and minds of her listeners with her sweet serenading sounds and clever wordplay. She continues her heatstreak with Houston by the way of New York City artist Scotty Brown on her song, "Counting Pennies".
The Houston music soundscape has expanded and grown in the past couple of years, but some artists have fell to the wayside with lack of progression in their sound. The art of evolving is one key things that artists have to latch onto in order to grow in their artistry, and the process is one that takes time but with time and persistence comes quality. These characteristics have been molded in the retransformation in the image of DontAskGen, who recently changed his stage name from Genesis Iver.
When we think about the cultural hubs of hip-hop music, we believe East and West coasts, Atlanta, Houston, but Alabama is usually never included in the conversation. Enter Mobile’s own, OMB Peezy, a rapper who is bound and determined to put the entirety of the mumble-rap genre to bed. The twenty-year-old MC has been living in Sacramento, California for some time as he has begun to pick up steam with his unique musical style.
She recently her dropped inaugural release, “Gone Wild” featuring songs from the likes of Trippie Redd, Tay-K, Ski Mask The Slump God, Lucki, and more. Coming off the heels of this release, she unleashes her newest mix "The Glitter Effect" including the likes of Lil Uzi Vert, Smooky Margiela, Playboi Carti, Chief Keef, Rich The Kid, and more. This body of work only intensifies the rising artistry that Santos is offering to her listeners, and at this pace, she's off to a great start with another exclusive drop.
Coming off the heels of his last project, "Sore Loser", Goon Des Garcons continues to rise up the ranks as an artist who stays consistent with their body of work. After releasing videos such as "Deadman", he unleashes another single for his upcoming album "AINTNOWAYINHELL" titled "Boy Story".
Considering he has only been making music for about half a year, Atlanta’s Lil Baby has racked up an inordinate amount of accomplishments. His video for “My Dawg,” is pushing 6 million and he’s had multiple features from his childhood neighbor Young Thug. However, his situation looked a lot different two years ago.
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.
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.
Another brand who's made their way into the spotlight was Texas based brand, Friday USA. Making some of it's largest waves during the time of 2012 to 2014, Friday USA gave light to different thinking millennials in the Southwest region and emphasized on the matter of going beyond of your borders. Doing this allowed the brand to flourish and work with the likes of Philip Post of Dertbag, The Good Company, The Hundreds, and more.
Formerly known as Royal Konnection, a local Houston brand who made it's splash into the city's scene with its successful collections in the past, has rebranded into Capsule XXX, a company that shines a spotlight on various topics of our reality. This change came at a great time, coming off the heels of summer here we roll into the budding fashion of this upcoming fall.
In introductory interview, we're heading over to the plains and city life of Philadelphia to get familiar with Evan Wickerson, a individual whose been consistent and persistent with his hustle of becoming one of the influencers in his area and beyond. He started in the game with his brand, "Wyckly" and has spread his wings to introduce the world of his other line, "Infect" to the forefront. They recently had their pop up shop with streetwear and culture app Yugen Creations and rising Connecticut artist Myke Green, and since then the progression of the brand has soared.
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.
Lavar Ball thinks the Lakers will win at least 50 games this season. That’d be a 24 game increase of last year’s win total. The Cavs won just 20 more games when LeBron came back to Cleveland, and they traded for Kevin Love. So, you can do the math. Maybe Lavar’s prediction was just a little bit much. He’s been known to exaggerate his opinions a tad.
Sports staff writers, Jeremy Barragan sheds some light on the Milwaukee Bucks rising superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and what are his chances for winning for the MVP and improving the Bucks into a premier spot for this year's playoffs
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.