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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.
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.
The only boy band in existence that has more in common with Odd Future and Wu-Tang Clan than the Back Street Boys and NSYNC, BROCKHAMPTON, has been lighting the hip-hop world on fire. The recent release of SATUARATION II, the group’s second album of the year is easily one of the more ambitious projects of the year. The 20-plus man roster the collective boasts consists of artists from all the differing corners of the ever-changing rap genre.
Dallas has always played second fiddle to Houston when it comes to the hip-hop culture. However, that trend may have reason to begin reversing. In light of the recent exposure the city has seen in the way of the Tay-K wave, some other artists saw the increased visibility as an opportunity to show off the city’s unique brand hip-hop which is perfectly encapsulated in the form of The Outfit, TX. The three-man group, consisting of Dorian, Mel, and Jay, have created their own style which is equal parts Sauce Twinz, Ying Yang Twins, and old school crunk music, and they flex their skills on their newest project, the ten-track Fuel City.
The California music scene has carved out its sound with the likes of Tyler the Creator, Kendrick Lamar, YG, and more. Alongside these heavyweights, the eccentric sounds of the state have made its way to the mainstream as well, and you can see this with The Internet’s lead act, Syd and her latest project, “Always Never Home”.
After making waves onto Modern Life Mag with his recent “Rundown” interview and releasing his exclusive “Fye Guys Radio” premiered single, “You” featuring Jiggz, Say Kuro is back once again to drop another gem for his dedicated listeners. This time we go to the visual department for his heavy rotated single, “Pop One”.
The Houston sound has been known as a place where a lot of rising talent set to make their mark in the industry, but it ends up being a place where some fall to the wayside and only few will make it in the ranks to prosper beyond the city’s limits. An artist who’s differentiated himself from the bunch and who looks onto to bursting on the national scale is Houston bred artist, Paris Le Rouge.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.