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The summer leads to going to the beach, the freshness of being out of school, much time for vacation, and the arrival of the BET Awards. The annual award show displayed the brightest African American artists, creatives, and visionaries in the industry.
Houston has crafted the artistry of many with the likes of Trill Sammy, Dice Soho, Kirko Bangz and more. Another artist who keep the flossiness running in the family of Houstonians is The TRBE’s Cash Fendi
The Houston soundscape has been one weird thing that has came into fruition with the likes of Trill Sammy and Dice Soho popping off due to their flossy rhymes, Maxo Kream’s clever killer wordplay, and Ugly God’s hysterical flows about booties and toes. Aside from the melting pot that resides in Southeast Texas, Houston has crafted a powerful for the rising star, King Hendrick$.
New York City has been producing quite the grittiest and grind strike artists in the past couple of years with the likes of A Boogie, Don Q, Casanova but another artist who feels hunger for earning his spot is Buddha Gxd.
Big Fish Theory, the sophomore album of North Long Beach MC Vince Staples is one of the better projects to come out of the hip-hop genre in the first half of 2017. The album takes great risks in terms of the production that Staples decided to utilize for this album. Featuring production from artists such as GTA, SOPHIE, and Flume, elements of house, trap, and Detroit techno are peppered throughout the project. Although the risks do net heaps of rewards, there are times that it seems as though Staples is purposefully trying to have the production take the spotlight.
What do you get when you have an album executive produced by Drake, Wheezy and London on Da Track mixed with the dynamism of Young Thug’s sound and lyrics? You get “Beautiful Thugger Girls”, an album as diverse as it is experimental which proves to be some of Thug’s best work to date. With 14 songs with a total run time of about an hour, listeners hear sounds that roam from acoustic pop and folk music, to Caribbean riddims and smooth trap beats.
16 minutes, that’s how long the “Ocean and Montana” EP by Compton native Buddy is. However, in those 16 minutes, the EP produced by the inventive KAYTRANADA delivers a rich mix of hip-hop coupled with some funky beats over a smooth melody.
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.
Bringing in the vibes of Fye Guys Radio, we wanted to shine our light on different individuals who are making their way into the industry with their work. One of the most gravitating interviews we did as of late is our interview with Cary Fagan.
After touring the states and releasing more content with his latest project, “Slime Ball 2”, Young Nudy is becoming one of Atlanta’s sought out artists. His brash lyrics and stylistic rhymes about the trap differentiates himself from the collection of rappers from Atlanta.
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.
When looking into what streetwear has to offer in fashion, it’s not necessarily a lot in the terms of it being a trend but the longevity in the matter of evolving fashion, streetwear is here to stay. It’s the medium of having gear to wear on the day to day grind while also opposing the initial message of wearing what’s presented in the mall. You see this in the progression of different brands creating more and more material that fans + supporters can identify in person or online. One budding brand who’s defining themselves by breaking the medium and actually getting to their consumer is Cymple.