Modern Life Mag
YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ.
Scroll Down and DIscover
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.
The buzz of the Atlanta scene has been going on for quite some time and the different flavors that have been pouring out of the city has been very enticing for labels and influencers to hop on their wave. As many artists such as Young Thug, Future, Migos, and more continue to prosper on the mainstream scale, artists such as Reese La Flare and Yung Bans have been keeping the streets hot on the indie scale.
Coming off the strength of his latest record “Deathwish”, Comethazine is on the path of blazing his own trail since signing to Alamo Records. The VFILES premiered song shines a bright light on the full throttle flow that Comethazine has made a name for himself with and he turns up the heat even more on his latest visual, “Shoot Me”.
As many artists are continuing to pave their own lane, but it's many who are just riding the wave of others. One artist who has been a topic of conversation for the past couple of months when it comes to artists who are making a solid foundation to build their collection of music on is Young Jasper.
The scarcity of the New York City is currently no more with the likes of Artist, Cardi B, Jay Critch, and more who are emerging as prime acts who are putting on for the "City That Never Sleeps". Among the superstars who are on the rise and breaking barriers, keeping things quite real in the trenches is ABG Neal and his loose string of hit singles.
The Houston by way of New York artist, Scotty Brown has been gaining momentum and carving out his own lane. In the process of doing so, he's been crafting together a more complete and polished sound. You can see that with singles such as "On Me", Brown continues that stride with a chilled out visual in his music video, "Woods".
After releasing a spectacular debut project under the Republic Records imprint, Unotheactivst continues to push out heat during this winter. The reception from "Live Shyne Die" has transcended his sound in a direction where he differentiated himself from the likes of Playboi Carti and other young emerging artists who have found their niche on Soundcloud.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One of the biggest surprises of the season so far has to be the Orlando Magic sitting at six wins and three losses, good enough for third (!!!) in the Eastern Conference, and holders of the fifth-best record in the league.
Coming in during their inaugural season, Harris stuck out as the “lead by example” figure for the CCU Eagles and was the enforcer on the offensive side of the ball. Despite having an unsuccessful streak as a team, Harris has made great breaks in his time at CCU like his 129 yard and 2 touchdown game earlier this month. The team captain has shown a tried and true effort on and off the field, and it’s only right for this standout talent to receive the recognition he deserves.
In this first edition of our sports interview series, "Locker Room Talk", we bring forth a sharpshooting guard from Houston, James Harrison. After having a robust successful run with now Orlando Magic rookie, Wesley Iwundu in high school, Harrison has blazed a path for himself as a journey in the NCAA. Globe-trotting across various colleges in his career, Harrison finally finds a home in Beaumont, TX at Lamar University, a rising program in the Southland Conference who plan to make a big splash and head into NCAA tournament this upcoming season.
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.