Perspective

Press Lives Matter: Quinelle Holder Interview

Long before Quinelle and his wife Sabrina made their way into starting their own business, Holder found himself learning, applying, and adjusting into the music industry with internships with The Fader/Cornerstone Agency and growing into being the Content Manager of Hip Hop since 1987. These experience along with others have molded “Coach Q” to be one of this era’s pivotal tastemakers in his respective industry. 

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Behind The Lens: Wxllxxm 

Today we resurge the series with Ohio bred, New York based man of many things, Wxllxxm. We began to get hip to his body of work he did with the cultivating lifestyle site, AnimalxHouse and since then he and his friends have emerged into being some of this time’s most exciting creatives who have played the role of curators behind some of your favorite artists such as Nebu Kiniza and Lucki. While growing into his role as being LUCKI’s A&R, Wxllxxm is still on the path of picking the perfect pocket to deliver the best shot he can shoot with his camera. You can see it in his vintage archives of Travis Scott to his captivating photos from this year’s Rolling Loud festival, Wxllxxm has made it apparent in his career he’s a force to be reckoned with. 

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The Rundown: Say Kuro

Following the lead of K$ubi Kayy and 203Noah, Say Kuro makes a huge splash onto the pages of MLM with his abstract delivery and smooth presentation with his music. From his releasing his project, "Exit 7" to some of his latest singles like "Pop One", it's safe to say that Kuro is carving out his own lane in the Northeast music scene. 

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The Rundown: Ca$h Fendi

Houston has made its own headway with marketing their beloved artists to multiple sources of press with the likes of Rocky Banks, Wes Blanco, Doeman, Tim Woods, and more. As the scene continues to flourish with more budding artists coming splashing on the scene, Ca$h Fendi of The TRBE has been making sure to the keep the Northside of Houston relevant with his music. Starting a following with his group member, Se7en, the duo has crafted a string of singles like “That Loud”, “Couple Bandz”, and “Fuck 4th Quarter” that has caught the eyes of many in H-Town. Taking a break from their group efforts, Fendi is focusing on the preparation and release of his upcoming solo project, “Creme De La Creme”.

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Pure Rad Living: A Conversation with Tyler Grosso (2015)

In this collection of material we've shared over time, one of the most entertaining and insightful pieces we had was with Tyler Grosso. One of the last survivors and believers in streetwear culture, Grosso has paved the road from his work as a designer and being a playmaker with artists in his career. He got his start with interning for the late and legendary tastemaker ASAP Yams, since then he's propelled his brand, Superrradical as one of the last organic brands who's producing quality goods in the streetwear community. 

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Breaking The Barrier: How HBO's Insecure has became an outlet for rising artists

Once upon a time, there was an ongoing dialogue on the internet claiming oh so many similarities between HBO’s ‘Insecure’ and HBO’s ‘Girls'. The only similarities these shows have are that they are written by women and that those women have a hand in the soundtrack to every episode.

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The Rundown: FourFive

As we may been exploring the depths of the Florida and Connecticut scene as of late, we make our way to the Big Apple to get familiar with one of the most impactful independent artists in the New York City area, FourFive. We started to get familiar with FourFive due to his streak of creating singles with his partner in crime, Jay Savior and since then this duo has created a modern sound for the city as a unit and separately. While Jay may be the energetic guy out of the two, FourFive delivers a specific essence of suave to his material.

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Press Lives Matters: Amarie Gipson of Mud Magazine

One of the persons behind making this mission statement a reality is Mud Director Amarie Gipson, a 21-year-old Houston Texas native. The Houston native is currently in her senior year at St. Edwards University where she is a Liberal Studies major and sociology minor. Modern Life Mag had the privilege of sitting down with Amarie.

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Press Lives Matter: Eric Isom of Pigeons and Planes

As the markers moves form the "Third Coast" to the modern concrete jungle of New York City, our direction for this interview will be focused on the penmanship of Eric Isom. The journalist who didn't realize his passion for writing about music until he discovered it later on tells his story on what it means to be great in this profession, getting introduced to the Pigeons and Planes lifestyle by attending a No Ceilings show, his aspiration for making a creative empire, and more. 

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Drawing Outside The Lines: Trxnt

Coming from the depths of Baton Rouge, Trxnt picks up a certain southern element that a lot of designers from the area have moved area from and that's embracing the calculated preciseness it takes to breathe life to the "Big Baller" approach that No Limit and Cash Money Records put into their projects. His rebirth of this era in his work has allowed him to spread his wings and work for the likes of Divine Council, Reese, Cruwulf, and more. 

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Behind The Lens: JunyaWrk

We recently spoke to Sahbabii's right hand man and Atlanta creative, JunyaWRK. The Georgia bred photographer have captured the likes of Yung Bans, Young Thug, Metro Boomin, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, and more. His film directed photography sets himself apart from the scene with his retro approach. Read our in-depth interview with Junya below where he talks about his relationship with Sah, what are some of his goals, what inspired his work, and more. 

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The Rundown: Adam Es

As we continue to our grand search of brightest creatives, we head to the West Coast to get inside the mind of rising Los Angeles artist, Adam Es.If you’ve been following the site for some time, you know how far Adam has come to deliver a project that provides some much thought. We recently had a chance to speak to him about it, his upbringing in the Golden State, who were his influences and more. 

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The Rundown: 203Noah (Cash4Gold)

This time we leave the beach vibes of Florida to make our way to concrete jungles of the Northeast where we get familiar with one of Connecticut's brightest visionaries, 203Noah. Noah has carved out his own lane with diving into vintage fashion with his curated closet, Select Selection to being a mentor to the likes of Lonny X and K$ubi Kayy to hosting your favorite events in CT. He's been a jack of all trades, and he aims to go even further with his work in years to come. 

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The Rundown: Austin Dowdy (Trial & Error)

Coming from Palm Beach, Austin Dowdy has curated one of the freshest clothing lines that city has to offer along with organizing some of the best shows down there as well. We really introduced to his work through other writers in the Florida area, they differentiated themselves with their sleek concepts and cutting edge designs. Dowdy is a trendsetter in his own right, and it's clear that he's paving a way for Palm Beach residents on brand presentation and show curation. 

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Drawing Outside The Lines: Papikodone

You may be familiar with his work from his cover art being on some of your favorite Soundcloud artists songs, LUCKI's "Watch My Back" art piece, Divine Council's material as well, and more. His famed pieces has garnered the eyes of many and he's one of the most sought after artists in today's time due to his unique abstract format for his pieces and the open elaborateness that he brings to his work.

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Dallas/Forth Worth Underground King: The Short Story of TAY-K 47

So everyone knows that artist TAY-K was arrested recently and it was a big blow out not only to people that knew him but in the underground scene going on in Dallas today. The media and news portrayed TAY-K being a violent and murderous teen but if you knew him and hung around him everyday or just got the chance to meet him you wouldn't find him to be any of those things that the news says he is.

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Love Him or Hate Him, Lil Jake Makes His Own Waves // Get to Know Lil Jake

In our perspective section, we've established a foundation to break creative individuals whose making their head way in their respective industry. In the past we've highlighted Kei, whose the hard working diligent manager behind household name 21 Savage, we tapped into the intel of Alamo Records and Daily Chiefers with Joey Walker, and today we're featuring The Windy City creative Lil Jake. 

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