Perspective

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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Cultivating, Chiefing, and Creating: Get To Know Joey Walker of Alamo Records/Daily Chiefers

One of the key people who's stamped their mark in the game is Joey Walker, the cultivating writer/bossman of Daily Chiefers. Daily Chiefers was the key place to go to for some of Florida's premier talent that included Smokepurpp, Wifisfuneral, Lil Pump, XXXtentacion, and more. Walker used his platform to allow these artists to blossom and be broadcasted, so much to the point where legendary music guru Todd Moscowitz tapped him to be an A&R for the new budding label, "Alamo Records". 

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Drawing Outside The Lines: DryDurags

Coming from Miami, Durags has played an instrumental part of the Soundcloud art game and has landed pieces for the likes of Pollari, Rolling Loud, Wifisfuneral, Larry League, and more. Due to his impressive resume we were interested in the ins and outs of his work. We recently had a chance to talk to him about his upbringing, how came up the concept of DryDurags, living in Florida, and more.

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Drawing Outside The Lines: Ethan Ryan Punal 

The abstract rooted graphic artist derives from the same area where Salvador Dali built his foundation and that’s altering what reality presents to us, especially in the form of appearance. He’s done this with the likes of Frank Ocean, Tyler The Creator, Young Thug, and more showing the alternate perspective of their personas.

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Papikodone invades the Chicago Sleepers Podcast

In an age where social media leads to instant gratification and it’s also the platforms for the annoying socialites, it’s hard to differentiate who’s really about their business and who’s not. Being a supporter of the Chicago Sleepers since the earlier parts of this year, they have brought individuals who have shaped a unique culture in today’s time and one of these individuals is Papikodone.

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The Coolest Screw Loose : Getting to Know Tedy Andreas

The Texas artist infrastructure has been one thing to watch over the past few years with the way it shows versatility. From the likes of Maxo Kream to Lil Rari, Tedy Andreas has broken the industry with his cool flow and lyrical tactics that's been making him a name to look out for this year. We had a chance to speak to the Texas by the Los Angeles artist about his influences, his path to success, the love for Houston he has and more.

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Waking Up Chicago and Beyond: Get Hip to Chicago Sleepers 

The City of Win has been taking back a lot of it’s glory with the Chicago Cubs winning their first world series in over 100 years, and Chance the Rapper being the barrier breaker for online streaming music and winning three Grammys, it’s easy to say that Chicago is at the top of their game. This continues to be a cycle from the individuals who are making major moves to the indie acts and creatives as well, and you see that with Chi-Town’s growing podcast The Chicago Sleepers. 

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The Sun's Godsend: A Conversation With Twelve'Len

Towards the end of 2016, we focused on the growing scope of what the Florida music scene and found a hidden gem with Twelve’Len. Shining a beaming perspective of life with his insight making songs for those aspire to break the barrier and go beyond human limits. Whether this meaning he crafts in his lyrics is taken figuratively or literally, it’s a direct message given in his work and that’s to experience, expound, and evolve. 

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