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When you comb through the scope of the hip-hop scenery, it’s safe to say that the DMV has been making waves on their own for quite some time. As time goes on, the artistry found in their sound continues to expand with the likes of Q Da Fool, Xanman, Moneymarr, IDK, Rico Nasty, and many more who have been pushing the envelope. As those names have been making headlines, Marino Infantry remains one of the most influential groups in the region that delivers a stylistic approach to the game.
One of those people who’s pushing things forward is Midwest to Northeast transplant, K$K, a skilled and dedicated director who’s paved a way for herself behind the lens. As she’s went from shooting some of your favorite’s early music videos to writing credible festival short films, K$K has remained cool through it all and looking to progress in the process.
In recent memory, they have gotten the likes of S3nsei Molly & Lil Brook, Danileigh, YK Osiris, 10K Cash, and many more. Def Jam recently had a chance to bring forth some of this new artists to perform in a legendary live venue, SOBs.
Seeing that New York City urban music has taken prominence once again in the spotlight with setting record album sales and winning great titles, it’s a new generation of artists under that fold that’s molding their own wave in the process. On the frontline stands some of the toughest lyricists in the “City That Never Sleeps”, one of them being Brooklyn’s own Radamiz.
When it scope of the Texas sound, The Sauce Familia has been making it apparent that their legacy remains high within the Lone Star state and beyond. As the members continue to get seasoned with their efforts, they’re only getting better over time and this is truly apparent with Rizzoo Rizzoo. Once the hook master of TSF has grown into a fan favorite with his ability to deliver infectious bars and drop straight hits for fans to enjoy.
Scrolling across different websites for new music to enter my playlist and I’ve stumbled across something very interesting to say the least. Thanks to the good people at Fashionably Early, I was introduced to the sounds of Trace Nova. The Maryland/LA artist presents a mellow melodic sound that’s filled with young truths and the ability to storytell at a young age.
Erupting the streets with one song at a time, its safe to say that ABG Neal is a big dog in the emerging NYC music scene. The buzzing Brooklyn artist has been on tear with different singles and visuals, but he emerges with a new hit for your speakers with his new visual, “Blurry”.
Coming off the heels of one of the hottest summers on record, it’s still some artists who are still putting out some heat for fans to enjoy as the year winds down into the fall/winter months. Coming back for another creative collaboration, we broadcast both of the forces of Flee and StoopidXool.
When it comes to the nature of R&B albums in this day in time, it’s some that can offer some vibes but it’s only a few who can delivery in a whole sense from front to back. If you’ve been following the work of Snoh Aalegra, then you’ll be thoroughly impressed with her new project, “Ugh Those Feels Again”. In the temperature of new music in this realm, this new body of work ranks amongst one of the favorites to release this year.
Texas has been at the forefront for quite some time and continue to influence the rest of the world with their entertaining acts that emerge. As the Lone Star state continues to pump out artists and creatives out of its machine like system, Dallas has found a new star in their presence with the talent of turnt up mysterious artist, DENNIS.
If you can scan the scope of the Houston scene, it’s a lot of brands who look to mimic one another or try to do things that may exist in other markets. It’s only a handful who look to change the landscape with originality and delivering different goods to the forefront for folks to enjoy. In the midst of looking for brands to fill that space, Palacose has chosen to follow its own lane to create a new route for Houstonians to develop DIY fashion lines.
Coming from the depths of Maryland and making waves in the region for quite some time, Traphaus resonates its continued residency in the state and shows growth with that. Moving on up with their ideals and approach to delivering material, they get more creative with their “Grocery Bag” inspired tees and their Goodwill flip tote bags. The new essential pack from the emerging clothing brand is a release in conjunction Pipe Dreamz, another creative company who’s garnered a nice following in the area as well.
The culture of fashion is one that continues to evolve and shape itself even more with more individuals taking daring steps to go beyond the average boundaries of creating and sporting the threads of tomorrow. One of the brands who has always established themselves in a higher regards, RICHARDANDGRACE has recently pivoted their focus from being a premiere brand that focuses on true design and exclusivity to enlighten the minds of their shoppers with their new cleaner methods of making high quality clothes but also doing in a way where it’s durable for the customer’s wardrobe and pockets.
The growing bubble that comes with the new era of the city paints a modern version of it that doesn’t necessarily connect with the authenticity of the place that it once was. As some of the memorable moments that the boroughs have start to fade away, Bronx homestead House of Flava looks to connect with locals with their comfort food and undeniable presence of paying homage to the past.
If you’ve been living in New York City for the past couple of years, you’ve heard or either attended something regarding Kinfolk. In the heart of what’s happening in Brooklyn, Kinfolk has been a cultural waving flag for being inclusive to what’s popping in the city. From the scope of nightlife, resale, and cultural influence, Kinfolk has covered many boundaries in one and they recently had the good people of Adidas and I-D magnify their story to a new degree.