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Around this time of the year, some are getting ready for the holidays, others are coming back from school, and others are still in their bag to get presents to put under the tree. In Modern Life’s case, it was another golden opportunity to showcase the madness that is ComplexCon. The annual expo showcases different artists, brands, keynote speakers, installations, and more during the two-day span that has the city of Long Beach, California on the edge of their seats to see what’s going to cultivate the culture for months to come.
When it comes to the soundscape of what’s hot and what’s new, it’s a lot of artists who are coming up in different funnels of the rap industry, and with it being a climate where things can crash and burn very easily, you see a lot of these fast rising artists leave as fast as they came. In the young budding star from Philadelphia, Matt Ox’s case he’s been able to create a big splash with a crazy single and visual but during his process of growth he was able to maintain the tide to unleash a big wave with his debut project.
Coming off the heels of inking a deal with Payday Records, Radamiz has been on a roll with releasing content for fans to enjoy. His first official debut with the label was his captivating release, “V.I.M.”, that received critically-acclaimed press throughout it’s rollout and he emerges back onto the scene with the release of his latest visual, “NYNYNYNY”. The visual ode to his hometown was uniquely curated at Ludlow Studios for the official music video screening earlier this week.
When it comes to new and emerging talent, it’s a lot of artists to choose from to feature but it’s hard to find some artists who can really separate themselves with a unique sound. The amount of submissions that MLM normally receives is at a high influx, but Montrell got through the cracks with his wavy visuals for his single, “Money”.
When it comes to the modernized sound of Houston, it can range from various areas and bounce off of different sonics. In the midst of figuring out the sound of each artist in the city, Billyracxx aims to eliminate competition by singling himself out as one of the most elite artists in the bunch. He emerges back on the scene with a new visual, “Iconic”.
If you’ve been keeping up, Ghoulavelii has been on an absolute tear of releasing fire singles and visuals. Getting ready to drop his new project, “SI(N)S”, Ghouli adds another hit to his catalog by linking up with Chicago promising artist, WARHOL.SS.
Soundcloud is a great to pickup on some of the best loosies and exclusives, and if the likes of Yung Icey are dropping some new heat it’s a must that folks take a listen. The South Carolina producer has made a name for himself working with the likes of Yung Bans, D Savage, Smokepurpp, and many more, it’s easy to say that he has a solidified catalog.
When it comes to rising hip-hop talent that’s able to go off in different dimensions and try different things, LUCKI ranks amongst the elite as far as diving into different territories of sounds. In preperation of his upcoming project, Freewave 3, LUCKI delivers a mesmerizing single titled “My Way”.
When it comes to the scape of music, it’s a lot of things to offer on multiple facets and it’s cool when different avenues come into the space of music. This time around we have rising Connecticut sports brand, PG Sports, who has cultivating the space of sports with creating a relationship with athletes and others that goes beyond what they play or what they do in their respective industry. With much efforts to enhance the brand from their threads to their outline of their website, they look to innovate even more with their new mixtape, “Enjoy It”.
As they embark on their Season 4 collaborative collection, Alexander Wang and Adidas release a ready to wear Fall ‘18 line. To start off, the two brands stick to their recognizable minimalist branding. This lookbook’s color palate is rather neutral, featuring mostly black and white with a touch of red. Windbreakers, puffy jackets, and athletic wear were on this seasons line and although these can be leisurely pieces, a lot of the clothes designed could be worn in a luxurious fashion.
Billionaire Boys Club is on the early bird train for warmer climate wear. Their Pre-Spring 2019 collection is fixed on the “DIY culture of action sports”. Commonly seen designs are race stripes and checkers inspired by BMX sports and modeled by rapper Octavian. Key pieces include printed puffer jackets, joggers that come in plaid, suede, and logo hoodies hoodies.
Inspired by the 90’s, funky eyewear has risen to the top in the fashion world accessory. RETROSUPERFUTURE, an Italian eyewear brand, has mastered the art of making quality 90’s inspired glasses bulky and sleek altogether. Their two new drops, X and Z, are characterized by unique geometrical lens shape tied to sturdy and sleek acetate temples.
Street-style retailer KITH and high-end brand Bergdorf Goodman have collaborated on a special Fall 2018 collection. Both based in Manhattan, New York, the companies are back with their fifth joint project. A Bronx Tale actor Chazz Palminteri is the face of this brilliant lookbook, stunting various turtlenecks and hoodies.
When it comes to the fashion scene that’s being brought up in Houston, it’s a lot of flavors to choose from to say the least. The midst of independent brands that have set the tone for their collective region has certainly gave a voice for rising designers from different parts of the city to release heat for locals and people nationwide to enjoy.