It is tough being an independent artist coming up in whatever genre you are doing. Especially with promotion being a key-factor with what is going on today. I believe one of the benefits of being an artist on the come-up is the authenticity you put into your grind work. Going to open mics, meeting with different acts and communicating the art you made. I believe there is beauty in being independent that can not be replicated. Most people want what is real. I can’t lie, I can not stand someone fake who portrays something to me that is not in the realms of their reality.
When being an artist on the grind. I believe genuine interaction in your community is the most important aspect to be put on. If I sat back and thought about most artist careers. Mines is the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Wiz Khalifa and even Lil B. All these artist represented something that most artist are missing. Not instantaneous super-stardom, the grind work into being an artist performing, interviewing and making their last the best impression
What goes on the wild west that we call social media. It has not gone through a balance and check system to determine if it is good or not. I think it is a bit problematic when anybody are able to have a voice. It is easy to find others to agree with your opinion when it is not the truth. I think corporations still have a huge benefit for a person that creates content. When a corporation steps in, it has to go through a check and balance system that has to be seen as profitable and a big success to even hit the big screens. I am not saying that when a corporation puts their hand in the pie it becomes better. Sometimes raw artist are better when they are pure: left in original form.
Social media allows different view points into are lifestyle. Which can cause a positive impact or even a negative one, depending on the voice. Also social media is representative as close to real life as it gets. When determining social media as a place of entertainment it can cause depression. For the person making it or even the person viewing it. I think what makes people gravitate on commercial products is that you know it is official. It has a trusted name brand attached to it that is known for delivering the highest level quality product possible to its consumer. I know in my mind, I will not see a pro neo-nazi television show become an entertainment platform on HBO like it has on Redit. In this day in age, allowing every one to have a voice is great. But when we over-consume social media, we lose our taste on good content.
With the corruption happening inside of the Republican party: Donald Trump continues to lose in public favor. MTV has had enough and decide for a political stance. Urging our younger demographics to rage out in the voting booth. As we have felt powerless for a long time, MTV as a media outlet chose to emphasis the control voting has. Although their stance is not bias, it is favoring Democrats efforts into alluring more young adults into voting. MTV plans to bring in about one-thousand people to take a vote. MTV even has support by people of political power, channeling investments into their pockets. This will also increase the strength of the stance they are taking.
With Donald Trump not giving a F**** about global issues and mining the world out of precious resources. While also, blaming immigrants for the reason America is losing, when some of had to work and they came here with nothing. Trump also added Salt in the womb. The Me Too movement that is happening right now, highlighted him as a president in the past downplaying woman as sexual objects. This man is the reason why we are failing as a country. We was outraged on social media and did not to take a stand to vote, in the end we failed. MTV wants this generations voice to be heard for an impact that will save us for the times of tomorrow. MTV as an outlet believes in people being their authentic selves. Embracing unity and diversity in our fifty-states we live in. This media company has always been the strength of what is popular. Take a stand with our countries favored media outlet and go vote today.
Bubblerap is an artist that hails from London. She garnered an audience in music after releasing songs that gave the internet a frenzy. Her sound is a mix of lo-fi with the skeletal body of Erykah Badu and Curtis Mayfield. I would put her music in a realm where Aquemini and Common’s Like Water For Chocolate had a baby then birthed her creations. Sprinkled in lo-fi mixes that would make a smoked out college dorm seem like heaven between two lovers. Bubblerap music is for the backdrop of a person that does not want to deal with useless rumination between partners. They simply want to enjoy a natural gift the universe has brought them together to enjoy: relaxing in a bed of Daffodils watching clouds pass them by.
The song that caught my attention of this artist was the song, “Other Side Of The Game”. The song remixes Erykahs Badu song, “Other Side Of The Game”. There are still noteable differences that separates her from contemporaries. With her Reverb soaked vocals that creates a vibe giving you imagery of water drops. Making a romantic condensation forming on your window seal. Her producer Eun makes sure to bring the elements of her vibe full circle. The slowed down production enunciating the keys played in the original sample, did this track justice. You can check the song out below and follow her on Instagram at demaemae.
If Satan did art it would consist of hurt that would blind a man into his confusion. Confusion in art is one of the ways humans battle popular opinion as a great debate. In the role of creation a person believes their own will is what makes art. Following the fact when our unsatisfactory embraces temptation, greed and envy. All these elements the beastly desires of our human heart contain. Releasing this into the sphere of modern art to showcase impulsive actions that frames the carnage of human. Satan uses his paintbrush from the spine of Icarus children. Making an inescapable policy that will work good clashing with evil. Ground working the frame of a human heart on this earth.
If Satan did art it would look like war burning across the tundra as people search for treasures in the land of Israel. Just for rare items once held at the tip of mosses staff ripped away and auctioned. The human heart can portray Satan working his art, showcasing the ills a person has endured walking. Is pain a close correlation of crafting out hell for a persons pocket book to write a check off for ? Some say that we are already in hell. I respond to them by saying it is a matter of what you see life as.
Satan is Gods greatest artist. Both artist use their paint brush to stroke out illustration in black and white. Fighting for their moral standpoint. Watching both opposing sides collide, to create something polarizing. I would say be-careful of what you give your eyes and time to with the intention of men. God allowed Satan to craft his wicked ways onto the concrete jungle for are hands to handle. He tested the gift of discernment that our receptors use too decipher the ills of one mans truth. Satan’s truth is knowledge that is suppose to be kept hidden from are reality; adultery, murder and greed.
Dapper Dan recently landed a partnership with Gucci. Not much is known what the two brands are putting together. This has once again put the spotlight back on an entrepreneur that grew up in Harlem with a dollar and a dream. His recent collection is reflective of the style that was popular in the late 80’s. This collection of clothing is truly an art form in itself. This 80’s style is resurrected through an authentic tastemaker that started a boutique during this era. His boutique consisted of piecing together brand-name logos on jackets and over-coats. During this time he was creating something that people had a taste for. He seen the people loved Gucci, so he gave them Gucci.
Dapper Dan being the iconic cultural figure he is. He worked exclusively with the likes of Beyoncé. The fashion designer is also going to have a bio pic created in the likeness of his success. Showing his tales of growing up with holes in his shoes then becoming a legend. Dapper Dan business has fell apart then rebirthed from the ashes, still keeping the clients he had worked with. He sees the world of hip-hop as a culture that helped shaped the identity of many Americans closets. The impact hip-hop has on fashion is undeniable, and he proudly wears the essence of it on his sleeves.