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The Influencers Present: Octavian, BET

Bet on Octavian

This one took a while to cross the pond, but UK rapper, Octavian just dropped a chill banger! With Skepta and Michael Phantom along for the ride; This track gives you bars, bounce (and babes!). Check it all out in the clip above.

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The Influencers: Blood Orange Hope feat Image

Blood Orange “Hope”

Dev Hynes, also known as “Blood Orange” (Harder to Google), dropped a sporadic, albeit amazing visual for his single, “Hope”. The song is a standout on his latest, critically acclaimed release, “Negro Swan”, and it also features vocals from songstress Tei Shi and the iconic Puff Daddy Combs. Click the link above to watch the […]

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The Influencers: Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus Gives You “More”

Flying Lotus is that black anime kid from high school that was also cool with all the drug dealers and basketball players. A Godfather of the beat scene, he teams up with famed director Shinichiro Watanabe to bring you the visuals for his latest single, “More”. The song features Anderson Paak, gliding over some Lotus’ […]

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The Influencers Present: Gui is 9

Gu Is 9 says “Bye” to Conformity

In a world where extreme gimmicks seem to be necessary for emerging artists; Emcee, Gu is 9 looks to show that the ordinary can be artistic…if you have the vision. Gu sits serenely, in a meditative vibe, while sampling his Lo Mein. All the while, his bars set the scene in the background. The visual […]

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The Influencers Present: The Twilight Zone Review: Ep. 5 Wunderkind

THE TWILIGHT ZONE RECAP: “WUNDERKIND”

As a series, The Twilight Zone has a rich history of political satire. While these episodes might not make the favorite lists for fans, they do serve Serling’s ultimate goal of allowing the audience to observe, digest, and analyze the important issues of the day while also being entertained.“Wunderkind ” is the fifth episode of […]

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The Influencers: Tuany Nascimento

ballet in Brazil

In 2012, dancer Tuany Nascimento launched Na Ponta dos Pés (On Top Toes), a free ballet class for the children of Alemão, northern Rio de Janeiro. This neighborhood is more known for it’s pistols more so than pirouettes. Watch the vid to see how one woman is changing the world.

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The Influencers: Bandcamp Vinyl

Bandcamp to release artist vinyl in 2019

The independent music distribution website Bandcamp made a major announcement this week…Before the end of 2019, artists will have the option to press their releases to vinyl! This savvy decision comes off of a year where wax sales have toppled those of cds and new vinyl collectors are being made every day. Bandcamp, known for […]

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The Influencers Present: Widows

WIDOWS: A Heist Film For This Era.

Heist films have been apart of American Cinema since the spaghetti westerns ruled the roost, and the love affair audiences have with them has never waned. We were given a dose of post Vietnam trauma along with the big score in Dead Presidents. We witnessed an unconventional love story with a smooth soundtrack hidden beneath […]

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The Influencers Present: Ekow Nimako

The Incredible Lego Sculptures of Ekow Nimako

There are barely words. The lego based, sculpture work of artist, Ekow Nimako is something that has to be seen, to be believed. This man is blessed.

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The Influencers Present: Mickalene Thomas

Mickalene Thomas is too fly!

The work of Mickalene Thomas is absolutely stunning. Her use of mixed medium and bright hues, focuses on the strength possessed by women of color.  Thomas uses a variety of techniques that include, photography, collage and then sometimes paintings of said collages. Check out the gallery above and see more of her work at https://www.mickalenethomas.com/

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