Features

Conner Youngblood on Living Simple and Creating an Organic Sound

Coming off a tour stint in Europe, Conner Youngblood could not be more even-keeled. For someone who released a widely-acclaimed EP almost two years ago, his calm demeanor comes as a pleasant surprise. The Generation of Lift, released October of 2015, is a curated display of Conner’s artistry. He is a one-man-band alongside a loyal […]

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Culture, Features

Data Oruwari’s Art Gives a New Face to African Goddesses

I remember the first time I saw Data Oruwari’s work. It was on Instagram and I was just lazily scrolling along. Through the noise of food posts, funny clips, selfies, other beautiful photos and the rest, a photo of her piece “Egungun Oya” stopped me. It was otherworldly, pulsing with a quiet but strong energy. Simply, […]

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Features

Just Now Discovering: Dallas Artist T.Y.E Tackles Mental Health Through Hard-Hitting Raps & Opera

On the heels of some notable singles and music videos, T.Y.E has released his debut album, 32: A sharp and visceral 10-track testimonial about the 22 year-old’s battle with mental health and self-discovery. With clever wordplay, often abrasive and graphic, he is able to freely enjoy unfiltered angst and introspection throughout 32. Sonically, the album explores an array […]

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Features

Oakland Rapper Siri on How Her Hometown Fosters Her Creativity

Siri, born Jhsiri Emerson Massey, is a shape-shifter. Peel through her Instagram and catch her modeling a short pink pixie cut in one set, then long black and blue braids in the next. Her style aesthetic bounces back and forth between chic, thrifted ensembles, anime-inspired street savvy, and punk-rock femme fatale or something in between. In […]

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Features

Unearthing Ysa Pérez: Evolving Through a Decade of Photos

Ysa Pérez first jumped on my radar in 2012. Instagram had only recently emerged as a photo-sharing platform, and served as an alternative channel for traditional photographers to share their work. Ysa’s photos instantly captivated me. Her images, all intimate and visceral, featured artists who would soon become industry titans. I learned to count on […]

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Features

A Year in Review with Rising Rapper Caleborate

When it comes to Caleborate, his audience is comprised of listeners from all walks of life, with different backgrounds, and different stories. There’s something to be said about that — the fact that people who seem so different can identify with one man’s music. Through his relatable rhymes, the rising Bay Area rapper has been able to blend […]

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Features

Xavier Omär Talks The Everlasting Wave & Healing Hearts w/ his Music

Singer-songwriter Xavier Omär, formerly known as SPZRKT, first appeared on our radar when a Soulection upload of his joint project Hours Spent Loving You with Sango made its way onto our soundcloud timeline over a year ago. Since then, we’ve been infatuated with the singer’s rich vocals and detail-oriented lyrics about women and relationships. When you listen to […]

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Features

Up & Comer Bibi Bourelly hits SF for her Free the Real Tour

Bibi Bourelly, the songstress who’s credited for penning a number of chart-reaching hits including Rihanna’s “Bitch Better Have My Money” graced a San Francisco audience recently with belting bravado, raw confidence and heartfelt emotion. The 21-year-old Haitian-Moroccan artist recounted tales of lust, lost love, the struggles of growing in the industry, and the importance of […]

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Albums, Features

Feature: Catching Up with Rising Chicago Singer Ravyn Lenae

Rising Chicago singer Ravyn Lenae has been on our radar since early 2015. We first interviewed Lenae when she was 16 years old, on the heels of her ethereal breakout track “Blossom Dearie” and her dreamy Moon Shoes EP. Although the singer has been relatively quiet since releasing her debut EP last year, she proves that her […]

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Features

Anna Wise Details What It’s Like to be a Female Artist, Winning a Grammy, & Working w/ Kendrick Lamar

Anna Wise is one of the music industry’s most talented singers. Her vocals are sweet yet mystical, brewed with hidden observations about girlhood, independence, and the complexities of love. Her head-space surrounding her career and life is just as fascinating as the music she makes. Anna Wise challenges everything that the music industry doesn’t want a woman to […]

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