“You gotta treat life normal, just to stay sane, because I was going kinda crazy at first.”
In a roundtable interview, we speak with the incredible, GRAMMY-winning team behind Koffee’s ‘Rapture’ EP.
“Some people will like you and some people won’t. That’s life.”
“It was the first thing I remember loving to do.”
“I like getting in the ring with guys and changing their idea of what a female rapper is.”
“It’s crazy how that all played out…”
“My goal is to make something timeless that will make a 16-year-old and a 60-year-old want to dance.”
“They don’t sell you a dream. Most distribution companies lie to you.”
We sat down with Frank Hill to talk about his new five-track EP, ‘SELF,’ his “Goku complex,” and forever getting stronger.
“I know there’s competition, so I gotta always do my best and put my heart in it.”
“I bought a plane ticket to New York because Mavi was having a proper show at Baby’s All Right in New York. Within 24 hours, I was on my way there with my camera.”
“When I did ‘Soul Bounce’ and stuff, I was trying to think, ‘What can I perform at the protest?’”
“We’re all just humans on this planet, trying to figure it out.”
“I was working with a couple of dream brands. All my plans were erased, and thousands of dollars gone.”
“I’m contributing to something that’s bigger than me, especially as a Black creative.”
On her debut EP, the 19-year-old singer-songwriter writes deep odes to love and heartbreak — and they’re connecting.
“Determination ties into ‘My Garden’ the way it ties into my whole life and mindset as a musician. Which is to wake up and do it every day, and be writing every day.”
“I don’t know if there’s a place where I know I’ve done enough.”
“The arbiters of R&B are no longer the face of the sound.”
“I want to show people the real instead of bravado or acting like nothing hurts.”
“Even if you don’t see yourself as a loner, there’s a loner in you.”
“A lot of girls let guys hold them back.”
For the 25th birthday of Mobb Deep’s ‘The Infamous,’ we speak with Havoc about the record and growing up in Queensbridge.
“First of all, Yussef is an amazing musician.”
The Pensacola, Florida rapper opens up about signing with Visionary Records, his debut album, ‘Belair Baby,’ and his desire to never be “regular.”
“Griselda is literally built from the ground up.”
“Music was really gifted to me to be my voice.”
“This time is what you make of it, and there’s a lot of good things that can come of it.”
“Every project is different, but the hunger is there. I think all day long of how I can improve.”
With the release of New York singer Elah Hale’s debut EP, ‘Room 206,’ we speak with the artist about giving music her all.
Every so often, you stumble upon a special artist. That’s Kenny Mason, angelic hoodrat.
“They’re moments and they’re movements.”
“We’re just trying to highlight the best music we hear daily, and we care about putting the artists first.”