In our chat backstage at SOB’s Curren$y tells me what it was like working with Thelonious Martin on the recently released “3 Piece Set” project. Known to be a fan of sneaker culture and fashion I also asked Curren$y which sneaker he would compare his last album to. The rapper also lets us in on which rapper is an inspiration to him.
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NESHA chats with Rye Rye about music, fashion and a bit about her upcoming album. Rye Rye is a new artist signed to M.I.A.’s label N.E.E.T. Recordings. The 20 year old rapper is also unofficially known as M.I.A.’s protege, evoking a similar out the box sound and style. What seperates this artist is her passion and integration of dance in her performances. Check out the video above as NESHA chats with the up and coming artist about everything she’s been up to, and what inspired her to be more confident in the unique way that she likes to dress.
Its been quite a hectic summer but one of the things that’s dominant about summers in NYC is the overwhelming amount of shows filled with new talent. Shawn Lawrence James, a young guy from Brooklyn, has an ear for new talent and puts on shows throughout NYC featuring the most buzz worthy up and coming artists. His last show at the Knitting Factory featured a band called Blind Benny. The band features a familiar face, Jade who released her first project as a solo act and is now part of a band. The show also featured Rachel Brown and another singer by the name of Anthony Flammia.
Jade speaks on what she’s been up to since her last EP It’s My Heart, Cookie and the process of branding the new band she’s apart of and more.
Anthony was definitely a pleasant surprise and as a new talent this was his very first interview. We spoke about what inspired him to get into singing, and his album that he’s releasing.
The next show is in a couple of weeks. Details and link to buy tickets below.Read More»
A rapper launching a liquor brand is not surprise, but an artist launching a liquor for women is something we haven’t quite seen yet.
“I didn’t know what I wanted to do, and I definitely didn’t want to be another dude coming out with some hard drink that’s flammable and tastes more like rocket fuel,” said Pharrell Williams half of the production duo the Neptunes and frontman of N.E.R.D. at the launch of his liqueur Qream. “I felt like Puff kills it with Ciroc so I definitely didn’t want to stand in that lane so I chose women because I felt like women were under served and indulgence is something hard for women to celebrate.”
Pharrell says he likes serving women and his latest venture is dedicated to hard working women who need to indulge in something just for them at the end of a long day.
Celebrity friends including Selita Ebanks, Swizz Beatz, Q-Tip, Russell Simmons, Jay-Z and more came out to support the New York launch at the Public Library in midtown Manhattan. With all the star energy in the room, there of course had to be some entertainment, and Williams had the newly signed viral duo Karmin perform.
“I’m always inspired when I see hip hop artists do entrepreneurial things, it inspires a whole community,” Russell Simmons expressed when asked why he came out despite being known not to drink alcohol. “I think that’s one thing that we’re lacking in our community is ingenuity and creativity and new ideas. Pharrell and hip hop in general they exude that kind of courage, to go out on new ventures and go out on a limb and make something different.”Read More»