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Within just seconds of meeting Boogie, the nimble wordsmith with Compton, Calif. propped up on his shoulders, the day all but promises to end in disaster. Earlier, he…

NEXT: R.LUM.R Is An Artist Unapologetic About His Quirks

R.LUM.R has a lot to say. No seriously, a lot. From the moment the singer, songwriter and instrumentalist walks into the airy conference room reserved for our sit-down…

Who’s NEXT: The 6 Month Check-In

Have you been sleeping on some of the soon to be big names in music and entertainment for the past six months? Between the top of this year and last, scores of new…

NEXT: The Byproduct Of Smino’s Soul-Infused Rap Is The Inevitable Transfer Of Black Joy

There’s no feeling quite like knowing you belong. Nothing like having the privilege of understanding your place in society and knowing that, unwaveringly and…

NEXT: Consider ELHAE An Alchemist Of Modern R&B Moods

ELHAE was pretty sure he’d never touch, let alone consume, any part of an octopus in his lifetime. That is, until today. A curled tentacle is plated before him, grilled…

NEXT: ‘Chewing Gum’s Michaela Coel Brings Biting Wit That Won’t Lose Its Flavor

Michaela Coel is a tough act to follow… literally. Due to her hectic schedule, I finally catch up with her in early-March, during a brief bout of downtime for a Skype…

NEXT: KAMAU’s Presence Is A Present To Creative Expression

KAMAU rests his body and mind at “DoloBhana,” a four bedroom Brooklyn residence that houses a makeshift studio and at least seven others who, like the musician, make art…

NEXT: Ravyn Lenae Turns The Colors Of Her Life Into Sweet Music

It’s afternoon rush hour in the Big Apple, and despite a mid-February streak of warm weather, the temperature has reverted to its brittle 40-degree chill. That should be…

NEXT: R&B Is Taking Many Directions And Music Duo THEY. Is Creating Their Own

New York City’s Terminal 5 venue appears to be eerily quiet on a Monday evening. Just over three hours remain before the club’s gates open to anxious millennials who…