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If there’s one person who can single-handedly change the vibe in the room as soon as they walk in, it’s Quincy Brown. At only 24-years old, Quincy is nothing less than a multi-talented mogul. His credits include acting in last summer's hit film Dope (with Sha...

 

“My first plane ride was a one-way to somewhere I’d never been before,” 20-year old rapper Ohana Bam says to me over the phone last Thursday, with a relaxed enthusiasm he maintains throughout our conversation. He’s telling me about his move from Chicago to LA this pas...

Last week I both checked a major event off my Bud Light Bucket List and experienced Nirvana. But first let me back up.     

 

It’s senior year of college and I’m visiting Labeling Men Art Director Eric Fulcher in his hometown of Race City, U.S.A. “Harold h...

TonyDark is a Houston-based hip-hop producer whose recently-released The Strange Sounds of Vincent Stevens Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 have been making waves on the Internet. I don’t casually compare beat-makers to the late J Dilla, but TonyDark’s old school, minimalist style ev...

“What color is the number seven?” I ask Theo on the phone last Wednesday. This is the first time we’ve talked since May, just before Theo said bye to LA to recharge back home on the East Coast for a few months, just after he DJ’d Labeling Men’s one year anniversary par...

I opened last week’s column by announcing that “the Internet is filled will amazing music that no one listens to.” This week I spoke to 22-year-old Detroit rapper Dante Trice, who belongs to a collective they call “Unknown Records,” he explains, “because no one knows w...

New York rapper SHIRT’s Twitter page grandly announces him as: “PERSON RAP DESIGN VISION.” Accordingly, his talents range wide – in addition to rapping, SHIRT is a designer and visual artist. I reached out to him after falling in love with the most recent track on his...

You could call Theophilus Martins a rapper, designer, model, producer and an artist, but the best way to describe him would be Renaissance Man. He's all in one and always with style. After photographing him for our most recent editorial spread, we quickly labeled Theo...

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