Features

Remembering Ric Ocasek: The Car That Never Slowed Down

Photo Credit: Matthew Eisman/Getty Images If you lived or worked in New York City in Nineties or after, chances are you spotted Ric Ocasek on the street at least once. It was probably harder to miss the Empire State Building: well over six feet tall and exhibiting the same lanky physical frame, longish hair and sad/curious facial features that had defined his appearance through his four decades as a public figure,… Read more

Social House: Everything is Changing for This Duo

Photo Credit: Rolexx Social House is a duo that primarily creates pop-based tracks with hip-hop and R&B undertones. They caught the spotlight after being the producers behind popular tracks from Ariana Grande’s recent album Thank U, Next. The group is composed of two members, Michael Foster and Charles Anderson. Known as Mikey and Scootie respectively,… Read more

Megan Thee Stallion: Hot Girls Unite

Photo Credit: 2020 Photography/Courage Osadolor Megan Thee Stallion is one of the hottest female rappers on the scene right now. The unapologetic bravado of Megan has caused many to join her fan group of “hotties.” New to the music industry, Megan Thee Stallion is coming to put her spin on music and make a name… Read more

VHS Collection: Appreciating Independent Fame

Photo Credit: Marcus Maschwitz VHS Collection is an indie rock band that is composed of three members: Conor Cook, James Bohannon, and Nils Vanderlip. Hailing from New York City, this band is creating a name for itself by utilizing the power of resources. The independent band has a manager that oversees their bookings, and with… Read more

Illenium: Immersing the World in Electronic Music

Photo Credit: Alexandra Gavillet Nicholas Miller, also known as the electronic musician Illenium is on an upward arc to stardom. He was born on December 26, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois. His family moved and he grew up in San Francisco, California. Illenium started making music in 2008. After an influential concert, Illenium placed greater emphasis… Read more

Pink Sweat$: Reclaiming The Softer Side of R&B

Photo Credit: Courtney Loo & David Karp The up-and-coming R&B artist David Bowden aka Pink Sweat$ created a buzz in the music scene with his hit song “Honesty.” He’s also known for working with other artists such as Tierra Whack and Florida Georgia Line. Bowden was born on February 14, 1992 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As… Read more

Majid Jordan: Drake’s Co-signed R&B Duo

Photo Credit: Norman Wong Majid Jordan is a musician duo that started making music in 2011. The group is composed of members Jordan Ullman and Majid Al Maskati. Jordan was born on September 8, 1993 in Toronto, Ontario. Majid was born in Bahrain, a small country in the Persian Gulf, on October 22, 1990. His… Read more

MTV Anniversary: Video Did Not Kill The Radio Star

“Video Killed the Radio Star” is not just a song. Popular belief holds that it’s also a rock history lesson. On August 1, 1981, the single by British new wave band the Buggles became the first video ever to air on MTV, and many feel that the title perfectly sums up the network’s impact: that… Read more

Normani: Propelled to Stardom

Photo Credit: Dennis Leupold Normani Hamilton was born on May 31, 1996 in Atlanta, Georgia. When she was young, her family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. After Hurricane Katrina in 2005, her family relocated to Houston, Texas. Normani loved dancing and beauty pageants and she started signing gospel music and recorded her first song when… Read more

Tayla Parx: The Triple Threat

Photo Credit: Caroline Tompkins Tayla Parx is an actress, songwriter, and musician that is currently gaining momentous attention from the long list of artists she’s worked with. She was born as Taylor Parks in Dallas, Texas on September 16, 1993. Her love of music and acting helped define what artistry meant to her. Taylor would… Read more