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Next Town Down: Making R&B Look “Easy”

Photo Credit: NTD Facebook Next Town Down is a modern day R&B boy band. They’ve gathered millions of fans across the world with their charismatic personality and multi-instrumental talents. Based out of Los Angeles, these five singers have grown to become an influential force in music. The five members in Next Town Down are Chris… Read more

Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly

Photo Credit: Kevin Winter, Getty Images Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly is a Netflix feature film that follows the rapper’s rise to stardom. The film was directed by White Trash Tyler and produced by David Stromberg, Angus Wall, and the man himself, Travis Scott. Look Mom I Can Fly backtracks the Houston rapper’s… Read more

Loud Luxury: The Canadian Duo Taking Over EDM

Photo Credit: NDK Images Loud Luxury is a Canadian EDM duo comprised of Andrew Fedyk and Joe Depace. This Canadian duo is generating a huge buzz in the music industry with increasingly popular electronic music anthems. Loud Luxury creates music from passion and persistence. The two met in 2012 while attending university in London, Ontario…. Read more

King Princess: Taking the Throne

Photo Credit: Josh Brasted/FilmMagic Mikaela Straus was born on December 19, 1998, in Brooklyn, New York. Mikaela’s great-great-grandfather was a co-founder of the retail chain Macy’s and died when the Titanic sunk. Her father was a recording engineer and owner of a music studio. Straus spent a lot of her childhood with her father at… Read more

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