Emcee, performer and poet laureate Otis Mensah is existing for his art, and in a world that commodifies self-expression, that’s an act of resistance.
On the release of his new project, B-List Celebrities, San Fran emcee Frak talks bars, battles, the bay and the b-list with Miki.
Tyler sat down with Nora Toutain over Zoom to discuss reconciles her Moroccan heritage, Canadian residence and the influence of the pandemic in an amazing show of adaptation. The elegant songstress’ new album, Grounding Place, Vol 1. is out now on all platforms.
Chris Patrick is 24-year-old New Jersey rapper making big moves on social media. His new single, “3AM” has garnered fresh attention for his career, following up on his song “Swish” making the NBA 2K21 soundtrack. We sat down with the busy artist to get the inside perspective on how he is able to work so successfully while balancing artistry with a full-time job.
Toronto singer Storry details her journey of finding what her life means to her and how she moves forward in the midst of limbo, reflecting on her past to better understand her present.
Landing his song “Swish” on the NBA 2K21 soundtrack is only another step that marks the rise of New Jersey rapper Chris Patrick. His sound a unique blend of J Cole, J.I.D and Saba, Patrick has sharpened his craft with limited time and funding. He measures his success by the progression of his career, and not by the competition of his peers.
This piece – a companion to Ryan’s interview with Chris Keys, available via In Search Of Sauce – puts a fine point on their far-reaching discussion that looks at origins, influence, evolution and the road to Innocent Country 2.
Toronto-based vocalist Lexxicon combines hip-hop, afrobeats and reggaeton with his signature dancehall sound. He hopes songs like “I Don’t Deserve You” combined with his work as a BLM activist can help others celebrate their Blackness.
Nyah Grace bridges two worlds with her R&B prowess, her talent taking her from Oregon’s open expanse to London’s bustling city streets. Miki Hellenbach talks art, life and everything in between with Nyah as she steps onto the scene with her debut record, Honey-Coloured.
Exes can’t be friends but “EXES” by Chrissie Límos can stay real close. The track’s intricate production propels Límos’ dynamic vocals into a dreamlike yarn, unraveled melody to melody.