In today's age of the Infinite Scroll, listeners are becoming desensitized and disengaged with art. But artists like Vince, Frank, and Leikeli47 are fighting back by manipulating imagery to challenge and confront your perspective head-on. Empathic listening is an active form of consideration that allows you to immersively engage with what you’re hearing. It’s an idea often … [Read more...] about How Leikeli47, Vince Staples and Frank Ocean Teach Us to Stop Hearing and Start Listening
This past summer, Tyler, the Creator unveiled a secret Instagram account that he'd been hiding for years. The account held hundreds of never-before-seen images and videos from the "Flower Boy" sessions, chronicling the album's creation from its earliest stages. We went through the entire account, from top-to-bottom, to collect every single post that corresponds with any of … [Read more...] about The Creation of “Flower Boy”: A Track-by-Track Visual Guide
Frank Ocean's sophomore studio album has received massive acclaim from far and wide. Critics, fans, and fellow artists have lavished so many accolades upon "Blonde" that there's nothing left to say that hasn't already been said - so we're taking a different approach. Welcome to an in-depth visual re-telling of Frank Ocean's entire creative process, from the 2013 Grammys to … [Read more...] about The Complete Visual History of Frank Ocean’s “Blonde”
Ms. Lauryn Hill holds an unenviable place in the hip-hop world. She is a dominant force within music who holds claim to some of the most immediately recognizable musical moments. She is the mastermind of one of the most successful hip-hop albums ever released. But nowadays, she is primarily known for her untapped potential and lost genius. Ms. Lauryn Hill is the woman who … [Read more...] about The Unexpected Influence of Lauryn Hill’s “Unplugged” Album
Channel Orange. Endless. Blonde. Frank Ocean’s music needs no introduction. Frank Ocean the man and artist, however, is a far more enigmatic topic. Hiding behind a notorious shroud of privacy and mystery, the details of Frank Ocean’s personal story intrigues casual and die-hard fans alike. But to truly understand Frank Ocean, you have to go back - all the way to his early … [Read more...] about Frank Before the Ocean: The Story of Lonny Breaux
There’s a whole lot more to Bearface than bangs, cigarettes, and rock ballads. Here’s everything you need to know about the origins, early career, and influences of Brockhampton’s guitar-wielding secret weapon. Who is Ciarán “Bearface.” McDonald? Name: Ciarán Ruaridh McDonald Birthday: April 23, 1993 Sign: Taurus Social Media: Instagram Soundcloud … [Read more...] about Meet Bearface: BROCKHAMPTON’s Elusive Singer-Songwriter
Sure, Romil may have incredible eyebrows and jaw-dropping beats - but there's far more to him than meets the eyes (or ears). Here's everything you need to know about the producer, DJ, and chief architect of Brockhampton's genre-defying sound: Romil Hemnani. Who is Romil Hemnani? Actual Name: Romil Hemnani Birthday: April 6, 1995 Sign: … [Read more...] about Romil Hemnani: The Ultimate BROCKHAMPTON Fan Guide
We knew Frank Ocean was a gifted artist with a talent for turning emotions and memories into beautiful music. It turns out he has a few other, less vulnerable, ways he likes to blow off steam too - like throwing elbows in grungy circle pits. Frank Ocean is a man of mystery. Even Frank's diehard fans - the ones who have literally spent months of their lives gobbling up … [Read more...] about Ever Seen Frank Ocean in a Mosh Pit?