LaLion is the king of consistency. From 0 to 200,000+ monthly Spotify listeners and a climbing 20 million streams all from mixing, mastering and recording he does himself. In the latest from HipHopNumbers’ on The Beauty of Independence — profiling the determination.
Ham on Everything has been a staple of Los Angeles’ events scene since 2011, but a decade on, co-founder Adam Weiss is facing the new challenges of a COVID world. Even as he reminisces on humble beginnings and hard-earned successes, Adam’s looking to the future – and, as he tells David McCloud, it’s looking bright, sweaty and underground.
Among internal strife and external chaos, Chris Patrick searches for peace of mind. On his highly anticipated 2020 album, ‘From the Heart, Vol. 2,’ the New Jersey emcee grapples with striving for lofty goals within a system that’s designed to make even his success an outlying statistic.
With all the chaos in the world it’s easy to forget to take a moment and enjoy the sweeter things. That moment could be now and that sweetness could easily be Love Stories, a jazzy lo-fi escapade of romance and heartbreak. We sat down with fika to discuss their new EP, the meaning of love and acceptance of loss.
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.
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.
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.
Zaia has been building for years, and whilst he’s recently seen a placement on the ‘Insecure’ soundtrack “bear fruit,” he tells Miki Hellerbach that whilst his sound is ever-changing, his ATL roots run deep.