Music lets artists express their feelings in a way that plain words can’t, and the explosion of independent artists through Spotify and TikTok have let this music finally be heard. Claud Mintz, whose professional name is simply Claud, is a nonbinary musician from New York (and uses they/them pronouns), has blown up in the bedroom pop (where artists typically record in their room rather than a recording studio) and indie music world.
Running a small business that specializes in food service or retail can be difficult. Almost every day we see advertisements for small businesses that struggle to gain publicity. This applies to many growing Black-owned businesses, which according to CNBC have historically been found to be twice more likely to fail within the first 18 months in comparison to white-owned businesses.
We’ve all seen our fair share of graffiti while traversing the unique layouts of our own individual cities in which we reside. Personally, my experience with graffiti is with the city closest to home, Atlanta, largely tagged with various forms of graffiti – whether it be a full wall mural or something as simple as the letters “ATL” spray-painted alongside an overpass. This intriguing art form can serve many purposes, stemming from a movement, a way to communicate, or simply to amaze.
High fashion doesn’t have to mean outlandish or impractical fashion; some designers are changing everyday looks into chic and elegant pieces that are both usable and sustainable. Israeli-American fashion designer Nili Lotan has become known for her classy basics and styles, but her brand and looks extend far beyond that. Not only has she taken over the fashion world, specifically New York, she has also continued to grow as a brand that’s become associated with the world’s top celebrities and influencers. A recent collaboration with Targetwill also show Lotan’s sensibilities and high fashion to an audience that might not be familiar with her otherwise.
Following the success of 2020’s “King’s Disease,” the legendary rapper Nas and famed producer Hit-Boy decided to run it back and drop another album together. “King’s Disease,”was an incredible album for both Nas and Hit-Boy, as it marked the first Grammy award for Nas received during his 25+ year career. Prior to this award he had been nominated for 13 Grammy awards. Long overdue for sure, but it was well deserved as the two collaborated for what should go down as a modern-day classic.