Love can take on new shapes and forms through art. Music is one of the big ways artists express their experiences with love and share it with the world. One artist taking love by the reins is Alina Baraz, who truly puts her heart and soul into all of her work. 

The talented Alina Baraz has been on my music radar for quite some time now. I remember first hearing of the American singer back in 2017 through her collaboration with pop star Khalid  on a single called "Electric.” 

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Every so often, a city that’s not very well known for its rap scene will pump out a few blazing hot artists. The city of Louisville may have been overlooked for quite some time, but rappers Jack Harlow and EST Gee are doing their best to carve out a lane for others behind them. Harlow’s success with his No. 2 Billboard single has opened up the eyes of many on the mainstream side of things. But EST Gee speaks to a different type of audience. His music amplifies a culture that many won’t understand. 

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Are you a fan of The War on Drugs? This might sound like a strange question to ask somebody when taken out of context. However, this well-known phrase in American history is now being associated with a Grammy award-winning rock band, headed by lead singer Adam Granduciel and accompanied by a medley of other musicians, after releasing their sixth studio album in October of this year. 

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Van Hunt's story has been heard many times by different artists. The major label’s concerns with commercial success tend to wipe out creativity. After years of working with labels and suffering an unreleased album, Hunt decided to try out music his way – independent style. The result was an album of which he is extremely proud.

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It's hard to find out where a cultural phenomenon starts. Out of nowhere, something popular occurs and before we know it, almost everyone is on the bandwagon. But how does it all begin? Steve Stoute has worked in all aspects of the culture industry from music to advertising - he has discovered and defined a cultural brand.

What kind of experience makes him the cultural guru he's come to be? Here's a track record:

Stoute was an executive at record labels for nine years. He was president of the Urban Music division at Interscope/Geffen/A&M Records. Before that, Stoute was president of Urban Music at Sony Music Entertainment

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