“The title of this album is my whole life in one sentence. The songs on the album and the things I refer to lyrically on each track reflect pieces of my real life. The name of this album is exactly what I am—Built For Whatever,” said Tee Grizzley according to hip-hop news outlet, Complex Magazine. His album is one among the list of music projects from a few heavy hitters, and some rising stars set to be released this month.
Oftentimes, fashion is synonymous with art and flowy silhouettes. Especially for womenswear, fashion designers tend to focus on soft lines and daintiness. However, Fashion designer, Robert Wun, challenges this notion and creates geometric dresses that empower women.
Words don’t come easy: lyrics to a 1982 song, and the opposite of Canadian poet and singer-songwriter Mustafa’s current reality. Words have been what has propelled him into the limelight, through poetry and features on other artists’ songs, and words have made him stand out from other up-and-comers in his respective fields.
Glass is considered one of the most exciting and most dynamic art forms in Australia. It’s capability to transform endlessly is one of the reasons why The Tom Malone Prizeis awarded each year to a skilled Australian glass artist. It’s been 18 years since its inception and each year its winners receive $11,652 for demonstrating their ability to reinvent and challenge themselves by finding new ways to distill human experience in accessible and enlivening ways. Mel Douglas was able to sweep the stage twice by winning this prestigious award both in 2014 and most recently in 2020.
Many cultures suffer from a lack of representation, Vashti Harrison realized this void in the Black community and decided to make a difference. She has accomplished so much when it comes to making sure Black people are well represented. Vashti has taken on the task of educating the masses about underrated historical figures in the African-American community and planting seeds of hope and inspiration in the next generation of Black youth.
Whether consciously or not, every day we consume media profiting from the idealization of the female body. Magazines, advertisements, and computer graphics constantly push a certain standard of beauty that is portrayed through the digital world. In response to this, artist Kate Cooper creates digital art addressing the issues regarding physical appearance and consumerism.