“Usually people paint during the childhood, but they forget about it once they grow up. Luckily, it stayed in my mind,” said artist Lily Brik. Lily’s journey as an artist began at a young age. Her connection with painting has led to a number of projects on canvas, as well as murals around Spain. The 30-year-old muralist is just getting started, but already has some really cool work under her belt.
Two very important questions for our followers this week are: Did you get a chance to see the Xaiali Magnetic interview about a week ago on our Instagram feed? And did you get a chance to check out his album yet? If the answer to either one of those questions is, “NO,” then we need you to get on board with the rest of us, and get familiar with the sounds of Xaiali Magnetic.
My expectations for any movie about the Black Panther Party are always high. One of my favorite movies growing up was Panther, where they showed a lot of the efforts of the Black Panthers in Oakland. I grew up hearing about the impact of the Chicago branch of the organization. The older I got, the more politically aware I became.
Aight, so peep... There’s this guy out in Chicago who has been doing his thing on several different levels. In the midst of all of the negativity that surrounds the city, it’s refreshing when you hear about a young Black man doing something positive to spread joy in the Black community. He started out with rap as his primary focus, then transitioned to observational comedy skits, and both have led him to become a contributor to Chicago youth activism. The man I’m talking about is none other than Korporate, on Gaude!
November 15, 2020 was a day that hip-hop fans collectively held their breath.
Baton Rouge rapper Lil Boosie was shot in the leg upon leaving a funeral in Dallas, paying his respects to slain rapper Mo3. The concern for Boosie was more life-threatening and potentially life-altering than in Benny’s case. As Boosie has publicly battled diabetes for quite some time. A few hours away in Houston, Benny The Butcher, 35, was also shot in an attempted robbery. Both incidents had fans concerned, but for different reasons. The concern for Benny wasn’t just about him, but more about rap culture as a whole, and how we’ve become so prone to losing young black men that have yet to reach their potential far too soon. Thankfully, both Boosie and Benny’s injuries were not life-threatening or life-altering, although Benny will be in a wheelchair temporarily. Both are expected to make a full recovery.
England has been under the leadership of Queen Elizabeth II for nearly 70 years. The Queen is widely renowned for being the longest-reigning monarch in the world, having taken the throne in 1952 at 26-years-old. She inherited the seat after the passing of her father, leaving the title of king of England vacant. While the royal family is due to have a king in place after Elizabeth II, there are three lads in London who are staking claim to the king in their own right. And they dare you to dispute it with their name and approach.