Check out Six Reason’s new visuals, “She Ready” featuring Quinton Horton off his upcoming mixtape, Sex Tape dropping February 13th. See what happens when you mix business with pleasure. Let us know what you think!
It’s hard to believe, but more than a year has passed since Raven Sorvino‘s last musical project. Don’t get it misunderstood – the Houston-born, Leimert Park-bred Breakout Queen’s last outing, the Queen of HeArtz EP, is still sneaking into the rotation every so often, and she closed out 2014 strong channeling Pam Grier. But its long-awaited The Supreme version is still in the oven slow roasting to perfection. Thankfully, Sorvino had other plans to ensure her name would remain in conversation going into 2015.
The result of those “other plans?” The Life$tyle EP, Raven’s first project of the year but more than likely not her last. With Aktive producing the entire project – and frequent Sorvino collaborator Woody’s Produce co-producing the smooth “Planet of the BAPES” – the Life$tyle EP is seven tracks deep. You might expect that being titled “Lifestyle,” Young Thug or even Rich Homie Quan would pop up. Sadly, neither of them is present here, but Raven DOES get strong assists from features Doley Bernays, Johnny Phrank, and Smokey Lane.
Aktive does a good job of providing sounds that cater to Sorvino’s versatility as an artist, whether it’s laying down a bounce music-inspired strip club anthem in the making on the upbeat “Shawty’s” or the laid-back yet vicious “Alpaca Fur” (which features an American Gangster audio sample and Sorvino holding her own alongside Bernays and Smokey with lines like “I make it rain, that’s Soul 4 Real”. -Dayandadream
Stream & download the #BreakoutQueen’s Life$tyle here.
Kirko Bangz laments over a groovy track and states that “I don’t want to want / I want to be content/let me vent”. He contemplates that maybe his disadvantage is being from Houston, Texas even though he’s signed to a label but doesn’t get the star treatment. Kirko paces back and forth in the foreground as a purple draped sky glows behind him. From his latest mixtape Progression V: Young Texas Playa.
Martin Luther King was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs. In honor of his birthday we share King’s famous 1963, “I Have a Dream” speech. May we continue to learn from his courageous actions. Heroes are never forgotten, rest in paradise, MLK.
Shabazz Palaces new animated abstract video for Forerunner Foray. Their spacey funk mixed with the artistic eye of SubPop label mate Chad VanGaalen.
Italian fashion designer has Roberto Cavalli has named Nicki Minaj the face of his Spring/Summer 2015 campaign. For the line’s new ad, the Queen gracefully showcases some of the upcoming wear.
“I chose Nicki Minaj because she embodies the exuberant and modern femininity of the Cavalli woman. In recent years we have become accustomed to women castigated in clothes that hide their body shapes. With this campaign, I wanted to send a strong countertrend message. I wanted a sensual woman who is aware of her body, who is not afraid to show her curves, rather she make them as a strength”. – Roberto Cavalli