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24kGoldn Is Exactly Where He’s Meant To Be
Yeah, it’s like the best drug in the world,” 24kGoldn says to me over Zoom when I ask if the feeling of performing in front of thousands of fans is unmatched to any other accolade. It’s not the first time we’ve talked but since our last conversation in March, a lot has happened for him—he […]
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Loud Luxury
It’s one of those things, strike when it’s hot,” says Joe De Pace of Loud Luxury referring to how he and Andrew Fedyk jumped on the Bama Rush TikTok trend by remixing the Zeta sorority anthem. Their ability to be fluid, take something that’s trending, and make it their own is one of the reasons […]
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Nessa Barrett Is Not Who You Think
I feel like if anyone lived my life they would see that it’s not really what it’s out to be,” Nessa Barrett softly says to me through my Macbook screen. Before hopping on a Zoom call with the artist, I dug deep into her online presence watching her interviews, socials, videos, and listening to podcasts. […]
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Pressa Rises Above Pressure
Quinton Armani Gardner, professionally known as Pressa, promptly logs onto our Zoom meeting and immediately asks if the interview is video or audio. “I was just gardening now so I’m all dirty,” he says as I assure him only the audio is being used for the story. That’s not the Monday afternoon activity I would […]
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Justine Skye Finds Her Sound
Justine Skye just needs 30 seconds. “I have this thing—the first 30 seconds of doing something that might make me nervous, I freak myself out. But, after I make it past 30 seconds I’m like, ‘Okay, I’m alive, I can do this,’” she says the morning of release day for her second independent album Space […]
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Kang Daniel in Full Color
The world is starting to awaken from its necessitated slumber. Planes are zig-zagging time zones like its 2019 and calendars that lay bare are repopulating as quickly as they were cleared. For Kang Daniel things have been ramping up for months. We struggle to find time to connect—he’s working 18 hour days of rehearsals and […]
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AJ Tracey Has No Regrets
AJ Tracey logs onto our Zoom meeting from London and you can instantly hear the intense West London articulation as he says “Hello.” Tracey’s 27th year on earth is a good one. His second studio album, Flu Game, and three nominations for the upcoming 2021 Brit Awards are just a handful of his accolades. That […]
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Tate McRae Is All In
If you were to jump on the YouTube channel of Canadian pop singer-songwriter sensation Tate McRae, what might catch you first is not the over 3 million subscribers or cache of choreographed music videos, but instead, somewhat randomly, her About page:  hi i’m tate. i’m 17. kinda crazy, kinda chill. i overthink a lot of […]
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Dove Cameron Gets Candid About Mental Health, New Music, & Having Faith in the Universe
For some people, confidence comes naturally. For others, it’s earned. Most often, it’s built over time through hard work, skillful self-talk, and lots of therapy. But Dove Cameron’s confidence is something different altogether. Zooming in from her L.A. home with her cat, Peanut Butter, at her feet, the pop singer, actress, and former Disney star […]
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Slowthai: The Duality Of Tyron Frampton
If you’ve ever been in a theater production, you might know how much fun it can be to play the villain. You can yell as loud as you want, break a couple of rules, and indulge in some scandalous vices, all without consequence. In the real world, life in the spotlight is much less forgiving, […]
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