Artistic Manifesto Is Looking For More Contributors

Artistic Manifesto Is Looking For More Contributors

@MichellCClark
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Artistic Manifesto has been growing lately, in a number of ways. As our viewership and our vision continue to exceed expectations, we seek to expand our writing staff to more effectively accomplish our mission to provide “music for the eclectic, selective hip-hop lover.” Artistic Manifesto is looking for more contributors. We seek people to write […]

Brain Dead

Video: Russ – “Tell Me”

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Rising star Russ debuts a new video for his acoustic-tinged single, “Tell Me.” Birds eye views of exotic destinations mesh well with blurred out shots of Russ sporting a Hawaiian shirt that almost matches the cover of Brain Dead, the album on which we first heard this track. It would seem as though Russ copes […]

Marvin Gaye

Marvin Gaye: His Life, Legacy, and Struggle

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Posted In Featured PostsOpinion

75 years ago today, one of the most influential and innovative artists to come out of Motown was born. His name? Marvin Gaye.  Motown is arguably the most influential record label of the 20th century.  The label had the most influential grip on popular culture with its ability to cross the implemented lines of segregation in music […]

Toca Tuesdays

Listen to Chance The Rapper Debut A New Song On Toca Tuesdays

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Chance The Rapper appeared on Al Lindstrom’s Toca Tuesdays radio show on Shade 45 last night, and decided to liberate a new untitled song. The song, which can be heard below, includes a few references to Outkast, and discusses his views on women, their self esteem, and their drug issues. Listen to the untitled record […]

Sweet Dreamz

Video: K.Raydio & Psymun – “Sweet Dreamz”

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K.Raydio & Psymun‘s video for “Sweet Dreamz” is appropriately unrealistic and entrancing, matching the beautifully hypnotizing nature of the song itself. K.Raydio’s ethereal production and Psymun’s floating vocals are complemented by dark, contrasting visuals with spiraling, shifting camera views.  This song was originally featured on the duo’s LucidDreamingSkylines project. Watch the video after the break.

SDotBraddy

Interview: SDotBraddy Speaks On Independent Artist Development & Maximizing Song Potential

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The market of rappers continues to grow each day as the list of resources available to create expands, and start up costs to become an “up-and-coming” artist are at an all-time low. It’s important to remember the saying, “quality over quantity.” It’s a refreshing sight when you come across an artist who is dedicated to promoting […]

Moments

Video: After The Smoke – “Moments”

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Layered strings, sporadic sound effects, and crisp percussion characterize the instrumental to After The Smoke‘s latest release, “Moments.” The video contains a lot of symbolic imagery, courtesy of director Shomi Patwary. The video is full of violence, drug use, and symbolic imagery that will require multiple views to piece together. The interpretation you draw might […]

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Will The Internet Destroy Childish Gambino?

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In the fall of 2008, my best friend and I were in a NYC subway station waiting for a train in the midst of an excellent underage drinking binge, when I looked to my left and saw the dude from  Bro Rape standing next to us. I turned to him and said “hey man, I’m […]

Spike Lee

Video: Spike Lee Talks Artistic Inspiration & Love For The Craft With Pharrell

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Who better to interview the legendary Spike Lee than fellow creative savant Pharrell Williams? Pharrell interviews Spike via Reserve Channel’s ARTST TLK, and the rest is history. The two covered a lot of ground in about half an hour, discussing everything from Spike’s journey into filmmaking to the borough of Brooklyn to artistic inspiration in […]

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