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  • MARIAMA

    MARIAMA

    “To me music is the universe. I don’t know, it’s everything… The moment you release something it’s no longer yours in a way because everybody can make it their own.” On a sunny afternoon in Paris during a short break from her summer tour, talented singer-songwriter Mariama took me to her apartment near the Metro Laumière in the 19th arrondissement. Born in Sierra Leone and raised in Cologne, Mariama says her rich multicultural background has contributed to the curiosity that fuels her music.

  • HIP HOP FOR CHANGE

    HIP HOP FOR CHANGE

    “We get a depiction of young brown and black people in the media that sets us up for failure. Our kids are getting ideals that they can never live up to instead of having an accessible form of expression that they can use to find out who they are… these cultural forms of expression are so necessary for us to have for ourselves as a community that it is a travesty to say the least what these corporations have done with the platform for our culture. So that’s what Hip Hop For Change is bringing back.”

  • MATT BRADFORD

    MATT BRADFORD

    “With the sad songs, I can take the sadness and I can put it in the song… I can just give it to the song and then the song can have the sadness and I don’t have to have it.” We sat down in Matt’s apartment on the west side of LA where he recorded his latest album, “Broken Hymns.” Check out his performance above of “Ain’t Ready To Stop” from the new record.