ART/LIFESTYLE

WORDS #1

A Small Needful Fact

Is that Eric Garner worked

for some time for the Parks and Rec.

Horticultural Department, which means,

perhaps, that with his very large hands,

perhaps, in all likelihood,

he put gently into the earth

some plants which, most likely,

some of them, in all likelihood,

continue to grow, continue

to do what such plants do, like house

and feed small and necessary creatures,

like being pleasant to touch and smell,

like converting sunlight

into food, like making it easier

for us to breathe.

– Ross Gay

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MUSIC

NEW MUSIC: KOJEY RADICAL

Bambu is the most recent release from London’s Kojey Radical, the innovative young man who floats effortlessly from writing poetic raps, to modelling, to creative directing/styling for fashion labels, and finally runs his own artistic platform, PUSHCRAYONS.

For someone who truly does it all, he is unflinchingly self-aware. While his words never fail to offer disarming insight into his mind and experience, they also act as a mirror, forcing us to look at ourselves and the world around us.

Listen. Think. Enjoy.

Kojey is on SoundCloud, Twitter, & Instagram

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MUSIC, PEOPLE

INTRODUCING: KOJEY RADICAL

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We live in a world full of possibilities. “Pop Culture” is such a loose term in 2014 because in the last decade we have witnessed creative output reaching the masses at increasingly viral rates. In a recent conversation with my housemates, we assessed the pros and cons of this undeniable fact – I questioned whether access to this much information and talent has killed any hope for original thoughts or ideas. After trying to make sense of the technological age in which we live, it was hard for the 3 of us to ignore the fact that in a lot of ways, we are lucky. Never before have we seen such a culture of sub-cultures. The internet has brought forth a home for anyone and anything. While there is clearly still a formulaic “mainstream,” no longer is it necessary to water everything down, filter out the outlandish, and eventually spoon-feed a lesser version of the initial creation to unsuspecting consumers. The internet has placed some of the power back into the hands of the people.

A decade ago we may not have seen a Kojey Radical. A decade ago his unorthodox art may not have reached and touched as many people as it has been able to in the last year.

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