Zayira Ray is an established and well-regarded gen-z Indian-American photographer whose art captures the pure beauty within honest human connection and intimacy. In this interview, Zayira talks about photography’s role within activism and how quarantine has made her shift her photography to be more introspective. Read more about Zayira’s story growing up as a born and bred New Yorker in an Indian-American household and how her cultural heritage intersects with her artistry.
Interview by Joana Meurkens Creative Direction by Taylor Mew Photography by Maia Bertrand Murielle (Mu-ree-elle) is a Belgian born, American raised, NYC based singer/songwriter/producer/dancer with strong Congolese roots. Murielle recently released her self written and produced mixtape “Cancer Moon Child”, which stemmed from deep rooted personal growth and showcases the personal and powerful art that … Read more(Issue 3) Music Feature: Murielle
About the Artist: Abby T. is a singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who presents tender jazz-inspired vocals with a refreshing perspective on rap. She draws influences from artists like Lauryn Hill, Noname, and Tierra Whack. She is steadily plowing her way through the alternative R&B/Hip-Hop scene in New York and has had the pleasure of opening … Read more“High” by Abby T.
The first time I heard Sola by J Balvin, my tía showed me. Sandra was one of several tías that I would come to know over the course of my stay in Medellin over the summer of 2015, as I bore witness to the fragmented pieces of family precariously joined by place, time, and good … Read moreSolitude in the Colombian ImagiNation by Zoe Ervolino
As a man, I am often wrong about a lot of things. As a yoruba man with an aries placement, I am frequently LOUD and wrong about a lot of things. It is a blessing and nuisance, but I am willing and open to reconsideration, 7 out of the 10 times. Look, nobody had it … Read moreReview: I Was Wrong About Kissland & I’m Sorry by Tayo Omisore
Written, performed and produced by her, In theBreeze is Jade’s manifesto, marking the debut of anew chapter in her artistry, one where she hastaken full control. Recorded over the past twoyears in Brussels, NYC, Japan and Berlin, thesong is a collection of moments experienced and lessonslearned. Describing an imaginary Elysium, the song tells thestory of … Read more“In the Breeze” by Jade
BY: Max Strom Released: September 18th (Griselda Records) Genre: East Coast Rap Grade: B Plus Armani Caesar showed up on Westside Gunn’s “Lil Cease” last July and ran mafioso rap’s last, best hope right off his own track and left me dumbfounded. Capitalizing on the momentum of her standout feature, Armani Caesar makes her case … Read moreReview: “The Liz Tape” by Armani Caesar
A note from the artist: My name is Jibreel Hakim and I’m an Artist from Brooklyn, New York. I started DJing when I was like 12 then I slowly started making beats in 2015. I didn’t start rapping until like 2017, that was the same time I started taking all the creative endeavors I was … Read more“My Mind” by Spacerace
“Statue of a Woman” sculptor unknown who questions if you are a woman? it exists in far more than your body your clothes your sandals. the strong hip and marble fingers are not what make you a woman I could give you a pedicure but you’d still be headless heedless losing your grip … Read moreStatue of a Woman by Mariah Ghant