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Bernard Flowers: The Escape

  Spaghetti and fried fish. That’s what Bernard Flowers’ grandmother cooked several Fridays ago when I visited her Memphis home. At the end of each week, her family rolls through deep. At least 10 of them. The elder ones hang out in the kitchen with Granny, catching each other up on the latest. The children […]

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Miguel, Free

A few weeks back I worked with TriBeCa Film to do a piece on Miguel and his Wildheart film. But to be honest, for me the best part of our talk that day had nothing to do with the segments TF needed. I was most into the things he had to say about progression and […]

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Profiles: DJ Moma

Appreciation is all I have for someone that has the balls to ditch their suit and secure 9-5 for a life they’re passionate about. DJ Moma’s that guy. This time last year, after more than a decade of moonlighting as and becoming one of NYC’s most acclaimed soul and dance mixers, Mohamed “Moma” Hamad dropped […]

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Profiles: Bridget Kelly

If there’s one thing being in the music business as a journalist or simply roaming New York City streets for nearly eight years now as a resident has taught me, it’s that there are so many talented people in this world. Waiting for the L train at the Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn always means […]

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Profiles: Ambi 67

“Lovin’ me is complicated.” It’s a Kendrick Lamar line from “Alright,” a song from his sophomore album To Pimp a Butterfly that dropped a few weeks back. The cut’s been on loop here for more than an hour at Ambika “Ambi 67” Lewis’ Brooklyn home studio where the craftsman makes her art, tactful images of […]

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Profiles: Ro James

The son of a military man probably knows a thing or two about routines. Proving the idea so, here is Ro James deep in Brooklyn, New York getting his set in order at Brooklyn 1834, a creative clubhouse of sorts where a fully functional rehearsal space—jumbo speakers, drums, keyboards, guitars, the whole shebang—crank in a […]

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Profiles: Hollywood Hino

A wintry mix falls onto the quiet streets of the New York City’s Financial District. With the weather being the type that encourages most to bury themselves under blankets, it’s a wonder that Church Street Boxing gym is as busy as it is. The ring has two sparring boxers, both hoping not to be knocked […]

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