Q.G. The BlacKnight takes up space as an indie artist in Arkansas and is comfortable with who he has grown to become—”My goal isn’t trying to be the biggest cat in the room. I’m just trying to be one of the most well known.” Q.G.’s knowledge of self is admirable, as he is a champion for artist individuality and authentic self expression, which is what his album represents. Read more as Q.G. The BlacKnight peels back the layers of his musical journey as a southern independent artist, his musical influences, where Arkansas stands in the music industry, and a breakdown of his latest album, “The Blackprint”.
Terrance Vann, also known as Terranceism, is an artist and entrepreneur from Wilmington, Delaware. While enrolled at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he began to see the dynamic differences between himself, his peers, and his teachers—privilege, riches, and a lack of authenticity. In this interview, Terrance provides a raw perspective on his journey to becoming a full-time artist, the power that museums hold in the art world, and owning the Black imagination.
G. Alium is East Harlem bred and grew up experiencing the roughness of his community, but found refuge in music. He describes his sound as melodic trap and the content of his lyrics reflects his lived experiences.
Shawn Carter-aka Beyonce’s husband, aka Jay-Z-has sold one-third of Tidal, his music streaming service, to Sprint for $200 million according to CNN Money and Billboard.
On the last day of May 2015, President Obama released a proclamation on why he declared June to be a month of appreciation for African American music.