Pawnshop: @1DJHonorz x @SD_GBE300

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Wait a minute DJ Honorz! Is that you SD!?

DJ Honorz just dropped his first installation of 2018 “Pawnshop” featuring SD. Fans have been waiting for two years to hear new music from the former GBE affiliate. Honorz has worked his magic and put together a solid 5-song EP that features remixes to some of your favorite songs. On each track SD bodies the instrumental and lays down that flavor that everybody has been missing. Although its not what the fans are expecting (LAOS5), it is something that will hold you over until the next release! Pawnshop is available now for streaming and download now on Spinrilla!

#KMPicks off of Pawnshop: Issues, Trending, and Double that Check!

https://spinrilla.com/mixtapes/dj-honorz-pawnshop-hosted-by-sd/embed

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KMPicks: Vibes at the Moment (Lucky VII)

Quality over quantity any day! I’ve been sitting back and waiting on something special for a while now. Luckily the music gawds felt it was neccessary and presented me with some new vibes. This KMPick is full of melodramatic records. Yes, its a bit emotional this go round but its worth it. With R&B making a comeback; its required that we feel our feelings a little bit. We’ve been trapped out for a while now.

KMPicks SpotlightJaylii- Oceans.
Jaylii is a new artist from Cincinnati and currently signed to 323 Music Group. She is what would you would call a “blast of splash”. Completely original! Follow her on Instagram @JayliiGotJuice. Be sure to check out her video trilogy on YouTube shot by AZae Production. 

 

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BlackGirlMagic: Meet ANU ORO

 

Black Girl Magic /blak · ɡərl· ˈmajik/ : a power that is filled with bliss, talent, and beauty that only a woman with melanin can possess.

Meet Anu Oro, she describes herself as a “Dream Artist” from Bronx, New York.

Anu’s artistry is both cultural and captivating. She has her own defining style with thick strokes and bold lettering. An outstanding artist she is indeed. It’s extremely important that we have various examples of how great we can be as black women. We can literally be anything imaginable… doctors, lawyers, business owners, musicians, or even an artist. Our greatness has no boundary. Having an example like Anu, who in my opinion has found something that she loves and decided to commit to is not only inspiring but also refreshing. The more I dig into the art world the more amazed I become. The pieces I feature here are only a glimpse of how amazing and powerful Anu’s art is. Visit her online gallery  to see what else she has in store. Support this queen and purchase one of Anu’s dreams.

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Did You Catch It: D.R.A.M 1 Year

Did you catch it when it first dropped? D.R.A.M “1 Year” produced by Gabe Niles.

D.R.A.M, a rapper from Virginia who is the true creator of hit song “Cha Cha” that was later altered by Drake for “Hotline Bling”.  Although that maybe the thing you remember D.R.A.M by he is more than “Cha Cha”. He however did go on record about the situation. On “1 Year”he vents, “CTRL +C copying me won’t work too many people knew about mines first. Cha Cha.” he continues ” Ain’t no beef but nigga that shxt hurt to the point where I feel covered in that dirt!” This record serves as a full reflection of his last year. D.R.A.M expresses his feelings from his satisfaction to his disappointments. The production is on “1 Year” is insane! Producer Gabe Niles completely catches D.R.A.M’s style; his production complements the rapper inevitably.  The song is dope, the message serves as motivation to me personally. A clear message that all it takes is one year of consistency and you could be living your dreams. D.R.A.M is one of a kind… his style of rap has it’s own lane.  Check out “1 Year”, catch the wave and become inspired to bust your ass for the lifestyle you want.

To Be Inspired: Meet Sir Taylor

Being able to be an artist and lend yourself to a craft is truly a gift. Being able to realize that gift and use it to benefit the world is a blessing. Painting has always interested me… I just never took the time to see if it was something I could personally exceed at. However, my love for art has truly grown and my appreciation for painters and multimedia artist has grown as well. It always interests me what inspired the artist to create. I know that there is always a story behind each line and stroke. I am interested in that story.

Sir Taylor is his name, an upcoming multi media artist from Chicago who uses inspiration to guide his artistry.

KM: What inspired you to begin painting?

Sir Taylor: I grew up watching , a lot of cartoons. That then transpired to drawing as a kid on and off. I was introduced to painting at an young age at a after school program. It wasn’t until I was pretty much grown that I really got into painting. It’s really weird how it took off after that , it felt really natural . Even when I struggled with it , it just felt right. Then I got inspired to figure out what I wanted to say versus mimicking what I saw.

“God Bless Us All” Oil on canvas | 2015|
I really loved this piece because of what it stands for. It’s based off of Inspiration from an N.E.R.D song , which also the title is “God Bless us All”. Basically the song is for a young black male. Pharrell is speaking in the words of an older brother. Basically encouraging this young man. Telling him he was born to bring change , you are brown in a world that’s black and white . But regardless, hold your head… you’re not dead. You can be just as successful as him. This piece speaks on the freedoms as a black male. It also speaks on fighting for those same freedoms. It questions the idea of freedom and what it means. Everyday is a battle, within yourself, against others, institutions, spirituality, etc. but still you push through. Even though you way feel defeated at times… you don’t have to look like it . In the end you’ll make it , just gotta hold your head up and persevere . -Sir Taylor
KM: What would you call your style of art?

Sir Taylor: My style of art, it varies.  I consider myself an multi-media artist . Meaning that I paint with different mediums occasionally . Hyper realism could appear but I really don’t know. I just put what I see and add what I feel.

KM: What inspires you most in life?

Sir Taylor: Life itself . What can be more inspiring to know that you can’t end up where you started if you really tried. The ability to see, hear, feel or even love. I’m inspired by a lot it’s hard to pick what’s most inspiring. It could be a song, words from my peers, other creatives, my family etc. My little cousin once told me he looked up to me, that may have been the most inspiring thing I have ever heard . Who’d think being accountable for another person could be inspiring . It’s crazy.

KM: What is your goal for your art?

Sir Taylor: My goal is to let my art say something and inspire people. When I was younger it would’ve been great to know an artist that came from where I come from. I feel that my life would have been different if that was the case. Although I have no regrets, I believe you go through things a certain way for a reason . I want my art to speak volumes and be more of a testimony. Letting kids like my younger cousin, know it’s OK the chase your passion. Hold on to that thing you love because it will make life that much rewarding .

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“For the Free”  Oil on canvas |2015| 
This piece is dedicated to the black woman. Based off the premise of freedom. It’s this idea of release. The idea of letting go and being you. I find at times women aren’t credited enough or that they wear so many hats they forget to breathe and let go just for a moment and embrace how great they are. I chose the image of an ballerina because I think they embody what I wanted to say. Showing the ability to be graceful , while enduring pain and being under so much pressure at the same time . I think that speaks value to our women, so I just want them to dance and be free, even if only for a moment. -Sir Taylor

Thank you Sir Taylor for allowing me the opportunity to feature your thoughts and art. KMSupports.

Contact Sir Taylor:

thesirtaylor@gmail.com

www.thesirtaylor.com

http://thesirtaylor.com/contact-the-sir-

KMThinks Pick: Sherren Olivia (Rennessy) x L. A. Vangogh – Come Home

Soundcloud has become one of my real best friends! I haven’t been posting lately but I’ve been listening to all type of new amazing artist. Which brings me to Sherren Olivia (Rennessy), an upcoming songstress from Chicago. Her single “Come Home” featuring Chicago emcee L.A. Vangogh has literally became my new favorite song! Press play and enjoy the melodramatics of this beautiful piece. 

Follow Sherren Olivia (Rennessy) on Twitter @rennessyy!

New Sensation: Ravyn Lenae🌺

Introducing you to the new NeoSoul/R&B sensation Ravyn Lenae from Chicago! This beauty is only sixteen years old and is already riviving the proclaimed dead genre of R&B. With her soothing voice and peaceful aura she grasps attention immediately. Above is her newly released visual “Blossom Dearie” shot by videographer AZae Production. The visual is so refreshing and her voice is so profound and unique. Feel free to click the link above and enjoy the gracious vibes flowing ever so peacefully from Ravyn. KM supports! Get in tune of you haven’t yet! Thank me later.

Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @RavynLenae.

#LEM #AZP