Feature Interviews

On A Mission: Steel Smiling Founder Julius Boatwright

On A Mission: Steel Smiling Founder Julius Boatwright

Photo by Sarah Bader Interview by Thomas Agnew Our 2nd  “On A Mission” feature is Founder of Steel Smiling, Julius Boatwright. 

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Serving Vibes At NYC Venues & On Tours, Ella Hussle’s Demand Is Thriving

Serving Vibes At NYC Venues & On Tours, Ella Hussle’s Demand Is Thriving

Photo by Jake Martin You’ve probably rocked with the party starter Ella Hussle at Sunday Service at The Delancey. Or maybe you let her treat your ears at the magical GURL series heating up Brooklyn. If you were lucky you caught her on tour with Bosco in select cities opening for Yuna last year. We caught up with Ella in […]

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On A Mission: Eleven Stanley Productions Founder Njaimeh Njie

On A Mission: Eleven Stanley Productions Founder Njaimeh Njie

Article and photo by Julz Kooser Njaimeh Njie, creator of the multi-platform project Power(ed) by Grace, has once again pushed the boundaries with her new production company, Eleven Stanley Productions.

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Catering To His Listeners Continues To Help JMSN’s Appeal

Catering To His Listeners Continues To Help JMSN’s Appeal

Interview by Thomas Agnew Earlier this year we caught up with JMSN who performed at Club Cafe for the 2nd consecutive year with Mars Jackson and Tiffany Gouche. The strong focus on building up his newly recruited band this year proved to be a good investment and the internet would agree as fans raved on and on about his intimate […]

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Drinking Partners Connect With BOOM Concepts For 92nd Episode “Fuck The Culture”

Drinking Partners Connect With BOOM Concepts For 92nd Episode “Fuck The Culture”

Back in September, D.S. Kinsel and Thomas Agnew joined Day Bracey and Ed Bailey on the Drinking Partners podcast for its 92 episode.

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Chancelor Humphrey Talks Branding And Marketing To Build KeepPGHDope

Chancelor Humphrey Talks Branding And Marketing To Build KeepPGHDope

Chancelor Humphrey is one of the best at capturing Pittsburgh’s lifestyle. He’s also one of the leaders of pushing creativity in a city that still clutches its blue collar work very tightly.

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Tim “Paizley” Powell Is Pushing Boundaries With His Upcoming “No Fate” Gallery Series

Tim “Paizley” Powell Is Pushing Boundaries With His Upcoming “No Fate” Gallery Series

Article and Photo (above) by Julie Kooser Tim “Paizley” Powell grew up in what he describes as a “small small small” town, lacking people that truly connected with him. “I lived in a place where there weren’t a lot of people that identified with me just because of my skin color.

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Marqui Lyons Finds New Opportunity With Her 1st Curated Exhibition With Hebru Brantley

Marqui Lyons Finds New Opportunity With Her 1st Curated Exhibition With Hebru Brantley

Article by Julie Kooser Photo above by Isaiah Mays Photos below by Julie Kooser Marqui Lyons of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has curated her first art exhibition, featured at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. “It was important to me to find a special artist that is world renowned that I could bring to the city of Pittsburgh,” […]

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Roderick Ramsey Utilizes Propaganda Based Art For New FKBGNM Release & Gallery Series

Roderick Ramsey Utilizes Propaganda Based Art For New FKBGNM Release & Gallery Series

Article by Julie Kooser Photo by Xavier A (@artlikeus) Roderick Ramsey, founder of FKBGNM, will be presenting a series of, what he calls, propaganda-based art work. This is a graphic design project containing 8 – 10 vinyl pieces, made solely in black, white, grey, and red.

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Kris Kasanova Is Utilizing His Leadership To Teach Others Through Homeskool Brand

Kris Kasanova Is Utilizing His Leadership To Teach Others Through Homeskool Brand

Photo by Ashani Allick (http://www.ashaniallick.com/) Our previous feature with Kris, Game of 21, found him talking about his favorite NYC things along with what he’d do with some ideal opportunities if they’d ever come about. Our feature here, Kris Kasanova gets a bit more personal.

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