Guest Post: GROWING UP A BOYGIRL – Part 1 by Marcus T. Graham

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of being a teenager? An awkward transition phase, outfits you wish you didn’t wear, decisions that now to this day you even question. “What were you thinking?” I definitely had all of the above, with dashes of anxiety and excitement. For a time, I…

Short Film: Trip by Jhene Aiko

Jhené Aiko released Trip, a surprise 22-track album on September 22nd. It features her daughter, Namiko Love, Kurupt, Mali Music, Brandy, Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd, and Big Sean.  Stream the album here. A short film with the shared name was also released. Within the short, the character Penny finds love in a stranger and embarks on a road…

Short Film: Know the Ledge by Ibra Ake 

Love and pastelles.                                  Know the Ledge is a modern silent film presented by Union Los Angeles. In sunny South Central Los Angeles, a couple spends their first day together. Ibra Ake, photographer and creative director of Childish Gambino’s Royalty…

Music Finds: “Seattle Girl” by J’von

J’von‘s talent can’t be questioned. In the short clip,  J’von is responsible for the animation, smooth beat, lyrics AND direction of the video. The Seattle-based artist talks about a girl who wouldn’t give back the same love. She rips his heart out and it manifests. There are so many metaphors in his tricky lyrics and cute animation….

Short Film: The Ocean by Seye Isikalu

‘The Ocean’ is a visual based on ‘plot twist’, a poem by Seye Isikalu. The poem talks about the woes that come with passionate love. ‘The Ocean’ shows how a person can lose themselves in passionate love and commitment . The visuals feature Nikki Fagbemi and Alexander Aplerku. Music Featured: Strange by Louis the Child,…