photography by Lucus Landers

photography by Lucus Landers

A conversation with Kooley High's Charlie Smarts and DJ Ill Digitz.

A More Intimate View Of Creative Culture
The tradition of making something out of nothing should inspire us all to create. Hip Hop culture was created in the South Bronx, developing from the heritage of Jamaican Toasting. Just like Hip Hop is steeped in tradtion, so is photography. So much so, that it feels like the 5th element of Hip Hop. Photography has always been around it. While the genre continues to grow, we still have to understand it’s roots. Kooley High’s latest project examines those roots, by staying true to their distinctive undeground sound. - Ryan Lyons

"Triple the crime, Bible nor the Koran can save. Welcome don't be afraid, your city similar right."
- Kendrick Lamar, "Dear Moleskin", Jay Electronica ft. Kendrick Lamar,2012

Valentine wants to bring more unity in the black photography world

 Trey Rx has a vision for a bigger sound in Baltimore and beyond

Ocean Bares His Soul


We're not trying to be smarter than you or dictate the wave of the future, but we'd like you to be informed on what we feel is tight. Whether it's on the radio, or a kid in our neighborhood, we just want it to be as pure as possible. Let’s bring back the conversation within our culture, and keep our ears glued to the streets. Let’s slow it down and pay attention to what’s really going on.

 



FOUNDER - Ryan Lyons

RECLINER DESIGNER - Jack Sommer

EDITOR: Alisha Acquaye

STREET CONNOISSEUR - Trey Robinson

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS - Dondre Green, Erin Duncan, Andrew White, Jack Sommer, Stephen Kearse, Fatima Johnson, Alisha Acquaye, Melaika Campbell, Gabrielle M. Jones & Ryan Lyons

CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS - Ryan Lyons, Jack Sommer, Trey Robinson, Dondre Green, Hoay Smith

MUSIC CURATOR - Kashmir "Poetic" Jones

 

"There's no new ideas in the world.There's only a new arrangement of things.Everthing is new. Every minute is new. That means reexamining.” - Henri-Cartier Bresson, The Decisive Moment

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