Posts tagged GEN F

GEN F: DAN BODAN
“As if by osmosis, Bodan’s years hanging out at Berlin’s cutting-edge dance spots have guided his music to match his songwriting’s digital-era subject matter.”

GEN F: DAN BODAN

As if by osmosis, Bodan’s years hanging out at Berlin’s cutting-edge dance spots have guided his music to match his songwriting’s digital-era subject matter.”

GEN F: SAMPHA
"What I love about music is you can create who you are. I could change it every day."

GEN F: SAMPHA

"What I love about music is you can create who you are. I could change it every day."

READ ISAIAH RASHAD’S FADER GEN F PROFILE 

It’s late on a Wednesday in Carson, California, and Isaiah Rashad’s friends are on a Black & Mild run. The studio has almost gone quiet. “Childcare shit, DirecTV, one of those microfilm departments where they keep court records and shit…” Rashad is reading his resume. “Oh, and Hardee’s. I worked at Hardee’s up until last October.” On that last note, he gets almost sentimental, in a way that only someone who no longer works at Hardee’s can. In March, Rashad got a new job, one that suits him better. “My mom wanted a diploma and I didn’t give it to her,” he says, laughing. “I brought her home an advance check instead.”

READ ISAIAH RASHAD’S FADER GEN F PROFILE 

It’s late on a Wednesday in Carson, California, and Isaiah Rashad’s friends are on a Black & Mild run. The studio has almost gone quiet. “Childcare shit, DirecTV, one of those microfilm departments where they keep court records and shit…” Rashad is reading his resume. “Oh, and Hardee’s. I worked at Hardee’s up until last October.” On that last note, he gets almost sentimental, in a way that only someone who no longer works at Hardee’s can. In March, Rashad got a new job, one that suits him better. “My mom wanted a diploma and I didn’t give it to her,” he says, laughing. “I brought her home an advance check instead.”

GEN F: KELELA

HOW THE LA SINGER IS SUBTLY FLIPPING THE GENDERED POWER DYNAMICS OF THE PRODUCER/DIVA RELATIONSHIP

GEN F: CHRONIXX
LEADER OF JAMAICAN’S ROOTS REVIVAL
"What the ancient men used to experience, what Peter Tosh and Bob Marley and Jacob Miller used to experience, is a lot different from what we’re experiencing now. A lot of things that used to happen are now five times as bad. And it would be worse if it wasn’t for them man who came before. So I’m just outlining the experiences of a Rasta youth like myself living in our times.”

GEN F: CHRONIXX

LEADER OF JAMAICAN’S ROOTS REVIVAL

"What the ancient men used to experience, what Peter Tosh and Bob Marley and Jacob Miller used to experience, is a lot different from what we’re experiencing now. A lot of things that used to happen are now five times as bad. And it would be worse if it wasn’t for them man who came before. So I’m just outlining the experiences of a Rasta youth like myself living in our times.”

GEN F: SIR MICHAEL ROCKS
“Just a word of advice for anybody trynna rap or do any shit like this,” Rocks says by phone, from outside of a Los Angeles barbershop. “If you ever gotta sue somebody, don’t sue them. Just try to kill them, or like, send some niggas on the streets to kill them. For one, you gone spend a whole lot less money, and for two, it’s gone waste a whole lot less time.”

GEN F: SIR MICHAEL ROCKS

“Just a word of advice for anybody trynna rap or do any shit like this,” Rocks says by phone, from outside of a Los Angeles barbershop. “If you ever gotta sue somebody, don’t sue them. Just try to kill them, or like, send some niggas on the streets to kill them. For one, you gone spend a whole lot less money, and for two, it’s gone waste a whole lot less time.”

GEN F: MØ
Mø writes songs about messy, lazy people with nowhere to go and nothing to do, but her 16-year commitment to music and the clear-eyed passion of her singing suggests she might actually have her shit together. 

GEN F: MØ

Mø writes songs about messy, lazy people with nowhere to go and nothing to do, but her 16-year commitment to music and the clear-eyed passion of her singing suggests she might actually have her shit together. 

GEN F: WHEN SAINTS GO MACHINE
“People try to create something that looks natural in nature,” he begins, citing luxury swimming pools that seem to merge with the ocean. “It’s ironic because nature’s already there. Why do you have to fuck around with it?”

GEN F: WHEN SAINTS GO MACHINE

“People try to create something that looks natural in nature,” he begins, citing luxury swimming pools that seem to merge with the ocean. “It’s ironic because nature’s already there. Why do you have to fuck around with it?”

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GEN F: RICH KIDZ
"Winter time we keep it low. In the summer we got the heat. We got the party music on the way."

GEN F: RICH KIDZ

"Winter time we keep it low. In the summer we got the heat. We got the party music on the way."

GEN F: LAURA MVULA
On the British singer/composer’s brilliant voice and her classy, classic take on modern R&B

GEN F: LAURA MVULA

On the British singer/composer’s brilliant voice and her classy, classic take on modern R&B