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NC’s Tymain Robbins drops Don’t Trip, There’s More 4 U EP

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

 

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Rising artist Tymain Robbins out of Bolton, NC is not your ordinary rapper, he’s a story-teller. The NC native who’s influences range from Jay-Z and Nas to Kendrick Lamar and Drake, doesn’t just want to make his listeners bop to his music, he wants to leave them feeling connected.

From his viral freestyles to his singles like “6PM in North Carolina” and “Down & Out“, it ain’t hard to tell that he’s going places. Recently the 21 year-old rapper released his 12-track EP entitled Don’t Trip, There’s More 4 U. According to the rising artist, this project places a focus around overcoming temporary stresses that have turned into our life’s obstacles. The rapper’s message is clear:  Why allow momentary stress to take over our lives when God has so much planned for us? Don’t trip, God has something up his sleeve. With the content alone, this project definitely weighs heavy. Tymain’s Don’t Trip, There’s More 4 U is now available via Apple Music, Spotify (below) and  YouTube. Peep the EP below and let us know what you think !

 

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Iwokeuplikethis*: Dirty $outh meets NYC

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

The girls and I were lucky enough to explore the streets of New York for a couple days to bring in Kenya’s 21st and It’s safe to say that we loved the city ! This past week I captured those who I thought embraced A LOOK( in which many of those looks came from my girls) in the city  as well as well as A LOOK via NC.  This is what happens when the dirty south meets the city of New York:

 

  1. The first look was captured in the streets of Harlem and it was honestly pretty simple and pretty affordable to put together.  The jean jacket ($5) and my red baggy trousers ($4)are from the thrift store, my white/rose gold Stan Smith Adidas are from Footlocker , my glasses are Gloss The Label(mine are currently sold out but their whole  selection is LIFE), and my shirt is actually just a Chanel scarf I DIY’d into a bandeau.

2. Literally saw Josie’s jacket and had to stop him in the middle of NY. Turns out the pieces on his jacket came from the Flea Market. That’s what you call creative.

3. Aliyah and Kenya did not come to play. Aliyah’s clueless inspired outfit came from Pretty Little Thing , her jean jacket is H&M , and her backpack is Bebe. As for Kenya’s slay, her corset lace up shirt is Pretty Little thing, her shorts are Fashion Nova, and here slides are from Aldo !

4. Chelsea and Casey went the bojo route for NYC!  Chelsea is rocking a red top from Forever 21 and ombred fringed jeans from Forever 21! As for Casey,  her shorts are Fashion Nova , her shirt is Forever 21, and lace up sandals from Aldo !

5. Gelizea is rocking a DIY Def Leppard baseball tee, cropped jeans, and the classic Nike slides

6. His fit is effortlessly fresh. His shirt is  Supreme’s “Supreme is UnAmerican ” t-shirt which is sold out of course in Supreme’s retail but you can probably finesse through Ebay and possibly Depop (and any store that trades and sells online like Round Two ), olive pants, and Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Black/Copper  (available on Shoe Network)

7. He’s rocking the a navy Stussy t-shirt and the original (green/white) Stan Smith adidas

Charlotte’s Well$ spits freestyle while sick, talks politics, and his new album TWILMMMN

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

Recently Charlotte MC Well$  dropped his first album The Way I’m Living Makes My Mom Nervous and it’s been causing a lot of talk from the cover of the album to the lyricism. That being said, I came up to Raleigh to catch up with the artist to get the scoop on the details of the album (like how him and Metro Boomin linked up for “Heaven’s Door”), his upcoming tour with Waka Flocka, spit’s a freestyle while actually being  sick, AND most importantly answers if his mom is aware of the album’s EXISTENCE. In continuation with the video above, catch the rest of the interview (that you didn’t catch in the video) below.

Me: So how long did it actually take you to make this project and who all did you get involved that you didn’t put on Revenge of The Booty Scratcher ?

Well$: Um it really didn’t take long or well… I guess you could say it did as far as like…last minute stuff .

Me: Now I know you got to work with Metro Boomin for ” Heaven’s Door”. How did both of you guys link up for that track ?

Well$: Honestly it just kinda happened. We had a mutual contact that ended up just connecting us.

Me: So it’s possible to say Metro Boomin trusts you?

Well$ : Oh yeah, very possible.

Me : So you’ve told me “Us vs. The World” (which is one of my favorite tracks alongside Young Man)is a track you wouldn’t mind consistently  performing for a couple years .Now in the song, you reference a lot to North Carolina. Was there ever a moment you felt like  the culture of Carolina was either not being given the proper respect or just not taken as seriously as now ?

Well$:For sure. I feel like we’re still being slept on right now.

Me: There’s one lyric that really stood out is when you said ” Used to be the nigga in the crowd now I’m the one with the crown.” Well NOW your about to be on the road with Waka Flocka & DJ Whoo Kid. How do you feel about your own come up ?

Well$: I’m just humble man. Sometimes I still cant believe it but I’m honestly just really humble right now. The tour kicks off January 14th

Me: Are there any NC artists on the scene you mess with heavily (Bankroll Bird, JK The Reaper, etc)?

Well$: I rock with a lot of NC artists, s/o to the 006 SET . I mess with a lot of the talent here though.  There’s just hella  talent in Charlotte alone that people just aren’t hip to yet feel me ?

Me: So the question I’ve really been wanting to ask: Does your mom know about the album and if she does, has she heard it ?

Well$: Nah, she still doesn’t know about it.

Me: Do you think you will ever tell her about it?

Well$: If I have to, yeah. For now, nah .

Me: Enough said, thanks a lot Well$  for being here ! The album is great and I wish you the best.

Well$ : Oh yeah no doubt , thank you !

 

 

Dreamville’s FrankHaveMercy

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

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Recently, I had the pleasure  of getting to know  a very dope photographer who travels back and forth to LA but whom not that long ago was just mapping out his own dream in da “ville” .  While growing up in the 910, FrankHaveMercy had his share of witnessing troubled souls to seeing  just about every type of  social class known. Typically for Fayetteville, most people decide whether they’re gonna go full out with the college thing  to be successful or join the Army to get by and never really an in between. Fortunately he didn’t just want to get by, but rather wanted to make a name for himself far beyond the borders of Carolina.  What Frank had originally planned to do with his camera and his fashion ideas with his friend Brandon Nixon coincidentally turned him into the arms of Karmaloop. Always been driven by visuals, Frank just so happened to reach the right person at the right time, but along with the success came many realizations and life lessons.  Frank tells me that although he’s lost friendships, he has gained new experiences and perspectives, and…… even a Cali crush on $@^%# [bleep]. Luckily Frank has gotten to turn many negatives into positives by sh*tting on folks simply by staying on his own grind.  Seeing that his skill was good enough to reach such a large platform, secured him in knowing that his photography was capable of reaching anyone.  Along with this, Frank also tells me :the biggest misconception about being a photographer to me is that you want to take pictures of half naked women all the time. I hate that. It doesn’t inspire me at all!”. Instead, going the extra mile and stepping out of the box along with the work of the NY based photographer Ayla El-Moussa is what influences him.  Whether it’s sitting on a balcony or standing on the edge of a roof, he makes sure that his photos will look anything but BASIC.  Although he’s currently sparking up friction with his photos , he dreams of shooting Kid Cudi one day and continues to keep humble no matter what. One of the reasons behind his mentality is his mother as well as because he isn’t content with where he’s at, saying: “becoming a professional photographer is still a goal of mine but I wouldn’t say it’s my dream. I have a long way to go still”. Although he knows that he still has ways to go, Frank doesn’t regret any of the steps he has taken to get to where he’s at. He lastly gives the advice to simply embrace and learn from every bad decision made and to stay true to yourself no matter what may be  going  on around you. FrankHaveMercy everyone, a true artist on the rise.

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