It's still Veej appreciation month, with his birthday being last Wednesday, it was high time we did a proper celebration for the newly freelanced Pupusa Papi. Jess and Kev invited everyone to the house and made a hell of a lot of food to take care of the squad, bless them for their hospitality. What made anticipation for the party even better was the fact that we all made Veej think we were catting on him, and this fool started subtweeting us. The surprise went to plan, and maybe everyone had a little too much to drink, but the love was definitely in the air,Read More
Most people refer to me as Jess, while others know me as MisSFit or Umami Mamí. I was born and raised in San Francisco, and now I'm just an amateur cook in San Jose who spends her free time getting hyphy on the dance floor, making food for friends and family, standing in line for Bob's Donuts (via Polk St.), or kicking it at the studio with the fellow YK squadron. My love for Youthful Kinfolk resides in their ability to shine a positive light on areas of the community that need it most - the youth.
Youthful Kinfolk has strived to bring people together, creating this energy to attract likeminded souls to vibe off each other. So, whenever the opportunity presents itself, there’s no hesitation amongst the squad to mob out and get things lit. Last weekend, thanks to the man himself, Veeejzilla, a few of the crew were able to come together to spend some time exploring Big Bear Lake. Needless to say, it was a good time.Read More
Veeej here, you might know me from a few contributions to YK here and there, but guess what, this is my first official post and even better, it's from my experience at a Boiler Room set while I'm out here in New York City. In the past, I had heard some things about Boiler Room, but I had to find out for myself. It was a special set though, with Closed Sessions hailing from Chicago and bringing their acts to perform alongside some New York natives.
So coincidentally, this set was going on while I was here, so the plug (shoutout to the plug!) hit me and put me on the list. The day before the set, they released the location and come to find out, the guys at Closed Sessions set up shop in Chinatown in a huge garage. Walking in, my friends and I immediately gravitated towards the open bar to warm ourselves up (it was pretty much the coldest day of the year) and shortly after, the show began.Read More
Tyrese and DJ Basta have been working on this project for the better part of two years now, and finally their collaborative effort is out. Simmi starts off the project ghostly foreshadowing a dark and eerie project that progressively lighter. Tyrese started recording For The Lost Ones in the midst of graduating college and struggling to find life's purpose out of his college career, which in many ways is a great way explain a tough transitional period that we all go through at times. TyreseJohnsonMusic and DJ Basta will be hosting a album release party at Good Mother Gallery on Friday, October 16th. Give the project a stream below and make sure to follow TyreseJohnsonMusic and DJ Basta on their musical journey.Read More
Saturday was fun, thanks to all our friends who came out to celebrate Kris and Yaya's birthday. Here's to 23, and the transition period sweeping upon the squad like a tidal wave; another year brings in reflection and more goals to accomplish. In time this will all make sense, for now sit tight and stay woke.Read More
Adult Swim has been treating us lately, with last week's release of WOKE (FlyLo + Thundercat + Shabbazz & George Clinton), they follow up with a fire track from Run The Jewels. A song that's set to appear on a Mass Appeal Records soundtrack for a documentary entitled Rubble Kings, Mike and El-P kill this, arriving with some socially charged lyrics and their ever progressive production sound. This track follows up Meow The Jewels album, which although was a joke in it's inspiration, held no punches, as does this track, these two sounding better than ever here and continuing to prove their dominance.
When we first posted HAUTE's breakthrough single "Down" last year, there wasn't much information out there on the French pop duo, remaining mysterious as ever behind their mystifying music. Over the weekend, they put out a new single entitled "Holdin Me Back", which comes with the news of their debut EP, Reciprocity which arrives on October 23rd. A reverberating energy surges throughout "Holdin Me Back", Anna's vocals working their way over a synth that produced Romain masterfully weaves in and out of some ill fitting instrumentation. It's been some time since we checked in on the group, but we're glad to hear more tunes from them, and can't wait for what's in store with the EP, check out their single below!
Dom Kennedy hits the Big Apple in the visuals for his lead single from by Dom Kennedy, his latest body of work which was another solid release in a strew of great musical endeavors from Dom. The video for "2 Bad" is beautifully shot, and features Dom in a number of scenic NY locations including the Brooklyn Bridge, and even visiting the Hot97 studios for an interview with Ebro and Rosenberg. Take a vacation to New York with Dom above, while you vibe out to the Tish Hyman assisted track.