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OffBeat Streets, Episode 5: Ray Wimley Flows On Canal

For Ray Wimley, young hip hop artist and freestyle slinger, it all started during Essence Festival. Three years ago, Wimley hit the street downtown during the big festival, freestyling for […]

Shamarr Allen’s New Album Is An Antidote To Today’s Meaningless Music (Video Interview)

“Life is too short so I ain’t wasting no more time,” trumpeter Shamarr Allen assures loved ones in the new video for “I Love You,” a warm, sunny track dedicated […]

[Video] Cyrille Aimée Touches Down in New Orleans

“Last fall, I was sitting in my apartment in Brooklyn, and it was starting to get really cold and I was thinking of how the winter would be like in […]

Polo Silk Is Stepping Into History With Chase N. Cashe & Reebok (Exclusive)

Polo Silk is a venerated photographer whose work has been invaluable in capturing moments in New Orleans hip-hop, club, street and second-line cultures. The Uptown native recently released a book […]

This Video From Electro-R&B Duo 13 Dreams Is A Heartbroken VHS Nightmare

“I could just hate you or hold it inside but I choose to forgive,” New Orleans-based R&B duo 13 Dreams croon in the nostalgic new video for their single “The […]

LG Channels Roy Ayers As A Beacon Of Light In New Video (Premiere)

“I’m shinin’ like a motherfucker,” rapper LG spits in the opening for his Roy Ayers-sampled single “Sunshine.” The song appears on his 2018 autobiographical album, Jahvon, a project which reflects the […]

[Watch] OffBeat Streets, Ep. 4: Salvatore Geloso Serenades the River

Salvatore Geloso has been a vibrant presence in the streets of New Orleans for over a decade. Currently leading an operation called the Blackhawk Revelators, Sal has led several bands […]

Watch Anthony Bourdain Celebrate Cajun Mardi Gras On “Parts Unknown”

Last night (June 17), CNN aired a new episode of Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown,” which carried with it a particular tinge of sadness for Louisiana. In “Cajun Mardi Gras,” the […]

[Watch] Darcy Malone & the Tangle Bathe in Tomato Fest Sun

Summer is just a few days away. And it felt like it on Saturday, June 9, 2018, as Darcy Malone & the Tangle took the stage at the annual Creole […]

[Watch] Exclusive: Hamid Drake Talks About New Orleans, Improvised Music

Drummer/percussionist Hamid Drake has a special relationship with New Orleans and a unique take on how to approach music. A master improviser, Drake visited the Big Easy this summer to […]