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Versatility is one of the keys to success and all the interviewees in this tenth issue possess that quality in one way or another. The Game has been leading the West Coast resurgence for some time now and with his record label, The Black Wall Street, has been bringing up artists like Clyde Carson to follow suit. Hailing from Oakland, California, Clyde Carson is one of the Bay’s most promising stars and when we met up with him at the Coliseum Yard in The Town, that star quality was quite evident. Purveyor of Hyphy Juice, Clyde Carson not only has his music game on tight, but business as well. Another rising star from the Bay, Traxamillion has been knocking out slap after slap and lyrically, is just as good as his production and you’ll be hearing a lot more from this young star who’s working with some of rap’s major players. In the next issue, we will be featuring an in-depth interview with the man who put Clyde Carson’s hometown on the map and who’s also worked with Trax, rap pioneer and living legend, Too $hort, so stay tuned. From the East Coast, we’ve got Brooklyn’s Tek and Steele of Smif-N-Wessun, who are now back with a new album and a refreshing amount of insightful lyrics. Speaking of Brooklyn, photographer Boogie, who was born and raised in Belgrade, Serbia and now calls NY home, has shot various images of street life around the world and gives us some insight in a Q&A session. Portland, Oregon based artist Ryan Bubnis, who is just as comfortable in a train yard as well as in a gallery, shows us some of his new work and talks about his art and what the future holds. Infamous Australian madman Chopper Read who was notorious as a criminal, and is also a successful author and surprisingly now a recording artist is an example of how versatility helps to keep one relevant. MUCH, whose versatile style graces numerous freight trains that roll across America, converses with EWOK in one of my favorite interviews to date. Lastly, I agree with ALOY in that graffiti should be done for the fun of it. Check out his interview along with flicks of some dope ass spots he’s caught. Versatility is key. Be smart, be safe and as Much says, more painting less posting.
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