Why is the world ready for Richard Pigkaso?

V-Henny: Why do you feel the world is ready to see what you have to offer?

Richard Pigkaso: I feel the world is ready to see something out of the box. Something that isn’t anything like the regular rapper that goes on stage, spits some bars, and then leaves the stage with no feeling. The world needs a different side of hiphop and entertainment that can make people be amazed and feel inspired. 
V-Henny: How does your creativity stands out?
Richard Pigkaso: I yo-yo professionally while rhyming. I give a show within a show with LED lights, smoke screens, yo-yo tricks, and crowd engagement that usually leaves people baffled. 
My creativity stands out from my stage presence and rhymes. I have been told from time to time that I have a cadence similar to Eminem which a lot of people respect. I want to be able to leave an impression in your heart and mind. I know if I didn’t, when I study the crowd and get no type of reaction or awe from them. It seems strange that people feel compelled to come to me after I perform and bombard me with question on my yo-yo tricks and LED lights all over my body. I also feel with the way that I rhyme, it brings back that old school feeling of rap from back in the days. 
V-Henny: When did you realize that coinciding your professionalism as a yo-yo artist with Hip Hop can be expressed together? 
Richard Pigkaso: I realized I can combine my love of yo-yoing and hip hop when I was making my first record, which I haven’t released. In 2012, I was in the booth rapping at Arizzma Entertainment and every time the engineer was fixing my verses and mixing, I would yo-yo. It dawn to me that I truly standout in Hip Hop, as I showcase something that the world has never thought of. I said to myself, “hey why not try to fuse 2 thing you both love?” Since then I’ve always made it a priority to be as theatrical to capture the audiences eye. 
V-Henny: Outside of Hip Hop and entertaning, what do you do on your spare time? 
Richard Pigkaso: The way that I rogue can switch from being extremely silly, and then switch to being about positivity and change in our community. Outside of hiphop, I donate my time to a lot of charities, schools and teach children how to do yo-yo tricks.
V-Henny: How do you want the world to perceive you as an artist?  
Richard Pigkaso:  I want to be the worlds first artist that not only has lyricism. I want to be perceive as the first “performing rapper” The world needs “Eminem meets Cirque Du Soleil”

You can find all of Richard Pigkaso across all platforms @RICHIELUVSYOYOS

Should we really be mad at H&M?


The internet is still buzzing about the debate on “whether its moral to shop H&M or not” after their recent incident of insensitive culturalism. In the beginning of January 2018,there was a photograph released on the Europe’s H&M website that projected a little African-American boy wearing a green hoodie that said “The Coolest Monkey in the Jungle”. Yes, clearly this is something that would piss off anyone of color for several reasons;

1) Who in their right mind would allow something like this and think it wouldn’t be recognized?

2) What was the mother really thinking when she allowed her son to have photos taken in that hoodie? As the mother has clearly stated that we are the ones starting the conflict as far as linking the two main factors together.But does she have a point?

Fashion has seen its wide share of culturalism that umbrellas into different categories. Lets not forget that back in the 90’s, Tommy Hilfiger was “disappointed that the urban demographic took us away from our roots. He also stated that if he had it to repeat history, he would “stick to my heritage and not chase trends.” Even in the brands we rap and sing about or listen to in our songs, little do people know that these designers actually not keen for being displayed off the backs of our people of color. Here are a few examples of a few designers who share this same perspective.
Michael Kors- “I’m tired of pretending I like blacks…Just for the sake of a sale I have to deal with women like Nicki Minaj? I’d rather not. After all my fans made me money, It’s only fair I be honest and let them know how I really feel… I cant stomach the thought of my Michael Kors purses being stuffed with synthetic hair, weave or what ever else my fans are into.”
Marc Jacobs-“all who cry ‘cultural appropriation’ or whatever nonsense about any race of skin color wearing their hair in a particular style or manner – funny how you don’t criticize women of color for straightening their hair”
Ralph Lauren-Who dressed up old photographs of deceased legendary Native Americans in their new collection for their 2014 Holiday Collection
Adidas-Not only was the founder of Adidas a well known Neo-Nazi, the brand collaborated with Jeremy Scott to design a sneaker that resembles shackles along the ankles

This list can go on, but is the message sincerely clear? Coming from the perspective of a woman of color who she too has seen both sides (consumer and producer) of the fashion industry, it’s safe to say that NO! We shouldn’t be too angry about this H&M story. Yes,it’s wrong and unfair to see or witness, but until we stop shopping in stores or purchasing brands that have been representing racism and cultural appropriation in the name of “flossing”, we cannot just stop shopping in one store. As a group of passionate leaders and trend setters(which by the way, EVERYONE should strive to be), let’s support labels and brands that come from people of color such as Martine Rose, B Michael, Narciso Rodriguez, Oscar De La Renta, Stella Nolasco, etc. We have the power to determine what we represent and Put on our backs. As a whole, we need to stop picking and choosing which stories are ok to go overboard with and trend online when we are still rocking Timberlands like the tree had no significance to slavery or manifest destiny.

But you don’t have to take my word for it, look it up for yourselves.


Who are The Joint Cheefs

Originated From the birth place of Hip Hop and staying true to their essence, we introduce to you  a rap group paving the way to their 420 centric cultivation by the name of The Joint Cheefs. GeoTheRican, Sonny Blue Note, and Loudpack Ralph have a desire to make feel good music to get high to. They are a  multi-faceted group of men that wear many hats within the music industry. From running a recording studio called BlueNotesStuBX, Sonny and Geo developed a notable reputation on their craft  professionally as producers and engineers. Originally, Geo had no thoughts of becoming apart of the rap game. He was inspired by one particular artist by the name of Kiing Sky.  Geo admired his determination and  goal driven approach towards succeeding as a music artist. He was motivated to build the confidence to pick up the mic and stay true to himself on every record. Eventually, everything else just fell into place. Geo had a strong desire to make more music and with the help of Sonny and Ralph, The Joint Cheefs was created. Indica or Sativa as their first single off of their Pay Highmage album, a smooth high energy experience, leaving you organically urging to hear more of their creativity. These innovators gained respect within the hip hop culture and stayed true to the canna community. The Joint Cheefs have a strategic marketing skill where they give away goodies bags with 420 centric merchandise leaving their fans satisfied. They have recently performed for  The Art of Muzic, iStandard and are currently working on their next project called Never Canoe. Their goal is continue to  make feel good music, provide quality merchandise, and ultimately having a successful career where they can tour around the globe and spread great music. 


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The Indie Playlist

The Indie Playlist (4-23-17)

ManiTheMogul – Charlie (Break Down)
Kwoat – Toast
B Morgan ft Al Gzz- SNAPCHAT
Jennifair – Sugar
Ju$$- B – InstaFamous
The Silent Celeb – Quote Me
Panda Bwoy – Just Friends
Michelle Singz – Cloud 9
Leon Marin – Glorious
Jayson Johnson – Victory Lap
Stroudie – Luke Cage
Haddy Racks – Throw Sut’n

The Artistry: Indie Playlist | Every Sunday from 1-4 est. time | Subscribe to the youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/c/theartistry | Where we feature the hottest Independent artist out. If you’re looking to submit your music, feel free to contact us via email with your Bio, Music, and Subject must say MUSIC SUBMISSION. Email: TheArtistryShow@gmail.com |

The Indie Playlist

The Indie Playlist ( 4-16-17)

Haddy Racks – Throw Sut’n
SEDA – Fuck Your Love
ManithemoguL- Charlie (Break down)
Panda Bwoy – Just Friends
Kwoat – Toast
Jayson Johnson- Victory Lap
Leon Marin – Glorious
The Silent Celeb- Funny
Joe Smizzy- SideChick
Drew Splash – 1000 Kisses
Alonzo Fury- Triumph Theme
Steph Lamonte – Feeling Me’
X-YLE – This Year
Ju$$ B – InstaFamous

The Artistry: Indie Playlist | Every Sunday from 1-4 est. time | Subscribe to the youtube channel http://www.youtube.com/c/theartistry | Where we feature the hottest Independent artist out. If you’re looking to submit your music, feel free to contact us via email with your Bio, Music, and Subject must say MUSIC SUBMISSION. Email: TheArtistryShow@gmail.com |