A NEW EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY COLUMN BY ITEM MAGAZINE.
By Contributor Cierra Rich
1. Anik Khan- Kites
There’s a beautiful sort of rawness behind the imagery Anik Khan sets forth in this song. You can’t help but to sing along with its blues like undertone. It’s unlike the rest of his album that has more of a hip-hop vibe to it though.
You can really feel the emotion within the lyrics too:
[Quoted from the Main Chorus]“All this back and forth, tug of war, I don’t like you anymore, you see I wouldn’t mind if you just let me go”
We don’t know a whole lot about Anik yet, but we look forward to hearing where he’ll take us next… #jamz
2. Yashua, Jimmy Duval- Mamasita
Dominican Republic born, Yashua Camacho's style captures a revamped sound of his culture, an authentic sound that other artists in the mainstream are tapping into right before summer.
If you were a fan of the hit Despacito by Luis Fonsi, then this Latin centered R&B vibe is the flare you need in on your 'driving home from work' playlist. Who could resist a catchy beat that makes everyone want to rock their shoulders back and forth, even in traffic?
3. Blackbear- do re mi
Many of you may have already heard this song in early spring and if you haven’t, well, you need to hear it ASAP! This is the song to vibe out to today, especially if you’ve recently entered into a "Summertime Sadness", as Lana Del Rey would say.
This power beat will surely pull you out of that love slump that you may have found yourself in this month. It comes with an all too relatable message about navigating bad relationships and ending them. Take the chorus "I'm so fucking done with you" and roll with it.
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Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE,
a freelance fashion writer, poet,
photographer and abstract visual content producer.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University, where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column For
The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first of 25 Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University. And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early. Bringing him to four degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for nearly a decade, from commercial retail management to corporate level ghost writing. Now - he the poet - T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent launch of the urban California lifestyle based fashion-art movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.