August Alsina is a longtime favorite of contributor Malik Harrison, and in this article, Malik dives deep into some of his favorite tracks from the New Orleans native, as well as the life experiences that inspired them.
Five of us got together and drafted teams with players from this graphic and a $15 budget. Who do you think won?
In Louisiana, many people see sports and culture as one and the same. In today’s piece, Baton Rouge area native Malik runs down his top five of Louisiana’s sports teams and their connection to the state he calls home.
Malik is a proud New Orleans native and our residential hip-hop historian. He wants to set things straight on his cities influence on American’s most popular genre. From bounce music in the 80s to Master P starting No Limit, to Lil’ Wayne, Birdman, Cash Money Records, and the artists that NOLA is now famous for, Malik breaks down the history and legacy of New Orleans Hip-Hop.
This is an awesome, multi-dimensional piece where Malik shares his history with and the background on San Diego-based hip-hop artist Zaiv Douleur and then cuts to his interview with the rising star. Zaiv has so much charisma, passion, and wonderful energy to share and in this terrific conversation, he talks about balancing music with his career in the Navy, bouncing between Bastrop, LA, Hawaii, and San Diego, the importance of realness and consistency for career growth, and his transformation from Young Zayy to Zaiv Douleur–the latter of which means “pain” and the struggle he’s endured to achieve success.
Soon L.B. Landry senior guard Bennie Amos will be a household name. Today, Malik Harrison connects with the star PG to learn about his basketball journey. They discuss the team’s championship mindset, building confidence, inspirations, life after high school, and the contributing factors that make Bennie who he is. Tap in with Malik as he gets to know the young New Orleans phenom.
New Orleans is a city with deep ties and deeper roots, but in sports–usually a great unifier–there remains a pervasive disconnect: the Saints and the Pelicans. A native New Orleanian, Malik takes us into the vibrant tailgates that make Saints games special and the lack there of that holds back the Pels.
Malik reports on how COVID-19 has impacted New Orleans most precious commodity: live music.
DaBaby lost his older brother G on November 3rd. Just a few short weeks later, he confronts the loss head on his profound and distinctly emotional EP My Brother’s Keeper (Long Live G).