“American self-help author, Napoleon Hill, is quoted as saying: “More gold has been mined from the thoughts of men than has been taken from the earth.” Gold Standard Collective, established in 2019, was founded by a group of Chicago-based artists (Thaione Davis, Neak, Philmore Greene, F.A.B.L.E., Since9ine6ix, and Rashid Hadee) committed to create innovative music and music-related products to push the artistic world forward (rooted in hip-hop). Frequent musical collaborations and brotherhood camaraderie brought all of the artists together as an organization in order to support one another and create a solid foundation for a future generation of artists. “Deli Slice” exemplifies true-school hip-hop that displays cultural-conscious lyricism and soul-centered production that’s hard-hitting! The full collaborative album by Gold Standard Collective, also called Deli Slice is available now on all major platforms, including Spotify.
More to Watch On Nov. 24, rising D.C.-based singer-songwriter Marilyn Hucek released her latest EP, “Love and Loss.” The collection may be Hucek’s most personal
Aria Velz is a director, TikToker, and Lesbian Media Enthusiast based in the D.C. area. On November 2nd, she sat down with me to talk about it all, from her latest production at Olney Theatre Center to the things that lead to her little corner on TikTok.
On October 29th, Olney Theatre Center wrapped its run of Prince Gomolvilas’ ‘The Brothers Paranormal.’ The disconcerting, borderline terrifying production was co-directed by Olney’s Senior Associate Artistic Director, Hallie Gordon, and Velz herself. The show was one of the spookiest times I have had in a theatre in quite some time. It was evident that the show was a well researched labor of love.