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Interview: GemTalk with Milli Misa

GEM TALK

Here at CITRUSRAP.COM, we give you guys the goods on who’s hot & who’s popping. To make it more enlightening for you, we introduce to you our new series: “GemTalk” We will be interviewing some of the loveliest women in Florida making major moves and blessing us with their work. “GemTalk” is all about creating a platform where women can speak about their true passions and what they do for our culture. Up next, is visual artist & creative director Milli Misa who embodies the concept of art through shapes, seductive installions & many more. Read below how Milli & I talked about her clothing line, meaning behind her art & latest showcase “Lust Yourself”.

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IMG_0285Tell us about yourself.

Milli Misa in this bitch. I’m 20 something and sassy.

How and at what age did you get into art?

Since birth I knew what my color scheme was. I’ve always enjoyed art, in class, at home, everything I did had to involve arts n crafts.

What is your favorite medium?

Hmm. That’s hard. I honestly don’t have a “favorite” but, I really love acrylic. Pen sketches are my favorite too.

FullSizeRender(2)Before you get your creative juices flowing, what do you do before you start a piece?

Definitely put on some good music on, burn some incense. Pick out the colors I’m going to use on the piece, it’s like meditating.

Which artist, album or single are you currently listening to at the moment?

Tame Impala’s Currents, Archy Marshall’s A new Place 2 Drown, and anything jazz.

As a visual artist, what do you look for in a muse?

Mainly the way this person/object makes me feel. Color as well. Geometric shapes are shown in a lot throughout your work, is this your signature or is their meaning behind it? It’s a staple signature for this time period in my life. It might stay, it might go.

FullSizeRender (2)Share some of your goals that you have in life when it comes to your art.

In the future I would to create sculptures for parks, or cities. I just want to travel with my art. Direct films, music videos, and creative direct photoshoots. I just want to be creative forever.

What projects have you worked on as a Creative Director?

I’ve helped out with some photoshoots, shot some of my own, created a couple of Snapchat short films. Also, working on a short film, and some other secret things!

At Cinq, you showcased your recent installation “Lust Yourself” and it was amazing. What was the concept behind it?

Thank you! I wanted to show another aspect of art that I love doing, which is the art of tying someone up. I perform a live demonstration of me tying up my art piece, which is really technically a piece of me. “Lust Yourself” is really feeling yourself, like desire you and your self being.

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photo-15Colori Alterati is your hand painted art clothing line which is pretty dope. Are you planning to re-release some more clothing pieces from it soon?

Yes! Actually working on a website for it at the moment so I can handle business a little better. About 8 months ago, I stopped labeling my clothing line under Colori Alterati, and rebranded to my artist name MilliMisa.

If you had collaborate with any artist art wise, who would it be and why?

Oh man, probably Anny Wang. I LOVE her use of color, and space. She does a lot of 3D digital art which is something I’m really interested in learning. Also Winn Smith, I could definitely see us collaborating.

Milli1As an artist, what do you struggle with the most when it comes to your art work?

Consistency, to be honest. I feel like I put a lot of emotion into each piece of art I do. So when I put out a couple new art I feel like it takes a lot out of me. So I like to take breaks to gather myself mentally. I’m constantly sketching ideas, and writing down ideas for art shows though. Always busy in the brain.

What would you be if you weren’t doing this?

Sad.

For every artist out there who’s trying to break out into the art scene, what would you tell them?

Do it because you love it.

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Jack Cheddah & K.Charles – Tokyo (Freestyle)

Produced By: Menace

Not only did K.Charles debut his latest visual Run It” a few days ago, but he’s back again to release an freestyle entitled “Tokyo” with Miami artist Jack Cheddah. Throughout the menacing beat, Cheddah plays around with instrumental at first but then kills it with his dope bars, then K.Charles comes in & spits some steady verses. Overall making the single their own but in the meantime listen to “Tokyo” above and don’t forget to be on the look out for Station7Eighty6. 

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PREMIERE: Run It – K.Charles (Video)

DIRECTED BY: MarsMarsMars
PRODUCED BY: MenaceBeat
ENGINEERED BY: Hvzeus
UPCOMING ALBUM: Station7Eighty6

Here at CITRUSRAP.COM, we’re constantly giving you guys a glimpse on who’s making major moves in the music scene in Florida.

Today, upcoming rapper K.Charles is back to treat us with his latest visual entitled “Run It.” Shot in Downtown Miami, director MarsMarsMars captures the Miami artist in his zone while he runs effortlessly through the MenaceBeat production with his heavy bars throughout the video.

Watch “Run It” above but also make sure to be on the lookout for his upcoming project Station7Eighty6.

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Interview: GemTalk with Kangie

GEM TALK

Here at CITRUSRAP.COM, we give you guys the goods on who’s hot & who’s popping. To make it more enlightening for you, we introduce to you our new series – GemTalk. We will be interviewing some of the loveliest women in Florida making major moves and blessing us with their work. GemTalk is all about creating a platform where women can speak about their true passions and what they do for our culture. Up first is Kangie, who is basically everything except a rapper. Read below how Kangie & I talked about her goals, how Conceptual Vagina got started & more.

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How and at what age did you get into art?

I recently found out I was doing art since I was like 4, when I lived in Peru. My brother told me I used to use up all my mom’s art supplies, but I don’t even remember this. I moved to the US when I was 10 years old; truthfully I don’t really remember much before that. I started painting again when I was 16. My school had put me in a drug program where they drug tested me weekly, and that program lasted throughout the summer so I figured I would use my time productively. My mentor Dree really helped me get a start on this, when it comes to building ideas and creating he is always someone i can go to.

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indexName three songs or albums that best describes you.

Power – Kanye West

Gossip Files – Kanye West

Amazing – Kenny Turnup

Before you get your creative juices flowing, what do you do before you start a piece?

My creative juices are practically always flowing, I really don’t have to do much. As long as the vibe is right I can create something.

What is your favorite medium?

Ahh my favorite medium has got to be paint on clothing. Making 1 of 1 custom pieces that people can wear is so special to me and to whoever is wearing it too.

vagHow did you get Conceptual Vagina started & what’s the meaning behind it?

Conceptual Vaginas is a platform built to empower and highlight women and their talents. It started in early 2015, when I brought the idea over to Nicole Zizi and Jade Gordon after realizing how slept on the women of South Florida are. We have been working together to help push careers forward while also bringing people together to have a good time and appreciate what our ladies do for our culture.

indexTell me the story behind you joining X-Laced?

The first person I met from XL was Daijare, shout out to our boy in the Air Force. I met Saeed, Mayan, Zizi, Ice, and Kemani through him when we linked up and took a train to an art museum in Boca back in 2013. Now i can say they’re like my family. We were just young kids in and out of school using our free time to create ideas and grow as a creative team. It’s really been a crazy, stressful, but beautiful experience to say the least.

Share some of your goals that you have in life when it comes to your art.

My brand will be global. People are gonna see my artwork on streets when they’re on their way to their airport and then they’ll see it again at the airport, and then again when they get on the plane and they see somebody wearing my clothes. I want to be everywhere whether it is physically or simply because I influenced someone’s decision.

Who is your favorite visual artist and why?

My favorite artist is my mentor, Dree. You can check out his work on Instagram. He’s truly so outstanding, I’ve been watching him grow since I was like 13 years old. He’s really like a brother to me and I’m so blessed to have him in my life to inspire me and guide me.

indexIf you were given an opportunity to draw your favorite artist next album cover who would it be and why?

I think it would probably be either Kanye or Toro y Moi. They’re some of the most influential music artists for me.

Why did you take out the “West” out of your name?

i just didn’t want to seem associated with Kanye West because it’s really not like I’m his cousin or anything, you know? [Laughs]. and I mean even if I was, I am still my own person. Kanye will always be an idol to me but all that was just extra. Kangie is the new wave now.

What other talents do you have or wish you had?

I think I’m literally everything except a rapper. I’m into painting, graphic design, typography, photography, clothing design, sewing, interior design, event production, writing poetry and short stories, HTML, artist management (shout out Sel 6), I design buildings sometimes but I’m no architect… yet. I really just wish I could sing without sounding like a crying whale though, that’s all.

indexWho is Sel 6?

Nothing less than your next favorite female DJ on the 1s n 2s. That’s exactly the vibe she gives off when she shows you what she’s got. This girl got so much juice she can barely hold it all herself. mark my words.

 

Where would you be if you weren’t doing this?

I’m just gonna ignore this question because I don’t ever think about that. This is what i’m meant for, it’s what I eat, sleep, and breathe, and no one can take that from me.

 

What’s your favorite piece of advice?

Stay true, stay you.

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By: @HighTaty
Editing: @TheKangie & @SpiritGenesis
Creative Direction: @SpiritGenesis & @hotboycaleb
Makeup: @yungwarpaint

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PREMIERE: JackCheddah ft K.Charles – The Man (Video)

DIRECTOR: Natalia Marquez
UPCOMING K.CHARLES PROJECT: Station7Eighty6

The underground hip hop scene in Florida is rapidly growing everyday & you can ever expect what these creative breeds will come up with next on CITRUSRAP.COM. After treating us with their visual “Underrated” awhile ago, JackCheddah & K.Charles are back & this time they’re making sure everybody knows that they’re “The Man!” Director Natalia Marquez captures both Miami natives in the middle of a situation where Jack kidnaps Johnny but later on the tables are turned & the main lady accomplishes a major finessing move. Check out “The Man” above but make sure to be on the look for K.Charles upcoming project Station7Eighty6 dropping sooner than you think.

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A$AP Rocky – JD (Video)

DIRECTED BY: A$AP Rocky, AWGE, Dexter Navy
ALBUM: At.Long.Last.A$AP

Not only did A$AP Rocky released some new work for us this week but today he decided to treat us with his latest visual “JD” off his album At.Long.Last.A$AP. From start to finish, the two minute visual, shows Rocky strolling the streets of London then switches up to an digital version that includes some dope live animation. Lastly, ending with Rocky coming back to reality then rounding up a gang of bikers. Watch how the Pretty Flacko stunts in “JD” above.

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A$AP Ferg – New Level ft. Future (Video)

With his sophomore album releasing later on this year, A$AP mob member A$AP Ferg teamed up with Future to drop his latest visual titled “New Level”. Watch how Ferg pulls up clean in a all-white Lamborghini while getting lit with the Atlanta rapper. Check out “New Level” above.

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