Experience: MADE Presents…Erykah Badu

“When I am speaking to a person, I think am speaking to the experience of a person.”

Fact: The first and last time I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Badu, her truck almost ran me over in front of Le Poisson Rouge in the Lower East Side, where DJ Low Down Loretta Brown was going to do a set. The truck was blasting “Yonkers” by Tyler the Creator, which is in itself one of the things that makes her such a unique character in Hip-Hop culture. Erykah Badu is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful and gifted intellectuals this world has ever been graced with. Salutations.


Experience: Jennah Bell - Where is My Mind [Visual]

Fact: She is a Muppet, covering a song by The Pixies. This literally needs no other description. Some things are just naturally fantastical.


Experience: Jesse Boykins III - I Can’t Stay [Visual]

Fact: Jesse Boykins III is a guru; a teacher, of sorts. A man whose vision has helped expose a new generation to a profound understanding of love, life and the way those intertwine. How many of you have been influenced or motivated by The Romantic Movement? Oh you too? Salutations. $Schwaza


Experience: AngelxStrider Presents Lupe Fiasco - Mean & Vicious [Visual]

Fact: A great artist portrays vivid imagery through the clever combination of words. It’s always interesting to see a visual inspired by such lyricism as Mean & Vicious.

An exchange of ideas and intellectual conversation has become such a rarity in the past, and I can’t stress how much of a pleasure it is to see it coming back so strong and healthily. Jasmine Mans is a beautiful young woman, fiercely intelligent and passionate in her efforts to send messages through poetry. I had the privilege of interviewing Ms. Mans last Thursday at Le Poisson Rouge in the West Village. We at frndofthepeople thank Jasmine and TheStriversRow for the opportunity, and look forward to conversing with her in the future.

Jasmine Mans is a frndofthepeople

Interview coming soon

- Adam Ivory