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Singer Devyn Rose On Music, Creativity And The State Of The Industry

Before you even know what she sounds like, Devyn Rose catches your attention. Firstly, her clothes. They are best described as New Bohemian, very hip and dope—a little bit vintage, a bit flashy Nineties, and a slight dash of contemporary. She also borrows from other centuries—heavy eyelashes that could...

Music Review, Kreyol La, Triye

Song: Triye. Artist: Kreyol La According to the relationship coach Bruce Muzik, relationships have 5 stages. The song “Triye”, by this band named Kreyol La reflects the second stage—the power struggle stage. According to Mr. Bruce Muzik (interesting that this should be his last name), couples going through that particular...

Video: Wanito, Leve Defi A

Artist: WanitoVideo: “Leve Defi A”Directed by: Flash-One-Films Ah, a new video from the artist Wanito (pronounced like “Juanito)! I was a little alarmed at first, as he first comes into view. No longer the dude with the simple T-shirts or flannel shirts, he’s now sporting dark hater blockers, wears leather,...

Music Video: TPO, Sou Do’M

Artist: TPOSong: “Sou Do’M”Director: Abdias Laguerre Okay, here’s the thing with this song…I thought, from the title that it was going to be something in the sensuous vein. But no, that isn’t the case. It’s “Sou Do’m”…as in “Behind My Back”…and the song, well, is rapper TPO’s rebuke of doubters,...

Music Video: Carimi and Mikaben Baby I Miss You

Artist: Carimi and MikabenSong “Baby I Miss(ed) You/Baby, I Miss You”Director: Abdias Laguerre In which I write my thoughts as I watch this Kreyolicious music video entitled “Baby I Miss You” by Carimi and Mikaben…Ah, a summer bungalow…looks almost like Martha’s Vineyard…or somewhere deep in the East Coast…The obligatory leading...

Kreyolicious Music Video: Dat7, “Se Konsa”

In which…in which I write my thoughts as I watch a Kreyolicious music video… Artist/Band: Dat7Song: “Se Konsa” , Written by Ricot AmazanProduced By: Ricot Amazon and Ti HaroldVocals: Olivier DuretDirector: New Vibrations, Dalex Saint-JeanCo-Director: Olivier DuretNice brows, girl…and is that a mask of the African ancestors on those earrings?...

Kreyolicious Music Video: Djakout #1, “Libre D’aimer”

In which…in which I write my thoughts as I watch a kreyolicious music video….by this group called Djakout #1. Artist/Band: Djakout #1Song: “Libre D’aimer”Vocals: Steeve KheDirector: Abdias Laguerre/LuxEditor: Ron Mentor Ooh, a driveway…that sun-yellow paint…and the natural stone on that building…that isn’t New York, LA or MIA architecture. Are we...

Kreyolicious Music Video: Karizma, Rive Sou Mwen

Kreyolicious Music Video…in which—in which I write my thoughts as I watch a kreyolicious music video.Artist/Band: KarizmaDirector: F. Reginald Georges/Mage EntertainmentSong: “Rive Sou Mwen”Album: VirusOoh, where are we? Kentucky…somewhere in the ‘Carolinas…Or is this somewhere in Haiti?Okay, it’s Haiti. Hooray! And look, kreyolicious cheries, there looks to...

Kreyolicious Interview: Freedom, Rapper and Producer, Part 1

If you’re a music lover on the perpetual pursuit of meaningful music, and you’ve never come across this artist named Freedom on iTunes, consider yourself as mighty unfortunate. His nine-track album Liberation 1804 for one, is one of the deepest song collections I’ve ever encountered on that platform....

Kreyolicious Artist Spotlight: Laureine, Singer-Songwriter

Kreyolicious Artist Spotlight…in which…in which I present to you, dear kreyolicious cheries…to an artist you should know about. Today’s person of interest is a fifteen-year-old named Laureine Lilavois, a songbird based in Port-au-Prince. She tells me that she recorded her first song “The Same” (available on iTunes) at just...