ZEBRA KATZ - DARKLING
Our friend Zebra Katz dropped this mixtape I’m currently drowning out Daft Punk with at a cafe. Last we were in LA, me and Tonia visited him and Njena at their IHC show. They mentioned meeting Busta while in town, and now we get to see the fruits of that epic fusion of OG and Ojay. The production is dark, bassy and I feel it brings Katz back to the forefront of our twisted mental fantasies that ‘Ima Read’ stirred up. Shoutouts on the soundcloud page include L-Vis 1990 of Night Slugs fame. This mix is hot and brings Katz relevancy back to the US after some heavy euro/world touring. COME BACK TO SF, Browntourage is now producing events, will we see him??
Loans is a member of Oakland’s favorite party crew Trill Team 6 who have always shown us support and love (aka our bro-tourage). Loans’ flows match his literal swag: mature but baby-faced. Press play and enjoy slick production from Jay Casio, feature from Safe, Chicago nostalgia, pocket problems, big dreams. Fam love!
p.s. We’re curating some female collabs with him because you know we can’t help but infiltrate ;)
Was invited to give a real talk lecture to kids at a start-up school about Afghanistan and shared textiles/jewelry from my visit. #ionlydropTRUTHBOMBS #education #travel
HOLDUP WERE YOU SAYIN SOMETHIN? UH UH YOU CANT TELL ME NUTHIN #spicewomynPhoto from R U That Somebody. (Official party album coming soon!)
We’re collaborating for this event in SF tomorrow night inspired by advanced ideas about performance, expression, music and movement. The party will feature an aerial act, dance performances, and our friends Queens D. Light and Jaqi Sparro, among other hypebeasts. If you’re in the area, you won’t want to miss this curated line up of talent and ambiance!
Modelling for Sea Pony Couture LookBook
You might remember Sea Pony Couture from our Alternative Rolemodels Websiode ft. founder Fatima Fleming.
Shout out to the blissfully magic vibes at the photoshoot featuring an all girl cast: Marie Telfer as MakeupArtist/HypeMama, Nikki Ross on Photography, and Fatima Fleming with Jewelry and Styling. Always thankful for mutually creative spaces like that!
Daughters of D.I.G.—Developing Intelligent Girls—is a gender and culturally responsive space providing strength-based therapeutic programs that empower young women from marginalized communities through media arts.
The trek through parts of Asia was beautiful and turbulent, so I had to take a vacation from my vacation to Tulum, Mexico. The region is catered more toward the hippy tourist than Cancun tropical party tourist. While here, I got to ride bikes through town, sleep in hammocks, worry only about getting a sunburn, swim in a bat cave with sea creatures, meet a kitten named Pantro and his dad Saeed, practice my spanish, eat the best Mayan cuisine on the outskirts of town near a home depot/topless bar/freeway exit, and teach a Twerkshop on the roof of a beach front villa to a post-wedding party of non-twerkers. The twerkshop was an attempt to psychically connect with Tonia, and I also somehow became a teacher throughout the evening on “loosening the pelvic cradle.” My travels are now at an end and I’m back in SF ready to root again and build up on all the amazing stuff that’s been happening for Browntourage. Footage from travels will be released as an avant-garde visual something-or-other so stay tuned!
NEW YORK WELCOMING REYA SEHGAL
It’s Reya! AKA our NY correspondent AKA Reyavelli AKA Brown Girl FOB AKA oo warrior featured on MTV Desi. It’s hard to find pictures of Reya, let alone her smiling so we appreciate this #rare shoot. We are happy our girl is holding it down on the East Coast and that her uncompromising baggy andro swag is fully appreciated.
Love this girl <3