2042 (MMXLII pronounced MIXLY) is the estimated year where there will be no single ethnic majority in the United States. In this episode of Countdown to 2042, MIXLY takes you to Syd the Kyd’s Chateau Marie Studios in Hollywood, where The Internet are rehearsing for their performance at Odd Future Carnival. Follow along as Matt Martians and Syd the Kyd give us their perspective on diversity and what the music industry will be like in the year 2042.
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The phrase “Fake it ’til you make it” has proven to be a very successful strategy for music acts in the digital age. As the MMXLII crew recently found it, this adage was especially useful for one of the biggest breakout groups of the decade: Odd Future. Watch Syd the Kyd of The Internet and Odd Future explain how she fooled the Fader into giving Odd Future their first big break by setting up a fake marketing company.
Incredibly, Casey Jones, better known by the hip hop moniker Casey Veggies, is only twenty years old. This may not strike some people as particularly noteworthy. There are, after all, plenty of twenty year olds in the world. However, there are far fewer twenty year olds who have been founding members of an internationally famous hip hop collective, started their own clothing line, or been co-signed by the likes of Mac Miller, Roc Nation, and music industry legend Sylvia Rhone. Casey Veggies has done all of these things. By the time he graduated high school, Casey had released multiple mixtapes, including his debut Customized Greatly Vol. 1 at the age of 14, founded the aptly named and highly successful clothing brand Peas & Carrots International, and helped found Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All. Today, he is working on his debut studio album and continues to grow both the Peas & Carrots and Casey Veggies brands. We caught up with Casey at his Inglewood studio to talk about why diversity excites him, how he’s a dreamer, and why you should travel abroad.
It’s pretty remarkable considering the age of the members of the Odd Future collective that they have enough reach to have a large carnival in the middle of downtown Los Angeles. The collective had members perform as well as artists like Read More
Our previous Frank Ocean posts have proved that our growing MMXLII family is very fond of the artist so we had to post his newest video for his fan favorite “Pyramid”. The video is nothing short of genius.
Coinciding with a pop-up shop at Parisian retailer colette, OFWGKTA and German beer company Warsteiner have created a special edition beer bottle to mark the occasion. Crafted with the Warsteiner emblem Read More
We’ve posted things about Frank Ocean as well as Rita Ora, so when we saw that Rita decided to cover one of his songs during her visit to the BBC Radio 1 Xtra Live Lounge it was a no-brainer to post the video here and share wit you guys. Hit the jump to check it out, enjoy.
Casey Veggies took a timeout with us before hitting the road with Big K.R.I.T. to talk about the amount of diversity he’s seen at his shows, his experiences touring with Mac Miller and the topic of how the new generation of hip-hop is being compared more with punk rock these days.
We’ve posted some videos from Yuna and we’re all familiar with Frank Ocean so we won’t go further into him. For this clip Yuna wanted to share a visual of her covering her favorite Frank Ocean song. Enjoy.
In the last few days we’ve seen Frank Ocean get plenty of attention as his fans and others prepared for his album Channel Orange. Supposedly releasing on July 17th, Frank decided to let it go yesterday right around the time he performed on Jimmy Kimmel. Like that he was trending and within hours hit number 1 on iTunes. He’s been the big thing on the internet in the last 24 years and it’s all about the actual music and not his sexual orientation. Hit the jump for the tracklist and stream.