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mission

ART-BAE.com serves as a platform that promotes artistic connectivity and collaboration.  Through the use of promotional and curatorial work, Gloria “Glow” Harding exhibits a strong creative voice.  This is done by crafting stories told through the collaborative efforts of artists. It is her goal to curate thoughtful, thematic works that contributes to the ongoing narratives of her generation.

ART-BAE.com Presents THE CYPHER

ART-BAE.com Presents THE CYPHER

Written by Glo(w) | Curated by Glo(w) | Video Embedded

Collective storytelling is a black tradition that stretches back to the mother continent of Africa.  Before rappers traded iron chains for gold ones, griots gathered community members and told tales worth remembering.  History wasn’t always preserved in written texts.  Word of mouth and oral traditions are community staples that has brought together tribal members in unity.  Similarly, hip-hop cyphers have allowed artists to trade urban folklore and connect with the masses.   Each individual artist weaves tales of modern life strung together by metaphors and wit. Cyphers, a modern griot tradition, allows hip-hop artists to serve simile-filled soulfood to listeners.

When creatives gather and share talents, the gods rejoice. In St. Louis, the continual growth of the art scene allows young creatives to exhibit their skills.  THE CYPHER, a collaborative effort curated by ART-BAE.com, merged a variety of independent St. Louis artists the same way family cookouts reunite distant cousins.  Attendants to THE CYPHER consumed delicacies that range from conscious to hardcore rap.  In honor of traditions of old and modern customs, THE CYPHER allowed artists to share their perspective of music, St. Louis, and the continual progression towards quality art.

Grab a plate and receive this nourishment.



Filmed and Edited by Milli (Twitter: @millirockz)

DJed and Moderated by DJ Kimmy Nu (Twitter: @DjKimmyNu)

MCed by T-Animated (Twitter @t_animated) and Shaun Li

 


(In Order of Appearance)

 

Chevy B

Performing “Lord Have Mercy”

Produced by Simplykelz

Facebook: Jordan Chevy Weaver

SoundCloud: Chevythewriter

 

Seoul

Performing “Untitled”

Produced by Ammad Santiago

Facebook: Seoul LiketheTaco

Soundcloud: Seoul Like the Taco

 

Najii Person

Performing “Najii Freestyle”

Produced by Najii Person

Facebook: Najii Person

Soundcloud: Najii Person

 

GB (of Rude Crew)

Performing “Reel 1”

Produced by GB and Ptah The God

Facebook: The G1ft

Soundcloud: The G1ft

 

Chris Grindz

Performing “Untitled”

Produced by Najii Person

Facebook: Chris Grindz

Soundcloud: ChrisGrindz

 

Honey Camille

Performing “Untitled”

Produced by Blu September

Facebook: Honey Camille Karma

Soundcloud: HoneyCamille.Karma

 

   

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