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The Top Five Featuring José Olivarez

The Top Five Featuring José Olivarez

 

Welcome to the Top Five.

It's Monday and that means it's back to business. If you're looking for inspiration, we got you covered. Every Monday, we invite some of our favorite artists to share five links that inspire them. Tune in to find new music, poems, and more.

Today, we have YCA’s Marketing Manager, José Olivarez sharing his Top Five.

1) Gracie Chavez’s Remezcla Mixttape

I love this mix. I put it on and I don’t have to worry about skipping tracks. Go ahead and press play. Take a dance break. Shout out to my homie  Daniel Martinez who sent me this mix.

2) Ramiro Gomez’s paintings

These paintings are a gift. Ramiro Gomez paints scenes of lush wealth and leisure—pools in Beverly Hills, mansions—but with a twist, he paints the workers that make the scenes...

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The Top Five Featuring Bill Ayers

The Top Five Featuring Bill Ayers

Welcome to the Top Five.

It's Monday and that means it's back to business. If you're looking for inspiration, we got you covered. Every Monday, we invite some of our favorite artists to share five links that inspire them. Tune in to find new music, poems, and more.
Today, we have Bill Ayers sharing his Top Five.

1) The Nib offers the most up-to-date and imaginative political cartoons and commentary, and the best in non-fiction comics:
 
Tune into what’s going on through the dynamic and dazzling comics medium, a channel that keeps getting deeper and wider, breaking boundaries and crossing borders, revolutionizing the way we see and understand ourselves and the world. Oh, and check out our recent piece...
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The Top Five Featuring Benjamin Alfaro

The Top Five Featuring Benjamin Alfaro

 

Welcome to the Top Five.

It's Monday and that means it's back to business. If you're looking for inspiration, we got you covered. Every Monday, we invite some of our favorite artists to share five links that inspire them. Tune in to find new music, poems, and more.
Today, we have Benjamin Alfaro sharing his Top Five.

Check out Detroit icon Waajeed’s 2012 video series called Bling47 Breaks. This series asks close colleagues of J Dilla to discuss specific samples used on popular records. One part hip-hop history, one part crate digging, and a whole...
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The Top Five Featuring E'mon Lauren

The Top Five Featuring E'mon Lauren

Welcome to the Top Five.
It's Monday and that means it's back to business.  If you're looking for inspiration, we got you covered. Every Monday, we invite some of our favorite artists to share five links that inspire them. Tune in to find new music, poems, and more.
 
Today, we have E'mon Lauren sharing her Top Five.

Loiter squad : Greatest Cooking Show of All Time
As an artist that is always broke, I have come to learn that struggle strikes ingenuity....
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The Top Five Featuring Kush Thompson

The Top Five Featuring Kush Thompson

Welcome to the Top Five.

We know it's Monday and you may be looking for inspiration, and we are here to help! Every Monday, we will be inviting some of our favorite artists to share five links that inspire them. Tune in to find some new music, poems, and more. Today, we have Kush Thompson sharing her Top Five for today. 

1. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

A piece of advice I was given to better my practice as a creative: study your heroes. Because my poetry is deeply archival and often samples my diary, ...
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The Top Five Featuring Kevin Coval

The Top Five Featuring Kevin Coval

Welcome to the Top Five.

We know it's Monday and you may be looking for inspiration, and we are here to help! Every Monday, we will be inviting some of our favorite artists to share five links that inspire them. Tune in to find some new music, poems, and more. Today, we have Kevin Coval talking about some of his favorite new(ish) Chicago projects. Enjoy!

Top 5- new(ish) Chicago shit i'm currently rocking with

Vic Mensa: Almost There

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9rusOCopxE

Vic's New EP, The Manuscript, is the continuation of an evolving pen that is one of the illest in the country. Vic can write and the elevation of his personal narrative & the story of his father's immigration to this country on this track is stunning & bar heavy.

LyriQ The Misfit- Indigo Soul

https://soundcloud.com/lyriqthemisfit

It's a vibe. LyriQ is...

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