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The Top Five Featuring Nate Marshall

The Top Five Featuring Nate Marshall

 

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 Nate Marshall talking about some of his favorite debut projects. Check it out!

Right now I'm in the throes of working on my second book and I'm confounded by how to approach that process and make the book reach as high and higher than the first thing so I want to drop a bunch of first projects that I love and that I go to for inspiration.

 

1. You're So Talented
http://www.youresotalented.net/about/

This webseries is the first series written and directed by
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The Top Five Featuring Jamila Woods

The Top Five Featuring Jamila Woods

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's Top Five comes from Jamila Woods

This interview with Esperanza Spaulding:

I loved reading this interview because I love learning about the rituals of artist's I admire. She mentions doing Buddhist meditative chanting as part of her daily ritual, which is something my student & #LTAB Indy champ Antwon Funches recently put me on to.

https://www.thecut.com/2016/10/how-esperanza-spalding-bass-prodigy-gets-it-all-done.html

Black Feminist Breathing Chorus:

This is a collection of audio meditations drawing on the wisdom of Black feminist ancestors by Alexis Pauline Gubbs. Every meditation features an original collage and an affirmation quote by a powerful Black...

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The Top Five Featuring Bebe O'Hare

The Top Five Featuring Bebe O'Hare

Hello YCA Fam,

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's Top Five comes from Bebe O'Hare:


1:...
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The Top Five Featuring Aziza Barnes

The Top Five Featuring Aziza Barnes

Hello YCA Fam,

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's Top Five comes from Aziza Barnes!

1. into these so heavy omg need them

2. into this book so much I read some of it on the bus in Queens & had to stop at this one mini-poem within the book-length poem & laugh & say BITCH & then close the book or I'd laugh tew loud

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Top Five Featuring H. Melt

Top Five Featuring H. Melt

Hello YCA Fam,

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's Top Five comes from H. Melt!

1) Edie Fake   taught me a lot about what it means to honor, celebrate, and organize queer and trans community in Chicago. He's an incredible artist who envisions queer spaces in the past, present, and future. I'm really loving the 7th issue of Gaylord Phoenix, a long running comic series that he's drawn over the years.

2) If You Are Over Staying Woke by Morgan Parker. I listen to this poem when I'm having a rough day or when I need encouragement. It reminds...
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Top Five Featuring Matt Muse

Top Five Featuring Matt Muse

Hello YCA Fam, 

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. 

This week's Top Five is from Matt Muse

1) Why “Atlanta” Creator Donald Glover Is One Of The Most Creative People In Business In 2017
https://www.fastcompany.com/40412346/why-atlanta-creator-donald-glover-is-one-the-most-creative-people-in-business-2017
A little motivation for all the young creatives out there, love this article. The only Donald that we acknowledge is Glover 💯

2) I'm sorry by swell featuring shiloh
https://m.soundcloud.com/swll/im-sorry-feat-shiloh-dynasty
An instrumental that I'm currently writing to by Swell. Fun fact: The sample is...
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