Smith has become a champion for outsiders, empowering them to be themselves and to discard the stereotypes of gender that have been foisted on younger generations. Historically changing, socially constructed labels that have insufficiently served people for decades.
All cities are different, but what people want are essentially the same. Intelligent cities cherish and cultivate their artistic energy, but often disturb that nutritious force with high rents, intrusive government policies and starvation of Arts funding.
Thugger now wants to be referred to as Jeffrey, his real name. Jeffrey's cover features the Atlanta rapper in a blue dress with tiered cascading ruffles that wrap around his white buttoned-down shirt, an outfit which took him an hour and a half just to put on. Apparently, this is controversial because of the masculinity that pervades the rap industry, and because of the cover, he even held back its release for some time.
I knew what I wanted to be, I admired the hustlers, the bohemians, the challenging artists, the justifiable criminals, the underground writers. Most people had pictures of Kings of Leon or the Arctic Monkeys on their wall during that time. I had Bowie. Andy Warhol. Oscar Wilde.
These pair are pretty much my new favourite people. The lion is an animal known for its unpredictable ferocity and has inspired generations of sartorialist's for serving some wildlife realness. A Babe . . . well, go figure
Now Malik has the potential to create something magnificent. Something sincerely innovative, by rejecting the constraints imposed upon him, he can reveal himself on his own terms, experiment with the medium, recreate himself and his image.
Grimes wrote, produced, engineered and practically crafted almost every note of her new album, 'Art Angels'. Having taught herself electronic production, Claire "Grimes" Boucher has mastered guitar, ukulele, and violin to stitch together this multi-verse of strikingly different sounds.