In his interview with Arsenio Hall, Kid Cudi expressed his belief in ending the “money/cash/hoes” era in Hip-Hop. Crazy, right? He also explained that his mission statement from the start has been to, “help kids not feel alone, and to stop kids from committing suicide.” Being a popular Hip-Hop artist, you could argue that saying something like this to your colleagues would be bold or uncalled for, but he has a point.
If you've ever indulged in a twenty one pilots music video, you've seen the work of Reel Bear Media. RBM is fueled by Columbus-native Mark C. Eshleman, who has been in the scene since 2001—when he initially began taking video classes in high school. Since then, he's built up a portfolio that ranges from the likes of Paramore (he recently returned from documenting the band's first-ever PARAHOY! cruise experience), to former Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison's new project Scar the Martyr, to the local, Ohio-based band Beartooth.
I saw my first Rothko painting about two years ago. Before that even the name, Mark Rothko, was completely foreign to me. The painter, Rothko first came into my life through theater. I was understudying for RED, a fictionalized account of the late painter’s commission to create the now famous Seagram Murals.
PUBLIC is a progressive-pop trio from Cincinnati, OH. Discovered in early 2012 at a battle of the bands, they have been making a name for themselves ever since. The band has gained notoriety through festivals like CMJ, Bunbury Music Festival and Midpoint Music Festival. They've also supported acts like WALK THE MOON, twenty one pilots, Family of the Year and more.