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PHOTOGRAPHY John Midgley The first time Jamie Hector visited BAM, in Fort Greene, he was 21. As the youngest of seven to a Haitian mother—who worked as a nursing assistant—Jamie lived in Brooklyn his whole life. Repping East Flatbush and Crown Heights, he had heard about BAM, and even passed it a few times, but it was only after a friend invited him to see one of Tennessee Williams' plays that it occurred to him...
PHOTOGRAPHY Aubrey Wipfli When Adrian Daniel was in the fifth grade, he got left back. Not because he wasn’t smart, but because he didn’t attend summer school. That summer, Adrian’s mother had a planned a family vacation to Florida. Adrian wasn’t about to stay back in Brooklyn, so he finessed his mother into thinking that all was well at school. Though Adrian can’t remember what exactly he told his mother to make her believe him,...
PHOTOGRAPHY Dp Jolly Statik Selektah’s 7th album, Lucky 7 finished with the sonogram of his daughter Harley’s heartbeat, signaling a new beginning, and symbolic end to the album assembling aspect of his career. Lucky 7 suggested that there wouldn’t be an eighth album, yet here we are. With a tight-roped balance of finesse and griminess, 8 asserts Statik's signature sample driven jazz influence, DJ scratches, and traditional boom bap aesthetic. The album gives listeners the pairings...
PHOTOGRAPHY Shan Wallace When I was presented with the opportunity to have an interview series with Brooklyn Magazine, it took me some time to come up with a name. I wanted it to be a reflection of what I was trying to do, but also a reflection of where I was doing it. Though I’m originally from Baltimore and live in Atlanta, my boyfriend is from Brooklyn and currently lives here, so I’m here a...

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