Charged performance at Voltage Lounge

Divine Council. Photo by Leon Laing.

Divine Council entered the stage similar to how the group entered the rap industry—hard-hitting. Continue reading ‘Charged performance at Voltage Lounge’

#blacklivesmatter

Photo of mother and daughter by Leon Laing.

Photo of mother and daughter by Leon Laing.

A mother and daughter attend a Black Lives Matter rally and dance party at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg.  Continue reading ‘#blacklivesmatter’

Reina76

Reina76. Photo by Leon Laing.

Reina76. Photo by Leon Laing.

Harrisburg-based artist Reina76 chills beside her painting at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center. Continue reading ‘Reina76’

Shot by Cones

Shot by Cones. Photo by Leon Laing.

Shot by Cones. Photo by Leon Laing.

“The intimate moment right before or after the show, when artists are just being themselves is when I like to pull out my Polaroid camera,” Shot by Cones says in his new photography book. Continue reading ‘Shot by Cones’

‘Flex’

Harrisburg-based rhyme spitta Barack Ostafa returns with “Flex.” Yung Prof accompanies him on the track. Continue reading ‘‘Flex’’

Unleashed

Roy Woods. Photo by Leon Laing.

Roy Woods. Photo by Leon Laing.

Roy Woods’ two projects, Exis and Waking at Dawn, offer a trap soul sound: ambient and mellow. Continue reading ‘Unleashed’

Rich in soul

Alonda Rich. Photo by Leon Laing.

Alonda Rich. Photo by Leon Laing.

Eight years ago, local singer/songwriter Alonda Rich opened up for celebrity singer Jaguar Wright in Grantville. Chad Scott, proprietor of the District Restaurant & Lounge, promoted the Jaguar concert back then. On Nov. 22, Scott booked Rich at the Harrisburg-based District—but she was the main act this time. Continue reading ‘Rich in soul’

The Walking Dead


On Oct. 31, Desiigner gave us a Halloween treat—an extended video for “Zombie Walk.” We shoot the breeze again with TheShellGod, the producer of the “Zombie Walk” song. Rapper King Savage, the collaborator of the song, found TheShellGod’s beat online. Continue reading ‘The Walking Dead’

Get em high

Kanye West. Photo by Leon Laing.

Kanye West. Photo by Leon Laing.

Kanye West is a visionary. He’s a brand. Continue reading ‘Get em high’

Tasha Karelle


Local femcee Tasha Karelle moved from Harrisburg to Atlanta recently. But before she left, she showed her former residence some love in her new video for “I Betcha.” The 23-year-old rapper incorporated Harrisburg-based landmark Strawberry Square in the video, directed by Kayso The Director.  Continue reading ‘Tasha Karelle’