Dazed's ultimate guide to US creativity
As part of our new summer US project States of Independence we've invited our favourite 30 American curators, magazines, creatives and institutions to takeover Dazed for a day.
Uno – the convention-blasting, genre-straddling, Brooklyn-based electronic dance music label – are taking over Dazed for the day. They welcome us to their world with a curated selection of their favourite artists of the moment, including exclusive treats from Gobby, Ian Isiah and Mykki Blanco.
With silky smooth vocals and sauce-laden lyrics, Ian Isiah is an angel from some kind of heavily autotuned heaven on high – or should that be the nunnery? The R&B-meets-electro singer songwriter's first mixtape for UNO NYC, The Love Champion, got the label’s 2014 off to a storming start with its straight-up, sassy odes to love, sex and getting your freak on. That record featured fellow cohorts of NY’s new avant-Guard: Le1f and Mykki Blanco, the latter of whom shared something special for today’s guest-edit, also. In the mean time, here’s young Ian, solo – with an exclusive electro-acapella throwdown in the form of a prayer. Probably not the first Sister to pray about Instagram, right?
IAN ISIAH ON "THOT PRAYER":
"It's crazy how the phrase "THOT" became so popular and so important. I think I've phrased the word "THOT" over a million times . It's totally worth being put on the grand culture term list such as words like scrub, pigeon, and hood rat. The phrase "THOT" which stands for (That Hoe Over There) is by the best term for hoes in a really, really long time."
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