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Day x Day Tour 2015: Featuring Cauzndefx, Lucid Optics & Airospace [Jan 28- Feb 6]

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dayxday_swaggerlessCatch the Day X Day Tour 2015 featuring Cauzndefx, Lucid Optics, and Airospace, January 28th- February 6th.

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“Mama, I made it!” Top 5 Most Swaggerless Artists of 2014

Happy New Year and thank you for showing love to Swaggerless and strugglin’ artists everywhere during our first year. Thanks to your support, 2014 has brought over 11 thousand visitors from 87 countries, and featured articles and bios from a ton of talented artists, musicians, photographers, painters, directors, and everything in between– it’s been one hell of a year. Here are our TOP 5 MOST SWAGGERLESS ARTISTS of 2014.

This Swaggerless bunch had the most hits on Swaggerless.org in 2014. Congrats! You can now give yourselves a pat on the back.

5. Photographer, Unorthodox Genius

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Cameraman Marceu Lewis, aka Unorthodox Genius, views things in the most unusual and “unorthodox” ways. [VIEW]

 4. Hip-hop Artist, Airospace

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DC artist, Airospace makes music for defective humans and obsolete robots. [LISTEN]

 3. Argentine Artist, Estela Cuadro

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Painter and Illustrator, Estela Cuadro shares her world from Buenos Aires. [VIEW]

 2. EDM Duo, Eion and Kendra

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2014 SXSW performers, Eion and Kendra share their epic tunes. [WATCH]

1. MOST SWAGGERLESS 2014: SoCal Band, Thieves & Lovers

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Southern California band, Thieves & Lovers will steal your heart. [LISTEN]

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I write for that kid with headphones on who’s failing school [Listen]

Ann Arbor rapper, MR:B, shares music off his new album, Metropolis; inspired by the Fritz Lang classic and the anime remake– the man has good taste.

 

My name is MR:B hailing from Ann Arbor, MI. I’ve been a rapper/producer for 4 years.

 

I write for that kid with headphones on who’s failing school.

 

I speak for the kids living in trailer parks and smoking too much weed hoping they don’t die check to check.

 

My sound is one closely knit with rusty hip-hop, that raw, dusty vinyl, of hand crafted instrumentals.

 

Shout out to Airo, Cauz, and to you for downloading my mixtape…right?
-MR:B
To hear more music from MR:B,  visit his Soundcloud and like him on Facebook.

 

Special thanks to MR:B for sharing.

 

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New Music by Lucid Optics Sums Up Life In A Nutshell [Listen]

His album is, Life In A Nutshell. So is his bio…

I’m Lucid Optics. I write, record, produce, mix, and master indie rap. I’d rather not ramble so here’s some music.
-Lucid Optics

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(L to R) Airospace and Lucid Optics. They look like strangers but...
(L to R) Airospace and Lucid Optics. All love.
To hear more from Lucid Optics, find him on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Bandcamp, and Bigcartel.

Special thanks to Lucid Optics for sharing.

 

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Music for defective humans & obsolete robots [Listen]

Just listen…

My name is Airospace and I’m a 23 year old hip hop artist from Washington, D.C. 


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To learn more about Airospace and hear more of his music, visit his Soundcloud and Bandcamp, and follow him on Tumblr and Facebook .

Special thanks to Airospace for sharing.

 

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“Believe in your talent and your work will speak for itself”

 23 year old artist, Twan Kaikpo, tells her story. She said she is a struggling artist ( well, not exactly) and wanted to share her art, spirituality, and words– enjoy.

 

As an artist I try to translate my spirituality and my strange imagination into images.

T_Our Father Who Art In Heaven

I believe my artwork is unique because it’s a bit corky, jovial, spiritual, colorful, and almost childlike. It’s definitely not “fine art” but I think it still conveys a message.

T_Spiritual Messenger

From the Concrete, Who Knew A Flower Would Grow
From the Concrete, Who Knew A Flower Would Grow

I paint because it has a healing effect on me. I could be upset or just really angry all day, but as soon as I pick up a paint brush, all of those feelings are released and I feel happy again.

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I hope I don’t sound like a lunatic when I say this but I believe that God puts all of the images I’ve painted so far in my head. I say that because I usually get ideas for paintings after having a daydream while meditating or from dreams.

T_Let her Shine Bright Like the Moon

I haven’t been on the art scene long. I recently started to believe I could actually have a career in art so I haven’t explored different types of mediums yet. So far I’ve only used acrylic paint & water colors on canvas. I think the more comfortable I get, the more I will experiment.

T_Other Side of the Game

One of my best friends is also a painter and she was the one that inspired me to get into painting. She is probably my favorite artist. Her work is a bit corky, symbolic, spiritual, and abstract like mine. She showed me that art is art. Your style is your style. You don’t need to try to be like anyone else in order to be an artist. You just have to believe in your talent and your work will speak for itself.

T_Lust

When people see my artwork I want them to feel the joy I felt while painting it. I want each and every color to pop off of the canvas and have a healing effect on people (you can be healed through color therapy). I want to inspire any young person out there that wants to be an artist but doesn’t think that they’re good enough. I want to show them that they don’t have to be a Picasso to have “talent”.

T_Sun Salutation

Art is whatever you have in your heart that you want to translate with your paint brush (or however you want to express it).

-Twan Kaikpo

 To learn more about Twan and her artwork, visit her blog, find her on Twitter, or follow her on IG.

 

Special thanks to Twan for sharing.
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Goldilocks and The Three Bears of Business

You get the anticipated callback and that’s when the questions come firing in; “So, why are you applying for this position? You seem too___.”

Yep, it’s the corporate version of Goldilocks and The Three Bears– this one’s too senior, this one’s too junior, this one’s just right (if you’re lucky).

You would think someone overqualified would go in there like a badass and do an extra damn good job, right? But, HR probably figures you’ll leave once a “higher calling” comes a-callin’– which is most likely true.

Flip the script– now you’re “too junior” (code for, “this person ain’t worked a day in their life”– at least, not at this level).  In this case you would think someone junior would go in bright eyed, energized, and eager to learn, right? Not to mention flexin’ their innate knack for social media (because that’s what we do). But, HR probably sees it as too risky; we rather go with what we know– better safe than sorry!

Now, this time you’re that sweet spot in the middle– not too senior, not too junior– juuust right.

The end.

Wait a minute– there’s a part II. And in this chapter, you’re the Goldilocks making all the decisions around here (well, kinda). We have the responsibility of also choosing which company/employer is the right fit for us. Too stuffy? Stuff it. Too snobby? Slash it. Too geeky? Well, if that’s what you like– then go for it Goldilocks.

Fin.