Meet R.LUM.R, the R&B singer whose serendipitous journey began with guitar lessons in high school and has since led him to over 15 million streams on Spotify. As he puts it, “If you work really hard and if you’re lucky, you can break through.”


Singer songwriter CYN talks failed American Idol auditions, back-up plans, and how the internet has made her dreams come true.


“I always knew I wanted to entertain in some type of way, and rap is what really stuck with me.” For Kodie Shane, she believes her career chose her and in the latest issue of EIGHTY-NINE, the Atlanta Rapper talks fame, style and the importance of being relatable.


We’d like to invite you to experience the issue as if you’re attending an eclectic dinner party hosted by its guest editor, BØRNS. The singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who brought us Blue Madonna this year invites us into his world to get to know his inner circle of creatives—including surrealist artist Tali Lennox, Atlanta-based rapper Kodie Shane, Mozart in the Jungle’s Lola Kirke, among many others. Take a seat and click on through. You’re going to be here for a while.


Before they became one of hip-hop’s most influential collectives, Hieroglyphics was just a crew of kids from the Bay Area with shared passions.


As a kid growing up in Harlem, rapper Marty Baller was already a star in the making—at least at his local block parties. Now he’s one of the youngest members of hip-hop crew A$AP Mob to be striving and prospering…


Garth Carwardine went from being just another teenager hanging around shows to becoming the managing director at Spinning Top Music, a record label and artist-management firm that directs the careers of talent like Pond and Tame Impala.


Australian psych-rock band Pond has been making music together for nine years—the secret to their success? “We really enjoy each other’s company and creativity. We help each other break down preconceptions about what sounds good.”


“We would go to a town and the town would come to us, all the prettiest girls, all the craziest shit. That was their night to have Guns N’ Roses in town!” Guns N’ Roses’ drummer Matt Sorum gives insight into the golden years of rock and roll.


All trippy vocals, clashing cymbals and experimental melodies, Temples harks back to the best of ‘60s psych rock. After uploading a few videos to YouTube, the band was signed and has hit the ground running.