HENOCK “HK” SILESHI: Brockhampton, to me, is a manifestation of people’s imaginations and the idea that if you and a bunch of like-minded other people set forth on something, that anything can be possible. I see Brockhampton as hopefully something that defines a generation, but also redefines a generation in a way, and instead of conforming to norms maybe questions norms a bit.
Where are you right now? Please describe your surroundings. Right now I’m surrounded by studio equipment and a guitarist and women dancing to drum patterns I created today. The vibes are magical cos everyone is in a good mood and motivating. There's also leftover pizza near the sink lol. Tell us a bit about this mix — what do you imagine people doing while listening to it? This is a mix some of the latest Afrobeats songs gaining heavy momentum on the radio and clubs.
Where are you from? What was your upbringing like? Columbia, South Carolina. My mom was in the military, that's how we ended up down south. My family's from Queens, and every summer for school breaks, I would come up and be there all summer since I was a baby. My grandma's been in the same house since the ‘70s. I got introduced to hip-hop just being on the block, I was a fuckin’ kid, just seeing people rapping. I tried to do it, but I didn't know which words to use to rhyme, ‘cause I was so young.
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Selecting a term
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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