Mike Steyels

Mike Steyels

Freelance writer

Covering mostly art and music with a focus on urban issues and tech.

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A Prescription for Loneliness

Meet IM SO AL OE, an expatriate from Russia living abroad.

Young thug alex tumay london on da track article
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Alex Tumay Channels Young Thug's Energy

Thug's main engineer has a unique insight into his creative process.

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Bodega Bamz's Road to 'Sidewalk Exec'

The Spanish Harlem rapper talks about his Latino heritage.

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The Ultimate High: Ces in Naples

How a graffiti writer from the Bronx spent his 20th sobriety anniversary painting trains in Europe.

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DJ Taye Brings Hyperdub Back to Chicago

The young artist talks about his rise within footwork culture.

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Skeme Raps for His City

The Inglewood rapper on his updated style.

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Sye5 Gets Up High

A late night mission in Brooklyn with an innovative graffiti writer.

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Poba Pushing the Brukup Temple

Poba and The Bed-Stuy Veterans represent another Brooklyn dance culture called Brukup.

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Faith47 Goes Indoors

How the mural artist took her street art inside for the gallery setting.