12. the brown box
Written by Sofia Ramirez on January 24, 2020
January 24th, 2020
This week’s playlist was created by Taylar Rivers… AKA Dani… AKA Rivers. Taylar grew up in Pensacola, Florida and Houston, Texas before moving to Portland in Fall of 2018. Other than a man of many names and many places, Rivers (she/ they) is also a man of many interests. Currently a student at Portland State University in the Pre-Law program to one-day practice entertainment law, they were also the previous opinions editor of the Portland State Vanguard newspaper. At the Vanguard, Rivers wrote a number of pieces touching on subjects such as black culture, queer identity, sexuality, social criticisms, rap music, etc. You can read all of those articles here. The playlist they curated for us features almost exclusively black artists, showcasing Rivers’ knowledge and dedication to the black narrative in music. You can follow Rivers on Instagram @taylar_rivers.
Listen to the show recording here. Show starts at 6:26.