My name is Rory and I want to give you an idea of what Flava Magazine is all about!
I’m 19 and i’m from Brixton in South-East London. Around the age of 15. I began to develop my own interests and tastes, along with a few friends, and really started to engage and embrace the culture around me. Growing up in Brixton I was almost overwhelmed by the variety of people I saw, food I tasted, music I heard and places I would explore.
As my eyes were opened to reveal more than just the trivialities of school and work, I became more and more excited by discoveries of both emerging and older music genres, fashions and sub-cultures. As soon as I stumbled across a new rapper or clothing brand I would be desperate to share these discoveries with my friends so they could share what i was experiencing.
My love of, for lack of a better word, influencing and putting my friends onto my own interests blossomed as I entered sixth form and began to form closer friendship groups. We would exhaust discussion on all of our favourite musicians and clothing lookbooks and listen on repeat to the latest tracks we were loving.
Constant trawling through the internet all night eventually led me to blogs like Four Pins where I could obsess over clothes and Pigeons & Planes which put a spotlight on artists I would never otherwise have heard. The writers for these sites were funny and just enthusiastic fans and appreciators of the same things as me.
This is what inspired me to create Flava Magazine. I wanted my own outlet for my own vibes and expressions, which I could control and moderate and so here I am writing this. On this blog the main emphasis will be on music. I listen to all kinds of music, but grime. hip-hop and electronic music take up most of my iTunes.
I’ll be sharing what i’m listening to and what I want to spotlight. I’m hoping to start writing some reviews and write-ups of live music events and gigs as well. I’ll upload photos I take of places I’ve been and food I’ve eaten and most importantly recommend to you!
Now i’m not claiming to be this huge trendsetter. but I think I have pretty good taste and I want to share what I find with you!
Let me know if you have any requests or ideas for content in the comments below.