P.I.F.F. Magazine Issue 3.1 Woke Issue Sept 2018 (preview)

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Catch up with P.I.F.F. Magazine in the first issue of the brand relaunch. Featuring cover model Taylor Gee, the incredible breakout artist from Alaska; Flamez NY; Reese White; and more. In this Woke Issue, catch articles on what's happening in the music industry right now and get tips on model management. It's all here and it's all ready for your happy reading pleasures at P.I.F.F. Magazine.

The

Woke

Issue

SEPTEMBER 2018

Vol. 3

Featuring...

TAYLOR GEE

The hottest thing in Alaska!!!

Musiccoin?

What is it?

Lebron’s Promise

A better school

system

PIFF ALERT!!!

The Return of

Honey Cocaine!!!

Her dope new

album ‘Wildfire’

and the official

P.I.F.F. Review


SPONSORED BY


S T O R I E S

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Taylor Gee is cooking it up in Alaska as she begins

her takeover of the Anchorage underground music

market. With the release of her EP titled ‘TKOVR’,

she is showing potential of becoming one of the

next ones to blow up on a major scale and

becoming one of the greats.

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Flamez LaCandela is out here heavy on her grind

in the Big City and she ain’t playin’ no games

when it comes to slaughtering them beats. Check

out her exclusive interview to get the inside scoop

on the Femme Fatalé.

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Lebron James

betters the

community of

Akron, Ohio by

opening a public

school for

at-risk kids.

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MUSICOIN

IS CONNECTING THE

ARTIST WITH THE

LISTENER AND

CHANGING THE

MUSIC INDUSTRY

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64

After a 3-year hiatus that left many fans wondering if it

was over for her, Honey C, formerly known as Honey

Cocaine - the Tyga affiliate - is back on the scene with

the release of her new EP album, ‘Wildfire’. We’ve got

the official P.I.F.F. Review right here.

SEPTEMBER 5


politics

HOW DO WE

KNOW WHAT WE

KNOW & HOW

DO WE KNOW

IT’S ANY GOOD??

cover

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snaps

real talk

“Let’s address the

elephant

in the room:

Our Celebrity in

Chief.

Donnie J. Junk. (I

mean, Trump.)”

departments

EDITORIAL

Positive Influence For the Future

[Editor’s Note]

Piff Politics

MODELING

Snaps

ENTERTAINMENT

REAL TALK w/ Taj “Real Talk” Thomas

Who’s That Chick? 56

V.E.N.T.

Playlist

61

63

P.I.F.F. Review

P.I.F.F. Poetry

P.I.F.F. Preview

12

14

23

Model Life 32

52

64

82

88

SEPTEMBER 9


SEPTEMBER 2018

(volume three)

Founding Editor

Legal Consultant

Public Relations & Operations Manager

Promotions Manager

Xavier “CompleX” Prue

Malissa Hurry

Ana “MzGotti” Montes

Brenda “Mzz BK” Lowery

Contributors

Taylor Gee; Unbreakable Music Group;

Legal Mobb Entertainment; Undadawg

Entertainment; Starving Artists Creations;

Trey Photo; Flamez La Candela; Reese

White; Queen Hakeemah; Isa Aydin; Vett

Adams

Associate Director,

Content Development

Taj “Real Talk” Thomas

Graphic Designer

Xavier “CompleX” Prue

Bloggers

Averie McKinney; Kimberly Napier

Contact us to get involved with P.I.F.F.

Writers

Photographers

Malissa Hurry; Taj Thomas; Xavier Prue; Averie McKinney

NeVaughn Brown; Edward “Trey Photo” Louis Smith

E-mail: editor@piffmag.com

Twitter: @piffmag

Music Review Manager

Xavier “CompleX” Prue

Facebook: facebook.com/piffmagz

www.piffmag.com

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SEPTEMBER 11


Positive Influence For the Future

Meek Mill said it best.

To paraphrase: there’s three kinds of

people in life... people that make it

happen, people that watch it happen,

and people that don’t even know what’s

gong on... which one are you?

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With so many different

defintions to the term “woke”

and the way that the media has

twisted it to turn it into some

type of indifferent joke, it’s hard

to determine sometimes which

type of awakening we’re searching

for when someone tells us,

“stay woke”.

In this instance, we’ll refer

to it as a whole in general and

simply say that here at P.I.F.F.

Magazine, we’d like you to stay

woke and open your eyes to the

puppet-show and masquerade

that’s going on around you...

some people will have their eyes

opened and use their knowledge

for progression and change;

others will do nothing with it

but complain about the way the

system is so flawed; yet they are

the same ones contributing to

the flawed system because they

choose to do nothing... if we feed

you here at P.I.F.F., will you eat

and let it stick to your ribs?

Been a minute I know... five

years to be exact. Where have

we been? What happened? All

of that will be explained, but I

won’t give it all away in our first

relaunch issue, so you’ll have to

stick with us. For first-timers,

P.I.F.F. Magazine is an entertainment

mag that highlights aspiring

talent on their serious grind in the

underground. We feature models,

music artists, comedians, athletes,

producers, dancers, graphic artists,

entrepreneurs, etc.

And yes, we will always have

some type of eyecandy model on

our covers because let’s face it, it

draws attention and sometimes

controversy which leads to more

attention and regardless of how

it gets you there, you shall find

your way into the magazine where

my true woke people know that

the cover model and image was

simply our way of saying, “we’re a

sexy magazine.” Because knowledge

is sexy. Positivity is sexy.

And regardless of how we do it,

it will always be done classy and

tastefully. Some people say, “what

about the kids?” Well, I’m sorry,

P.I.F.F. is not a kids magazine and

if they’re seeing it, that’s the parent’s

job to be monitoring their

children’s social media lives.

This issue: our cover feature

is Taylor Gee, one of the nicest

artists coming out of Anchorage,

Alaska. We also chopped it up

real quick with Flamez La Candela

holding it down for New

York. Find out what Musicoin

is and why it could be changing

the future of the music industry.

Lebron James’ promise? What’s

that all about? We got something

to stop and make you think: how

do you know what you know?

Taj “Real Talk” Thomas is back

to talk his sh** again! And Averie

McKinney did her thing on the

V.E.N.T. interview with Reese

White. It’s all here in our 1st relaunch

issue. Welcome us back.

P.I.F.F. is definitely woke...

-- Xavier “CompleX” Prue

Editor-in-Chief

SEPTEMBER 13


LEBRON’S

PROMISE

A “STAY WOKE” ANNOUNCEMENT


SNAPS

28

with

24

SUBSCRIBE TODAY!!!

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Snaps

submit to: editor@piffmag.com

SEPTEMBER 17


SNAPS

SNAPS

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SEPTEMBER 19


MODEL LIFE

8 TIPS FOR MODELS

COMING TO A

PHOTOSHOOT

by Isa Aydin

www.isa-aydin.com

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SEPTEMBER 21


MODEL LIFE

PHOTO : Trey Photos

MODEL LIFE

MODEL : Vett Adams

MODEL MANAGEMENT 101

by Xavier “CompleX” Prue

As a special dedication to our relaunch of P.I.F.F.

Magazine, I will include one chapter in every issue of

P.I.F.F. from my book on model management, titled,

‘Model Life’. Stick with us each issue to pick up new

skills and learn the basics of managing people in the modeling

industry.

part 1 of 10

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SEPTEMBER 23


INTERVIEW BY : Xavier “CompleX” Prue

PHOTOS BY : Bryan Leiser

COVER FEATURE

COVER FEATURE

HOSTILE TKOVR

TAYLOR GEE IS THE ARTIST HEATING IT UP IN ALASKA & SHE’S

BURNIN UP THE INDUSTRY WITH HER NEW EP

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PHOTO CREDIT : Bryan Leiser

She’s on her way to drawing heat to Anchorage,

Alaska and she’s one of the most influential and

representative voices of the Anchorage underground

hip hop market. Taylor Gee has been

deemed Best Female Vocalist, Best Female

Rapper, and Rookie of the Year by the Alaska

Hip Hop Awards. Signed to Unbreakable Music

Group in 2015, she’s been heavy on-grind ever

since and has opened up for major acts such as

Jon B, J Holiday, Keyshia Cole, and 2 Chainz.

Now, with the release of her EP titled ‘TKOVR’,

she’s ready to become the face of female hiphop

in Alaska and worldwide; even if it means

by Hostile Takeover!

CHECK OUT THE ‘HOSTILE TAKEOVER’ VIDEO BY TALOR GEE


A D V I S O R Y

W A R N I N G ! ! !

REAL

TALK

with Taj “ Real Talk ” Thomas

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N O T O P I C

I S S A F E

SEPTEMBER 29


VersatilE Expressions

VENT

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75

oF Natural Talent

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P.I.F.F. REVIEW

She flexes with a versatility

of flows ranging from sounds

reminiscent of A Boogie [with

the Hoody], Cardi B, and Nicki

[Minaj] mixed with Snow [tha

Product] but yet as always, Honey

C, formerly known as Honey

Cocaine, is in her own lane as she

finds a way to bring all these elements

to a perfect blend... From

a chef in the kitchen to the lab

where she’s obviously developed

1.) Woke Up Feelin - the album

opens up just right with a song that

gives us a glimpse of the personal journey

that Honey’s overcome over the

past 3 years and where she stands now

in her recent transition from aspiring

artist first hitting the scene in 2013 to

now becoming an underground legend

who kept the daily social media

streams trending even months before

announcing her return. It is a track

that touches your heart but is easy on

the ears and gives you an intimate look

HONEY C - WILDF IRE

P.I.F.F. REVIEW

to hear at least one song where it’s

just them and the artist - a musical

one-on-one and Honey does just that

with Numb, which gives you an inside

look at how human a celebrity can feel

and it gives us a look at her personal

growth as she closes out the song with,

“be about your business, we can build

something...”

even more as a solid

artist who proves that

she can take time off

the return of Honey Cocaine

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and still come back and land

smoothly in the top spot at the

throne she deserves and has put

the work in to prove it.

In a generation of a time

where artists focus more on

singles than making a good album

and where 85% of emerging

artists become one hit wonders,

Honey provides a classic

album with her August 3 release

of ‘Wildfire’ (2018) , an 11

track follow up to ‘the Gift Rap’

and prior releases such as ‘‘Like

A Drug’, ‘Thug Life’, ‘90’s Gold’.

into Honey’s heart, a side that she

opens the door to expressing for the

first time.

2.) Whole Lotta Sh*t - the 2nd

track on Honey C’s new album gives

us that cocky, raw, shit-taking femcee

we fell in love with and just to remind

everyone where she’s been recently

and whether she been stressin shit

the way her haters have, she boasts, “I

been on a wave you cannot touch...”

3.) Numb - Every true fan wants

4.) Two Cents - On Two Cents, she

reminds us of why hip-hop needs Honey

C as she gives us that laid back mellow

sound that you can ride to, vibe to,

smoke to...

5.) No Time - No Time is another

classic in the vault and it comes at the

best timing in the album as it presents

(continued on page 84)

SEPTEMBER 33


INTERESTED IN GETTING INVOLVED

WITH US AT P.I.F.F. MAGAZINE??

WHAT IS MUSICOIN?

FOR ADVERTISEMENT AND/ OR TALENT

SUBMISSIONS, PLEASE E-MAIL US TODAY:

EDITOR@PIFFMAG.COM

RECRUITING: Music Artists; Models;

Hairstylists; Make-up Artists; Fashion

Designers; Photographers; Writers;

Promoters; Influencers; Bloggers;

Business People; & Entrepreneurs alike

TELL A FRIEND TO TELL A FRIEND

The analytical breakdown and the simple

breakdown of the next biggest change in

the music industry

INFORMATION & IMAGES OWNED BY MUSICOIN & MUSICOIN.ORG

FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY

Presentation by Xavier “CompleX” Prue

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P.I.F.F. REVIEW

(continued from page 65)

an audio visual of Honey C at the top

of her game. The first single in her reemergence,

she boldly states that she’s

“young, but I never been dumb... Broke

and im never goin back./ I just had to

grow up fast... Facts./ Sick days, I ain’t

takin’ no time off;/ light one just to take

my mind off./” You have no choice but to

bop to the rhythm and acknowledge the

fact that she’s a beast in every right and

she’s in a space that no one else can fill

or move her from.

6.) Yea Yea - Yea Yea is a cocky song

and a challenge to all of the women hating

on the young Queen. She explains

that her haters keep making threats but

to show how worried about it she is, she

reminds them, “b**ches talkin bout the

fade.../ home alone, on my own, every

day.../”

7.) Veteran - the second single off

the album and the immediate follow-up

to No Time, it is another timeless project

that makes you fall in love with her

all over again as she talks swag, flosses

all over your ears, and finesses the bars,

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punchlines, and wordplay all over an

eerie but smooth sounding gritty beat

produced by Bewill of 1801 Records.

8.) Chain Smokin - an anthem

for all smokers and those loving to hear

Honey talk that sh*t. She brings you

on a memorable flashback as the weed

causes her to reflect on days of not being

able to pay the light bill or water bill,

put gas in her car, pay rent, or afford

a decent meal. Its a story of triumph

over trial and a reminder that no matter

where you’re from or what you’ve been

through, you can rise above it all...

9.) Str8 Up - a playful and energetic

tone that finds Honey C focusing on her

melodic R&B side. It is a fearless expression

of her having fun in the studio and

revealing more of her personal side as

sbe continues to grow and develop as an

artist whos always been true to her fans.

.

10.) Light It Up - Honey is in go

mode as she vents on wax about how

she’s ready to catch a hater b**ch and

light it up on her ass. She attempts to

be humble but she promises that if the

b**ch texts back on a threat, she might

just catch an assault. It’s more of a girl

fight type of anthem, but fellas can appreciate

it for its original Honey Cocaine

sound on it as well.

11.) Wildfire - She provides a perfect

close to the album w the title track

where she goes ham just to remind you

of who the original Queen of Toronto is

by spitting that format of hard bars, flex

flow, and swag talk and money talk that

made us fall in love with her in the first

place. All that tells us is that at heart,

Honey is still the same, she just evolved

from Honey Cocain to Honey C and

Wildfire is an expression of her beginning

steps in this journey of womanhood.


P.I.F.F. PREVIEW

THANKS FOR READING

It came upon us at press time that

the legendary Aretha Franklin has just

passed on August 16, 2018. We weren’t

able to give her a dedication this issue, so

we wanted to take this moment out and

wish her a peaceful Rest in Paradise.

I hope you guys are feeling the new

design of the mag and I want to express

the biggest thank you to all of our supporters.

One thing that has changed in our

relaunch is the fact that we are now

charging subscriptions. This is something

we fought hard not to do and if I didn’t

have to, I wouldn’t; however, with the

rise of technology cost, we can no longer

give P.I.F.F. away for free and with your

support and subscription, you will help

us to create an even better magazine and

ensure that P.I.F.F. becomes your greatest

source of info for aspiring talent.

In our next issue, which will be our

“90s Issue”, we will be featuring cover

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model Dawn Gun as well as an

exclusive interview with Canada’s

own Plus the Rapper; along with

some other surprises, so stay

tuned with us for even bigger

and better things to come..

Poets: submit your requests

to have your poetry featured

in our 90s Issue. Anybody

interested in getting involved

with the magazine, you already

know the drill... e-mail me at:

editor@piffmag.com

And on that note, we out...

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