Jesse Boykins III Cover Story In Wax Poetics

As they have coined it, “Future Soul” singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III graces the new issue of Wax Poetics, sharing the cover duties with legendary producer the RZA.  In the feature Jesse touches on being mentored by Bilal, redefining the perception of a “Ladies Man”, and finding balance in all aspects of his sexuality and spirituality, as he move towards finally releasing his magnum opus “Love Apparatus.”  Be sure to go pick up the issue which also features one of his Romantic Movement counterparts, the ever so graceful Bay Area singer/songwriter, Mara Hruby.

In stores now and on iTunes is ZULU GURU, Jesse Boykins III collaborative album with Brooklyn producer/rapper, MeLo-X, featuring the members of the Romantic Movement.  [Singers: Mara Hruby, Chris Turner; Poets: Trae Harris, Joe-Kenneth, Kesed; and Style mavens Joshua Kissi & Travis Gumbs of Street Etiquette.]

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Mara Hruby – Alright (Official Music Video)

Shot & directed by Dr. Woo of LightUp Film, “Alright” is a video that was filmed in San Francisco at Different Fur Studios. Accompanied by the band The Park, Mara Hruby gives you a taste of pure light, and exposes you to the raw emotions of love in the simple setting of a band rehearsal. This video was meant to be radiant and funky yet classic and raw. You get a chance to see a new side of Ms. Hruby with her passionate movements and sweeping emotions through dance, style, and song. Click play and get your heart lost in inspiration.

“You must allow yourself to be free to experience life and light in its purest form. Close your eyes and feel your inner passion, let it generate powerful inspiration to further enhance what your soul tells you to do.” — Mara Hruby

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Mara Hruby & MeLo-X – The Panties (Slow Down God Mix)

MeLo-X will be releasing his first full length instrumental album titled “Fewture” on 1/31/12 and in preparation for that, he drops an Xtra seductive remix of Mara Hruby’s “The Panties” which is a Mos Def cover.  Pre-orders of “Fewture” will be available early January @

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Mara Hruby w/ Special Guest Chris Turner at Yoshi’s in Oakland, CA

Mara Hruby will be performing Wednesday, Dec 28th at the Yoshi’s Jazz Club in Oakland, CA. All ages show, doors open at 7 P.M. Tickets are $15


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Mara Hruby – Character [Official Music Video]

Shot and Directed by Melinda James. “Character” is a video displaying a day in Mara Hruby’s shoes to get a closer look at what makes her happy; Creativity & Music. It was filmed in The Attic Of Love and features a 1964 Porsche Classic, all centered in The Bay Area.

“It’s important to know who you are as a person, all around, so you can take your creativity beyond the ordinary. This video will show a side of me that only a close few have seen. It’s all about doing what you love and finding what makes you happy.”-Mara Hruby

Featured at the end of the video is an unreleased song entitled “The Love Below.” This song will be on her upcoming album.

Also be sure to watch Ms. Hruby perform in either NYC, Philadelphia, and/or DC this coming November on her “Night With A Muse” Tour following the release of the December issue of ESSENCE, which she is featured in.  The tour begins Tuesday, Nov 15th in NYC.  Be sure to check for further details & updates.

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Mara Hruby – Alright (Acoustic Video)

Music and love go hand-in-hand and never fails to tell a story; to create is to become. Join Mara Hruby and Nate Mercereau as they perform “Alright”, by Jamiroquai, in The Attic Of Love, which is where the EP “From Her Eyes” was recorded. “From Her Eyes” can be downloaded at Http:// for FREE.


Sartorial Sounds Live @ 92Y Tribeca

Sartorial Sounds by Street Etiquette featuring

Jesse Boykins III, Joshua Bennet, Joe Kenneth, Melo-X, Theo Martins, Mara Hruby and Rinaldy Alvarez.

“Joshua Kissi and Travis Grumbs, the dynamic duo behind the fashion blog Street Etiquette, think it’s important to remember that everyone is an artist in their own right and it’s the life experiences we encounter that provoke what we splash on our own blank canvas. With that in mind, 92YTribeca is thrilled to bring their program Sartorial Sounds—a night that blends both music and style—to our Mainstage. Street Etiquette has assembled an incredible lineup of artists that will showcase their individual talents in the realms of spoken word, rapping, singing and tap. Come dressed to impress and stay late so you don’t miss out on any of these featured performers:” All Ages are invited to attend.

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See you guys there!

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Mara Hruby – The Panties (Official Music Video)

Mara Hruby, rising star out of Oakland gives you yet another visual from her 1st release “From Her Eyes”. “The Panties” a song originally done by Mos Def is brought to new light with her version. The video was shot and directed by Jesse Boykins III & edited by @DrWooArt for Light Up Film. Also, be sure to check out her feature+interview on Jay Z’s Website:

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Mara Hruby – Lose Myself (Official Music Video)

Join the journey of Mara Hruby with her second official music video release for “Lose Myself” off her “From Her Eyes” EP.

It is very seldom that we see a young woman open the doors to her vulnerable side to share with the world. There is nothing more sacred then the recording process itself, and Mara Hruby invites you into her home to watch her style of recording in The Attic Of Love. This video will share her ups, downs, and true soul through her own way of engineering and vocal arranging.

Stereolab – Originally by J Dilla & The Roots
Original lyrics by Mara Hruby

Shot and Directed by Jesse Boykins III
Edited by Dr. Woo for Light Up Film

This video is dedicated to all the women that have enough drive to achieve their goals & dreams.

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Sartorial Sounds

Be sure to check out the new inspiring editorial, Sartorial Sounds curated by Street Etiquette:

“Sartorial Sounds integrates both music and style, two elements embedded in every culture past and present. We think it’s important to remember that everyone is an artist in their own right. And it’s the life experiences we encounter that provoke what we splash on our own blank canvas. We assembled seven individuals to partake in this editorial. The finished product incorporates their individual talents such as spoken word, rapping, singing and tap.”

Visit Street Etiquette’s Sartorial Sounds to view the photo editorial and DOWNLOAD the song “Take Off Your Cool” that was produced by the artistic ensemble.

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