Swag: The Mixtape, Vol. 1 // Rashaad Newsome

Yesterday the Arcade brought you a bit of unadulterated awesomeness in the form of an exclusive look at the inner workings of artist Rashaad Newsome’s “Hair Affair & Five” performance at Art Basel Miami Beach. The artist is making noise with his electric performance work, but is also garnering attention for his exploration of hip hop culture, realized in his first solo show, “Herald,” at the Marlborough Gallery in Chelsea. Melding classical imagery with contemporary cultural references, “Herald” is realized in audio form through “Swag,” Newsome’s mixtape featuring artists like Erykah Badu and Diplo. Give it a listen, Arcaders. We think the project is fit for a king.