Welcome back to Daily Links! Here’s this week’s first edition…
Carly Rae Jepsen released a B-sides record, blessing us with even more Emotion-al bangers. She says fan-made memes inspired her to release the album.
In this profile, Chance the Rapper talks about Coloring Book and how Malia Obama is a fan; spending a month recording a cover of the Arthur theme song; and how a magician was present at the recording of Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo. Overall, you get a sense of Chance as a shining beacon of positivity, but also as an artistic truth-teller.
Young Thug says “there’s no such thing as gender,” and on the cover of his new album, JEFFERY, he wears a lilac skirt by Alessandro Trincone. In this interview, photographer Garfield Larmond recounts the immediate connection Young Thug had with the garment.
Thousands of Native Americans are protesting the development of an oil pipeline in North Dakota that would go through sacred land and endanger the quality of drinking water. —Madeline Keyes Levine
Curator Kimberly Drew recently spoke with renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems, and the interview is required reading. Learn a bit of the history behind Weems’s famed Kitchen Table series, as well as her thoughts on the importance of black women in the art world. –Diamond Sharp ♦