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January 30th, 2022

Three months ago, my journey into Web3 started with a DM that said, “Hello”. I was at Coca Cola, working to make ends meet, but I was miserable. I was that guy stocking shelves at your local grocery store. Although I was working to provide for my son, I was far from where I wanted to be.

I go by Hallway. For years, I blogged emerging music into mainstream consciousness before having to give it up to make a decent living. Now I’m at a place where I can make sure nobody ever has to turn away from curating to survive.

I was part of the team at illRoots.com, an institution for anyone familiar with the golden blog era of hip-hop that helped propel stars like Drake, Kendrick, J. Cole, amongst many others into the stratosphere. On a daily basis, I would dig through piles of music to find the kind of artists that make you want to take off your shoes, lean back a bit further in your chair, and feel the weight of their music on your soul. I remember the first time I heard a Cudi hum or the crisp air between a Dom Kennedy vocal.

Phlote
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January 12th, 2022

5/12/22

  1. Generative art marketplace
  2. Curated drop marketplace
  3. Mixtape marketplace - record store feel w/editorial
  4. Distributed Bandcamp w/ bespoke artists marketplaces

5/11/22

Guests: Michael Norman, Dee Goens

hallwayfinds
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Phlote
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January 11th, 2022

Recording artist Rocky Snyda and photogRapper JAYPROB are a changing tide and it's only a matter of time before we are all swimming in the current of FUTRxLGND. Web3 technology offers an alternative route for musicians and their communities to float through the current chaos together in a more inclusive manner. Rocky and Jay are a celebration that exists IRL as much as digitally.  On 1/11/22, “Bronxlyn” will be christened  through Glass Protocol and released into the world with PartyBid at OS NYC. NYC rap is more exciting with these two buzzing around the city and bringing their collective crews together for a landmark event in one of the best gaming hubs in New York.

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**“FUTRxLGND is a brand/collective an umbrella for the many things that we do in terms of visuals music art it was founded by Jay a few years ago and basically it’s a community of anyone who is creating art for a purpose who wants to further their community further themselves Most people we connect with technically are future legends” - Rocky Snyda

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December 17th, 2021

By AJ Washington

We’re all about curating elevated experiences.

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hallwayfinds
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December 16th, 2021

As told by Yuri Beats, Theodore Grams, and Noah Breakfast

When Noah told me about Bad Jawn I was largely indifferent to Web3 & NFTs as concepts. We had spent the winter scheming about vinyl production, cooking up ways to do 1/1 vinyl prints of illegal mashups from the blog house era. I was unhappy, working at the biggest record label in the world counting how many copies of “insert album here” (taylor’s version) shipped out of the warehouse every week. We wanted to start a label, we wanted to destroy all the labels, we were stuck inside and both trying to figure out what comes next.

Noah played me Bad Jawn and I flipped. The beat had a delicacy to it that his best work holds, something tender and childish but also robust and powerful. Ramalzee used to talk about giving art weapons so it can defend itself - I feel like Noah’s best work takes a tender idea from childhood but builds it out in a way that it can defend itself out in the world. When I heard the weird spaced out intro I knew that was where this one was headed - then Grams’ voice drops in and we’re in this smooth dreamy atmosphere. The flute and piano dropping in and out - it moves your attention across the track perfectly. It felt timeless and playful and just hit. 2020 was a bad fucking jawn man. It was perfect.

Grams said he wanted to drop an NFT with the track - I didn’t really understand but was down to learn. Noah told me his friend Dexter knew about NFTs so we set up a meeting. Looking back on that moment is kinda crazy. I have since quit the record label, went to work with Dexter at FWB and now Bad Jawn is being released into the world as an NFT. The tools of web3 are weapons our art can use to defend itself and we’re in a historical moment when the art needs all the help it can get.

Phlote
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December 6th, 2021

This is a baseline framework for how we help creators think about forming a Web3 business entity / DAO. This is an elemental framework to showcase steps to be taken. Submit any suggestions or feedback to @teamphlote.

PHLOTE x [OG Mattress]

Objective: Establish [OG Mattress] as a fully independent self-sovereign Web3 business / DAO.

A. Token minting/Team Allocation

Phlote
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November 26th, 2021

We are Phlote DAO.

Phlote is a discovery community built by and for curators. Our mission is to find amazing artists, “Phlote” them into web3, and help accelerate their careers using web3 financial infrastructure.

How do we do that? We’ve realized curated great art starts with curating great people and then adding ways for them to engage with each other. Add a layer of high quality editorial and you have the formula.

Our objective is clear.

Phlote
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November 25th, 2021

Dear Artist, 

Our mission is to “phlote” the dopest artists into Web3 and help them lead a new generation into the future. Below are some updated thoughts on how to approach the opportunity. 

In general, Web3 presents a new model for creatives who have vision AND work as a part of a larger collaborative team or community like Phlote.

Web3 offers new plug-and-play financial tools like NFTs and social tokens that, if used properly, allow you to become financially + creatively self-sovereign. There's no need to rely on a label or any other non-value-add intermediaries because you're able to monetize the value you create directly with your fans/collectors. You become the platform. 

Phlote
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hallwayfinds
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November 25th, 2021

The design and construction of sound skyscrapers involves creating safe, habitable spaces in very high buildings. The buildings must be masterfully engineered to support their weight, resist wind and earthquakes, and protect occupants from fire. Yet they must also be conveniently accessible, even on the upper floors, and provide utilities and a comfortable climate for the occupants. Jansport J is building a massive skyscraper that sits outside the city limits of the music industry.

Structurally sound steel molded from soulful music compositions weave through each level of his catalog making it withstand any and all outside forces that would try to topple such a landmark. As you travel from floor to floor you smell the aroma of Benny the Butcher cooking. You see the paintings of the famed artist Nas hung throughout the hallways. You walk through Dom Kennedy’s garage marveling at rows of classic cars meticulously crafted by Jansport. Hit-Boy has a full level covered in lavish tapestries that Jansport helped sew.

Jansport J is building up, adding a 4 story penthouse for himself in the clouds, with blueprints designed by Team Phlote.

Sport’s production is a modern continuation of legends such as Pete Rock and J Dilla.  Growing up in Covina, California, 40 mins inland from Los Angeles, Jansport was inspired by the kings of the ‘90s. Since then, Sport has amassed an impressive resume of credits including Freddie Gibbs, Dom Kennedy, Hit-Boy, Benny the Butcher, Ty Dolla Sign, and Quentin Miller.

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hallwayfinds
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November 25th, 2021

Dear Friends & Pham,

An update.

At the end of the day, what we all want is for the best people to come to Web3 to build with us - our friends and all the talented people we know.

Unfortunately, we know a lot of talent that remains on the sidelines due to dim view of Web3 that’s driven by the many skammy PFP projects and NFT cash grabs that have become too common. As a result, many remain skeptical of what’s possible if these new financial tools are used productively.

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Phlote
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November 3rd, 2021

Step into what you think is your playlist, walk around for a bit and take a seat in the most comfortable song you can think of. Now as you sit back, take a look around at this room.

Is your ottoman just another Lil Wayne deep cut or is it THEE stand out Lil Wayne deep cut? Are those Rick Ross curtain rods letting that 95 inch Maybach Music drape all over your freshly Spotified floor?

How does this room shape up as you survey it?

Phlote
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October 31st, 2021

We know the full potential for web3 is to build platforms that are 100% transparent and owned by the community around them. Platforms that are open for anyone to join, have clear lines of demarcation as represented by a set of values. These platforms will be structured as DAOs or something equivalent. This is the full promise of Web3.

We exist to elevate amazing work and the artists who make it. The power of decentralized curation is it’s ability to reflect the collective intelligence of a community. This is in stark contrast to traditional media models, where a few determine what can be seen, heard, and consumed by the masses. That’s why we’re excited about the emergence of Web3 and projects like DAMN. One day, all media networks are likely to be built this way - not powered by algorithms for shareholders, but powered by humans for humans.

There’s a fight many artists must endure to be heard. Music discovery is controlled by an outdated system that’s not designed to showcase the many talented vocalists, musicians, producers, songwriters in the world. Many simply do not have access to the “music industry”. The idea that the internet and streaming has leveled that playing field is a common misconception. The same disparities exist today as they have throughout the last 100 years of music.

Digital currency and unique digital assets provide a way to harness the power of the internet and provides a path for artists that does not require they sign away their ownership rights or creative freedom. It does require them to face open markets, which can be daunting.

Phlote
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October 31st, 2021

TLDR: Phlote is a music discovery DAO. Our community has been built to find and onboard artists who make great music to Web3. We launched a baseline tokenomics package that distributes rewards to members for the quality of their curation.

The Who, What, and Why

The essence of any tokenomics program is to identify the actions of the community that will drive value for the DAO.  If designed correctly and attached to a token, token price will reflect the DAOs ability to deliver value to the broader community. Tokens become the measuring stick for community value, similar to how share price can work for a traditional company.

Phlote is a music venture DAO focused on the curation and spread of culture. Our tokenomics model is designed to encourage participation in the discovery of talented artists, the creation of digital assets, and community building by our members. 

Phlote
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October 30th, 2021

Dear Creators,

Now’s the time to collaborate with creators you admire. Collabs in the form of visual art, music, product, code, fashion, and other forms of virtual or live experiences.

Artist led DAOs can be formed to align the squad.

Who’s on the team? Specialists who possess the skills to make the things you want to make. For recording artists, the team may include producers, musicians, songwriters, a videographer, content creators, and business + technical partnership from Team Phlote. 🤝

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September 16th, 2021

We are Phlote DAO.

Phlote is a discovery community built by and for curators. Our mission is to find amazing artists, “Phlote” them into web3, and help accelerate their careers using web3 financial infrastructure. If you support our mission, consider collecting any of our crowdfund tokens to gain entree into our growing community.

How do we do that? We’ve realized curated great art starts with curating great people and then adding ways for them to engage with each other. Add a layer of high quality editorial and you have the formula.

Our objective is clear.