#GRAIL by Neji Vibez

A personal message sourced from the great Neji Vibez himself!

” I would like to present the first commercial for my upcoming audio project “GRA!L”. The visuals were shot and edited by my homie Elijah LeNoir. He did a really great job! It’s been an extremely long and tiring process working on this project, but everything is coming to a close now and i’m gearing up to release it soon. This project is a culmination of my experiences over the past year and a half recorded over 15 tracks. I hope you guys enjoy this teaser for the time being though. PLEASE feel free to like, share, and repost it. Peace love and respect. Always. – NEJI VIBEZ 🐼 #GRAILcomingsoon

Lazy Sunday Takes Over the Gulf Coast

Hello readers and thanks for joining us for this update. As you all have noticed we embarked on the first edition of the Lazy Sunday Tour. Lazy Sunday is a music project created by Austin Rapbaum in partnership with BigBro. Lazy Sunday was recently released Sunday, August 7th, 2016 in a personal house gathering at the home of Austin Rapbaum. Many attended the release party and were immersed in the world of sets by performing artists that the producer himself considers family: Evan Thibodeaux, Mike Hazel, Samwyse Ganja, Keith Jone$…

new orleans lazy

Currently project #portculture has set up a line of events to create the Lazy Sunday Tour. We are visiting a handful of cities in Louisiana and Texas spreading our movement along the way. Our recent nights have been very magnificent and we are extremely thankful for the amount of support shown to us. We are working really hard to bring you a night of great vibes, energy, and music. Join us on our upcoming days:

Up next are:
8.13.16 – Lake Charles, LA* with special guest Neji Vibez of the Panda Mason Collective
8.14.16 – Houston, TX
8.15.16 – San Antonio, TX



Slidell, Louisiana: Thank You for The Vibes

Panda Mason x Portculture: Chapter One

Our first date for the #LazySunday Tour was in Slidell, Louisiana. We had the pleasure of meeting tons of new friends and making connections with a few local creatives as well. Thanks to Neji Vibez and Djenko for manifesting this popup together with us. Thank you Pauly and Dapper for your excellent performances. The ice cream shop down the street is really cool and Time Out Lounge is the place to be for your nightlife fix. Jordan the sound guy was the nicest person, thank you for making this a reality.
Tonight we go live in New Orleans. Positive vibrations.

-project #portculture

July 30th at Euphorbia Kava Bar: Rêve with the Art of Leeaux and Mike Hazel

reve01This Saturday come join us for a happening we are helping to share with the thirdcoast.

Taken from the Facebook Event Page:

Saturday July 30, Euphorbia, in partnership with Portculture, will be hosting a night of music and stories with Memphis native saxophonist and songwriter, Rêve aka Matthew.

On display will be the art of Leeaux and Mike Hazel. Come join us for a night of beautiful music, soulful art, and relaxing Kava. Meet the artists and add to your collection.

Cover is $5. Art show will begin at 5, with no cover until the music starts at 8.

Debut album “Dignity” available now !!!
IG: @jetpi10


Mike Hazel

Create Tomorrow with Portculture

We are gifted with the ability to create history. Portculture is honored to be able to write and share history with you all.

What you can expect from us:

  • artist features and interviews
  • concerts and coverage
  • music releases and reviews
  • secret showcases
  • art exhibits
  • podcasts
  • food for the soul

We have various content creators involved in this project sharing their own story. We hope you enjoy.

Upcoming: interview from local creators in Goofy Froot this week and information for the August 3rd music + art showcase.


PSA: Change the World With Positive Intention: The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword

portculture message

Hello friends, family, and loved ones.. welcome to the future, and welcome to the new world. We want to start off by saying thank you for sticking around and tuning in with the portculture project and supporting our collective of artisans and creators from all walks of life. We want to really speak out in this current time of turmoil in the reality that exists around us for it hits home on many levels… as an arts collective we found it difficult to speak out but shortly came to the conclusion it’s our job to share our current state artistically and mentally.  It is up to you to be the positive change you wish to see.

Breaking The Ice…
Together we witness the evolution of our society attempting to cut the remaining ties to oppression and the separatist social stigmas. Over time we have done our best as a society and species to reach out to one another through the kindness of our hearts. We believe we should do more than tolerate, we should be accepting one another. Divided we fall. [1]. In a time where it’s almost impossible to form the right words to not offend anyone we will do our best to touch base with you all and to come under a common understanding that fear and violence is not the answer.

It’s clear that a chain reaction from years of challenges to form a more sensible culture comes with its effects [2].. we are here to say that we are here for you all in this challenging time. We strongly believe the influence of art can not only save lives, but help you come to a common understanding that isn’t limited by race, religion, or gender. We create with a very progressive and forward mentality.

A Current Solution…
Project Portculture was created specifically to bring people together under common interest that does not need to have language or borders. Art does not have a color. Creation does not have a side. Music does not have a gender. It’s our right to be able to manifest what we desire. It is our right to inspire. We create with love in our hearts. We create with positive intention. Never lose sight of this and continue to keep your head held high. Do not walk the streets in fear, instead look to the light. You can feel the difference of what it’s like to be inspired or to be afraid. We encourage you to leave aggressive nature behind and evolve with us. [3] Words have power, use your words with positive intention.

If you or a loved one needs solace in this time or someone to talk to, please email us directly at info@portculture.org or directly reach a few of our team members:


thank you – with love – project portculture

[1] Communicate with another human genuinely regardless of their background. Coming together is the key to community, the exact purpose of our project. We are a community of arts and culture.
[2] The rough breakthroughs of acceptance in America leaving generational gaps in culture being slow to accept the new age.
[3] “reacting out of fear or anger never leaves a solution. how could we be so blind to think violence gives birth to peace, educate yourself and become a leader in this realm” – Evan Thibedeaux / silent planet / portculure


portculture commercial

through the looking glass and into the raw music and arts movement that is #portculture.
we collectively work together to build a tidal wave of creation and culture.
we are here to inspire and create a generation for tomorrow.

below is our first visual commercial:
filmed by Elijah
music by Samwyse Ganja
directed by Leeaux

Samwyse Ganja and Keith Jone$ – COP Release Hits Your Ears July 1st and We Are The First To Cover It


Cop is a take on new musical fusion of hip hop and synth wave, packing messages in pockets of “vibe downs” (what we used to know as breakdowns until now). Hip-hop is constantly evolving and taking new forms throughout generations. It’s always being interpreted in many ways.

Cop is a refreshing interpretation of sound for fans of rap and soul. The entire song is produced by our very own Samwyse Ganja, an upcoming producer currently based in the third coast (originally from Washington, DC). Together Samwyse and Keith are writing a new album coming out later in the year and are picking up tours in the gulf coast.

Listen now exclusively here:

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/271804114″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]

More coming soon, we are so taken away…
the music and art is unstoppable.

Washington DC Artist Mike Hazel Takes to the Streets and Brings His Art to the Quarter


By Leeaux



Hello friends and portfamily, good morning. We would like to start off sharing our appreciation for everyone taking involvement and interest in our collective project. Thank you for your blessings and encouragement.

Today we are introducing Mike Hazel to the portfamily. Hazel, a Washington DC native, is a young, rich, ambitious, rebel that walks the streets sharing art, spreading the good news of local culture and the mighty DoloWan papers for all your rolling-up needs. Self made and driven, our renegade takes steps in bettering not only his life, but the lives of his artistic friends around him. 

We linked up by chance and began to share our story together, and it was magic how the passion matched the drive to succeed and better the world around us through art, creation, and interaction.
It’s our unique vision of this realm that has allowed our paths to cross.

Hazel also has been collaborating with local musicians by helping produce their own batch of rolling papers under the name DoloWan, providing a unique product to any and all who request them.

The artistic entrepreneur says, “At the end of the day the artist uses the ‘canvas’ to reinterpret an impression from the world around them. Some replicate an image to where it can be a mirror image but I’d rather give my customer a bit more than that. I want them to see the freedom that art gives me in everyday life. So I’m not going to always create within the lines but more so feeling based. You will see me break down and distort the world around to show you that everyone’s view of this world is unique.”

His future is as bright as the color of his pallet.

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Give his social media links a buzz and check out his Soundcloud for some of his music as well, highly recommended:

It’s been another exciting day in the thirdcoast


It feels great to build this site from the back end, we are counting days for our first official web launch and to our first music and arts showcase in New Orleans, Louisiana. We are currently plotting together on how we will make this such a unique experience with our fellow attendees and PORTfamily. If you subscribed to our launch you will be added to a special guest list, basically we have to figure out who our lovely members are, stay posted.

-project portculture