Letter From The Editor

Screen Shot 2016-11-28 at 2.36.32 PMEven if you’re not very familiar with what it is, I would bet that you at least have heard of Light-sleepers — the local hip hop-focused clothing brand/ record label created by MC Kavet the Catalyst.

It has widespread brand recognition. As artist and producer Syze One puts it: “Lightsleepers has been around since the beginning of the (hip hop) scene here, so it’s an institution.”

Kavet has seemingly made his career out of taking what could be perceived as risky moves. Unenthused by the mainstream music he was hearing, he chose to play underground artists on his radio show. Then, later, in coming up with clothing designs, he didn’t adhere to trends — or even to planning things out season by season — instead relying on his gut.

But it’s a philosophy that has certainly served him well over the years. His endeavor has grown into an eclectic business that has involved the work of various artists and musicians. This week, we take a look at how Kavet has made it all happen. See the story here.