FLOOD: The Passion Issue #2

Featuring stories on Local Natives, SASAMI, iLoveMakonnen, and Johnathan Rice. Powered by Toyota Corolla.

We have an enormous amount of respect for those lucky artists who make their living via creative pursuits. But equally fascinating are the side hustles and part-time obsessions that so many of these figures dedicate their free time to. “Passion,” to us, is a place that transcends the traditional signifiers of success, and where accomplishment is measured in personal growth and our ability to become the best and most authentic version of ourselves.

Welcome to our second installment of the FLOOD Passion Issue, an exclusive digital series filled with details about the lesser-known passions of some of our favorite music-makers. There will be one final issue in the Passion trilogy out later in the summer, so keep your eyes peeled.

Our second issue features in-depth stories on three of the guys from Local Natives, who respectively enjoy biking, soccer, and art-making when they’re not playing music together; Sasami Ashworth, who was a teacher in her past life and still volunteers as a music educator for young people; rapper Makonnen Sheran of ILoveMakonnen, a whiz in the kitchen; and Johnathan Rice, a crooner with a penchant for existential haikus.

You can read or download the full digital issue below.


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