Every month, the Forward Magazine brings you a selection of musical pearls hand-picked by friends, musicians, speakers of the Forward Festival and many more. The 9th edition is curated by 3D designer, illustrator and design festival Us by Night founder Rizon Parein.


Check out Rizon’s playlist, which features some of the biggest names in the field of classic Hip Hop and Rap. From grandmaster Mos Def with his track “Mathematics”, to the late J Dilla with “So far to go” and The Notorious B.I.G., Rizon features them all. Lay back and enjoy the beats!



Rizon has managed to take his talent and passion for graffiti from the streets of Belgium to the forefront of the world of design and advertising. With an extensive portfolio that includes the famous neon poster design for the film Drive starring Ryan Gosling, the artwork behind numerous Nike campaigns, Jay Z’s BMIA music festival, as well as ads for Apple Beats, Mercedes, Google, Facebook, Heineken etc. It seems as though there is no major company that he hasn’t worked with.


Visit Rizon Parein’s Website, Instagram and Behance!