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Today’s Hip Hop Correlates Music with Fashion through Personal Style

Over the years, Hip-Hop has emerged itself into the fashion world. There now is a thin line between high fashion and the Hip-Hop culture itself. Artist are now brand ambassadors and who the world looks to to find a new

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The progression of Gender Roles in Hip-Hop

Hip-hop started as a predominately male dominated genre. There were strict ‘rules’ about what the sound should be, how an artist should dress and the masculinity of the artist. Once females joined the genre, gender roles seemed to tighten up

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Tyler, the Creator opens up to listeners With Flower Boy

Growing up, Tyler, the Creator was always the person I would sneak and listen to on the way to class. I was first introduced to him in 9th grade. The guy I was dating at the time was a skater

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The evolution of hip hop and fashion through the decades

Over the years, hip hop has done more than just influence the music industry. Hip hop has somehow found its way into the world of television commercials, movies, food, and even into the fashion. Though many factors have contributed to

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XXL Freshman 2017 Kamaiyah creates her own lane as a female rapper

When you think the words “west coast rapper,” a handful of names come to mind, but one you shouldn’t forget is  Kamaiyah. She’s an Oakaland based rapper that easily brings back old school west coast vibes.  Recently covering XXL magazine for

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Flashback Friday: Childhood Favorites turned Vegan

Being an adult gets hard at times. I often find myself day dreaming about food during long boring meetings or reminiscing about childhood memories. Well recently,it occurred to put two and two together, lol. As Children, health wasn’t a main

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Adult Swim Releases six more singles

At the end of May, Adult Swim released their first track of their annual Singles Program. It’s been six weeks since then and the work has been nothing less but astonishing. The first track released was a rap song by

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Cinematic Saturdays: Must Sees for the rest of the Summer

With summer officially starting last week, here is a rundown of 5 must see films and tv shows before summer ends in September. Girls Trip Starring Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Regina Hall and Tiffany Haddish, this movie looks exactly

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Woman Crushin’ it Wednesday: Keke Palmer grows up

We all loved that little girl from Akeelah and the Bee and the little girl with her own tv show titled True Jackson, VP.  Now, Keke Palmer is all grown up and making all the right moves to becoming the young

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Summer Body Goals: Teyana Taylor in New Video “Drippin'”

Last week, Teyana Taylor blessed the timeline with a spontaneous video release of her new song with the Migos titled “Drippin” and the only thing we can think of is getting in shape for summer quickly. Following a trend of

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Cat Clyde introduces a New Sound with her debut album Ivory Castanets

Cat Clyde isn’t the typical singer songwriter. Her music resonates with a variety of genres which makes a unique sound that is able to captivate a multitude of audiences. Since genre breaking is the route less traveled for most artists,

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Doin’ It Well: How to Survive Retrogrades

Let’s face it, sometimes retrogrades suck. With Mercury retrograde ending in June, it’s important for us to recoup and learn how to deal with retrograde all together.Each planet can effect you in different ways, so let’s start with the basics: Retrograde is

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Adult Swim releases Single with Zaytoven

Oddly enough for a late-night TV Channel, Adult Swim is and has made all the right steps while merging into the music industry. Recently, they shared a pop compilation called Luxe and in December they released a noise compilation titled

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IF YOU DON’T KNOW, NOW YOU KNOW: Lupita/Rihanna Movie, #Ctrl, and More

1. Twitter has made a fantasy become reality with a movie starring Lupita Nyong’o and Rihanna. It all started with a Tumblr post from two years ago of Rihanna and Lupita at a Miu Miu fashion show in 2014. The

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CINEMATIC SATURDAY: ‘School Daze’, An HBCU Classic

College is a time for making friends, learning lessons, and finding yourself. A time for students to try out different things and figure out what they want to do with the rest of their lives. College is all about growing

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THROW IT BACK: Remembering 90’s R&B Group ‘Xscape’ Back Then and Getting to Know Them Now

“Kick off your shoes and relax your feet, party on down to the Xscape beat. Just kick it…” Xscape was once one of the most popular female groups during the 90’s along with Destiny Child’s, SWV, and TLC. The group

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Cinematic Saturday: Spike Lee’s ‘Crooklyn’

It’s been 23 years since Crooklyn dropped in theaters and it will forever be a classic. The Spike Lee directed feature debuted in 1994, peaking at number three in the box office. How? Well, Crooklyn is probably as real as life gets

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The Hood Incubator Helps POC Get Into The Cannabis Industry

As the cannabis industry begins to grow, more states are legalizing the drug and opening up more doors for people to venture into that business. Unfortunately, the main people that are involved in the cannabis industry are still predominately white males,

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Flashback Friday: ’90s Hairstyles That’ve Made a Comeback

The ’90s brought us many great things.  From music, to our clothing and hairstyles choices, the length of our favorite era’s gifts is a long one. As history tends to repeat itself, these four hairstyles have found their way back

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Throw It Back: Remembering SWV’s “You’re The One”

  21 years ago today, the iconic girl group, SWV, charted Billboard’s top ten with their hit song, “You’re The One.” The track was written by the three members of the group with the help of producer Allen Gordon. “You’re

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Past And Present: The Evolving Role of the DJ

Written in assistance, first half, by Adam Bandoo The DJ has always been and continues to be the mitochondria when it comes to moving crowds and keeping the parties bumpin’ all at the power of their fingertips. Culturally speaking, in

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