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Chapter One: Mercedes-Benz Collective Teams Up With M.I.A. & Tommy Genesis

No matter the level of authenticity and innovation, we all obtain inspiration from somewhere–typically, this inspiration stems from the legacy of our predecessors. In an effort to highlight the newest edition of the Mercedes-Benz fleet, the Concept EQ show car,

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Fitness Friday: Let Your Inner Child Loose & Play Outside!

For a vast majority of the nation, it’s still pretty cold outside. For the poor folks suffering the woes of a chilly Spring, it’s hard to imagine going outside at all let alone for exercise. But don’t turn your back

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Doin’ It Well: Acupuncture And The Five Reasons You Should Try It

Acupuncture is both a theory and a practice, dating back to approximately 6000 BCE in China. The first text recognized to have thoroughly depicted the process in which a patient is diagnosed and treated through acupuncture is The Yellow Emperor’s

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Behind On Make-up Trends? Get Your Brows Right With These Beauty Hacks And Tutorials

First off, if you’re blessed and have naturally thick eyebrows, this may not apply to you. However, this post will not only stress the importance of adding extra color to your brows, but finding a shape that fits your face.

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Apple Cider Vinegar Is Heaven Sent

Apple cider vinegar is incredibly lit. We could literally curate a list with over fifty associated health benefits but we’ll keep it short and sweet. Apple Cider Vinegar, or ACV for short, derives from the completion of two processes. The first

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A Stroke of Beauty: Zahira Kelly’s Black Goddesses

Growing up, a vast majority of the Disney princesses and female icons we admired lacked one major component that was so critical to our identities. The images of the women we were supposed to glorify simply didn’t resemble us. They

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Rick Rubin Has Created Masterpieces In Music For Virtually Every Genre Imaginable

For nearly 4 decades, Rick Rubin has contributed to the generation of some of music’s most noteworthy records. While many producers stick to a specific sound, Rubin has crossed music boundaries, creating masterpieces of sound for virtually every genre imaginable.

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Fearless Bronze Girl Poses Courageously in the Face of Wall Street‘s Notorious Bronze Bull

Just in time for International Women’s Day, the work of artist Kristen Visbal poses courageously in the face of Wall Street‘s notorious bronze bull. The Fearless Girl stands in solidarity with the women of the world, representing the relentless courage of all who have resisted

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‘Do What You Want’ Mag Makes Mental Health Relatable

At an early age we’re taught to go to the doctor when we feel sick, when we hurt ourselves, we go to the ER. Yet, for some reason, we are not instructed to look at mental health in the same

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Paper Trail Magazine Is The Underground Plug We’ve Been Waiting For

  With so many magazines, online publications, blogs, and other media outlets out there, it’s easy to lose site of some of the incredibly innovative projects being churned out by young creatives. This week, we were graced with the opportunity

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A Gentle Reminder That Positivity Is Cool From Your Favorite Rappers

Hip-Hop often gets a bad rap for promoting violence and disrespect for women among other things. Fortunately, several talented artists are taking the craft back into their hands and reshaping how we listen to and feel towards Hip-Hop. Below are

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Shedding Light On Brooklyn’s J’ouvert Parade

In a recent article and illuminating short film by the talented folks at VICE, “J’ouvert: Brooklyn’s Dirty Masquerade” we are introduced to the reality and significance of J’ouvert by the people, both participants and onlookers. With the recent conclusion of Trinidad’s Carnival, New Yorkers look ahead

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Future Drops Another Album: HNDRXX

As if 1 Future album wasn’t enough, the trap icon released yet another 17 track album titled HNDRXX, just a week after the release of FUTURE. It’s safe to say that man has been working. We are familiar with his frequent

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THEY. Drops Soulful New Single “Silence”

In anticipation of their debut album Nü Religion: Hyena, available February 24th, the Los Angeles based duo, THEY., releases a melodic r&b track reflective of their characteristically eclectic and soulful style.   With the release of their first EP,  Nü Religion, in 2015,  THEY.

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Jesse Williams and Tracee Ellis Ross Are The Faces of Kenzo’s SS17 Campaign and Film

If you’ve seen the glory that is Lemonade,  you’re already familiar with director Kahlil Joseph… Beyond providing the dynamically powerful creative direction for Beyonce’s compelling film, Kahlil is also noted for developing videos and short films for contemporary greats including Kendrick

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Kodak Breaks Our “Tunnel Vision” With Controversial New Video

Amidst the current chaos within the country (and with a fresh haircut), Kodak Black drops the highly anticipated track “Tunnel Vision” alongside a controversial music video. Unlike his previous music videos, Kodak takes a political approach in visually depicting the single.

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Doin’ It Well: Fight The Bite Of Winter With This Avocado Glow Mask

Whether you’re getting ready for a hot date tonight or just looking for a quick pick me up to fight the bitter winter cold, this avocado glow mask is just what you need! This time of year tends to be the

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Self-love Is The Best Love With These Five Nurturing Tips

It’s Valentines Day, and it’s no secret it can be a dreadful day for many. Fortunately, there’s good news: You have, you. And no, not in the cliche sense–really think about this one. Through all of your ups and downs,

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Dej Loaf + Jacquees Dropped A Tape Just In Time For Valentines Day

Whether you have a lover or not, Dej Loaf and Jacquees blessed us with a mixtape just in time for Valentines Day titled, F*** A Friend Zone – and it is sure to make you slow wine (even if you’re

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Master P: The Man, The Myth, The Legend

It’s not often we have the opportunity to walk among icons as many–sadly–meet their maker prior to gaining recognition for their accomplishments. Fortunately, Master P–one of hip hop’s major moguls–is still making us say “ughhh” and encouraging today’s youth and

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‘Gal-dem’ Is A Bad Ass All Female Magazine for POC

It is not breaking news that women, especially women of color, make up the largest and most underrepresented group of people worldwide. Thankfully, our generation continues to do-right by our ancestors and push boundaries. When doors don’t open for us,

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Why Kevin Abstract Is An Artist to Watch

If you haven’t already caught wind of Kevin Abstract, now is the time. A Texas native, the 20 year old has lived in many places but has still crafted a sound that is uniquely his own. His approach feels organic

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Artist Spotlight: Asiahn Debuts EP ‘Love Train’

Pronounced “ahh-zee-yahn”, Asiahn, formerly known as Asia Bryant, steps into the light with the release of her first EP Love Train. She is not new to the industry, however, as she has been nominated for several Grammy’s for her assistance

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Pussykrew Pushes the Boundaries of Art, Technology and Gender

As we continue to adapt to new technologies, one team experiments with surrealist imagery and pushes the envelope for multimedia contemporary art. Originating from Poland, Pussykrew is a multi-disciplinary art duo, Tikul & mi$gogo, who encourage us to rethink reality.

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The Brilliance of Brazil’s Afro Hair Movement

Brazil has the largest black population outside of Africa, and it is no secret that there is a palpable division between color and class in the country. Sadly, the concept of racism and class-ism is nothing new to us, but

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Migos’ C U L T U R E Album is Destined to Top Billboard Charts

In preparation for the release of their highly anticipated album C U L T U R E, the Migos have been making quite their share of moves. In addition to their show in New York on the 27th, the date

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King Krule’s “A New Place 2 Drown” Deserves Your Attention

At only 22, Archy Marshall, more popularly known by his stage name, King Krule, has created several incredibly innovative bodies of work. You may recognize him from his melodic single Easy Easy but the English star has written, sang, produced, and

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Gucci Mane Releases New EP and Teases Upcoming Album

Gucci Mane has been on a roll, well excluding his stint behind bars, he’s never really stopped.  He’s healthy and thriving and has produced an elevated series of projects since his release and has yet again blessed us with more.

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‘Kuso,’ a NSFW Short Film Directed by Flying Lotus

The ever-so talented Flying Lotus, formerly known as Steven Ellison, debuts his film school talent with the release of an excerpt from his first feature film, titled Kuso. Although most are familiar with his musical skills, Ellison proves himself to

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New Adidas Campaign is a Star Studded Cinematic Gem

Perhaps reflective of the overwhelming feeling’s of anxiety for the future, Adidas Original’s “Originals Never Die” campaign depicts this sense of subtle strife palpable among today’s youth. A cinematic representation of the figures reppin’ for the culture, a motley crew

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#SolaceSunday: Beyond Tidying Up, the KonMari Method is Life Changing

It may not be Spring, but it is never too early to clean and get organized. Marie Kondo‘s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying: A simple, effective way to banish clutter forever is an absolute must-read for every mover and shaker

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Sorry PETA, Migos’ T Shirt Video Is Awesome

Migos has been having a great year, yea we’re only a few days in but it’s no secret that they’re crushing it in 2017. Donald Glover shouted them out at the Golden Globes, and Chance the Rapper believes that the

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Lil Peep, The Emo Trap Star

To be fair, the rising star doesn’t like to be referred to as emo, nor is he familiar with an actual trap. Think, alternative rock on lean. However, like a vast majority of our generation, he’s been heavily influenced by

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XXXTENTACION is Next Up

With the release of Broward’s very own, Kodak Black, there’s been a resurgence of media attention on Florida. Like Kodak, XXXTENTACION hails from Pompano Beach, which just may be a breeding ground for talent. His uniquely aggressive mosh-pit style is apparent

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Contemporary Artists to Watch Out For in 2017

It can be overwhelming keeping up with all of the talented young artists to watch this year so we selected a few of our favorites for you! Below you will find painters, digital, and film artists paving the way for

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Gosha Rubchinskiy is Styling a Generation

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows/fall-2017-menswear/gosha-rubchinskiy The lines between streetwear and high fashion couture have grown increasingly blurred. Artists and fashion icons alike can be seen pairing high end with accessible labels that have gained popularity among the youth. Gosha Rubchinskiy‘s post-communist labels optimizes this

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The Wait is Over, Trey Songz Dropped ‘Anticipation 3’

The anticipation is over ladies, Trey Songz finally dropped a tape – and it’s everything we want from the sex symbol. More of the baby-making tunes we love so much from the notorious crooner. He’s been flying under the radar since

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Sampha Serenades Us With New Single

It seems like we’ve been waiting for forever to hear something from Sampha. We’re so fortunate to be blessed with the release of the single, “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” off of his highly anticipated album Process (set

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Gucci Mane is Making Mental Health Matter

For some reason, mental health is often placed on the back burner, viewed more as something “crazy” people have to attend to. Sadly, it is this disturbing misrepresentation of the truth that has created a painful stigma. Recently, we’ve watched as

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Rina Sawayama is a Glittery R&B Bad Ass

With all of the grime heat coming out of London right now, it’ easy for other’s to fall under the mainstream radar.  Rina Sawayama is a Cambridge educated, Niigata-born, and R&B inspired artist shattering Asian beauty standards and musical normalcy.

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