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How Dope Is This Kimono Made of YEEZY BOOST 350 v2 Patterns

Bryce Wong of creative collective Tricycle recently made a kimono out of YEEZY BOOST 350 v2 patterns. Once again delivering something unexpected and original, the designer took the knit patterns of the “SOLAR RED/STEEPLE GRAY/BELUGA” YEEZY BOOST 350 v2 and

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Lupe Fiasco Is Sick With The Sword

Lupe Fiasco takes martial arts very seriously. Not only has he shared his affinity in various interviews, he even named one of his former companies Righteous Kung-Fu, a line that does fashion design, sneakers, toys, video games, comic books and

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Featured: Quickie With Quiana Parks

T H E S H O R T… Name: Quiana Parks Nickname: Qui Astrological Sign: March 20th, Pisces Born & Raised: Patterson, NJ Currently Residing: New York The Last Song You Played?  Passionfruit, Drake Lyrics That Changed Your Life?  “All Falls Down,” Kanye Hidden Talents? I’m

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New “Rush” Visual Takes You Inside Starrah’s Hyper 3-D Universe

In less than a year, singer/songwriter Starrah has become the main architect of a new sound shaping pop music. Her golden pen has quickly made her the most in-demand artist crafting hooks for the iconic voices of our generation, her

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Featured: Quickie with Vashtie Kola

T H E S H O R T… Name: VASHTIE Nickname: VASH, VEE, VA$H MONEY, VASHTIE SPYMANTI, KING VASHTIE, KOLA Astrological Sign: APRIL 23rd —–>  Taurus Born & Raised: Albany, New York via my Trinidadian parents. Currently Residing: Manhattan – East Village NYC! The Last

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Giveaway: Your Chance to Win Some RMS Lip & Skin Balm !

On behalf of Vashtie, we’re giving away RMS Lip & Skin Balm in Simply Vanilla. A personal favorite of Vashtie Kola, each ingredient in this award-winning and skin rejuvenating formula has been carefully selected for its traditional healing abilities. Superior biologically active ingredients

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Dyson Supersonic to the Rescue: Vashtie’s Morning Routine Featured by Coveteur

Vashtie Kola is busy. Between DJ gigs, directing, designing, globetrotting (while at her place, we helped plot her upcoming pilgrimage to the Louis Vuitton store in Paris during Fashion Week), we think it’s fair to say that she has approximately

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Doin’ It Well: When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemon Water

What drink is insanely inexpensive to make, keeps skin glowing, aids in digestion, can help you lose weight and is packed with vitamin C? No, it’s not an elixir sold on late-night infomercials. It’s lemon water. Those in the know

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NEWS: Vashtie is Looking for Graphic Design Interns

Vashtie is currently looking for graphic design interns to join our team! The perfect person would be New York-based and creative with a deep passion for graphic design. See the positions below: Graphic Design Intern: Experienced graphic design intern with strong

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Sure, it can help you relax. But massage therapy can do much more than that. Here are a few healthy reasons to book an appointment. Constant Sitting “Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress,” says Aaron Tanason,

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Amanda Seales, Thundercat, Dave Chappelle, MadeinTYO & More

1. Thundercat brings out Dave Chappelle, Flying Lotus and Robert Glasper during NYC show. Grammy-award winning musician Thundercat performed at Irving Plaza in New York City last night to celebrate the release of his new album Drunk. The sold out

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School Girl Crush: James Franco’s Daniel Desario, The King of ‘Freaks and Geeks’

Freaks and Geeks is arguably the best cancelled television show in history. In 1999, after only eighteen episodes, the series dedicated to the accurate portrayal of 1970’s Michigan with an indie flair, abruptly ended. While each character was lovable and added

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#FLASHBACK to Lil’ Flip’s “Sunshine” feat. Lea

This 2004 hit was one of the biggest songs of not only that summer, but that year. Lil’ Flip reached No. 2 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop songs, No. 1 Rap songs and No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 due

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5 Easy Stretches to Get Your Body Primed For the Day

Instead of hitting the snooze button in the morning, PopSugar Fitness wants you take the extra 10 minutes to stretch. It’s a great way to energize the morning and release tension from the previous day or a funky sleeping position.

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Petra Collins Creates Magic or Gucci’s SS17 Eyewear Collection

  Renowned photographer Petra Collins recently directed a new film highlighting Gucci’s 2017 spring/summer eyewear collection. The whimsical short features memories and places from Collin’s childhood. Boldly matching the surreal dream and eclectic characters, throughout the film key designs from

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Vashtie Creates the Perfect Cardio Playlist for SELF Magazine

The life of a disc jockey is not conducive to your typical healthy lifestyle. Spending hours in the club means a sporadic sleep schedule, and traveling two to three times per month can make it tough to maintain a steady

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Watch Future Stunt in New “Super Trapper” Video

x https://youtu.be/P1J1mby_5Dg Future’s latest self-titled album that features standout songs like “Draco,” “Mask Off,” and “Feds Did a Sweep” came as a surprise release last week. Though it’s his fifth studio album, Future is always working on new music. Remember,

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Flume Releases New Track “Enough” Featuring Pusha T

King Push has teamed up with Australian producer Flume to deliver the track, “Enough.” As part of Flume’s upcoming EP, the follow-up to 2016′s Skins, the track contains the flavor of the G.O.O.D Music President’s signature flow. Flume’s forthcoming project, Skin

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Welcome to London O’Connor’s Unique, Yellow-Hued World

London O’Connor has beautifully constructed a visual home for his track “Nobody Hangs Out Anymore.” The song’s themes of isolation, further fleshes out the unique yellow-hued world O’Connor has been carefully building around himself. “I guess this song came from

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Jidenna’s Debut Studio Album ‘The Chief’ Is Finally Here!

After a long run with his “Classic Man” single, Jidenna’s debut album The Chief has arrived. Finally. Fans got their first taste of the project back in 2015, when Jidenna dropped its lead single “Long Live the Chief”—followed by “Chief

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Jermaine Dupri Hints At Possible Mariah Carey & Bryson Tiller Collaboration

In a recent sit-down with Rap-Up, Mimi’s long-standing collaborator and friend, Jermaine Dupri revealed what he has in store for the Grammy winning singer’s forthcoming album. From “Always Be My Baby” to “We Belong Together,” Dupri is the mastermind responsible

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MadeinTYO Drops the Long Awaited Video for “Skateboard P”

x https://youtu.be/A1KMrAig_hA MadeinTYO and Big Sean drop off their newest video for “Skateboard P,” a single they created to praise the almighty Pharrell Williams. “Skateboard P” can be found on MadeinTYO’s Thank You, Mr. Tokyo project that dropped back in

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The Weeknd’s “Reminder” Video Features Appearances From Drake, A$AP Rocky, Travis Scott & More

The Weeknd is celebrating his 27th birthday with a new visual in support of a track off his latest studio album, Starboy. Following up the frantic clip for LP single “Party Monster,” The Weeknd delivers a Kid Studio-directed vignette for

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Thundercat Releases New Single, “Friend Zone”

Thundercat has released the second single from his upcoming Drunk album due out on February 24 via Brainfeeder. The single, “Friend Zone,” finds the multi-instrumentalist/vocalist teaming up with Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins for a love inspired cut to cheer

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SZA and Kingdom Collaborate On New Single “What Is Love”

Los Angeles producer Kingdom and SZA have teamed up for a dope new track. A lush, slow-burning cut, “What Is Love” is a single from Kingdom’s full-length debut album Tears in the Club, due out February 24. Hopefully this helps

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M.I.A. Drops Jaw Dropping Visual for “P.O.W.A.”

After teasing clips from a video last week via Instagram, M.I.A. keeps her fans waiting no longer with the brand new visual release for her track “P.O.W.A.” In her oft-controversial manner, the artist samples The Marcel’s “Blue Moon,” while including

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Are You Here For Netflix’s Magic School Bus Reboot

Emmy award-winning SNL star Kate McKinnon is joining Netflix’s highly-anticipated reboot of the beloved animated children’s series The Magic School Bus.  She will be taking on the role of  beloved Miss Frizzle, the eccentric and wildly red-haired teacher whose unorthodox methods

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J Dilla: How Hip Hop’s Late, Great Innovator Achieved Immortality Through Music 

I consider myself a child of hip hop–an analyst of lyrics who makes figurative snow angels in contagious beats. This love carried over into my adulthood, when I first learned about J Dilla. I entered college in search of myself

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Wale Drops His New Video for “Running Back” f/ Lil Wayne

Back in January, during a performance on ESPN’s First Take, Wale debuted “Running Back.” The Lil’ Wayne assisted track received some buzz and had many fans wanting more.  Shortly before the premiere, behind-the-scenes footage of the track’s official music video surfaced

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Lady Gaga, Drake, Questlove & More

1. Watch Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl half time performance. Although many of us wanted a very pregnant Beyonce to pop out during the Super Bowl halftime show,  you have to admit Lady Gaga did her thing. During the live broadcast

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Listen to Big Sean’s Fourth Studio Album ‘I Decided’

Finally Big Sean has unleashed his fourth studio album I Decided. The highly anticipated follow-up to Dark Sky Paradise, this project was inspired by the idea of rebirth. Features on the album include the likes of Eminem, Migos, Jhene Aiko and The

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M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Is Back With His Best Film Since ‘The Sixth Sense’

With the recent release of M. Night Shyamalan‘s Split, we decided to examine the trademark style and calling signs of his films. Shyamalan’s film career is an interesting one to study because he has arguably had more success and more

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New Music From Joey Bada$$, ‘Land of the Free’

Joey Bada$$ releases his new MLK inspired track, “Land of the Free.” As promised, Joey has released the single “Land Of The Free” and it is as deep and dope AF. The Pro Era rapper delivers bars that leave you questioning

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Chance the Rapper & Anderson .Paak Preview New Music

On Tuesday, Anderson .Paak posted a Snapchat video which shows Chance the Rapper and himself hanging out and having a drink while bumping their own unreleased track. .Paak says in the clip: “It’s still West Side, West Side right on

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Deemehlow Drops ‘Here and Now’ Mix

Deemehlow releases his latest mix Here and Now. The mix is a thank you & recap for those who attended his latest Here and Now event at Ludlow House NYC.  This is an even better treat for those who weren’t

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Watch The Trailer for Cam’Ron’s ‘10,000 Miles’ Movie

10,000 miles the single, will be out nx week, the movie coming this summer.. Directed by @iamghettonerd 😜 A video posted by @mr_camron on Jan 16, 2017 at 10:53am PST Cam’Ron just announced his latest cinematic effort, 10,000 Miles via Instagram.

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J. Cole Surprises Fans Once Again With New Music

J. Cole seems to always be in a giving mood. The NC native just dropped a brand new song titled “High for Hours.” Produced by Elite and Cam O’bi, the track follows his latest album, 4 Your Eyez Only, which was

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Watch FKA Twigs Mesmerizing Nike Campaign Video

Multi-talented artist FKA twigs has debuted her first project as the Creative Director of NikeWomen’s Spring Zonal Strength Tights campaign. Titled “Do you believe in more?” and shot in Mexico City. FKA twigs conceptualized, directed, performed and soundtracked the campaign.

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FKA twigs Teases Her Upcoming Collaboration With Nike

FKA Twigs never ceases to amaze us and her latest project further confirms that fact. Always full of surprises, the artist just teased an unexpected collaboration with Nike. Details are incredibly sparse but twigs used Instagram to tease whatever it

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If You Don’t Know Now You Know: Donald Glover, The Obama’s, Oukast & More

1. Donald Glover thanks Migos for “Bad and Boujee” during Atlanta‘s Golden Globe acceptance speech.  CONGRATULATIONS!! to Donald Glover and the Atlanta team. The bunch took home two Golden Globes last night, once for Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy and

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