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Lila Iké Shows Love To Her “Biggest Fan” In New Single

In.Digg.Nation Collective songstress, Lila Iké, just dropped her first official single, “Biggest Fan.” Representing Manchester, Jamaica, Lila is part of the force of the new, innovative sounds coming from Jamaican music culture. This smooth jam first started as a freestyle until

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Beauty Tip Tuesday: How To Make Your Eyelashes Pop Naturally

Although we think we have everything covered for our standards of personal beauty, natural eyelashes are probably the most neglected asset on our faces. Wearing false eyelashes are super cute, but if worn too much or not applied properly, they

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: ‘Bill Nye Saves The World,’ Frank Ocean Remixes, X-Men Movie Dates & More

1) The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Makes a Triumphant Debut on HBO  On Earth Day, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, starring Oprah Winfrey, finally debuted on HBO. This amazing biographical book turned movie shows how a now unhidden figure helped

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Featured: Quickie With DJ Kayper

T H E S H O R T … Name: KAAJAL BAKRANIA Nickname: KAYPER Birthday & Astrological Sign: August 6th, 1983 – Leo Born & Raised: London, England Currently Residing…: NYC The Last Song You Played?: “Bad Girl” – Usher Lyrics

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The Making of A Movement: Broccoli City Festival 2017

Broccoli City, an urban initiative redefining cool by bringing overall health to the forefront, has finally announced an official date and line up for their healthy living and eco-fueled D.C. celebrated festival. Broccoli City Festival, held at the historic Gateway DC,

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Doin’ It Well: Going Flexitarian

How many times have you tried a new trendy diets only to relapse into your same old eating habits a few months later? Right, more than you’d care to remember! So, why does this happen? Well–in some cases–this is because

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Watch NxWorries Talk Money In New “Scared Money” and “Best One” Mash-Up Video

NxWorries has been sure to keep present in the past few months– having dropped many videos  to accompany the songs on their collaborative project Yes Lawd! Next up on the roster of visuals is “Scared Money” and “Best One.” The chemistry between

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Wizkid Shares New Visual For “Come Closer”

Wizkid has been on the move these past few months, having dropped frequent collaborations with Drake and also U.K. rapper Skepta.  Last week, he quietly dropped an afrobeats fueled hit, “Come Closer” featuring Drake. The song instantly hits with whine

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Watch The Official Trailer For ‘All Eyez On Me’

In the wake of learning Tupac will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Snoop Dogg, the official trailer for the All Eyez On Me biopic has finally dropped. Due to be released in theaters on June 16th, Tupac’s

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BOSCO x St. Beauty Promote Self-Love With “Castles” Video

Atlanta bred songstress, BOSCO, dropped a fresh new video for her single, “Castles.” The single is an ode to inner strength, motivating you to get through whatever you think you can’t. BOSCO is also joined by the beautiful and talented

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Kehlani Gets Us in Our Feelings with Galore Mag Feature

R&B princess, Kehlani, was invited to grace Galore Mag in the most badass way. Beside her stunning photographs, is Kehlani’s interview–where she offers sound advice to cater to your daily mental health and self-care tailored from her own life experiences. In the

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L.A.’s ‘Vegan Street Fair’ Is Coming to NYC in June!

“Vegan Street Fair is an annual vegan food celebration where local vegan and vegan-friendly restaurants and vendors come together to serve you bite-size portions of vegan eats all in one place.” Coined as the new Woodstock, the Vegan Street Fair founded in

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Watch Smino Fall In Love In “Anita” Video

Lyrically witty St. Louis Rapper, Smino, debuted his official video for his single, “Anita.” The video tells a story of two strangers meeting each other in a dive, becoming vulnerable and almost falling for each other instantly. We go on a trip

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SZA Gets Candid and Talks ‘CTRL’ with Coveteur

“I was being defiant, but then I fell in love with trying—trying to grow as a writer, trying to be better, trying to figure out what resonated with me and how to get rid of my insecurities.” – SZA, Coveteur

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Kari Faux Shares Lucid Track “Night Time”

A few days ago, Little Rock, Arkansas breakout artist and producer, Kari Faux, dropped “Night Time.” The dreamy track was released in celebration of her one year anniversary of her debut album, Los En Los Angeles. With the assistance of co-producer bLack

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Popcaan Shares Official Audio and Video For “Stray Dog”

After having a surprise feature on the Gorillaz new single, “Saturn Barz,” Popcaan has finally come through to drop the official audio and video for “Stray Dog.” The song premiered in February on episode 37 of Beats1’s OVO Sound Radio–a

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Syrian-American Woman Mona Haydar Represents Her Culture In New “Hijabi” Video

“Teleporting through trauma, I been stacking my karma. Nefertiti, no drama. Make a feminist planet. Woman haters get banished. Covered up or not, don’t ever take us for granted.” – Mona Haydar, “Hijabi” Yesterday, an interesting video popped up on the internet that blew people

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Watch Noname Take Over NPR With Her ‘Tiny Desk’ Concert

Chicago native and Chance the Rapper affiliate, Noname, stopped bt the NPR offices to deliver an intimate, candid Tiny Desk performance packed with lyricism. The set included songs from her long awaited 2015 breakout album, Telefone: “Diddy Bop,” “Yesterday” and–

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#SolaceSunday: Meditation Essentials

We always hear how beneficial meditation is. At this point, it’s undeniable that taking time to silence your mind works wonders! But let’s be honest, everyone meditates differently. Some people don’t even know the basics of meditating, which is why

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Spotify x Russell Simmons Team Up For New Web Series ‘Traffic Jams’

Streaming champion Spotify and Russell Simmons may have something on their hands with their new web series, Traffic Jams, they announced earlier this week. Hosted and moderated by All Def Digital’s, DoBoy, is an eight show series that may just prove

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Adidas Launches New Wellness App ‘All Day’

Just a couple of weeks ago, adidas announced at SXSW that they were launching a wellness app, ‘All Day’. This app isn’t your usual wellness app, as they use a combination of health aspects to ensure you’re tackling your overall health: movement,

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PUMA Middle East Taps Street Culture In Dubai With #RunTheStreets Project

Back in January, Brand Ambassador, The Weeknd, helped PUMA kick off their newest #RunTheStreets project. With a short film following the star around the LA streets, PUMA introduced their new Hi-tech IGNITE evoKNIT and IGNITE Limitless sneakers–tailored for those who

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Fujifilm Introduces Instax Mini 9 In New Vibrant Colors

We might recommend for Vashtie to put her current Polaroid camera to rest for a while–and you may need to, also! Earlier in the week, Fujifilm announced their new updated line of their popular instant cameras, the Instax Mini 9. The new edition comes

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Joey Bada$$ Comes Through With Another Fire Freestyle

Just last week, Joey Bada$$ stopped by the LA Leakers radio show to talk about his forthcoming album “for the times,” All-Amerikkkan Badass. He also delivered a few fire bars in a freestyle over Future’s “Mask Off” beat. The freestyle went viral, making fans

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Cadenza x Allan Kingdom Collab on New Track “Vibe”

British producer, Cadenza, and Kanye West approved artist, Allan Kingdom, just released a smooth new track that represents its title well, “Vibes.” The new track premiered via Pigeons and Planes, a long time supporter of Allan Kingdom in his rap career. This collaboration

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Check Out Felt’s 2017 Spring/Summer Lookbook

As Spring is starting to come into full effect, comfy brand Felt is welcoming in the great weather with a playful, unisex, pastel colored line of essentials for their Spring/Summer lookbook. Just last year, Felt branched out from their limited-edition releases that were only

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Syd Shares Deep Cut “Treading Water”

Just when we thought we weren’t going to hear much more solo music from the amazing Syd, she hinted on Twitter at the possibility of having more music that was under wraps. A few days later, she shared a deep cut from

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Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Solves All Your Beauty Problems

We all know the benefits of a great facemask: deep cleansing, glowing skin and a little bit of relaxation. But when there are so many choices to choose from, you need a favorite go to and nothing works like Aztec

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Quentin Tarantino’s Aesthetic is Something To Die For

Whether you like it or not, Quentin Tarantino sure has a way with film. Being the black sheep in the film industry, he managed to stay relevant over the years and keep us on our toes for his next classic

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Nic De La Paz Pays Homage to Classic New York Jewelry with Botanica’s ‘New York’ Collection

In our flashback  post, Vintage Hip-Hop Jewelry Is Making A Comeback, we discussed the staple gold jewelry pieces for hip-hop artists: chunky rings, bamboo earrings and name plates were listed, just to name a few. These things essentially have never went

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Why Oprah Running For President in 2020 Would Be Amazing!

Lately, there have been rumors floating around entailing Oprah running for President in the year 2020. In a Bloomberg interview, Oprah admits she thought, “Well gee, you had to know so much more than I thought you had to know.” But when

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Joey Bada$$, Travis Scott x Quavo, Petra Collins & More!

1. Joey Badass Talks About New Album on OTHERtone Our favorite controversial rapper, Joey Bada$$, stopped by OTHERtone last Firday to speak to Pharrell Williams about his upcoming album, All-AMERIKKKAN Badass. With some comparisons to Tupac, Pharrell made sure to show

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‘All Hail The Queen’: 5 Ways Queen Latifah Continues To Inspire Women

Whether suited up in her Queen attire, acting out the life of a 20-something-year-old or doing a campaign for Covergirl, Queen Latifah has always been an icon. Although she puts on for the urban culture, she specifically puts on for

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Syd, Matt & Steve: The Internet’s Solo Projects In Review

We’re only in the third month of 2017 and we’ve been blessed with some amazing music. We’ve gotten two drops from Future, a new album from Migos, Sampha came back to give us an album and R&B princess, Kehlani, dropped

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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Frank Ocean, SXSW, ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ & more!

1. Frank Ocean Surprises us with single, “Chanel” Frank Ocean didn’t stray too far after his album drop in August of 2016. Since then, he’s been peaking in and out of social media to share his views on current events

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Anything You Can Do, She Can Do Better: The Kick Ass Women of Action Film

In honor of Women’s History Month, I think it’s about time to look into some of the kick ass women who brought out the bad ass in us. Throughout history, women were always looked at as only a supporting role

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Plant-Based ‘Food Heaven Made Easy’ With Wendy and Jess

Food Heaven Made Easy Philosophy: Healthy eating should be delicious, cost effective and relatively painless. When eating healthy, sometimes you may become bored doing the same things with your food or run out of tasty ideas. Transitioning to a mostly

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A Beginner’s Guide For Today’s Top Podcasts

With streaming services having a major advantage over music these days, radio has also become less listened to. Radio listeners have declined so much, even our cherished local radio stations are resorting to streaming services like iHeartRadio in an attempt

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Khalid Opens His Heart On Debut LP ‘American Teen’

Young, adorned breakout artist, Khalid, has finally dropped his highly anticipated LP, American Teen. The El Paso’s native’s croons on his breakout single “Location” helped solidify his stance as the apostle for millennial teens and brought in fans of all

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Little Simz x Phony Ppl Vibe for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert

NPR has been releasing some dope Tiny Desk Concerts lately. So far we’ve seen BADBADNOTGOOD and Run The Jewels absolutely kill their sets. Next up on the roster is experimental UK lyricist, Little Simz. Despite her really coy and smiley demeanor,

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