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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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Remembering The 1992 L.A. Riots 25 Years Later

Many of us know of the infamous 1992 L.A Riots, but what really caused all of that violence and unrest in the city of Los Angeles over twenty years ago? Here’s a bit of a timeline of events that led

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Throw It Back: When Rap’s Queens Reigned Supreme On “Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)”

  Queens, queens and more queens. That’s who Lil’ Kim lined up for the remix of her single “Not Tonight.” To remix, back then, meant upping the ante by several bars, and with emcees Da Brat, Angie Martinez, Missy Elliott and

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23 Years Later: Remembering Outkast’s ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’

Back in the ’90s, rappers were recognized by the coast. The west side had rappers like Ice Cube, Dr.Dre, Spice 1, and Warren G. The east coast had The Notorious B.I.G, Big Daddy Kane, and Public Enemy. Even though greatness

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Fashion Designer Melody Ehsani Empowers Women and Explores Iranian Heritage

Dreamy and ethereal, Melody Ehsani’s designs are to die for. Many of her products are reminiscent of ’90s Hip-Hop style and her bold ME logo connotes a simple confidence and self love. Her aesthetic brings the playfulness of childhood and

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Current Must See Art Exhibitions Around the World

Have you ever been so excited to see an amazing museum exhibit, only to find out you already missed the dates for your city (i.e. The Rise of Sneaker Culture at the Brooklyn Museum)? Whether you’re the next Kehinde Wiley,

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School Girl Crush: Freddie Prinze Jr.

On the brink of freshman high school life, I thought the lottery was upon me. No, not the actual financial lottery I’d like to hit now as a hum drum adult; I’m talking the adolescent lottery–features teens were overloaded with

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Complex’s ‘Don’t Believe The Hype’ Examines ‘Damn’ and ‘More Life’

Last month, the “Champagne Papi” commonly known as Drake gave us More Life which consisted of 23 tracks ranging with features from Kanye, Young Thug, Sampha and Jorgia Smith. Once it dropped, it was the topic of conversation for the Patwa, the variety he

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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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Brothers Of Climbing Seek To Diminish Generalizations Of Minorities In The Outdoors

REI has delivered a fresh new documentary directed by Duncan M. Sullivan which explores the world of Brothers of Climbing–a New York crew of diverse rock climbers. Co- founders Mikhail Martin and Drew Bellety sought out to change the perception

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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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Do Your Part: 10 Ways To Help Save The Bees

Bees, so tiny and minuscule in contrast to our great planet’s size, are a vital species whose duties offer us the luxury of every one out of three bites of food. Seriously, the numbers behind their performance are astonishing. They

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Vince Staples Covers Complex and Talks Second Album ‘Big Fish Theory’

Last year the lyrically devastating rapper from the “norfside,” Vince Staples, delivered his Prima Donna LP. Prima Donna was a follow up to his impressive debut album, Summertime 06′. He has features like Kilo Kish — who he just wrapped up his Life Aquatic Tour with–,

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Cinematic Saturday: What ‘The Wood’ Taught Us About Generational Friendship

Aren’t coming of age films the best? In the films we’ve watched growing up, a majority of us have learned about sex, love, violence, friendship, and essentially everything else. As curious kids, they provided the answers to our many questions,

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This 7-Year-Old Prodigy Is Hosting Pop Art Shows Across America

Dallas’ 7-year-old Giana has been taking over the cities of America in a very major way. Giana–who loves KAWS-– is no average kid filling in her coloring book, she is a young lady making legendary moves and can be found

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An Internet Addiction For The Culture: ‘The Show By Round Two’

Whether you’re a long time collector of dead-stock Jordans, a person that values the essence of style or simply have a passion for trading, The Show By Round Two is the best entertainment we’ve seen in a while. Back in 2013, Virginia Commonwealth

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Viceland’s ‘The Therapist’ Will Make Us All Vulnerable

Following the 30-minute special on YG with the therapist featured by Vice in September of last year, Viceland has proceeded to entice us with yet another addictive series. The Therapist premieres in just a few weeks on May 8th, and

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Nas Premieres New Song “Angel Dust” On ‘The Get Down’

The binge-worthy hip-hop series,  The Get Down, premiered–back and better–on Netflix with its second season. One of the highlights of its return being treated with Nas, the rap legend’s new material. In episode three, “One by One, Into the Dark,” the story opens up

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School Girl Crush: Michael Pitt

When I first saw Michael Pitt in action, I was spooked. He didn’t seem himself–as he shouldn’t have–but he was entirely too lost in the role he played in Funny Games. I became haunted with the idea of finding the

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Joey Bada$$ Sends A Message To The Country In New Album ‘All-Amerikkkan Bada$$’

The wait for Joey Bada$$‘ second studio album All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ is finally over! It seems like we’ve been waiting for this highly anticipated album to drop forever and at 12:00 A.M. on the dot, it did. Joey has been keeping us

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Dazed and Confused’s ‘Dazed 100’ Showcases The Future of Culture

Who runs the world? Kids. Don’t take our word for it? Just look around you. The music we listen to, the fashion trends, pop culture crazes–virtually all aspects of what we recognize as culture–are shaped by the youth. In recognizing

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Sampha, Thundercat, Princess Nokia And More Named In Afropunk Fest 2017 Lineup

Yes! Afropunk has finally unleashed the news of their 2017 Afropunk Fest. Held in Brooklyn, the two day occasion will take place at Commodore Barry Park in Fort Greene on August 26th and 27th. Artists will grace up to two

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Alma Har’el Taps Kiersey Clemons And Lisa Bonet For Feminist Short Film ‘JellyWolf’

We talk about muses a lot here. The way they make us think, dream, and–most importantly–feel. But what happens when their creative hearts align with yours subconsciously? At a distance, through nothing but energy, like power lines… Jellywolf–the manifestation of

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Coachella Is Offering Inclusion With Free Streaming Via YouTube

Each year, over 200,000 people purchase a ticket to attend the infamous festival of Coachella. At this point in time, the culturally-driven event–that rakes in over $80 million dollars and breaks annual attendance records–will be accompanied by artists like Kendrick Lamar,

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Where Are They Now? The Characters of MTV’s ‘Daria’

La, la, la, la, la…bet you didn’t think we’d be right here again, older millennials–celebrating the twentieth anniversary of another ’90s staple. Welp, we are. And you know what? I’m still down to celebrate! Our adolescence was fostered during a

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How Beats 1 Radio Is Shaping A Generation

  As the way we receive and share music continues to evolve with the times, some have begun to say that radio is dead. With a plethora of platforms to discover new artists as well as listen to our favorites,

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Basquiat x The Skateroom Are Bringing Art To Boards

  The collision of skate culture and art have become one and the same with the newest collaboration between Jean-Michel Basquiat‘s estate and The Skateroom. Both parties are no strangers to one another–as they first joined forces in 2015 to

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Joey Bada$$ Performs “Land of the Free” on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’

Just three days before the release of Joey Bada$$‘s second studio album All Amerikkkan Bada$$, the Flatbush MC made his first appearance on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. As the show came to its classic close, Joey made sure he gave

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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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What The New ‘Chance Arts and Literature’ Fund Means For Chicago

  Chance The Rapper has been making major moves within his city. Just like every other major city in America, it’s no secret that Chicago suffers its fair share of obstacles and injustices. The palpable class distinctions within the community

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Big Sean Is Awarded The Key To Detroit

In gratitude of the love, time and dedication–via his Mogul Prep Initiative–Big Sean has poured into his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, the city has awarded him with a key. Given by Mayor Mike Duggan, the rapper is the youngest recipient

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Marc Jacobs Shares A Glimpse Of Carrie Bradshaw’s Alternate Dress In Lost ‘Sex And The City’ Opener

1998, the year we all got Carrie’d away. Whether you were an adult relating to the chronicles of four single women making their place in a metropolis, or a thirteen year old whose curiosity regarding the allure of adult life

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NEWS: Electric Circus’ ‘Me, Myself, & I’ Event Celebrates Womanhood and Unique Beauty

In closing out Women’s History Month, Electric Circus hosted an epic after work mixer titled ‘Me, Myself, and I‘– celebrating the unconventional artistry and beauty of women creatives. On Wednesday, Mar. 29, NYC’s finest and flyest invaded the Ace Hotel

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Say What? ‘Smart Guy’ Is Celebrating Its 20th Birthday

It’s that time again. The fateful occasion where we as ’90s children hear our favorite throwback sitcoms are now twenty plus years in age. First it was Boy Meets World, Kenan and Kel, Hey Arnold!, Full House, and now, it’s

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Kendrick Lamar Drops New Single And Video For “Humble.”

In what is becoming an epic series towards the debut of his third studio album, Kendrick Lamar is proving he has yet to reach his zenith, he’s just getting started. Hot on the fired heels of his latest song, “The

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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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Seth Rogen, James Franco And Kelly Oxford Are Collaborating On A ’90s Teen Series For Hulu

When it comes to great comedic teams, there’s Cheech and Chong, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Vince and Owen, Key and Peele, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly and many more. Then there’s the dynamic duo of Seth Rogen 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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Lyrical Prophets with Profits: Kendrick Lamar, J.Cole, Big Sean, Chance The Rapper, & Joey Bada$$

A little over a decade ago, Nas–who needs no intro–spit a verse in his “Hip-Hop Is Dead” single, saying: “Everybody sound the same, commercialize the game, Reminiscin’ when it wasn’t all business, If it got where it started, So we all

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School Girl Crush: Zack Morris Of ‘Saved By The Bell’

  There is one reigning heartthrob king of the ’90s. And no, it ain’t Leo or Johnny Depp–even though we consider God’s work on their aesthetic a masterpiece. Yeah, with zero doubts about it, 80% of our hearts are allegiant

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