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The Get Down Is Back for Season 2

If you weren’t binge watching The Get Down on Netflix with the rest of us back in August then you got to do better. With the help  of multiple contributors  including icons like Nas and Grandmaster Flash (who is responsible for making DJ’ing

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Flashback Friday: Vintage Hip Hop Jewelry Is Making A Comeback

Hip-Hop has been the source of a lot of fashion trends throughout the ’90s from sports jerseys, to starter jackets, to gold jewelry. Like everything else in history, things have come full circle. These three ’90s Hip-Hop jewelry trends are back and we

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Throw It Back: Our Favorite Spellbinding Moments From ‘Teen Witch’

As a ’90s social misfit trying to find her place in the clone like halls of my suburban school, Teen Witch spoke to me. I was as narrow as a string bean, with a closet full of clothes appropriate for

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Reading in Color: Must Have Books From Black Authors

The wonderful and phenomenal Ms. Maya Angelou once said, “We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.” She

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Why Complex’s ‘Hot Ones’ Web Series is One of the Greatest Things on the Internet

If you’re a Complex head like most of us, you probably enjoy a range of channels like Complex Hustle—for tips on being knowledgeable to the game of business–  to Complex Sneaker Shopping—to checkout the best sneaker boutiques–and Complex First We Feast’s, Hot Ones, for the raw,

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One Year Later: VICELAND Has The Best Shows Ever

Just one year ago, a new channel created to target millennials popped up on cable television called VICELAND. This Spike Jonez, Vice Media and A+E Network joint venture resulted in an eclectic medium which offers what television has been missing

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The Official Breakdown of Donald Glover’s Wins Since the Premiere of ‘Atlanta’

When we think of someone who’s on fire in the entertainment industry right now, we must think about the esteemed, Donald Glover. Since the debut of his show ‘Atlanta’, there has been an overflow of success going into Glover’s direction.

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Donald Glover Will Be King As The Voice of Simba In ‘The Lion King’ Remake

After ruling the Golden Globe Awards, collaborating with FX and obtaining the role of a young Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars movie, our favorite idol, Donald Glover, just keeps winning in 2017. The jack of all trades is scoring big time with

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Migos Dish On Their Favorite Eats, Time Travel & Their Versace Habit

How did Vogue manage to keep up with the runaway success that is Migos? Hop in a sprinter van and ask the biggest rap group in the world a succession of “rapper-fire” questions, of course. In the midst of NYFW

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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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Toro Y Moi and The Mattson 2 Release New Psych-Jazz Single, “JBS”

With the many pioneering collaborations Toro Y Moi (also known as Chad Bundick) has had in the past with SZA, Travi$ Scott, The Avalanches and more, his newest one with twin jazz duo, The Mattson 2 just adds on another

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Throw It Back: A Hidden Classic, The Inkwell

In the 90’s era of black urban dramas, such as Juice and Menace II Society, The Inkwell is a low profile cult classic. Straight Out of Brooklyn director, Matty Rich, took a risk in 1994 with the film–which offered the

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Celebrate Hip Hop History With The RAP365 Calendar

Merriam-Webster defines the term history as a chronological record of significant events often including an explanation of their cause. According to this definition, one could compare history to an experience. Which is something Hip Hop fans from all generations can

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Supreme Teases Us With Customized Metrocard For Upcoming Spring/Summer Collection

Now that we’re in mid-February, there are many great things in the air. There’s New York Fashion Week (NYFW),Valentines Day, and also new things to expect from Supreme. The forever-winning brand shot a teaser for their upcoming 2017 Spring/Summer collection which showcases

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Marvel Graces Fandom With First Look Behind The Scenes of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Ten years of story weaving have brought the Marvel Cinematic Universe to what we’ll soon regard as the brand’s zenith, Avengers: Infinity War. Kevin Feige, Marvel Studios’ President, relished the glory of its impending adventure in a special behind the

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Happy Birthday, Gucci Mane: A Throwback Of Five Favorite Tracks

Before Gucci Mane topped the charts with collaborative records like “Black Beatles” with Rae Sremmurd, he was an underground artist with a street resume and story that’d scare the pants off most people. Growing up in Albany, NY, Gucci Mane very

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New Keith Haring Children’s Book Keeps His Legacy Alive

Looking for new ways to educate the youth about some of the greatest artists that has lived? Well there is a perfect book for that! Kay Haring, sister of iconic graffiti artist Keith Haring, has created a children’s book about her beloved

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Fly Back To Neverland With ‘Hook’

Growing up sucks, a lot. And sometimes we owe it ourselves to escape everyday ‘adulting’ and just chill. Relief can be found in spas, salons, amusement parks, parties, concerts and the outdoors. But there’s nothing like curling up on your

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Chance The Rapper Hosts Private Screening of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out”

Jordan Peele of the Comedy Central series, Key & Peele, has written and directed a new horror film, Get Out. Yesterday, Chance The Rapper hosted a private screening of the highly anticipated movie in Los Angeles. Peele and the rest of the cast Daniel Kaluuya,

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‘WHOSE STREETS? OUR STREETS!’ Remembering Protests of the Past

In times of social struggle, New Yorkers are not afraid to stand up and make sure their voices are heard. Instead of ignoring the issues, these brave souls stand together and protest. Protests are important. They grant the ability to

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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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Energy Healing and Astrology Tea with Danielle Ayoka

Danielle Ayoka, better known as MysticxLipstick on Twitter, is the international millennial astrologer and intuitive energy healer you never knew you needed. In a time where we think we know it all, she breaks that assumption down completely. The good news

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Woman Crushin’ It Wednesday: Serena Williams

Serena Williams has been our crush on and off the court since the late 90s. This Compton gem not only is one of the best athletes of all time but she’s a fashion designer, an Olympian, and is all about motivating other

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‘F is For Fendi’ Launch x No Worries New Visual

The iconic fashion brand Fendi has just rebranded and launched its new website, F is For Fendi. The website rebranding is an innovative approach to reach out and connect to millennials. On the vibrant and colorful website, there are categories labeled ‘freaks’, ‘fulgore’,

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“The Boondocks” Creator Aaron McGruder Is Developing New Amazon Series

We were all heartbroken when the cartoon television series, The Boondocks, came to an end in 2014. Creator and writer, Aaron McGruder, decided a few years ago to leave the show behind and is now developing a new series for the streaming

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EVENT RECAP: Vashtie Celebrates The Anniversary for ‘Brooklyn Took It’ At Friends and Lovers

If you missed ‘Brooklyn Took It’, then it’s safe to say that might’ve been your biggest mistake. The Friends and Lovers atmosphere was filled with nothing but feel-good vibes and sick dance moves. The DJs in rotation gave non-stop heavy

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Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’: A Chemistry Immune to Age

Before Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal had all eyes and ears glued to the dramatics of No Doubt, Fleetwood Mac, whose emotional legend is just as intriguing as their music, reigned supreme. Life as Fleetwood Mac during the era of

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Here’s to Killa Cam’ron the Fashion Killa

Whether it be his music from the Dipset era, pink furs, or his legendary roll in Paid In Full, you can’t ignore Cam’ron‘s influence. Harlem’s “Killa Cam” was apart of legendary east coast collective rap groups like Children of The

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Sampha’s New Album, ‘Process’, Is Here

If you’re a Sampha fan, you’re probably having a great day. The UK singer-songwriter has been giving us gems for awhile now with songs like”Something Goes Right” featuring SBTRKT ,”Happens,” “Too Much” featuring Drake, and as of recently, lent his voice for tracks with Frank

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Divine Council Share New Song and Video For “Dirtbags in Distress” via Noisey

What do you get when you mix Chicago influences with Richmond, Virginia? Gems. The Chicago and Richmond, Virginia based group Divine Council have been making some serious moves lately. From getting signed by L.A Reid at Epic Records, dropping their

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Celebrate the anniversary of “Brooklyn Took It” with Vashtie at Friends and Lovers

What’s a better way to party besides losing yourself in the midst of good vibes and quality music? To spare yourself the wonder, there is no better way! Come party the way you should this Friday for the ‘Brooklyn Took

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Healing, Trap Music and Peace With Urban Peace Squad

Urban Peace Squad Mission Statement: Self-acceptance is a priority. Let it be known, practicing mental health is the new normal. Our soul knows the distinct difference between peace and pain. Pay attention. We are introducing people to peace. We are

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Celebrating The Man of Many Talents: Happy Birthday Justin Timberlake!

35 years ago, the world was fortunate enough to be graced with a star named Justin Timberlake. Whether you grew up in the *NSYNC era, or became acquainted with the JT that gave us hits like “Rock Your Body”, “SexyBack” and

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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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‘MILK AND HONEY’: Rupi Kaur’s Ode to the Feminine Experience

“In moments of tragedy, art is the core,” Rupi Kaur told Bust Magazine. She wasn’t lying. In fact, when you hold her debut book, Milk and Honey, in yours hands, you’ll feel the truth of words she’s drawn together spinning into

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SCHOOL GIRL CRUSH: Eric, Hyde, Kelso and Fez (‘THAT ’70s SHOW’)

For this edition of School Girl Crush retrospect, we’re time traveling back to the seventies–but technically the late nineties. And that particular statement encompasses what the object of our long term affection is, a throwback sitcom based on the throwbacks

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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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If You Don’t Know, Now You Know: Missy Elliot, Mariah Carey, Chance The Rapper & More

1. Missy Elliot drops dope new single and music video, “I’m Better.” Queen of Aesthetic, and everything in between, Missy Elliot just dropped a new single and visual Friday evening called “I’m Better” featuring Lamb. Of course, she never fails

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Happy Birthday Oprah!: How She’s Inspiring Us in 2017

Today, January 29th, we celebrate the “Queen of All Media,” Oprah Winfrey! Many know her as an extremely influential and wealthy household name, but not everyone knows how she became the authority that she is today. Poverty, displacement, and abuse were part

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The Many Accomplishments of Our Favorite Boss Rick Ross

Happy Birthday Rick Ross! When it comes to this industry, there are the temporaries and then there are the artists who use their music to open additional doors. One man in particular who’s managed to be in various avenues of businesses

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