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Here’s What is Happening During The Libyan Slave Trade

If you are like myself, then you were probably utterly disgusted by the news of Libyans being sold into slavery. Slavery. In 2017. When I heard the news of this slave trade on social media, I needed to know more

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Air-Force 1’s: The Sneaker That Keeps Giving ft. Public School NY +more

It feels like we just can’t away from the force of Nike, Air Force 1’s that is.  On top of their recent collaborations with Don C for his Just Don AF1’s, Virgil Abloh for his OFF-WHITE x Air Force 1

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Solange is honored at the Billboard Women In Music event

When it comes to the goddess of goddesses, it’s almost impossible to not mention Solange. From her unique taste in threads to her must-watch performances (which is every performance) to the hypothetical scenarios we create of us having a seat

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A$AP Ferg Gives Several Reasons to Have a Good Mattress with A$AP Rocky in New Visual

After a long day at work, there’s nothing more satisfying than jumping in bed. With fresh sheets, a lit candle, and your favorite book to read, relaxation awaits. But in Harlem native A$AP Ferg’s case, there’s plenty more to do

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FKA twigs Releases Second Issue of ‘AVANTGarden’ Zine

On Tuesday morning, FKA twigs released the second issue to her Instagram-exclusive zine called AVANTgarden. The release of the second issue, titled “AVANTgarden issue 2. dream warrior,” came about one month after the debut issue of the zine which centered around

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SZA gets personal with her acoustic twist on “Go Gina”

It seems like SZA is just the gift that keeps on giving this year . She not only released one of the best albums of this year but she also created a single for our favorite show Insecure entitled Quicksand.

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Stussy releases fourth collection for the Fall/Winter and reopens flagship store

Stussy has been on a roll with their releases for the fall/winter season.  Not only did the brand release their “Inside Out’ pack, they also released their holiday collection ,and their FPAR  (Forty Percent Against Rights) collection.  For their fourth

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Nike Releases Annual Doernbecher Collection And Includes Must Need Kicks

Nike has released their annual Doernbecher collection just in time for the holidays. The Doernbecher collection supports a charity effort and meaning as the story behind the collection is a heartfelt, touching one that would make anyone want to contribute

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A$AP Ferg pairs up with Meek Mill for” Trap and A Dream” video

It seems like A$AP Ferg doesn’t really stop working. Recently the rapper has been busy starring in ads for Jimmi Choo, performing at Complex Con, putting out songs like  “Our Streets” with DJ Premier , “Drip” with Luke James, collaborating with Frank

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Atlanta goes Crazy for Adidas forthcoming sneaker

A couple months ago, Adidas released a commercial for their “Original Is Never Finished” campaign starring present partners like James Harden, and various faces of the Atlanta rap scene like Young Thug, 21 Savage,  and Playboi Carti. On Monday Adidas released

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5 Must Read Inspirational Books For The Holidays

As it gets colder around the country, fire pits began to blaze as the hot chocolate and eggnog aroma began to fill the room. Conversations become interesting as relatives that haven’t been seen all year show up for the holidays.

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Kamaiyah Keeps It 90s in Her “Playa In Me” Visual

  When you hear the name Kamaiyah, you know her bars and concepts speak volumes. This year we had the pleasure of seeing the West Coast hip-hop princess on the cover of XXL and getting sponsored by Sprite, but what

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Undefeated latest collection features Cousin Stizz

When it comes to the collaborative sneaker boutique Undefeated, they always have something up their sleeve(pun intended). This season in particular, the brand is coming full force for the winter season. Recently the brand revealed their new look-book for it’s Holiday

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jeffstaple: Telling Stories Through Pigeons

Sneaker culture is no stranger to camp outs, raffles and resells. Over the years, purchasing sneakers have become much more difficult for individuals. Consumers of sneakers were once categorized as two types of people; Ones who bought footwear for their

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Five Nike Sneakers That Should Re-Release

As we navigate through this era of heavy 80s/90s nostalgia, it shows up significantly in our style of dress. Our sneakers should be no different. The 90s are arguably the Golden Age of sports and while this may seem to

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#KicksOfTheDay: 5 “Ugly” Sneakers Worth The Buy

You’ve probably been hearing a lot lately about the “ugly sneaker” trend. It’s the current obsession with bulky soles, sometimes a sock-like upper. The origin of these sneakers date back to the 80s/90s dad, your favorite lunch lady, or the

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Albums/Projects You To Need To Hear This Fall

When it comes to fall, we have two things we can always look forward to: layering up and wearing Timbs and getting exposed to new music. If you haven’t been paying attention, this past month until now has been project

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N.E.R.D. x Adidas take over Complex Con

  As of lately, the comeback of  N.E.R.D has been hard not to notice. Not only did they appear at Complex Con over the weekend, but they also performed their single with Rihanna that dropped  last week entitled “Lemon” that

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RECAP: ComplexCon’s Fresh Faces

Complex Media is where pop culture pops. The coveted magazine, website, and social hub is known for satire filled hip hop pieces, the quickest cop spots on your favorite hype beast sneakers and one of the best places to find

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Majid Jordan Talks Complexity of Love in Sophomore Album The Space Between

The long awaited release of Majid Jordan’s The Space Between filled all the check boxes you expected. Did Majid provide soft cooing lullabies? Yes. Did Jordan mix 90s synth and groove R&B bumps into their own authentic style of new

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Nike Continues to Redesign the Air Force 1

Nike is known for making sneakers that set trends but are comfortable and affordable. Nike has been around since 1964, when they first opened under the name Blue Ribbon Sports by Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight. Later in 1971, they

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#AllGoldEverything: Why You Should Be Wearing Gold.

Anyone who knows Vashtie knows that she loves her Gold. Vashtie Kola is synonymous to gold. It is as if she has the mineral pumping in her veins. Well..maybe not that extreme, but you know what I mean. Back in

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Woman Crushin’ It Wednesday: Distortedd

As of lately, it’s hard not to notice the art work that resurfaces on our timelines via Instagram and Twitter let alone a woman that slays everyday. When it comes to today’s Woman Crush Wednesday certain artist in particular,  you

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FKA twigs continues to innovate with Instagram magazine

FKA Twigs is an artistically diverse creative and a powerhouse of a performer. The English singer, songwriter, director, and dancer was first widely recognized when she released her projects  EP1 and EP2 in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Her debut studio

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What to Wear For Halloween? 12 90s Costumes that don’t Appropriate

The days of wearing offensive Native American dress and stereotypical rapper outfits and calling it “fun” are no longer. Living in a more aware society that is quick to call out any b.s., save yourself the humiliation by simply thinking

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Levi Maestro: Maestro (Still) Knows

Levi Maestro is an individual who entered my world through a series of episodes called, “Maestro Knows.” Way before there were “vloggers” and a culture of documenting your daily life with a camera, there was Maestro Knows. Each episode allowed

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Fashion Brand Gucci Vows To Go Fur-Free in 2018

Most fashion lines communicates their influence in the fashion world effortlessly. Gucci has been a staple for other fashion companies for almost 100 years. However, the brand recently announced it will be banning one of its most popular fabric forever,

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Rapper Princess Nokia To Racist: “The Soup Is On YOU!”

“I be damned if I let some drunk bigot call a group of young teenage boys racist names and allow him to get away with it”. A tweet from NYC rapper Princess Nokia after a video of herself went viral.

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Here’s How Your Favorite Artists Are Using Their platform for Hurricane Disaster Relief

It seems like natural disasters have taken a real toll on our country as of lately and more importantly have impacted many different people in devastating ways .With Hurricane Harvey impacting  Texas, Irma destroying Florida, and Maria affecting many people

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A$AP Ferg delivers the visual for ‘”Plain Jane”

Back i n August, A$AP  Mob member  A$AP Ferg not only contributed to Cozy Tapes Vol.2 but he also released his second mix-tape entitled Still Striving. Amongst the mix-tape, there were many singles that caught our attention like Nasty, Mad Man, East Coast

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Round Two officially opens up it’s third location in New York

If you remember back to earlier this year, we gave you some insight into a store that not only has been responsible for satisfying our  street-style desires and sneaker-heads alike, but also our entertainment needs every Sunday via YouTube. If

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Animal Cruelty: 5 Reasons Why Your Horse and Carriage are Out of Style

Cinderella’s fairytale story has everyone fooled on their thoughts on transportation. There’s no way a pumpkin can turn into a carriage and there’s no reason for you to be riding in one, especially in 2017. While the classic Disney story

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#WCW : These are the Nail Artists you Need to Know

I can be pretty formulaic in how I wear my hair and because I’m always pressed for time, I somehow end up wearing the same jeans, tee, and sneaker combination. But ever since high school when it was mandatory that

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Lace Up: The Ultimate Sneaker Challenge is a must watch

If you’re a die hard sneaker-head and watch shows like Complex’s Sneaker Shopping, The Show by Round Two, Nice Kicks, or Kick Genius, life just got better. Recently a new show launched by Complex amongst YouTube Red called the Lace

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5 Must-See Wes Anderson Films

If you want to watch a movie that is equally filled with quirkiness, wonder, and charm, then Wes Anderson may become your favorite director. The director, producer, screenwriter that is Wes, has been able to make a career of telling

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Bella Hadid reveals her sneaker turn ons and offs & more on Sneaker Shopping with Complex

Aside from model Bella Hadid slaying on and off of the runway and giving us glimpses into the glamorous photo shoots  ,you an typically  catch the beauty showing her love for music as well as sneakers (like her pair of

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Fashion Designer Alexander Wang Steps Down As CEO of Company

Changes in the fashion world is inevitable, especially when the fashion houses are making adjustments for the greater good. 15 months ago, fashion icon Alexander Wang took on the position of CEO of his namesake fashion line, Alexander Wang. However

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Power Suit 101 – How To Own The 80s Trend

“Power dressing” was a term used to identify the emergence of business suits for women in the late 1970s/early 1980s, but it tells a more interesting story than just larger-than-life shoulder pads and bold colors. Women were entering the work

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Tidal provides a concert for Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria Relief

With the strikes of Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria many celebrities have been asking for donations for those in need of the places they’ve hit. Contributing to something for a cause other than posting to the gram is something people

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Supreme shines light on Barbershops for fall

When it comes to the dynamic of the barbershop, it’s no secret that they are a huge contributor to the culture.  Being that “barbershop talk” is pretty important for most communities and barbers are the  magicians of the streets, it’

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