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Film Friday: Kanye West Produced Film “Honor Up” Drops Today

For everyone who’s been wondering where Kanye West has been, we may have found what has been keeping him M.I.A – executive producing! A couple years ago, producer, Damon Dash released a trailer for an upcoming film project that was

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Black History Month Highlight: Lovebug Starski

Kevin Smith (May 16, 1960 – February 8, 2018), best known by his stage name Lovebug Starski, was a respected MC, musician, record producer, and DJ. Aside from his name being mentioned in the lyrics of iconic musicians such as

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Spike Lee Announces 30th Anniversary Screening of “School Daze”

Spike Lee’s iconic film, School Daze, will be having a special screening in celebration of its 30th Anniversary of being released. For those who’ve never experienced a Spike Lee joint, this movie is one of Spike’s many sagas that depict

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Adam Selman’s Fall/Winter 2018 Pieces Are To Die For

NYFW is one of the coveted events New York City has to offer. The streets are filled with your  fall/ winter fashion, rising designers, street photographers and occasionally, your favorite celebrities. While our girl Vashtie is enjoying her fashion week

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Black History Month Highlight: DJ Spinderella

The art of being a Disc Jockey requires a ton of fearlessness, perseverance, and consistency. For a woman in that field, it requires even more. In the early stages of Hip-Hop, there were a few female DJ’s who paved the

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Why The TDE Tour Is a MUST SEE

After the Grammys have came and went, it’s a solid statement that  TDE is a force to be with reckoned with. In addition to Kendrick Lamar racking up 5 Grammys, SZA being nominated for “Best New Artist” and giving a

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Film Friday: Jordan Peele Approves UCLA Class based on “Get Out”

If you’re seeking some higher education on “the sunken place” look no further, UCLA has got you covered.. Jordan Peele’s four-time Oscar-nominated film Get Out was released on February 24th, 2017 and is still receiving tons of attention to this day. This

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French Montana will be the first Rapper to be Named “Global Citizen Ambassador”

French Montana is the first rapper to have the honor  of being named the Global Citizen Ambassador for his charity work in the East African country of Uganda. He received the honor on January 26th at a ceremony in New York

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The Beastie Boys are Dropping a Memoir this Fall

Beastie Boys member, Mike D, has officially confirmed that there will be a memoir dropping this Fall. This is amazing news for old-school Hip-Hop and Rock-n-Roll fans alike! The group recently stopped in for a conversation at Beats 1 with radio host,

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CULTURE: “Used To Be With Vashtie At Santos.” What Does My Drake Shoutout Refer To?

A couple days prior to the release of Migo’s highly anticipated album Culture II, a friend who worked on production mentioned via text that I was shouted out on the album. Finding it too good to be true, I didn’t

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Kid Super got some heat on the way

It seems like everywhere you look, you just can’t get away from Kid Super. Whether his threads are being rocked by Wale, Young Thug, Taylor Bennett,Lil Uzi, or Squid Nice, his threads are hard not to love. As of lately

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Does Kali Uchis having an album on the way ?

Kali Uchis definitely knows how to win our hearts with her music. The Colombian goddess had graced us with collaborations with Steve Lacy and Vince Staples for “Only”, Daniel Caesar for “Get You”(Grammy nominated), “El Ratico” with Juanes (Latin Grammy

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#KOTD: Puma & Diamond Supply Co. join for Spring/Summer collab

Last year was a great year for Puma as well as Diamond Supply Co. While Puma appointed Rihanna as the creative director for the women’s department, and formed new deals with artists like Big Sean, The Weeknd, and Selena Gomez. While Puma

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4 the Culture: Rap has Officially Become the Most Popular Genre in Music

According to 2017’s End-of-Year music report conducted by Neilson.com, Hip-Hop music has officially surpassed every other genre when it comes to consumption. While this is not exactly new news, the statistics behind this observation are, in fact, groundbreaking. R&B/Hip-Hop represented almost

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Happy 72nd Birthday to Dolly Parton! Peep How Her “9 to 5” Music Video Recently Inspired Vogue

Miss Dolly Rebecca Parton Dean (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Dolly Parton

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Behind The Scenes of the 1992 Classic Film ‘Juice’

Even though we will always associate the 90’s film Juice as being a classic, there was much untold that went down behind the scenes in order to really make the film happen. The film was originally rejected in 1984 when

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Elaine Welteroth Says Farewell to Teen Vogue

It seems like 2018 started off with big changes for our girl, Elaine Welteroth. On January 14th, Elaine took to Instagram to officially announce her departure with Teen Vogue: On April 29, 2017 Elaine was officially named the Editor-in-Cheif of

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OOTD: 2 Chainz is working with Versace for FW18

When it comes to 2 Chainz, what does he not have his hands on ? He’s the hair weave-killer, he dropped his latest album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music last summer,  he turned the trap house he built in Atlanta into

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You can now write in Off-White thanks to Virgil and Grog

In 2017, Off-White was one of the most successful street-wear brands from his “The Ten” collab with Nike  to clothing to accessories such as the notorious yellow industrial belt to even the announcement of collating with IKEA furniture. This year,

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Coachella and The Governor’s Ball: Lineups to prep your pockets for

Although it’s the beginning of the year, it’s that time that we prep you for some must-see lineups as well as prepare you to secure your bags this year.Recently two lineups that we annually anticipate were announced for Coachella and

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BAPE Drops 2018 Winter “City Camo” Collection

During the most coldest days of the year, you still want to be fashionably correct in the Street Wear game. Well, have no fear BAPE is here, to keep you looking fly and warm in the frigid and cold weather.

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5 Ted Talks To Watch Going into the New Year

Now that we’re going into New Years, it’s time to revive our “new year, new me” mindsets. We often want to be this new person, but don’t plan out the tactics to actually manifest ourselves into this person we are.

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New advice for the new year: Kehlani’s advice for rising artists

It’s so easy to feel discouraged from continuing we have a passion for when we aren’t being applauded for it. The gag in that narrative though is that, no one can ever duplicate your passion for something that you love.

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Playboy and Beams T team up for a capsule collection

Last week we dimmed a light on how COOGI (vintage) teamed up with 424 clothing(casual wear). This week however, Japanese brand Beams T is collaborating with Playboy for a collection set out to release next year. The collaborative capsule collection

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Rihanna is dropping 14 Matte Moiselle Fenty Beauty lipsticks December 26th

  When it comes to Rihanna, what does she not have her hands on at the moment ?  She has  a feature on the  chart climbing single “Lemon” with N.E.R.D right now , she’s running her very successful  Fenty line

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Kris Wu launches collection with Burberry and visual for “B.M”(Burberry Made)

Chinese-Canadian artist Kris Wu is no stranger to the music industry nor to the field of fashion. Back in 2015, Wu made appearances amongst the runway during London Fashion Week for Burberry, appeared on the cover of China’s Vogue Magazine alongside Kendall

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Tyler, The Creator breaks out the Flower Boy tracks and icebreaker at Tiny Desk Concert

  When it comes to Tiny Desk Concert, they’re known for giving their audience a highly personal experience of seeing and hearing they’re favorite rising and mainstream artist’s songs and personality. Some artists that we’ve gotten a peak at this

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424 gets cozy with COOGI for the season for new collab

If you’ve never heard of 424, you’ve probably have seen their threads amongst the fits of people from Mos Def to Ty Dolla $ign. Recently the LA-based brand (located on Fairfax) collaborated with one of the most influential brands of the

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Sade & her Long Lasting Legacy on U.K. R&B

There is a minor, yet definitive sound when listening to U.K. R&B. For one, the energy found in beats and tempo tend to have more energy than their American friends. Then there is the very soulful, bellowing voices reminiscent of

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A$AP Ferg, Denzel Curry, and IDK : 3 Risk Takers of Hip-Hop, One Must-See Tour

  This season,  Harlem’s A$AP Ferg has been on top of it within every aspects from the release of his second mixtape Still Striving  to  the crazy visals to his brand collaborations , the hood pope has been unstoppable. Another

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Sonny Digital Talks the current state of Hip-Hop, his top 5 producers, a future rap career and more

You know a Sonny Digital record when you hear one. Not only only does the Atlanta born producer have a distinct producer tag, but the instrumentation used in his beats along with the heavy hitting bass sets allows is production

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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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