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‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’ Is Cool… But Welcome To ‘Beckman’s World’

As most of us know Bill Nye recently returned as “The Science Guy” via Netflix. His show was very popular in the 90’s and was filled with educational information for the science enthusiast. I may catch some heat for saying

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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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Throw It Back: Remembering SWV’s “You’re The One”

  21 years ago today, the iconic girl group, SWV, charted Billboard’s top ten with their hit song, “You’re The One.” The track was written by the three members of the group with the help of producer Allen Gordon. “You’re

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School Girl Crush: Method Man

Perhaps it’s his thuggish ruggish persona, or maybe it’s his ability to balance his street credibility with his aptitude for business. Either way, Method Man always has and always will have the juice as far as we’re concerned. Born Clifford Smith,

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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 history from sports jerseys, to starter jackets, to gold jewelry. Like everything else in history, things have come full circle. These three vintage Hip-Hop jewelry trends are back and we are

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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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Happy Birthday To The Wu-Tang Clan’s Raekwon The Chef!

Let us give a huge Happy Birthday to Staten Island bred rapper Raekwon also known as The Chef and Lex Diamond. Raekwon was one of the rappers in the 1992 nine member hip-hop group, The Wu-Tang Clan. He performed and

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Kaytranada Blesses the World With a TLC & Latrelle Flip

Honestly, how can you not love a good Kaytra rhythm? Add in 2 iconic 90s R&B artists and you have solid gold. Although not new to the game, Kaytranada has grown increasingly popular in recent months due to his ingratiatingly smooth

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Wale Debuts New Song “Running Back” While Wearing Vintage The Undertaker T-Shirt

DMV’s own and huge professional wrestling super-fan Wale appeared on ESPN’s First Take yesterday, with Lil’ Wayne in tow. The duo performed a new song “Running Back” slated to be the single from Wale’s yet to be released S.H.I.N.E. album. The

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Event Recap: Va$htie Celebrates The 10 Year Anniversary of “1992”

Thursday evening,  #RedLyfeSeason led a charitable event at SOBs in conjunction with HOT97’s Hip Hop Has Heart & The Fader with proceeds going to St. Johns Bread and Life Organization. To provide the soundtrack for the night, the evening  featured

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STYLE: MSGM’s SS17 Collection Brings ’90s Punk to Milan Fashion Week

MSGM takes Milan fashion week with their Spring/Summer 2017 collection. We all know that the punk era is making a long overdue comeback, and surprisingly it’s better than the real thing. Tyler, The Creator’s Golf Wang premiere was just one of the nineties inspired lines

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SHOP: 90’s Lyric Inspired Violette Accessories & The Top 5 Throwback Jams That Inspired Them!

Like many of you, I am hugely inspired by the 90’s. Recently, I did a fun little capsule of accessories through my brand Violette and made some 90’s lyric inspired items; including an iPhone 5 & 6 case, sticky notes

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NEWS: 5 THINGS- IF YOU DON’T KNOW NOW YOU KNOW

1. Malia Obama is a Pro Era fan! (THEFADER.COM) 2. Frank Lepkowski, a graphic designer, created all the hip-hop emojis you need in your life (COMPLEX.COM) 3. Awesome 90s trends that never disappeared. (BUZZFEED.COM) 4.  Skateroom teams with the Basquiat

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THROWBACK: Missy Elliott – “Beep Me 911” (ft. 702 & Magoo) Dir. Hype Williams

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WATCH: Supreme Store in 1996 (MTV Japan)

Oh man, seeing this made me yearn to have been in New York and of age in the 90’s. Many of you may already know, I love Supreme as a brand and as a family (having worked for the incredible

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