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Review: Whose Streets?

Almost fifty years after the Civil Rights Movement, a new propagation of activists is picking up the torch of Michael Brown. Directors Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis‘s Whose Streets? (2017) documents the origination of the Black Lives Matter movement from the point

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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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Featured: Quickie With DJ Kayper

T H E S H O R T … Name: KAAJAL BAKRANIA Nickname: KAYPER Birthday & Astrological Sign: August 6th, 1983 – Leo Born & Raised: London, England Currently Residing…: NYC The Last Song You Played?: “Bad Girl” – Usher Lyrics

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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” Over the weekend, an interesting video popped up on the internet that

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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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Paper Trail Magazine Is The Underground Plug We’ve Been Waiting For

  With so many magazines, online publications, blogs, and other media outlets out there, it’s easy to lose site of some of the incredibly innovative projects being churned out by young creatives. This week, we were graced with the opportunity

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A Beginner’s Guide For Today’s Top Podcasts

With streaming services having a major advantage over music these days, radio has also become less listened to. Radio listeners have declined so much, even our cherished local radio stations are resorting to streaming services like iHeartRadio in an attempt

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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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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 relate

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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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Life: Migos “Bad & Boujee” Women Only Dinner in NYC – Draya Michele, Saleh Marley & More!

Last night, I was delightfully invited to attend the 300 ENT and Migos (Women Only) Dinner and Party in NYC’ Meatpacking District to celebrate the highly anticipated release of their album “Culture”. I absolutely got dressed as bad and boujee

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Migos’ C U L T U R E Album is Destined to Top Billboard Charts

In preparation for the release of their highly anticipated album C U L T U R E, the Migos have been making quite their share of moves. In addition to their show in New York on the 27th, the date

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Migos to Teach “CULTURE” at NYU This Weekend

Migos are on fire right now. “Bad and Boujee” has ranked number 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for two weeks, and their sophomore album is one of the most anticipated projects of 2017. C U L T U R E  is

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FLASHBACK: Busta Rhymes – Woo Hah (Music Video) 1996

If you know anything about me, you know I have a pretty infinite knowledge about hip-hop culture and pop culture as a whole. January 6th, 2017 marks the 21st anniversary of Busta Rhymes‘ first solo single “Woo Hah!! (Got You

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Watch Migos Do It For The Culture In New Video “Call Casting”

Migos are back with a new video for their song ”Call Casting,” a hard-hitting cut from their forthcoming project CULTURE which is anticipated to drop in the coming weeks. The Atlanta trio made their way overseas to Nigeria in the

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The Smithsonian’s African-American Museum in DC Breaks New Ground with Grand Opening

On September 24th, 2016, after decades of planning and development, the Smithsonian African-American Museum of History and Culture saw its grand opening in Washington, DC. In what was a star-studded event, the museum welcomed the attendance of public figures like

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CULTURE: Happy Birthday Tupac! Watch Teaser Trailer for ‘All Eyez on Me’ Biopic

Today, June 16th 2016, Tupac Shakur would have turned 45 years old. This memorable gemini left a distinct impact on the world, not only through his music, but his passion for justice as well. In honor of his birthday, the

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MUSIC: New Gorillaz Album Will Drop Next Year

Fans have been anticipating new music from Gorillaz for a hot minute now. There has been recent sightings of the members in the studio, and we’ve been given a tip on a Vic Mensa collaboration. But thanks to an impromptu fan

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CULTURE: The Art History Of “The Selfie”

Selfies certainly have tons of history behind the concept but we’re here to explore the art history behind them. Though classically referred to as photographic self portraiture, the “selfie” has been around for over a century. In fact it is pretty

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THROWBACK: Selena – “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” (R.I.P)

21 years ago today, the world lost an incredibly beautiful and talented woman, Miss Selena Quintanilla, days before her 24th birthday. When this happened, I was just a kid and the news of losing such a magical soul was heartbreaking.

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