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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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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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‘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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Pussykrew Pushes the Boundaries of Art, Technology and Gender

As we continue to adapt to new technologies, one team experiments with surrealist imagery and pushes the envelope for multimedia contemporary art. Originating from Poland, Pussykrew is a multi-disciplinary art duo, Tikul & mi$gogo, who encourage us to rethink reality.

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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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King Krule’s “A New Place 2 Drown” Deserves Your Attention

At only 22, Archy Marshall, more popularly known by his stage name, King Krule, has created several incredibly innovative bodies of work. You may recognize him from his melodic single Easy Easy but the English star has written, sang, produced, and

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Pipilotti Rist and Her Pixelated Life

Lately, there has been a lot of pictures floating around the internet of these jagged jellyfish-like, lantern looking balls lighting up fluorescent colors of purple and blue in a huge room. You may or may not know that it was

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M. NIGHT SHYAMALAN Is Back With His Best Film Since ‘The Sixth Sense’

With the recent release of M. Night Shyamalan‘s Split, we decided to examine the trademark style and calling signs of his films. Shyamalan’s film career is an interesting one to study because he has arguably had more success and more

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Contemporary Artists to Watch Out For in 2017

It can be overwhelming keeping up with all of the talented young artists to watch this year so we selected a few of our favorites for you! Below you will find painters, digital, and film artists paving the way for

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Celebrities Showcase Their Split Personalities In Dual Photo Series

Just like there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to every celebrity. Andrew H. Walker brilliantly captured split photos of over 50 celebs at the Toronto International Film Festival portraying two different personas. Celebrities are constantly having

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Remembering George Michael With Our Top Five Favorite Tracks

George Michael could have been a product of his era, but his songwriting talent and amazing voice helped solidify his place in music history. Michael started out as one-half of a bubblegum pop duo called Wham before breaking off on

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Solange Performs “Rise” and “Weary” on ‘Fallon’

Solange hit The Tonight Show stage for a beautiful performance of “Rise” and “Weary” from her hit album A Seat at the Table. This has been Solange’s second performance from the album since she appeared on Saturday Night Live back in November. Recently

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Watch FKA Twigs’ New ‘Soundtrack 7’ Film in Full

Throughout the year, FKA Twigs has been working on several special projects. Over the summer, she held a free dance workshop in Baltimore in hopes to find dancers to join her on stage. In October, Twigs curated a Halloween-theme exhibition

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Prince’s Paisley Park is Officially Declared A Public Museum

Per the Chanhassen City Council, Prince‘s Paisley Park studio complex has now manifested into an official museum. The building has already seen a record of 12,000 visitors without any complaints of traffic and convenience. This is a contrast to the

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That Time I Wrote, Directed and Starred in an Art Film to “Hotline Bling” Featuring Johnny Stevens (of Highly Suspect), ASAP Bari, Luka Sabbat & More

Note: This post was originally posted October 6th, 2015 Still from the #UOGLB Art Film. 2015 Me and this girl are very different… Yet… Me and this girl are very much the same. I wrote this story about “Lolita” in

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J Dilla’s Estate Releases ‘The Dilla Turntable’

Those in charge of looking after the late producer J Dilla’s estate have put his name to The Dilla Turntable.The portable turntable comes with a 7″ single  of Dilla’s track “The Sickness” featuring Nas. The 3-speed turntable features artwork by

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Gary Land Releases Photo Book of Basketball Badass Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson has a reputation that precedes him with 14 seasons in the NBA, 11 All-Star appearances, an M.V.P. title, and an induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame all without ever winning a championship ring. Iverson is celebrated for being an electric

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Classic Scenes We Hope To See in ‘The Lion King’ Live Action Film

Disney dropped a bombshell this week with the announcement of a live action remake of The Lion King. Yes, we know, it’s half exciting and half frightening. The film has stood the test of time and remains a part of

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Solange’s New Album To Feature Lil Wayne, Kelela, Tweet & More

A photo posted by Solange (@saintrecords) on Sep 27, 2016 at 2:57pm PDT   After nurturing seeds of creation for the last three years, Solange Knowles has announced the due date of her anticipated third album A Seat At The Table, scheduled to

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This Adult-Friendly Coloring Book Will Sway Your Stress Away

It’s no secret that the coloring book has made a comeback in the adult world. They’re the latest trend, flooding the displays at bookstores and your local Target. You can find them just about anywhere online. But what are they really doing

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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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Everything You Need To Know About Disco From A-Z

Whether it’s a sample used in a favorite hip-hop track or the story line to your favorite new Netflix series, Disco has played a major role in your entertainment experience. The genre of dance music is a combination of  funk, soul,

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This ‘No Sleep’ Book Highlights NYC Nightlife Flyers From 1988-1999

DON’T SMOKE, RAVE! A photo posted by @nosleepbook on Sep 16, 2016 at 10:22am PDT Buzz amongst nightlife traveled via flyers and word of mouth during the days of the late 80s throughout the 90s. These days society are spoiled by social

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Photographer Reimagines Famous Characters As Black People

Specializing in retouching, digital art, and advertising, photographer Raphael FS put quiet a spin on popular characters in entertainment for his latest work. Traditionally, these characters have been portrayed by white actors, but in these works of art the gag is…

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