Launched in 2014 by University of Taste, via Abstract Society, UofTaste Magazine is a Two Time Award Nominated Online Best New Blog, Award Winning Best Music Blog, Award Winning News or Political Blog, and now Digital/Print Publication Giving Unique Stories & Perspectives On The Risers Of The Underground & Overall Culture. Our Content Is Focused On Introducing, Informing, and Inspiring the Y and Z generation of young creatives and influencers while bringing a real and serious focus on important areas that matter in our ever-changing society. In doing so, not only can we pay homage to our past, but look towards the future working with YouTube icons, rising bloggers, and top rising tastemakers including upcoming contributors from your favorite top sites.
Created through the mind of UofTaste founder Mike Spikes, he noticed some major culture sites weren’t truly showcasing rising underground entities or talent the right way leaving a gap to give risers a place to grow. Second, by only focusing on culture gossip, countdowns, and mainstream hype, real stories with essence were being left unheard to those who wanted it. Starting out with a team of five dope misfits, the goal was set to create a place where young tastemakers can properly show love to new brands, talent, perspectives, and stories, in a free to speak minded environment. Those who have come on to write for the site have ended up being featured, interning, contributing, or working for publications like Complex, XXL, The Source, Blavity,Teen Vogue, and Frank 151.
Due to this, UofTaste Magazine has become a quickly respected entity while growing to include the re launch of Abstract 360 ( which showcases original culture video content), events ( including The Warehouse, Amped, Midi Circus, & more via partnered and in house 808 Bay events), and our new sister site in 2017 HBCU Voices. As we continue to grow, Uoftaste Mag will always make it our mission to back up and support your favorite local/national risers, places, and pioneers that make our culture obsolete.