Athletes Becoming the New Billboards

National Basketball Association player prepares for his scheduled game against another fair opponent. He puts on the proper attire: basketball shoes, socks, shorts, and their jersey. Taking a look at his jersey he smiles realizing who he is representing: himself, his teammates, and the city and state. Examining the jersey, he has his number given…

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My Black Girls Rocks! Award Goes To: Jourdan Ash

lack Girls Rock! aired on last Tuesday night on BET, an empowering ceremony that commemorates the best of black women of all ages. Celebrating the 10-year anniversary of Black Girls Rock!, a mentoring organization founded by DJ Beverly Bond, host Tracee Ellis Ross led an amazing evening with performances from stars like Brandy, Monica and…

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Five Artists You Should See At Light City

ight City Baltimore Festival, March 28th – April 3rd, will hopefully become a future SXSW staple in the city of Baltimore.From music to special conferences, this one week celebration will be one like none other as the city “lights it up” through innovative usage of lights through their whole events. While there is a lot…

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The Culmination of Music Festivals in Northern California
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orthern California has always been a host for many major festivals that draw from multiple genres and areas in music. Even bands like Journey had their start in Northern California, while the “Bay” has fostered the growth of rap legends such as Too $hort and E-40, and today’s up-and-comer G-Eazy. Today, there are a myriad…

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Pro Era: Where It All Began

ro Era (Progressive Era). A name that may sound quite foreign to many of us while to others it may ring more than just a few bells. Pro Era is none other than that of an American hip hop collective from Brooklyn New York. The collective was founded by that of Capital Steez, Joey Badass, Cj…

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The Key To The City & Our Hearts

rake, Kendrick Lamar, and J. Cole. These are the names of both hip hop and pop’s most influential young men.From the beginning to the end, each artist has been able to create a name for themselves as well as for everyone else. They say things that no one else is able to and express things…

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Finding Gems in a Deteriorating Rap Genre
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he Rap Genre has always been about sending a message and telling a story. That’s why when Rap legends today, namely Jay-Z and Kanye West, first came out they became widely popular and the songs held as much meaning as they did rhythm. Jay-Z’s “Lost One”, “Heart of the City (Ain’t No Love)”, “Hard Knock…

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Tasha Bleu Graces Major NY Billboard For Jordan Brand

hen it comes to rising photographer Tasha Bleu, of Treu Bleu Imagery, it’s no surprise you will always see her doing something amazing whether its’ working with Complex Magazine or your favorite streetwear brand. For the new year however, Tasha probably received the biggest early birthday gift of all, landing a billboard appearance in Madison…

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The Originators

ip Hop fashion, also known as urban fashion, is a style that began its’ origination in the early 1980’s with the rise of brands such as Adidas, Kangol, and Pro-Keds taking over the very bodies of artist like Run DMC and LL Cool J. With Adidas joggers, Nike sweat suits, and that one huge gold…

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Mixtapes vs. Albums. What’s The Difference?

s 2015 comes to a close and we swiftly move into 2016, the music industry has been the topic of many conversations. Amongst these conversations, a question arose that attracted numerous responses and opinions. What’s the difference between an album and a mixtape in 2015? While my initial thought was that mixtapes tend to be…

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