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Just Another Monday with Annabelle Lee

Although it was a Wednesday, I drove out to See You Monday’s factory warehouse and got to interview the HBIC: Annabelle Lee. I pulled into the parking lot and walked right into the huge warehouse, greeted a worker and asked where I could find Annabelle, and was led upstairs to the office full of racks on racks on racks…of clothes. A few minutes later, Annabelle walked in, clad in a plaid button up (extremely similar to the one I was wearing), leggings, and metallic platform-y oxfords. We shook hands, we shared a few laughs, we walked into a room, we sat down, and we just had a casual conversation. Read more

Joyriding With olloclip

Joyriding With olloclip

We recently got our hands on the new Active Lens for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus from olloclip and immediately knew how to put it to good use. Joyriding through the sunny shores along Pacific Coast Highway was our perfect idea of letting the Active Lens’ Ultra-Wide and Telephoto lenses do their premium duties. Besides taking some outstanding shots with the hardware, we even recorded a quick video clip using the Active Lens’ capabilities as well, which you can watch here. With olloclip being at the forefront of mobile photography products, trust that our quick coastal jaunt was documented perfectly. What’s more, olloclip is on the cusp of extending their lead in the mobile photography industry with plans to develop the olloclip Studio for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. For more info on that project, peep and support its Kickstarter campaign here. To check out all the pics of the joyride, make sure to hit the jump.

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Peep This: Keith Ape ft. Waka Flocka Flame, Dumbfoundead, Father & A$AP Ferg – IT G MA (Remix)

Peep This: Keith Ape ft. Waka Flocka Flame, Dumbfoundead, Father & A$AP Ferg - IT G MA (Remix)

In the name of all things lit, Keith Ape and the UNDERWATER SQUAD present to you the premier of the video for the IT G MA remix. Joining the orca ninjas to lend their hand at building up the flame are a few rappers that know a thing or two about going hammer all over a track: Waka Flocka Flame, Dumbfoundead, Father and A$AP Ferg. These aficionados of turnt really do take the original viral sensation, IT G MA, up a few levels with guest verses that further fan the massive flames that the track has already sparked. Now you’ve been forewarned, clicking through to peep the video will incite a scenario similar to opening the oven door to check on the temp.

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Five Hip-Hop Movies You Can Watch Right Now On Netflix

“Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap” Released in 2012. Directed by Ice-T

Do people still buy microwaveable popcorn? When it’s movie night and they ask you to pop in a bag do you rap that Lil Wayne lyric “You pop ’em cause we pop ’em like Orville Redenbacher?” Whatever you do to get ready for a Netflix binge, just make sure you already got a movie picked out. Nothing worse than eating all the snacks and someone still can’t decide on a movie. Surprisingly, Netflix got your hip-hop movie selections ready to go. Hit the jump to see our five selections to add to your “My List.” If you have a favorite and want to share to the world, feel free to share in the comments below.

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Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) was the prominent footwear brand featured in Craft Atlantic’s  S/S ’16 show during New York Men’s Fashion Week. The brand’s standout silhouette, the TechLoom Pro, paired up well with the high-end contemporary sportswear looks that Craft Atlantic offered in their latest campaign. Being included in such a high fashion setting as prestigious as NYFWM is a testament to the TechLoom Pro’s aesthetic relevance and fashion-forward stylings. Hit the jump to check out more looks from Craft Atlantic’s S/S ’16 showing, featuring APL’s TechLoom Pro.

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Hip-Hop Gets a Fresh Art Treatment From Geoff Kim



Part surrealism, part pop culture and part mixed media, the work of artist Geoff Kim is a hip-hop vision made in the digital age. Hailing from California and currently residing in New York, it’s easy to see a west coast beach culture influence running through these creations. The works balance both hip-hop icons with rich backgrounds, portraying them in an almost royal visage. We are definitely keeping an eye out for Geoff Kim and can’t wait to see what ideas he has yet to reveal. Peep the artwork below and check out his other work on his website.

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Anderson .Paak and Soulection Set to Take Over Upcoming FIGat7th Downtown Festival

Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals

You don’t need no crystal ball emoji to tell you that your next two Friday nights are going to be lit. Downtown LA and Arts, Brookfield are showing you love with FREE live shows. The Soulection crew will be doing what they do best this Friday. Then next Friday, Anderson .Paak and The Free Nationals take over the stage. Full details after the jump. Wait, did we mention it’s free?

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5 Choreo Dance Videos To Watch Right Now


One thing Los Angeles is known for is its extremely talented dance community. Their passion is unmatched, their success knows no boundaries, and they are always ready to give it 110%. It’s no wonder pop stars flock to studios in L.A. to scout dancers for their tours. Places like Millennium Dance Complex, International Dance Academy, Movement Lifestyle, and Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio are just a few of the ever growing training facilities for up and coming dancers. Having dancers in The 5th community means we get to enjoy their creative work and share it to our readers. Here are 5 independent videos to get you inspired to take a dance class near you.

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“Yesterday” is Exactly Where The Black Eyed Peas’ New Video Belongs

I woke up Saturday morning in L.A. with the thundering sounds from the freaky rain storm. Per customary wake up routine for pretty much everybody nowadays, you’re basically like, “F*ck it I’ll just get my ass out of bed and look at Instagram.” Some folks posted a new music video from The Black Eyed Peas and I immediately thought, “Oh, they trying to surprise us with new music like Beyonce now?” For most of the people that posted the song, they actually gave a lot of praise. So I opened my laptop and needed to see this video in full screen. After the video finished, I was compelled to unfollow these people on my feed.

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Go Back To School in Style with the Stinson Collection from HEX

Award-winning fashion tech accessory brand, HEX, is making sure you go back to school this Fall looking fresh with their new backpacks and duffel bags. The Stinson Collection is not limited to just students, though, as I spy some pieces I would definitely rock on the daily. Two backpacks and one duffel are designed with 7 unique fabric combinations, giving each person a chance to show off their individual fashion aesthetic. And because it’s a HEX brand product, you already know the team designed the bags with your tech devices in mind. Browse The Stinson Collection below and find the pieces at now.
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Peep This: Migos Performs “Hannah Montana” With a Full Orchestra for a Trap Symphony

Coming off a brief bout of legal trouble (though Offset is still behind bars) Atlanta group, Migos, teamed up with AudioMack to present “Trap Symphony,” a performance backed by a full orchestra. In the beginning of the set, it sounds like the idea of doing an “acoustic” set via a classical touch was all Quavo and Takeoff’s idea in wanting to take their music back to its roots sans a beat machine and with real instruments. It’s been a while since we’ve seen the terms ‘hip-hop’ and ‘acoustic’ strung together in the same phrase, but coming from the guys that coined the term, ‘trap musical,” with their “Bando” video premiere, a trap symphony by Migos doesn’t come as much of a surprise. Watch them perform “Hannah Montana” and look for the full performance to be released later this week by Migos: purveyors of trap, the breakers of barriers and bridging the gap between the streets and theater.

Be Street Presents Bootleg Bart Art Show in Los Angeles


Aaron Kai, courtesy of Be Street

Fresh off the release of their first L.A. issue, the European urban culture magazine, Be Street, has already announced some exciting events happening this year. On August 29th and 30th, their “Be Street Weeknd LA” event will feature music, fashion, and of course a wide range of art. But since y’all won’t want to wait until then, set your calendars for July 25th and 26th as they present the “Bootleg Bart Unofficial Art Show.” RSVP deets and more info are available after the jump.

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