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Ritual Sunday Pops Off For The Perfect Sunday Funday

Yesterday marked the first Ritual Sunday in a series of day parties set to leave your summer season continuously crackin’. Plenty came through to Cuban Pete’s in Downtown Long Beach to drink, dance and vibe out with The 5th Element fam and the host of talented DJs that kept the dancefloor filled throughout the day. Trust, Ritual Sunday is your new link to a perfect #SundayFunday. Hit the jump for more shots from the function and stay tuned for more info on the next one.

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FILA Releases The “All-City” Pack Just In Time For Independence Day

FILA Releases The “All-City” Pack Just In Time For Independence Day

With FILA and hip-hop culture enjoying a dynamic and storied rapport with one another throughout the years, it comes as no surprise that the shoe company pays appropriate homage to the pillar of graffiti arts in its latest release entitled, the “All-City Pack”. In graffiti culture, to be “all-city” meant that the writer was of an upper echelon status, one where they’ve transcended the title of just being “up”. The pack consists of dope colorways for the M-Squad, the Original Tennis and the Original Fitness, with a drop date of this Friday, July 3rd at FILA.com and selected retailers. Hit the jump to catch views of the whole pack in detail.

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K-Swiss Scores an Ace with the “Majors Pack”

K-Swiss Scores an Ace with the "Majors Pack"

K-Swiss hits the courts with some retro gold by dropping the Si-18 and Gstaad in unique, tennis inspired colorways for the “Majors Pack”. Patterned after the Majors collection of tournaments in professional tennis (the US Open, the French Open, the Australian Open and Wimbledon), the classic silhouettes are set to be a strong summer pair to hit your rotations this season. Along with the K-Swiss x Atmos Si-18 International Sakura that was released earlier this month, the Majors Pack is another in a long line of special releases and collaborations that K-Swiss has in store for the rest of 2015. Click through to check out more detailed shots of the “Majors Pack”.

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Peep This: Kendrick Lamar Performs “Alright” at 2015 BET Awards

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Kendrick Lamar is having a hell of a year, jettisoned by his To Pimp a Butterfly record that won over critics, fans and earned him the Best Hip-Hop Male award from last night’s BET Awards in LA’s Microsoft Theater. Kendrick opened the ceremony with a thrilling performance of “Alright,” lighting up the stage, releasing his artillery flows from atop TDE-graffiti embossed cop cars and tattered American flags flying in the backdrop (statement or nah?) Midway through the performance, his back-up dancers surrounded him cypher-style as he fired off improvised verses in his performance, garnering standing ovations from notables including BET boss Debra Lee. Hit the link to catch the full performance.

Janet Jackson Will Take Home the Ultimate Icon Dance Award from BET

Janet Jackson Will Take Home the Ultimate Icon Dance Award from BET

The 2015 BET Awards is currently being set up in Los Angeles and we received news of one sure-fire winner from the event. Having just released a new song online and announcing an expansive world tour, Janet Jackson continues her comeback campaign with a live tribute from BET. The inaugural Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award will be presented to Jackson at this weekend’s live show, omplete with a special dance tribute performance by Ciara, Jason Derulo and Tinashe. The news hit high for longtime fans and performers from the dance community. We rounded up some of the best Janet Jackson dance routines after the jump so you can reminisce before the BET Awards. See if your favorite made the cut, and if it didn’t, let us know which ones are your favs in the comments below.
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adidas Originals Has Got Us Covered For A Spring Full of Bangers In 2016

adidas Originals Has Got Us Covered For A Spring Full of Bangers In 2016

adidas is out here letting everybody know that it’s not only tugging on Nike’s cape, it’s ready to snatch it off of its back and include it in some Primeknit technology for a killer Y-3-inspired sneaker silhouette for Spring ’16. They recently debuted a few glimpses of some very dope footwear next year, with lots of Tubular and Primeknit being featured in what looks to be a number of these fashion-forward kicks. Such a strong showing of a promising crop of fire footwear gives more evidence to adidas’ quick ascent back to industry relevancy. Click through to peep all the dope styles of shoes adidas Originals has on deck for Spring of next year. Which is good release timing, as it allows plenty of us to save up on many of these insta-coppable joints. Read more

Style Round-Up: The 2015 NBA Draft

Style Round Up: The 2015 NBA Draft

It’s that time of the year again where rookie fits of all shades, types and levels will get scrutinized just as much as their basketball skills. Call this the outfit combine, if you will, where varying degrees of fire outfits will be bestowed their due glory, and where the biggest style bricks will get sent straight to the D-League. Hit the jump to see how well the styles of these young prospects fared.  Read more

RECAP: Jeff Staple Sits Down With FAFI for His 1-2-1 Series

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A vibrant crowd gathered outside of the Art Theatre in Long Beach last Wednesday night. Artists with fresh paint stuck on their clothes, patrons of the art scene and longtime fans of FAFI, the internationally known French artist. One could almost say she is the female equivalent of Sheppard Fairey, creator of Obey, in terms of brand recognition and evolution. FAFI not only created characters with her artwork, but built a whole universe in which these characters existed. How does one even go from painting the neighborhood walls to working with some of most iconic fashion brands and celebrities in the world? We were about to find out. Jeff Staple’s “1-2-1″ series made it’s way to Long Beach and all eyes and ears were on FAFI as she divulged on her world we’ve all come to recognize.

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RECAP: Red Bull Sound Select Presents – Bilal, Thurz & Oddience at The Echo

RECAP: Red Bull Sound Select Presents - Bilal, Thurz & Oddience at The Echo

Red Bull’s famed Sound Select series made its way to the City of Angels last night and showcased a ton of talent as Bilal, Thurz and Oddience hit the stage at the landmark club, The Echo. We were on hand to experience the tremendous line up and vibed out to all of the eclectic and dynamic sounds from last night. Hit the jump to check out all of the footage.

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The 5th Element Magazine Presents: Ritual Sunday

The 5th Element Magazine Presents: Ritual Sunday

Long Beach we’re coming for you! Your next Sunday Funday is coming to you by way of the latest day party in town, Ritual Sunday. So make sure to RSVP here and sip on a drink or three and rock with us this coming Sunday the 28th at Cuban Pete’s in Downtown Long Beach from 2pm to 9pm. For all the info you need about Ritual Sunday click here.

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