Emcee, Interview

Interview: MH the Verb and Arthouse95

MH the Verb is a busy guy. Between his DJ residency in New York City and community involvement in educating artists on financial independence, MH has evolved from being a solo artist into a multi-hyphenate that includes educator, activist, band member art curator in no particular order. His curating though, has come to full fruition via […]

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Video

Peep This: Kaytranada – “Lite Spots”

Five months in 2016, and there’s already at least four worthy candidates to make the race for “Album of the Year” a close one. Kaytranada’s studio debut “99.99%” is definitely in that mix. A 15-song masterful piece of extra-bouncy music with a pristine featured list, it might be too soon to recognize “99.99%” as Kay’s […]

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New Music, Video

Peep This: Chance the Rapper Blesses Tonight Show

I feel like Chancelor Bennett doesn’t get as much credit and recognition as he deserves. Even after he’s earned credits on Kanye’s “Pablo”, spearheaded Donnie Trumpet’s “Surf” and steals the light from other rappers via features on the daily, I feel like Chance gets treated as an after-thought. In music’s latest sprint, we were so […]

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Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle

Super Cozy: Stussy Teams up With Champion

Champion’s dip into the streetwear pool proved beyond successful. Pairing the quality basics they’ve built their brand off of and their own take on urban-esque styles, Champion steadily climbs the athleisure ladder. Marry that with Stussy, a brand known for the reverse process (culture-inspired graphics and aesthetics to high quality pieces) and I don’t think […]

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Video

Peep This: Kaytranada Drops Video for “Glowed Up” feat. Anderson .Paak

Anderson .Paak has made appearances in nearly every avenue of the music ecosphere since he gained recognition for his work on “Compton” and the subsequent drop of “Malibu.” Breezy Lovejoy’s breezy cool is seismic no matter the sonic backdrop, so it’s no surprise that after his collabo with Kaytranada on “Lite Weight,” the dudes were […]

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New Music

Jam On It: Gallant Soars in Stellar “Ology” Debut

Falsetto prince Gallant has been teasing bits and pieces of his soulful “Ology” album before finally dropping it today on April 6. The crooner’s debut record is chockful of those signature high-notes that speak poignant lyrics both unrelenting and intimate. Gallant’s brand of alt-R&B is a thorough crossbreed of the pulsating neo-R&B with soul traditions […]

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Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Lookbook, Streetwear

Palace Skateboarding Pops Colorblocks onto Summer Range 2016

UK skateboarding brand Palace is back at it again with the sportswear pieces, adding pops of color here and there for gusto and flair on the otherwise classic collection of staples. The triangle-branding graphic is seen throughout, debuting never-before-seen renderings on tees, long-sleeve T-shirts and hoodies. Multi-colored button-ups and branded collars are the stand-out selections, […]

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Album Review, New Music

Big Sean and Jhene Aiko’s “TWENTY88” Bears All

TWENTY88, the collabo project from Jhene Aiko and Big Sean, is a concept album on love. That’s the overarching storyline boiled down to a clause. But Jhene and Sean are prone to delve much deeper in their music, using the Ja-Rule-Ashanti rap–and-R&B hybrid here as a blueprint. Showing off their emotional intelligence is where the […]

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New Music, Video

Peep This: The Internet – “Special Affair/Curse”

It’s always a party when The Internet’s around, and for the “Special Affair” visuals, Syd and the gang switch up the turn-up into a slow burn. Black and white sets the mood at first, but once the video flips itself unto “Curse” and a rotating scheme of role reversals, the band becomes bold and hi-def. […]

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Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle

Warm-Weather Ready with Stussy Spring/Summer 2016 Lookbook

Stussy remains a streetwear staple throughout the years due to steady, solid offerings such as this spring set. Their steadfast dedication to creating classic, signature pieces allow them to explore and expand their aesthetic without relying too much on riding trend waves. Summer is upon us (already?!) and Stussy’s retro aesthetic embraces SoCal-inspired beach vibes in  a […]

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DJ, New Music

Jam On It: Kronika x BOONTHESHOP Exclusive Mix

Korean boutique BOONTHESHOP is teaming up with a few of our favorite DJs this month, and Soulection bbyg Kronika is first up at bat to drop a new mix. Notorious for tasty selections both familiar and new, the turntable angel seamlessly blends her way through soul classics into smoove vibes, boom bap beats and back. […]

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Video

Peep This: Rihanna – “Work” feat. Drake

A match made in heaven, Drizzy and Rihanna (sorry Serena) come together and get down in a Barbados dancehall party in the visuals for their hit single, “Work.” The two haven’t been seen in a video together since Drake’s “Take Care” video, and the duo’s undeniable chemistry hasn’t wavered even after all these years in […]

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DJ

Jam On It: Listen to Flying Lotus’s Tribute Mix to J Dilla

It’s been 10 years since J Dilla left the physical world behind but his influence and spirit still rings true in modern music, from hip-hop to jazz to electronic. The week he died, Dilla’s masterful “Donuts” was released and the world mourned and celebrated his life simultaneously through this record. Just as his craft impacted […]

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