Issues, Lifestyle

Editor’s Note: 2013 Taught Me

Change can strike terror in many at the most, and at the very least can even cause those most welcoming of it to flinch.  For as much a constant as change is, it also can suffocate in too much of it, creating a chaos that’s more cacophony than the symphony your life needs.  I say […]

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Emcee, Events, Lifestyle

2013’s Best: The Top Moments in Hip-Hop

If only we weren’t limited to ten. Hip-hop had a huge year, from Twitter beefs to chart-breaking albums, from the new paupers-turned-princes of hip-hop – but don’t think the last gawd is to remain unspoken for. We’re talking marriage proposals via YouTube — sans any corny flash mobs — hospital visits and riots, and a […]

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Fashion Lifestyle, Lifestyle

2013’s Best: The Brands That Made You Dance

There’s no question that 2013 has been a developing year in fashion and style. Who would have even thought this time, last year, we would be sporting leather jogging pants or long sleeve tees that have an abundance of cartoonish icons slapped onto them? From the OG brands of streetwear to the brands making a […]

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Emcee, Events, Lifestyle

2013’s Best: Hip-Hop Fails

As humans it’s inevitable that we all make mistakes. Lucky for the majority of us, we are nobodies. Send a dick pic to your girlfriend’s mom on accident? No biggie. Throw up on yourself while drunk? Don’t trip. Hit a parked car? Who cares. It’s a totally different scenario for people in the spotlight. Their […]

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Fashion Lifestyle

2013’s Best: The Fashion Trends

2013 was the year of the high-low steelo, with fashion trends embracing the homogenous mash-up that high fashion and streetwear are looking more and more to be.  It truly was a fun year for hip hop and street fashion, as the cross-over appeal between the high fashion houses and cool guy streetwear produced aesthetics that […]

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Fashion Lifestyle, Lifestyle

The Freshest Class 2013: UPXUNDR

Representing the anchor leg of this feature is UPXUNDR (pronounced ‘up and under’), a brand that does well by taking your run of the mill silhouettes in baseball jerseys and tall tees, and leveling them up to stylish, fashion forward pieces.  They do this well by applying crucial levels of taste, creativity, and a subtly […]

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Fashion Lifestyle, Issues

A Visual Journey Through Fall 2013 Trends

After what seemed like a never-ending, sweltering conclusion to the Summer, we’re finally starting to see temperatures start to dip, colors start to transform, and sweaters being rocked.  All of which can only mean one thing – cuffing season it’s time for Fall.  Now if you still find yourself in a daze from this past […]

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DJ, Emcee, Events, Issues, Lifestyle

Recap: 2013 UCLA JazzReggae Fest – Jam Day

This past weekend, we were able to check out Jam Day of the UCLA JazzReggae Festival.  The temps were just right, the crowd was filled with nothing but good vibes and the music throughout the day helped ring in the warm, carefree atmosphere that summertime is all about.  As for the musical performances, the talent […]

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Events, Lifestyle

Rock The Bells 2013 Announcement Party

On May 14th, The House of Blues in Hollywood hosted the annual announcement party for Rock The Bells. Marking the 10-year anniversary for the Hip-Hop festival, the venue was buzzing with excitement. The evening opened with a video montage comprised of footage spanning Rock The Bells’ history thus far. Featuring commentary from past artists such […]

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Emcee

XXL’s Freshman Class of 2013

For the Freshman Class of 2013, XXL immediately sparks debate with two words emblazoned boldly on their cover: BEST EVER?.  As with all lists, it’s highly and naturally debatable.  Which is what the comments section below is perfect for.  So what say you vigilant readers?  We’d love to get your thoughts for this year’s XXL […]

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Fashion Lifestyle

RADisRAD and So Is the Summertime

Purveyors of the fine art of randomness, RADisRAD, have released a few visuals to give us all a glimpse into what they’ve got planned for this Summer.  Whether you’re coolin’ out in their tanks while giving dap to a seal as you stroll down the beach, or you’re grubbin’ at your typical barbecue with the […]

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Fashion Lifestyle

I got 5 on it!

New Years Eve is here! Do you know what you’re going to wear to bring in 2013?  If you need some help check out our top 5 picks of fashion trends in 2012. 5) All Black Everything Some of our favorite artist and designers were rocking that sleek black look this year.  From thick leather […]

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Issues

Top 5 DJ Mixtapes of 2012

As we close out another great year in music, let’s take a look back at some of the mixtapes that we couldn’t stop listening to. These DJ’s sure have a talent for making us groove, turn up, or just chill. If these top 5 are not in your iPod, don’t wait until 2013, download them […]

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