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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Lifestyle

Love At First Swipe

I think it’s safe to say that dating apps are a thing now. I know you can hear your parents or grandparents or any older person on public transportation claiming that back in his/her day, they met people face to face! What is this blasphemy where kids are meeting through phones and technology? Where is […]

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Lifestyle, Video

A Short called SPLIT

It’s wildfire. It’s irrational. It’s euphoric. It’s addictive. It’s passion. It’s stillness. LOVE, the most complex beautiful thing we experience in this Life. Meet June and Ray and the highs and lows of their love. At the end of the film, YOU decide if it’s over or if they’re still together. Literally, you click and choose.

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Issues, Lifestyle

Single Life Musings: Discover a New Sound

I thought I found my soulmate. Again. This was probably the second or third time in the past year (but who’s counting). Dude had it all. He was ridiculously attractive, smart, ambitious, and loved music as much as I did. The chemistry between us was seriously on some otherworldly “Prototype”-type shit. This was the one. […]

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Issues

single life musings: awfully happy

“For someone with so much relationship advice, you seem awfully alone.” A year ago, my friend sent this quote from the movie Beginners to me as a joke.  But, it was true.  Awfully true.  I am the voice of reason between a girlfriend and boyfriend when they bicker.  I am the drenched shoulder when my close […]

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Issues, Lifestyle

single life musings: timelying

One rainy day, early in my junior year of high school, my English teacher asked us to pull out a piece of paper and a pen.  Vaguely, she instructed us to write a letter to our future self ten years from now.  We were to write about our current dreams, aspirations, and accolades.  But, we […]

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Breakdancing, Fashion Lifestyle, Media

The Battle of the ILLEST!

ATTENTION B-boys and B-girls! It’s going down next Saturday in Costa Mesa! The Illest 3on3 B-Boy Battle-WINNERS GET FLOWN OUT TO JAPAN THIS SUMMER! +2on2 Open Style, 1on1 Footwork Battle, and Cypher Rockin Competition. Don’t miss out yal! Take a peep at the flyer.

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