Emcee, New Music

2015’s Best: Song Picks Of The Year

As we prepare to wave 2015 goodbye, I think back on the droves of new songs, artists, and sounds that hit the radio waves and my Spotify Discover Playlist this year, and selected a handful of jams that made an impression on me and the hip-hop audience in general. From conscious to ignorant, intoxicating to […]

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Album Review, Emcee

2015’s Best: The Album Picks of the Year

As the year comes to a close, I can’t help but be completely in awe of all the music I’ve encountered, for reasons that are pretty obvious. In 2015, we witnessed a resurgence of music that was not only diverse in genre, but culturally and politically resonant. One of the biggest landmarks in music was […]

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Emcee

RECAP: SONOS Studio and Pandora Radio Present – An Evening With Miguel

Last night SONOS Studio and Pandora Radio joined forces to put together an unforgettable evening with r&b chart-topper, Miguel. Guests were treated to a dynamic affair that featured an intimate live set from Miguel, showcasing in full his charismatic, mood-setting presence and immense musical talent.  Miguel’s successful musical catalog was on full display as he performed hit after […]

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Events, Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle

RECAP: Happy Socks x Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg and Happy Socks presented their 2014 Holiday Campaign showcasing entertainment icon Snoop Dogg’s exploration into a new artistic medium called “The Art of Inspiration”. The event took place at Austere, a Scandinavian space for innovation and design in Downtown Los Angeles. Attendees enjoyed a live set by DJ Snoopadelic, Happy Socks gifts and […]

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Fashion Lifestyle

Rock A Meme, Stay Relevant: Drake YOLO Polo

So there’s this dude Joseph Evans who decided to harness the hilarity within the music industry’s latest fail memes and turn them into some pretty fresh polos.  For the super affordable price of $25.00, you too can look the part of being an Internet savvy, pop culture aficionado who’s got their pulse on the menswear […]

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Issues

Before It Drops: A Journey Through Cole’s World

28 years ago, Jermaine Lamarr Cole was born in Germany to an African-American man from the US Army and a white mother.  After relocating to North Carolina, his father eventually left the family and his mother raised him from a young age.  Growing up in a multi-ethnic environment, Jermaine studied guitar, played basketball, and idolized […]

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Events, Issues, Lifestyle, Media

And the 2013 BET Award nominees are…

Today, the BET Network announced the nominees for the 13th annual BET Awards to be held at Nokia Theatre on June 30. The press conference kicked off with BETs President of Music Programming and Specials, Stephen Hill, taking the mic to introduce the first ever BET Experience.  If you haven’t heard by now, the BET […]

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Emcee, Media

Jam On It: Talib Kweli ft. Miguel – Come Here

The Brooklyn MC links up with with the ever so soulful Miguel to bring us a musical offering that’s equal parts nostalgic Motown vibes and modern feel good hip hop balladry.  This quality track is just a taste of the dope music Talib Kweli has in store on his upcoming release, Prisoner of Consciousness.  So […]

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