Dance, Lifestyle

Hip Hop International 2015 – Foundation Wins

After nine days of showcase, elimination and judges’ decisions, the final two teams for the MegaCrew Division in the World Championships for Hip Hop International came down to Korea’s Lock n Lol and New Zealand’s Royal Family. While both teams brought out an immense amount of talent, beautiful visuals and amazing concepts, Lock n Lol […]

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Events, Lifestyle

Editor’s Note: Life, Cacophony and Hiatus Kaiyote

When I first heard of the New Zealand neo-funk/soul/r&b/everything-sonically-pleasing-under-the-sun-quartet, Hiatus Kaiyote, it was through their 2013 hit, “Nakamarra” featuring the legendary Abstract Emcee, Q-Tip. The experience of being introduced to that track and subsequently the band’s full body of work felt like a reprisal of self for me. It was eye-opening, really, what with their […]

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Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Streetwear

The Freshest Class 2015: Thing Thing

Coming straight out of New Zealand, Thing Thing is a brand that has been flipping and re-working traditional silhouettes into eye-catching and innovative pieces. What’s more, they’re doing it on two fronts – offering fire outfits for both the ladies and gents – thus ensuring that the dream of worldwide steez is spread effectively. When […]

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Emcee, Fashion, Fashion Lifestyle, Lookbook, Streetwear


I LOVE UGLY is capitalizing on its earned hype by linking up with rapper G-Eazy on a photo editorial that exemplifies the minimal, clean and chic aesthetic that they’ve made as their undeniable trademark. The New Zealand based brand has made international waves with a product that has easily mastered the fine balance of timeless and trendy. […]

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Emcee, Media

Runnin with David Dallas

If you caught the Madden NFL 25 commercial during Sunday Night Football on NBC, then you got a taste of “Runnin” from David Dallas.  This is the official single from his new album Falling Into Place due to drop October 22.  Click through to check out the entire track below and make sure to cop your […]

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Jam On It: David Dallas ft. Freddie Gibbs – My Mentality

Four years ago, when I was unemployed, I listened to this guy named David Dallas talk about making the “Big Time.”  It was the only song I had ever heard by him as he spit verse after verse about the bleak future of our country and the question marks that hung over our heads.  Based […]

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