New Music, Video

Peep This: Majid Jordan – Learn From Each Other

Toronto has garnered quite a reputation for itself in churning out a few musical charmers, what with their Pied Piper, Drake, leading the way for the better part of the decade now. Since then, the T Dot has borne pseudo-crooners of the same ilk in PARTYNEXTDOOR, Tory Lanez, and Majid Jordan. The latter of which […]

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New Music, Video

Peep This: Mack Wilds – Love in the 90z

Michael from The Wire is on to some buzz worthy projects as of late – better known as r&b singer Mack Wilds, he can be seen in Adele’s latest music video for her hit, “Hello,” and also on VH1’s The Breaks. Drawing inspiration from his time filming The Breaks, Mack presents us with a nostalgic trip […]

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Album Review, Emcee

Album Review: SiR – 7 Sundays

In the internet era, it is very easy for “creative” things to catch a huge ephemeral wave, then fade, or on the other hand, become overlooked completely. Rarely is there a nice in-between where products are digested and valued on their own merit. Inglewood native SiR’s debut LP, Seven Sundays, is one of those creative products that […]

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Dance, Events

RSVP: Baby Girl Dance Party – Saturday 8/15

Whether she was singing right to you in your Sony Discman, mesmerizing you with her fly dance moves on the MTV Jams Countdown or simply breaking your neck as she walked down the street in her baggy overalls with the Tommy boxers peeking out, a Baby Girl is undeniable in relevance and impact. In honor […]

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Emcee, Media

Jam On It: Tory Lanez – Say It

Another Canadian rapper is making waves this week, hopefully this guy wont be involved in any Twitter beef, at least for now. Toronto rapper, Tory Lanez, released a new single that has a 90’s nostalgia vibe all over it. At first, the beginning melody got you thinking this is going to be another slow jam. […]

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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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Emcee, Media

Jam On It: Majid Jordan ft. Drake – My Love

The OVO Sound-repped duo, Majid Jordan just released a track with Drake entitled, “My Love,” with it showcasing the tremendous sound of synergy between smooth r&b and deep house that they’ve grown a respectable reputation for performing. Majid Jordan is following up on the success of their previous project, A Place Like This, which deftly blurred genre lines […]

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Media

Jam On It: Jhene Aiko – Living Room Flow

Jhene Aiko surprised fans with her unexpected drop of her newest single, “Living Room Flow”. The bedroom (or wherever else actually) joint puts Jhene’s signature sensuality on full display with a Fisticuffs beat that’s a certified baby maker. So if hot and bothered is the level you’re trying to get at, then click through and […]

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DJ, Emcee, Issues, Lifestyle

Single Life Musings: Listen to Him

There are two things in the modern world that I still find overwhelming. The first thing is the volume of music that I have to continuously sift through, whether I’m digging through crates or browsing the internet. Erykah Badu got me down to a science when she sang “Analog girl in a digital world,” because […]

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Events, Media

RECAP: BET Experience 2014

  With the BET Awards being recently held in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles for another year, so came another edition of the fan-fest that was the BET Experience 2014.  Boasting a lineup of activities that showcased the tons of talent that were in town for the awards, the Experience was an all-senses affair […]

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Events, Lifestyle

Rockin’ With The 5th: JoJo

Having sold millions of albums worldwide and even lending her talents to television and movies, teen sensation turned full fledged R&B songstress, JoJo, really doesn’t need much of an introduction.  With a body of work that epitomizes youthful success, JoJo is an artist that we can count on to always deliver with quality.  And that’s […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

The Friday Five is back again to save your ears from anything less than stellar.  I mean, when you got some classic Capone-N-Noreaga, Killa Cam, and Clipse smackin’ the wack right outta your earholes, then I must ask – ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!  If this is exactly what you want – which I’d be hard-pressed […]

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Emcee, Media

The Friday Five

Anchoring the Dilla themed month for The Friday Five will be a selection of some of my favorite R&B/Soul-styled Dilla joints.  It’s only natural to complete the cypher with Jay Dee music that goes beyond the borders of hip-hop, as it highlights the versatility, finesse, and pure genius that he contributed to music.  So click […]

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Emcee, Events

Rockin’ With the 5th: Fly Moon Royalty

The most unlikely duos tend to make the dopest music together: from Outkast to James Blake and Chance the Rapper, the melding of the minds can be a beautiful thang. Forming a yin of choice beats and eclectic stylings to a yang of lyrical flows and buttery soul, Fly Moon Royalty is one duo personifying […]

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Events, Lifestyle

The 5th Element Magazine & TrakLife Radio Present: reFresh

Get ready to flip your mundane Thursday night from a swagless Steve Urkel status to a leveled up Stefan Urquelle situation by coming through to reFresh!  In partnership with the fam over at TrakLife Radio we will be throwing the freshest 90’s themed party that’s guaranteed to have all in attendance catching the feels of […]

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DJ, Events

RECAP: Q+A with Mayer Hawthorne at Sonos Studio

Last week Sonos Studio played host to a Q&A session with the ever dapper crooner Mayer Hawthorne.  The discussion was centralized around all things vinyl records, with the still very active crate digger and artist formerly known as DJ Haircut waxing poetic on a subject that he holds quite near and dear to him.  Such […]

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