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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Issues, Lifestyle

Editor’s Note: One Year Later

The vivacity of certain memories can be at such a high level that invoking them with a quick recollection can lead to a deluge of emotion, remembrance, and nostalgia, washing away the potential haziness that surrounds less significant flashbacks.  I remember it like it was yesterday:  I get a mid-day phone call from my then-boss […]

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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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Emcee, Lifestyle, Media, Video

Cre(ATE)ives – Thurz

  Some of the best conversations can get sparked up over some good food and even better company.  Knowing that, we decided to capture that dynamic by getting together with some of the dopest creative minds we know and chopped it up with them over their favorite food – allowing us to present to you […]

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Emcee, Media

Jam On It: Phife Dawg – “Dear Dilla”

February is just around the corner, which means a few things: President’s Day, Valentine’s Day, and Super Bowl XLVIII. But aside from paid time off, flowers, and sports, February also represents Dilla month, and just in time to celebrate, A Tribe Called Quest’s infamous Five Footer has put out a personal J Dilla tribute aptly […]

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Emcee, Events

The Outkast Effect: How Outkast can change Hip-Hop in 2014

It’s safe to say that Outkast has been on a media high as of late, and for good reason. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that our favorite Southern rap duo is making a comeback, and the resulting media storm triggered by last week’s Coachella announcement seems to be proliferating social […]

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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, Fashion Lifestyle, Lifestyle

Rockin’ With The 5th: Kilo Kish

Los Angeles, you have a new neighbor in town. Kilo Kish, the 23-year-old vocalist/visual artist/songwriter/textile designer recently transplanted from New York City and also just released her first eBook to accompany her mixtape compilation, K+, which she released earlier this year. Collaborations with the likes of The Internet, Joey Badass,  Jesse Boykins III, and Kitty Cash’s new […]

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Lifestyle, Media

What Are We Thankful For?

It’s Thanksgiving once again. A time when you are secretly reading this on your iPhone instead of listening to your uncle’s ridiculous ramblings about how Thanksgiving was when he was a kid. A time when you bring your extra flask of Fireball to the family dinner because sparkling cider isn’t going to do the job. […]

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One Year Later: good kid, m.A.A.d city

It’s been a year since Kendrick Lamar’s critically lauded major label debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, took the hip hop world by storm. Without question, the album is one of the successful hip hop releases of the past five years, and it has been deemed an insta-classic by rap die-hards and casual music fans […]

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Emcee, Events

Rockin’ With The 5th: Black Milk

We caught up with Black Milk at Brick & Mortar in San Francisco, in the middle of touring to promote his new album coming out on October 15th, No Poison No Paradise. He was cool enough to chop it up with us after the show to go over what he’s got going on for him […]

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DJ, Emcee, Issues, Media

Yancey Boys – Sunset Blvd

Not many things in this world last forever, but a J. Dilla beat is one of them. Ever since his tragic passing in 2006, his soulful legacy has been carried on through a number of posthumous albums, tributes, and covers. One album that has always stood out to me was 2008’s Yancey Boys, a collection […]

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Emcee, Events, Media, Video

Rockin’ With The 5th: Blu

Our very own Devon “Ironchef” Ward recently caught up with Blu before he performed at an LA Clique Clothing Co. function to chop it up some and discuss a few topics like what separates Blu from the rest of the emcees out there, and also, where he sees himself in five years.  The SoCal spitter […]

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Pete Rock & Camp Lo: 80 Blocks From Tiffany’s Pt. II Mixtape

What’s your favorite Pete Rock-produced album? Mecca & the Soul Brother? Soul Survivor? The Main Ingredient? If you’re a regular reader of this site, you appreciate that classic Hip-Hop sound (and you also probably have a very elaborate answer to this question). Luckily for you, Pete Rock and Camp Lo are back with a new […]

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Emcee, Fashion Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Media, Video

The Focal Point ft. D-Pryde

Hailing from Brampton, Ontario, Canada, young and talented YouTube hip hop artist D-Pryde is making waves within the music industry.  The 19-year-old who has been gracing your computer screens for the past five years is emerging into the mainstream after recently signing to BMG.  With over 296,000 subscribers and over 40 million combined views on […]

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