Fashion Lifestyle

Rotu and THEE Statement Piece

Whoever said nice guys finished last forgot to take into account that if you’re well dressed AND nice, then you most definitely are fast-passing your way right up to the front, bud.  To make your first steps towards front of the line relevance and make a blip on any and all babygurrrl’s radars, make sure […]

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Emcee, Events

RECAP: Method Man at The Yost Theater

The M.E.T.H.O.D. Man came to bring the pain last Sunday night at the famous Yost Theater in Santa Ana, CA. Performing to a packed house, hardcore fans came correct as they showed Mr. Meth that true West Coast hospitality.  Read on to peep the full coverage we got as Tical shut the whole spot down […]

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Fashion Lifestyle, Lifestyle

Know The Leverage

For Chris Ngo and Lee Ramirez of The Leverage Showroom, being the liaisons for the freshest up and coming streetwear brands is a position that few are not even aware of.  However, their successful role of being the intermediaries responsible for what may be most of the fresh gear in your closet is one that […]

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Emcee, Events

RECAP: Yasiin Bey AKA Mos Def at The Yost Theater

Whether it be Pretty Flaco, Flaco Bey, Black Dante, Boogieman, Mos Def, or now Yasiin Bey, you know that you’re getting a live show that’s off the well worn path of your typical hip hop act.  From the mood setting red lights, to the stage covered in rose petals, to his signature red microphone, one […]

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Fashion Lifestyle, Lifestyle

KVLT Status: Phil Gorgeous

Walking towards the Foodbeast headquarters, I immediately spotted him from blocks away. Standing outside, his unique style of gothic and urban streetwear catches the eye and drowns out the rest of his surroundings. As we’re approaching, we are welcomed by a cool and charming smile. Heading inside FoodBeast, we are lead to the rooftops. On […]

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Fashion Lifestyle, Lifestyle

Brick & Mortar: Bespoke Cut and Sew

The good folks over at Bespoke Cut and Sew have taken their hat customizing talents to a physical shop in Downtown Santa Ana, California.  In this edition of Brick & Mortar, we highlight the first physical location of Bespoke Cut and Sew, boasting an impressive array of hat selections and hat customization options.  They’re a […]

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Events

Live @ The Observatory: Aesop Rock

In college, I thought I was the coolest kid when I could tell people that I listened to Aesop Rock.  He was more underground than Slug, and if I could be snobby about liking complex lyrics, I must’ve had a cloud of smug that hung around my head as I walked the campus.  But when […]

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DJ, Emcee, Events, Issues

No ‘Chella? No Problem: April Show Calendar

If you’re like me, and a gross lack of funds has turned two potential Coachella weekends into one giant “no-Chella” weekend, you may be a little bummed that you’ll be missing out on some good live music (including a rumored Daft Punk performance).  Sure, all your friends will be gushing about their presumably non-sober experiences […]

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