MUSIC, THINK & LEARN

Atlanta – how it became the new Mecca for hip hop

For years we have seen unmatched talent flood out of the east and west coast. Untouchables like The Notorious B.I.G., Tupac, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg, P. Diddy — the list goes on. Back in the late 80s to the 90s, the music industry was run by the coasts. Now we are seeing artists pop out of […]

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ART, FEATURES, MUSIC

Killer Bee’s sonic innovation – a refreshing approach to the production of hip hop music

Independent hip hop producer Killer Bee executes a diverse assortment of ear-rousing vibes with his cleverly produced instrumentals, accommodated by clips from various sources that seem to flawlessly stitch the music together. The New York native has produced for many on-the-rise artists like Lonny X, dylAn, JuegoTheNinety, Krewe of 77, Hassan El Hobo, Justah Phase, […]

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ART, ARTISTS, FEATURES, MUSIC

In the studio with A’Sean and J-Tone

Recently the KCMO underground rap scene has been booming with up and coming talent everywhere. I was able to work with 825 Studios‘s own Sam Kulikov to get a chance to sit down with artists A’sean and J-Tone in the studio to talk about their recently dropped project called Take This Ride. The project consists of eight tracks with only one […]

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ARTISTS, MUSIC

14 year old producer Will Liardon is making a lane of his own

Will Liardon is a 14 year old producer from Austin, Texas. For being as young as he is, Will is already creating his own lane in music with his new project, Tryathalon. This 8 track project is a small glimpse into the brilliant mind of Will and once you get a listen, you’d think that Will has been practicing music […]

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ART, ARTISTS, BRANDS, DESIGNERS, EDITORIALS, FILM, MUSIC, THE BEST OF..., THINK & LEARN

40 CREATIVES OF 2016

The world is constantly introduced to a variety of individuals that impact, influence, and innovate. Without them, we are incapable of experiencing different types of artistic expression. Designers, musicians, photographers, writers, etc. – they all inspire us with their work. This year, especially, was full of impressive creations from progressing, as well as famous, artists. […]

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ART, EXPOSÉ

Meet Jeremy Thomas – the artist who is redefining versatility

Jeremy Thomas, the 21 year old painter from Maywood, Illinois, is not your typical artist. From barely having anything — including a sketchpad, to playing college basketball, Jeremy has experienced much to get to where he is today. After posting some of his work on the internet, he has received praise for his art style […]

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ART, THINK & LEARN

The pressure on the mind and black art

Almost 2 weeks ago, Kanye West entered a psychiatric facility due to an episode of psychosis fueled by severe exhaustion and overworking. This eventually led him to cancel the remainder of his massive Saint Pablo Tour and be treated in a Los Angeles facility. This is coming only months after Kanye’s influential protege Kid Cudi entered a rehabilitation facility […]

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ART, BRANDS, DESIGNERS, EDITORIALS, THINK & LEARN

Designer, Cam’Ron Evans, channels retro-futurism through UNIVERDGE

Among the multifarious types of self-proclaimed designers promoting and selling their hats and t-shirts over the internet, there are a promising few who create notable, eye-catching threads. One of the few includes Houston native, Cam’Ron Evans. He is a student at Texas Southern University who manages both his academics and creative enterprise, Univerdge. Evans created […]

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BRANDS, FASHION, FEATURES

This 16 year-old designer is prepared to make WAVES

Ah, the talented and creative youth. Meet high school junior, Tobi Odeyale. Born in Staten Island, he is a 16 year-old designer with a vision to bring the simplicity back to streetwear once again, all while keeping that unique and artistic touch to your wardrobe. To put the vision to work, Odeyale founded a small, up-and-coming brand, […]

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ART, THINK & LEARN

The (r)evolution of “Queer” in Contemporary Music

Following the release of Frank Ocean’s monumental new album, Blonde , the topic of sexuality cascaded through the internet. As a publicly non-heterosexual, black man in hip-hop, the reactions to his album reflected the state of the public view on the LGBTQ community within society. Although the album (accompanied by a zine, pop-up store, and […]

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ART, ARTISTS, DESIGNERS, EDITORIALS

Meet Georgina D’Angelo — the empress behind an upcoming fashion & cosmetics powerhouse

Enjoy our playlist of Georgina’s mixes as you read…  Meet Georgina D’Angelo. You’ve probably seen her tweets come across your timeline, and they’ve probably made you stop to think about your emotions, creative abilities, and life in general. You’ve probably also asked yourself “What does she do, exactly?” Since she doesn’t have a website, a portfolio, or […]

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FASHION

Kanye West delivers a crisp and clean Yeezy Season 5

Following his release from UCLA Medical Center, Kanye West has returned with yet another season of Yeezy. The 5th installment was held at New York’s notable Pier 59 Studios during fashion week. Traditional clothing invitations were handed out, which consisted of an olive sweatshirt with the words “LOST HILLS”, an interchange in the Calabasas, California […]

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FEATURES, MUSIC

Sahvannes takes a raw approach to speaking his mind in new track

Sahvannes, the 20 year old artist out of Kansas City is back with his new track Street Bitches produced by SuperShaqGonzoe. This track has influence from greats such as Kendrick Lamar, Outkast, and Kid Cudi. Although he considers his music experimental hip hop, it’s clear that he does one thing very well on this track: And that’s speak […]

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BRANDS, DESIGNERS, MODELS

DEMODE CLOTHING Spring/Summer 17

Creative Director A. Johnson has once again taken his brand up another level. Entering 2017 the most appropriate and stylish way possible, the designer has brought his loyal cult of wearers a fresh ready-to-wear collection of various crewnecks, tees, windbreakers, cropped hoodies, sweats, and eyewear. The Spring/Summer 17 DEMODE Clothing collection is truly unlike any of […]

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