Event Recap: Shepard Fairey Unveils Hennessy V.S. Collaboration In Houston

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Created by acclaimed artist Shepard Fairey, Hennessy V.S. unveils new design of its fourth edition- Limited Edition bottle series. Incorporating the iconic elements from Fairey’s distinctive imagery and color palette, the design stays significantly true to the history of the Hennessy brand. In 1989, Fairey became somewhat of a phenomenon in the skater community with […]

On Krizz Kaliko & How Strange Music Produces Strange Things [@krizzkaliko @reginathepen]

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Tonight, Tech N9Ne’s Independent Grind Tour hits Houston and while everyone knows Tech N9ne, Freddie Gibbs, Madlib and a few others, one man may be the most overlooked on the bill despite his talents. Guest contributor Regina The Pen introduces us to Krizz Kaliko, Strange Music’s long standing second gun. To put it plainly, Krizz […]

How To Spend An Evening With RiFF RaFF At Warehouse Live [@jodyhighroller @inmyjordans]

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Last Friday, RiFF RaFF headlined Warehouse Live. Yes, the exact same show where Travi$ Scott birthday caked someone and swung from the rafters of the building and everyone gawked in amazement. Friend of the family Jordan Rogers took some time out of his already random schedule to see Jody Highroller and how a RiFF RaFF […]

EP Review: Big K.R.I.T. – Week Of K.R.I.T. [@bigkrit #weekofKRIT @reginathepen]

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Big K.R.I.T. – Week Of K.R.I.T. Self-Released; 2014 Day & A Dream Rating: 4.5 out of 5 DOWNLOAD: Audiomack Big K.R.I.T. will forever be married to making southern rap music that bubbles and pops, and that’s perfectly fine. While others in his class may create southern rap music due to its poverish nature and societal […]

On Black Friday & The True Meaning Of Giving

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Words: The Egyptian One It’s freezing outside, and winter is officially here.  Thanksgiving is tomorrow. You know what that means?  No, not family time, or copious amounts of tryptophan consumption. It’s Black Friday. The one day of the year, where stores are open overnight and it’s socially acceptable to literally camp out in a tent […]

Album Review: Earl Sweatshirt – Doris [@earlxsweat]

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Earl Sweatshirt – Doris Odd Future Records; 2013 Day & A Dream Rating: 4.0 out of 5 BUY: iTunes | Amazon Earl Sweatshirt is his alias. Since OFWGKTA rose out of the depths of YouTube fame, to global popularity, Earl became an icon after the shock value of his “Earl” video left teens across the […]

The Swishahouse Panel Through The Eyes Of OneHunnidt

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Last night, Swishahouse held a panel discussing their legacy in Houston, their upcoming documentary and their SXSW showcase promoting the House from past to present. While most often find themselves enjoying what we have to offer, we lent the mic to noted rapper OneHunnidt to offer his first hand experience of the panel itself and […]

Block Reportin 101: Police Brutality Documentary Screening Re-Cap

On Wednesday, February 22nd, I had the pleasure of attending JR Valrey’s viewing of his newest documentary, Block Reportin 101, which focused on branding awareness regarding the epidemic of police brutality plaguing the streets of Oakland, CA and other cities alike. JR is an Oakland native, community activist, radio host, author, and documentary filmmaker making his […]

Lebron James Talks Kicks & Kids Direct From All-Star Game

Sports Rapp Live is in Orlando for All Star Weekend ’12 to cover all the events in sports sounds & sneakers. LeBron James made an appearance at House of Hoops Orlando. He discusses coming out of high school and the work it took to get to elite level in the best professional basketball league in […]

Checks & Balances: Why Magazine Editors Shouldn’t Hosts Mixtapes

Ed. Note: Taking a stance on the news that Rick Ross’ upcoming mixtape will be hosted by XXL’s own Shaheem Reid, Mehka King director of the upcoming documentary In The Mixx: DJ’s Doin’ Work decided on crafting an op-ed piece on the matter. While we understand the notion of a magazine itself hosting a tape […]

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