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Youtube To Launch Paid Streaming Service In 2018

According to reports from Bloomberg, the popular video streaming platform will be offering a subscription-based music service this coming March. Rumoured to go by the name “Remix,” the company’s already in talks with Sony Music Entertainment and Universal Music Group. The move is one which is positive for artists and musicians, as YouTube has undergone a long and […]

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Nike Uncovers a Limited Edition Air Force 1 for Cristiano Ronaldo

Following Cristiano Ronaldo and Nike’s “Metallic Gold” iteration of the Air Max 97 is a special new pair of Air Force 1 Lows. The classic sneaker boasts a clean white upper alongside metallic gold accents on the patchwork Swoosh, tongue label, and lace stays. Other highlights include the soccer star’s signature C7 logo on the left heel portion while his signature is […]

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First Look at Nike’s Crocodile Swoosh Air Force 1

  Nike‘s Air Force 1 is enjoying something of a moment right now. Already well established as a footwear staple, fresh collaborations with A-COLD-WALL*, Public School and a full collection of assorted link-ups have cemented 2017 as the silhouette’s year. And, with all that already out there, it seems that another new sneaker has surfaced in Japan. A previously unseen version of […]

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On the Rise: Lil Nick

Its about that time for another On The Rise artist to be featured on MIKE TV. And this one is well deserved. Lil Nick has been singing since the age of 5, and has made a name for himself on social media attracting thousands of listeners with his beautiful voice. Scroll down to check out […]

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Take a Look at Nike’s Collab-Driven AF100 Collection

To mark the 35th anniversary of its Air Force 1 sneaker, Nike recently announced a string of collaborations with an array of designers and creatives. Named AF100, the collection features takes on the silhouette from Don C, Kareem “Biggs” Burke, ACRONYM‘s Errolson Hugh, Travis Scott and Virgil Abloh. Every sneaker in the collection comes in an all-white silhouette, arguably the most iconic colorway of the Air Force 1. […]

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Be The First To Hear Lil Uzi Vert’s New Track, “Clout”

The loose singles from Lil Uzi Vert continue to pour in. This latest offering wasn’t included in his recent batch of singles that arrived in two separate releases — one of which were four new bonus songs that came included on the deluxe version of Luv Is Rage 2. Today, the beloved Philly rapper drops off “Clout.” The frenetic 3-minute banger sees the 4x […]

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On the Rise: RayMoney

      It is my pleasure to introduce you to this weeks featured On The Rise artist. His name is RayMoney, from Silver Spring, Maryland. I first heard Ray yesterday morning on Twitter as I was boarding my flight to Chicago from Dallas, where he was on stage performing with such high energy. He […]

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Bruno Mars Beats Drake, Kendrick Lamar, The Weeknd & More at 2017 AMAs

The 45th Annual American Music Awards took place on November 19 at the Microsoft theater in Los Angeles, California. Broadcasted on ABC and hosted by Tracee Ellis Ross, the show featured performances by Selena Gomez, Macklemore, Khalid and more. Winners of the night include the Drake, Kendrick Lamar, DJ Khaled, Beyonce and more. However, the Bruno Mars took home […]

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Tyler, the Creator Goes Crazy At Sold-Out NYC Terminal 5 Show Alongside A$AP Rocky

Tyler crammed more than half his 70-minute set with Flower Boy tracks, determined to show the breadth of his talents. Crew members tore a curtain off a platform in the middle of the Terminal 5 stage, revealing the MC, dressed in a green GOLF snapback, white collared shirt and puffy floral pants. He muttered the lyrics to […]

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Lucas from ‘Stranger Things’ Shows off His Style for Latest Editorial

Stranger Things actor Caleb McLaughlin has been tapped by Schon Magazine for a fashion editorial in its latest issue. While Millie Bobby Brown has gotten the most attention in terms of fashion out of the Stranger Things crew, Caleb McLaughlin himself who plays Lucas Sinclair in the Netflix original series is sparking up his own style buzz. In the newest spread, McLaughlin […]

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On The Rise: P.A.N.D.A.

This weeks On The Rise artist is P.A.N.D.A. from Springhill, Georgia. His musical style can be described as traditional east coast hip-hop combined with a saucy southern flow. I noticed P.A.N.D.A’s talent late last week on Instagram after I had heard, “Made For This”, and found myself bobbing my head as I was watching the […]

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Virgil Abloh x Nike “The Ten” Collection Gets the Ultimate Close-Up in New HBX Editorial

Virgil Abloh and Nike‘s “The Ten” collection has taken over the sneaker world, and now it’s heading to the Far East with an official Hong Kong pop-up exhibition in collaboration with HBX. To signal the launch of the “TEN ICONS RECONSTRUCTED” exhibit and its accompanying HBX raffle, we offer an exclusive editorial look at the now iconized footwear collection. Emphasizing the design […]

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On The Rise: Carlito

This weeks On The Rise artist is Carlito from Memphis, Tennessee. I came across one of Carlitos songs late last week on Twitter and really enjoyed what I was listening to. So, of course, I reached out for an interview. Read it below to learn more about Carlito and his plans for the future!   Where […]

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N.E.R.D. Debuts New Album “No_One Ever Really Dies” featuring Kendrick, André 3000 and More at ComplexCon

Sporting their recent collaboration with adidas, N.E.R.D. headlined day 1 of ComplexCon Saturday night, performing their never-before-heard, self-titled comeback album No_One Every Really Dies. Pharrell, Chad and Shay delivered what is described as an electrifying performance (seen above) with cars, a light show and a sea of dancers. Those fortunate enough to be in attendance were treated to a quaint “listening […]

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Listen to N.E.R.D.’s Comeback Single, “Lemon”, Featuring Rihanna

After mystifying N.E.R.D. posters began popping up around Los Angeles this week, it now appears the iconic 90’s music trio are officially returning to action. Earlier this morning, their new single “Lemon” featuring Rihanna, was debuted on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 Apple Music radio show, marking their first new release since their contributions on the SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water soundtrack […]

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Travis Scott Drops ‘Texas Chainsaw Massacre’ Collection Online For Halloween

In the spirit of Halloween, Travis Scott has released a range of limited edition merchandise in collaboration with legendary horror flick The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Ranging from tees to caps and even a mask, the range will be gone by the end of Halloween. Originally unveiled at Scott’s October 28 show in New York, the range is only […]

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On the Rise: Cameron is Sad

This weeks On The Rise artist is Cameron is Sad from Wisconsin. Cameron has accumulated over 90,000 SoundCloud streams in a very short period of time. His music reminds me of artists such as XXXtentacion because it is meant to speak out to people who are depressed to help them realize that they aren’t alone. […]

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Vans x The North Face 2017 Collaboration

The North Face and Vans have reconnected for another collection that features sneakers, bags and jackets. This time around, the Sk8-Hi and Old Skool silhouettes from Vans have been covered in The North Face’s Scotchguard® technology for waterproof functionality and to keep your feet warm in the colder months. Both models also see waffle soles and suede as well as Vans’ branding […]

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On the Rise: Beerariie

This Weeks On The Rise Artist is Beerariie from Chicago, Illinois. Beerariie considers himself to be a very versatile artist and is known for doing “all of the above.” He is very fresh to the game but his music is set to inspire millions. I reached out to him for an interview which you can […]

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On The Rise: Keion Johnson

This weeks On The Rise artist is Keion Johnson from GoonSquadEntertainment. He is From a small town in Wisconsin and is very versatile as an artist from what I’ve heard. The production is very professional and I see a lot of potential in him and his crew. I reached out to him on Twitter for […]

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On The Rise: Tino Guwop

It’s time again to introduce you to another On The Rise artist. This weeks On The Rise artist is Tino Guwop out of Elgin, Illinois. Tino has continued to rack up thousands of views on Soundcloud and is planning to release his debut project “Tinos Trippy Trials & Tribulations” this month. I reached out to […]

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Tyler, The Creator and Converse Team Up For a New GOLF le FLEUR Signature Sneaker

After announcing their partnership back in July, Tyler, The Creator and Converse have teamed up again for another GOLF le FLEUR capsule. The new drop from the rapper and brand sees a fresh collaborative take on the One Star silhouette, as well as a selection of apparel. The footwear offering provides three GOLF le FLEUR takes on the One Star, each coming with a […]

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Stream Marc E. Bassy’s Debut Album: Gossip Columns

After teasing the album back in July with the single “Plot Twist” featuring KYLE, R&B singer Marc E. Bassy has dropped his latest project Gossip Columns. The 16-track album features a handful of notable solo cuts as well as some stand-out features from some of the Bay Area’s best. Bassy links up with G-Eazy on the track “So Simple,” while Kehlani lends her talents for the […]

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Kendrick Lamar Partners With Nike For “DAMN” Cortez Sneakers

Not long ago, Kendrick Lamar announced via Instagram (See Below) that he would officially be partnering with Nike — something which comes as no surprise as the Compton-based artist has been sporting the Nike Cortez all throughout the DAMN Tour. Kicking things off, the first release looks like it’ll be an all-red version of the Cortez, simple in […]

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Tommy Hilfiger Fall Capsule 2017: 90’s Meets Contemporary Street Wear

Tommy Hilfiger unveils the latest, fresh-faced capsule collection for Tommy Jeans. Looking into its archives, Tommy has revitalised the brand’s signature use of vivid block colors and bringing them bursting into the present with classic casual sport fits and a carefree, youth-led campaign. The range balances between celebrating Tommy’s iconic heritage and exploring more contemporary silhouettes and details, with colorful hoodies, […]

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Linkin Park’s ‘Carpool Karaoke’ Episode Is Dedicated to Chester Bennington

Linkin Park filmed Carpool Karaoke: The Series just days before frontman Chester Bennington‘s untimely death. Weeks afterwards, it was unknown whether the footage would ever see the light of day but today Linkin Park has posted their ride through Los Angeles. Instead of series producer James Corden, actor Ken Jeong took his place this time around on the Apple standalone series. In the clip, you can […]

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Releases Action-Packed Second Trailer

The moment fans across the galaxy have been waiting for, the arrival of the second Star Wars: The Last Jeditrailer, is finally here. Since the first trailer dropped back in April, fans have had to settle for a drip-feed of posters and behind-the-scenes teasers. Yet with the unveiling of the new trailer excitement levels for December 15 are back to full throttle. […]

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Supreme Is Now A Billion Dollar Brand 

According to Women’s Wear Daily, the publication that initially broke the news, the deal is worth $500 million USD, with Carlyle purchasing 50% of the business’ stocks. Carlyle’s purchase will put Supreme‘s market value around the $1 billion USD mark. According to WWD‘s report, this revelation could damage Supreme’s credibility, which is going to have to be carefully balanced with James […]

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On the Rise: Sxmbv

Twitter is home to so many talent artists. This weeks On The Rise artist is Sxmbv from Miami, Florida. He is known for his versatility and his aggressive flow patterns over underground hip-hop instrumentals. I really vibe with the songs I have heard so far and figured it was time for an interview to help […]

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Netflix Releases Trailer for ‘Dark’ And It May Give You Nightmares

Netflix is all about original content and this time the streaming giant is taking us into a world more creepier and even more supernatural than Stranger Things. The sinister tale Dark tells the story of kids disappearing in a German small-town, perhaps even being swallowed by the Earth itself. The trailer gives us a glimpse of cryptic scenes filled […]

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On The Rise Fashion: Trap Collections

I’ve decided that since I run a hip-hop and fashion blog I should probably start supporting up and coming designers of streetwear as well. I don’t know how, but “Trap Collections” appeared in my Instagram feed and their designs caught my eye. T.R.A.P (Take Risks And Prosper) Collections is  run by a band of brothers, […]

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Travis Scott’s “Butterfly Effect” Has Already Reached Platinum Status

Travis Scott can add another platinum plaque to his collection thanks to the success of his single, “Butterfly Effect.” This follows the Young Thug and Quavo assisted track, “Pick Up the Phone,” which was certified double-platinum in addition to “Goosebumps” and “Beibs in the Trap” all reaching platinum status this year as well. Travis Scott is set to drop a […]

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On The Rise: RockStarZonk

I swear, Twitter is home to so many talented and unique artists. Again, I was scrolling through my Twitter feed when I came across a retweet from one of my followers. The retweet had a link to a song called “Broken Heart” by RockStarZonk. I really enjoyed listening to the song and was curious to […]

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Study Shows How People Remember the World’s Most Famous Logos

According to a study put on by Signs, a group of 156 individuals ranging from 20 to 70-years-old were tested on their memory skills using some of the world’s most famous and iconic logos. Put to the test were 10 of the most popular brands ranging from Apple, adidas, 7-11, Starbucks, IKEA and more. Dubbed “Branded in Memory,” the experiment displayed the […]

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Big Sean Energizes People ‘Not to Give Up on Humanity’ On Instagram After Las Vegas Festival Shooting

On Sunday night (Oct. 1), the deadliest massacre in American history occurred at a country music festival in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring over 500. The hip-hop community took to social media to offer their condolences and best wishes to the individuals affected by the shooting, including Big Sean, who posted a heartfelt message to […]

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iPhone X Will Bring In More Money to Samsung Than Its Own Galaxy S8

Samsung is poised to earn around $110 USD from each iPhone X sold, according to The Wall Street Journal. Samsung, as a manufacturing entity, is the only company that can make OLED displays, NAND flash, and DRAM chips in bulk, which Apple needs in large quantities to produce its newest smartphone. This in no way effects Samsung Electronics, which is responsible for […]

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Migos, DJ Khaled & Ed Sheeran Appeared on MTV ‘TRL’ Kickoff Last Night

MTV‘s TRL finally made its return on Monday, October 2. The show made its relaunch with the assistance of some big stars including Migos, DJ Khaled, Ed Sheeran and more. The Gwinnett County trio performed the single “Too Hotty” in the middle of Times Square, and Khaled’s son Asahd made the moment memorable by raising the Times Square Ball in the […]

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