#Watch “G Funk”| A YouTube Originals Documenatry

“When you’re making magic, sometimes the ingredients don’t come with instructions” – Snoop Dogg In the early 90s, the G Funk style of hip-hop emerged from Los Angeles, which combines elements of Motown, Funk, and R&B with socially-aware gangsta rap. From it,  for the first time, a hip-hop album debuted at #1 on the pop…

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U.K Rapper Stormzy Set to Release Book, Along Imprint with Penguin Random House

According to Fader, Stormzy announced #Merky Books, a book collab with Penguin Random House U.K. The debut release will be Stormzy’s first-ever book, Rise Up: The #Merky Journey So Far and will include “hundreds of never-before-seen photographs, annotated lyrics, and contributions from those closest to him.” Stormzy expanded on IG about giving unheard authors a voice, “I…

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Frank Ocean Course will be Taught at Berkley

According to XXL, a Frank Ocean -themed course will be taught for the Fall semester at the University of California, Berkeley. The class was revealed on Twitter along with a graphic of the artist. “I proposed a course on Frank Ocean @ UC Berkeley and it got approved,” Gill posted. “Very stoked to be teaching…

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Check Out BTS Memphis Duo Photoshoot with Alexan Photography, MsNiseyBaby, &Vianica Warren| By Felipe Olvera

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A Heroic Craving | 2 Shows that will Satisfy

The Avengers, Justice League, Deadpool, these movies all have one thing in common, superheroes. However, if you are like me, after seeing the movies you will be left with a sense of bewilderment and wonder. A hunger for more action and story. Well, fret not because I know two shows that will satisfy that craving.…

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Guess What Producers? Fruity Loops is Available on Mac!

According to Fader, this popular hip-hop production software –used by heavyweights like Metro Boomin, Pi’erre Bourne, and many other artists, is not just exclusive to PC anymore. Yesterday Image-Line announced that the latest edition of the program, FL Studio 20, is Mac compatible. You can grab it here -new users can get it for free!…

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The Handwriting of Kurt Cobain and John Lennon Are Downloadable Fonts

Designers Nicolas Damiens and Julien Sens have launched a project called Songwriters Fonts, which creates free fonts based on the handwriting of legends like Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, John Lennon, and Leonard Cohen. The designers say the fonts can only be used for personal use, so professional graphic designers can’t use these on paid assignments,…

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#TheWeeknd ‘s First Comic Book

The Weeknd co-wrote a comic book with the Marvel team. “Marvel is the pinnacle of success in their field and I’ve been a lifelong fan of their work,” he says. “To be able to partner with them is a dream come true.” According to a Marvel press release, the comic book based on Abel’s Starboy album is…

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#BlackCreativesMonth: Spike Lee

Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee is an American film director, producer, writer, and actor. His production company, 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks, has produced over 35 films since 1983.He made his directorial debut with She’s Gotta Have It (1986), and has since directed such films as Do the Right Thing(1989), Malcolm X (1992), The Original Kings…

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#Solange is #HarvardFoundation’s 2018 Artist of the Year.

Solange will be recognized and honored at the annual Harvard Foundation award ceremony on March 3rd during the Cultural Rhythms Festival in the Memorial Hall’s Sanders Theatre. Previous Harvard Foundation awards have been presented to the likes of the multi-talented Viola Davis, Queen Latifah, Halle Berry, LL Cool J, Jackie Chan, Denzel Washington, Salma Hayek,…

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#JeCaryousJohnson’s “Set It Off” Stage Play, Stars #DABrat as “Cleo”. Tickets on Sale Now!

Je’Caryous Johnson presents SET IT OFF centers on four childhood friends who spent a lifetime struggling to move away from the mean streets of their neighborhood. The system stole their dreams and now the four are determined to steal them back. As one grapples with the possibility of losing her only child, the foursome find…

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#BlackCreativesMonth:Jean-Michel Basquiat

Basquiat is an American artist from Brooklynn, New York — who went from being homeless and unemployed to selling a single painting for up to $25,000 in a matter of several years.   SAMO color work at A’s, Arleen Schloss, 1979  

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Independent #ArtWork by #KeaWoods

Memphis Artist Kea Woods is a 25 year old freelancer. She taught herself graphic design at 13 and became her high school’s yearbook designer until graduating in 2011. Drawing most of her life –she her hand in painting. Throughout college, she participated in Memphis’ annual “Cooper-Young Art Festival” and was featured in Studio Visit Magazine.…

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Teresa Arreola is Sunluna.

Before a Camera, an IPOD. I started out doing art with myself, I would take selfies, random pictures, then edit them and somehow they came out very photogenic. People would talk like “Oh your pictures are “too” nice or “You don’t look like that”, which would upset me –I wasn’t trying to Catfish! I got…

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