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Photo Diary: Los Angeles

“To live and die in LA, it’s the place to be, You’ve got to be there to know it,  When everybody wanna see it”  Made the spontaneous decision to go to Los Angeles, where Pac did the music video for “To live and Die in LA.” Where Ice Cube reminisced about his good day without […]

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Personal Style

Tha Blue Wall Treatment

Taking it back to 06, when Bubba Sparxxx, Chingy, and Yung Joc were hip-hop household names and Cassie topped the charts with her infamous Me & U track before falling into the arms of Diddy. Unfortunately, they failed to remain consistent with their music and went down the route towards reality TV, rehab, or a […]

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Personal Style, Style Trends

The Originator

Paying homage to an OG in urban fashion: Karl Kani. You may of seen his name worn on hip-hop’s biggest icons and they all happen to be my favourite artists growing up. From Aaliyah, Diddy, Biggie, Michael Jackson, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, Nas and who could forget 2pac when he wore Kani’s pieces for […]

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Personal Style

The R.O.C.

You should know by now that this girl lives for hip-hop culture! As a youngin, I would always get excited whenever my parents went to the grocery store because while they shopped, I’d spend hours in the magazine aisle reading the latest issues of The Source, XXL, and VIBE magazine (back when it was poppin). […]

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Personal Style, Style Trends

Brown Skin Lady

Prior to taking these photos, I had Black Star’s Brown Skin Lady playing on wax. In the song, members Mos Def and Talib Kweli lyrically pay homage to brown skin ladies, which include but aren’t limited to African, Caribbean, Latin, Indigenous, Latina, and Middle Eastern women.  It wasn’t until Mos Def said “Ooh, headwrap cover […]

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Style Trends, Thoughts

Belly: Hip-Hop Classic or Fashionable Film?

So there I was on a Saturday night, watching Belly for the 10978890th time. If you were born in the 90’s, you’re probably familiar with this 1998 classic directed by Hype Williams. Why is it iconic? The first five minutes of the film involves two of the biggest names in hip-hop, enter a local club […]

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Personal Style

Temperature’s Rising

    …. and ain’t nothin surprisin. For those of you who know me, know that I’m quite the hip-hop head. From listening to The Fugees, Tupac Shakur to hiding  gangsta rap CD’s from my parents, hip-hop is in my blood. An era that will forever be important to my aesthetic is the 90’s. Something […]

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