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Serving With Slaysia, Ep. 3

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Asia… Asia, Asia: Asia. Is a very real thing. And reality will deal. In increasing measure. Well into the forseeable future. Asia is a Hollywood Renaissance. Black, Female, French, Bulldog. Serving for the stars. Slaying for life. Sitting sideways. Shading moonlight. Asia didn’t sign up for this, but — as a wise man once said: you don’t sign up for what you’[...]

Mood Ring: Marquis Phifer

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In his own words, #nowplaying the soundtrack to Founder of Provision NYC, Marquis Phifer's life.   "(M)elodies From Heaven" - Kirk Franklin & The Family ​I chose this song because​ we live in a culture where needing people's validation becomes more important than having God's anointing, and you'll sell yourself short. We hear so many ot[...]

The LowFiRe: au revoir artRAVE

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The LowFiRe – the Low Fidelity Reverberation… a vantage from the ground floor, amplification of the static noise, echoes and bellows from below. It's always Paris with Pop stars... https://twitter.com/ladygaga/status/536304792403193856 words just don't anymore with this one... so i dug a bit through the crates and dusted off an hd deep tech haus disco d[...]

Madonna on Basquiat and Haring

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In a recent interview with Interview Magazine, no pun intended, Madonna talks her relationship with Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and other artists of her early New York days. "They were incredibly dedicated to their work. I mean, Basquiat was my boyfriend for a while, and I remember getting up in the middle of the night and he wouldn't be in bed lying[...]

Where's The Beef?

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I’m so fucking sick of the “feud” between Mark Kozelek and The War on Drugs. There, I said it. Can it really be called a “feud” if it’s almost completely one-sided? I was never good at semantics, so such an inquiry may be futile no matter how rhetorical. To me, a feud seems like it should be a two-sided ordeal, a conflict between two or more parties in[...]

Lyrically Speaking: Kelis "Young, Fresh & New"

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Good music speaks volumes… rather than impose analysis, step back and expose linguistic artistry… listen, look, and linger in fantastic rhythmic reality: lyrically speaking. Young and livin' fun, huh Sure look down and call it dumb, huh I could still see the sun, huh Do you remember 21, huh? Can I stay in the way, huh Grow up today, huh Can you real[...]

Provision + NYC: On Not Giving A Chic

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Provision + NYC is a concept retail platform empowering people through design to lead and impact in every sphere of life.​ ​Within a few months of their inaugural launch the brand has grabbed the attention of Supermodel Iman, ​Model Cynthia Bailey, Emmy nominated Actress Niecy Nash, "The Real" Talk Show Host Adrienne Bailon, Stylist to Jay-Z and HSN designe[...]

 

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Art and Aesthetic Aces: Jabari Kenay Finds Solace in the Shapes, Peace in Apocalypse

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New Africa. Pyramids and Pride. The trippy and the tribal make love in the work of Jabari Kenay. It's a no-brainer that the 21-year-old artist of multiple mediums is also a student of cultural anthropology. I've had the opportunity of watching Jabari's work progress into the collage of influences you see today. Take a closer look at more of Jabari's work b[...]

In A World Desperate For Uniqueness & Originality, The Greatest Irony May Be That We Ultimately Succumb To "Following The Herd"

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In a world desperate for uniqueness and originality, the greatest irony may be that we ultimately succumb to "following the herd." Whether we like it or not, we the “sheeple” have become fervent disciples of a globalized economy. Sheep Nation a series of photographic works by Montreal-based contemporary artist Davide Luciano, explores this fertile ground t[...]

Kayla Alexander's Real Life Portrait

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Pain and Pleasure, Pleasure and Pain Beauty in Liberation, Culture in Adaptation Passion, precious Creation, alive Piece by piece, One man at a time Extremism extracts down to the core Truth expressed by less, acquiesced by more Atlanta-based artist Kayla Alexander lives in photographic terms. As if her eyes boasted the frame of a pinhole camera a[...]

 

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