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Meet the Chinatown Doyenne Behind A$AP Rocky’s Favorite Jewelry Spot

In 1989, Wu-Tang Clan affiliate Cappadonna walked through Chiokva “Eva” Sam’s doors. “He was the first [rapper],” Eva recalls. Eva had opened her jewelry store, Popular Jewelry Inc. only a year prior. Originally born in Guangdong, China, her family fled their hometown during the cultural revolution, taking her to Macau and eventually the United States. With a […]

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TAPZ Is Redefining Zimbabwe’s Creative Scene, Shares New Video for “Murder, Murder”

TAPZ wants to not only bring the world to recognize the rise of Zimbabwe’s music and creative scene, but to shine light on the poverty and corruption taking place. At just 22-years-old, the young Zimbabwean rapper has managed to flee the war-torn country, forging a voice through music that he one day hopes to translate into […]

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Hajime Sorayama, Jay-Z Collaborator Arthur Jaffa, & More Captivating Works of Art You Need to See

Our previous weekly art roundup highlighted a variety of fascinating artwork including zombie performance art, a psychedelic fish aquarium, and a NSFW photo series to name a few. For the latest installment, we spotlight a troop of most-acclaimed artists from all across the globe. From a NYC group show featuring new work by Hajime Soriyama […]

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Essentials: ZHU

ZHU, real name Steven Zhu, has maintained an anonymous image ever since he made his rise in music in 2014. The electronic music producer and singer dropped his debut album Generationwhy last year, which hit 109 on the Billboard 200 and sold 3,000 copies its first week. This year, Zhu has made remixes of Gorillaz’s […]

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For its flaws, SoundCloud is still the best streaming service on Earth [Editorial]

Amid worrying reports that SoundCloud may well and truly be over the hill, it’s been easy for the music community to get carried away preparing obituaries for the stream titan that cite a lack of management expertise, flawed revenue model, and ill-treatment of fresh talent as root causes of an untimely demise.However, to call SoundCloud ‘dead’ […]

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The Five Labels Bringing New Life to NYFW: Men’s

While New York Fashion Week once held a prime spot on the fashion month calendar, the men’s edition of the week-long event currently stands vulnerable to the trend of major labels shifting to mixed gender shows. As the seasons pass, the calendar seems to grow thinner and thinner, with Raf Simons being one of few major shows left standing. Offering a glimpse […]

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These Are The “Key Investment” Items From Supreme x Louis Vuitton

As the frenzy for the Supreme x Louis Vuitton collection settles down with stores around the world releasing items via different methods, we decided to take a look back at the original line sheets and more notably, what Louis Vuitton dubbed as “Key Investment” items. Some may have overlooked the red stars next to particular pieces on the […]

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Here’s Where to Buy the Best Sneakers Releasing in Europe This Weekend

This week is a subdued one for sneaker releases, seeing a smaller number of European-focused shoes than usual, with the Diadora Intrepid OG — created for the brand’s Roberto Baggio-themed collection — a new edition of a familiar sneaker from New Balance, and the return of Nike’s Jewel pack on another classic silhouette making up […]

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Artist Jeff Henriquez Reacts to the Vandalization of His Prodigy Mural

If you’ve been to Yankee Stadium lately, you’ve likely noticed the larger than life mural of former shortstop Derek Jeter, painted by street artist Jeff Henriquez. Although many of Henriquez’s most recognizable works now adorn the city of New York, the street artist’s 25-year tenure began back during his high school days in Lynn, Massachusetts. […]

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