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Happy New Year!
We have a big year ahead of us, so let’s get started off right…
Model: Chelsea Hamilton 
Photographer: Spencer Charles 

Happy New Year!

We have a big year ahead of us, so let’s get started off right…

Model: Chelsea Hamilton 

Photographer: Spencer Charles 

#Society #Society Magazine #Happy New Year #2014

Homeless Artist Takes His Art From Sidewalk To Gallery

The natives of Shoreditch High Street, East London have grown to be quite familiar with street artist John Dolan. His position along with his loyal accomplice George the dog has become ingrained in the setting and area of Shoreditch. Representing Shoreditch in his sketches and illustrations John, for the past three years has created a portrayal of the streets. This has allowed John to collaborate with graffiti artist like Zomby, ROA, Thierry Noir and CEPT. Its hard to believe that the once homeless artist now has an exhibit just minutes from the streets he use to occupy. Titled George the Dog, John the Artist the exhibition will be held at the Howard Griffin Gallery from September 19-26.

The Underappreciated World Of Underground Music:

What is underground Music?

Simply put, it’s the music that is not mainstream. When you think of underground music, one pictures hipsters with graphic tees stoned out in a dark room swaying to the sounds of an unheard rapper or artist. It’s the Currency before Wiz, the Two 9 before Bey shouted them out, and that friend who records tracks in a makeshift studio. Underground music, however, isn’t just one genre. Its rap, country, rock, dubsteb, and the list goes on. It’s the music not easily accepted in society and typically the one mom is yelling at us to shut off. All in all, its creativity; its art. Those who make underground music do it their way without a label or an exect telling them to add this or take away that. It’s the music we don’t want to share because of the fear that it will get to popular. We battle between keeping these gems hidden and sharing them with our closest friends. It’s the music we’re front stage at or stalking on Soundcloud. Nonetheless, it the music we support… -  

Youth-Has-No-Age

Frigid Fingers & Bare Branches Part 5.

Youth-Has-No-Age A/W Lookbook

Shot by Spencer Charles Greene

Styled by Skye Williams

#Youth-Has-No-Age #street fashion #street style #youth has no age

Trayvon Benjamin Martin, a 17-year-old African American from Miami Gardens, Florida fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, in Sanford, Florida (who was then acquitted of ALL charges)
Just a friendly reminder of the reality some of us were born into - Yantay S.

Trayvon Benjamin Martin, a 17-year-old African American from Miami Gardens, Florida fatally shot by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer, in Sanford, Florida (who was then acquitted of ALL charges)

Just a friendly reminder of the reality some of us were born into - Yantay S.

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"Controversial Treatment" Hoodlum Snakeskin Jersey Tee
Model: @Carmenitaaa
Controversial Treatment Hoodlum Snakeskin Jersey Tee- http://www.controversialtreatment.bigcartel.com/
Designer Twitter/IG: @Marccrose
Stylist: @Soniquestyledme

"Controversial Treatment" Hoodlum Snakeskin Jersey Tee

Model: @Carmenitaaa

Controversial Treatment Hoodlum Snakeskin Jersey Tee- http://www.controversialtreatment.bigcartel.com/

Designer Twitter/IG: @Marccrose

Stylist: @Soniquestyledme

#Controversial Treatment #Street Photography #street brand #streetwear #model #street fashion

rasputin:

Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees. The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer. 

Scientists have found that honey bees - Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range. 

Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.

 

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The New York Times X One Piece

starsandnightskies:

ONE PIECE will be printed in the New York Times to celebrate over 345 million copies sold!

おめでとう、尾田 先生!

Photo credit goes to redon from Arlong Park forums. 

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#One Piece #The New York Times #Anime #USA

Sorry for the laziness of our Generation, yours was so much better… 

As we all gather around the turkey table (or whatever substitute your diet allows this year), hopefully this video will help get you through the unavoidable argument about “The Youth Today”… -Yantay S. 

Skateboarding in Uganda?

Just came across a pretty dope story about the growing skate culture in the motherland. Uganda to be precise. Yann Gross, photographer, gives us a first hand look at what he discovered on his journey to Eastern Africa - Yantay S. 

awkwardsituationist:

to avoid paying a construction fee, jack mubiru, a father of the skateboarding scene in uganda, fabricated a story about building a private enclosure for a pet crocodile. most local officials and neighborhood residents had never heard of skateboarding. yet six years later, the sport has spread from the skate park to the streets, attracting children as young as five and adult women.  

photographer yann gross always takes his deck with him on his journeys. during one trip to eastern africa, yann encountered a group of skaters in kitintale, a suburb of kampala, who had built the first and only half pipe in uganda. he ended up spending several months with the skaters, becoming a full member of the group, documenting a unique skate culture that, given the area’s contingencies, has styles and tricks all its own. 

text adapted from joel vacheron and julie bosman   

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Wondaland's George Twopointoh - My Two Sense

Everyone knows Janelle Monae for being one of the most innovative artists out today with one of the most unique and innovative teams – Wondaland Arts Society. You see them with her at award shows and on tour, all dressed in unison – black tuxedo, white shirt, black tie. Though their wardrobe is somewhat monochromatic, their live shows are loud and vibrant, providing an unforgettable experience for concert-goers. Some of that energy in their live show is credit to stage manager/MC/artist, George Twopointoh. While traveling the world on tour, George compiled a project inspired by his travels called My 2 Sense.

George is more than a team player on the Wondaland squad. He’s an artist in every way, shape, and form. He does his own one man show. He is talented as a visual artist. And this EP shows that George is a gifted lyricist. The name Twopointoh came out of nowhere and pretty much just stuck with him. While installing a new operating system on the computer at the Wondaland studio, producer Nate Wonder named a login name for George and Twopointoh came and stayed. It happened organically.

This EP is described by George as a soundtrack EP. He made it while traveling. It’s perfect to listen to while traveling. It’s short – you can listen to the entire project in one subway ride from Columbus Circle to Spring st on the C train. However, the time isn’t what makes this a traveling project. George provides introspective lyrics through this project. He has an awareness of self that makes this EP special. This EP represents a journey – not always knowing where you’re going but aware of everything during your journey there.

The EP opens up with George discussing what’s going through his mind while rushing to make an airplane flight over orchestral strings. This intro leads into the 2nd single, Deuteronomy. The flow is funky like an old school outkast track. The beat is similar, starting off with a beatbox. George kicks knowledge in the chill track. Shot by Jon Genius, the video is just as dynamic as the song, showing George washed up on a beach in a unknown location. He meets with a fortune teller, handing her two cents, kicking off the video.

The first video and single off My 2 Sense is completely different from Deuteronomy. Check the Quote is an upbeat hard hip hop track. The video shot in Africa shows a group of African children chasing the camera. While George is absent from the video, his lyrics appear on the scene for a moment and help to perfectly form the concept George and his director Jon Genius had in mind.

The rest of the EP is just as versatile and different as these two tracks. Each songs is written and inspired by a different place in George’s journey, literally and metaphorically. However, the project is still cohesive. It’s an amazing soundtrack EP. Coming from such a creative and innovative camp like Wondaland, much is expected of any artist releasing music associated with them. George definitely doesn’t disappoint. We aren’t sure whats coming next from this artist. But he is always working and will probably give us more art as his journeys continue.

My 2 Sense is available on iTunes right now, as well as streaming on George’s soundcloud page. Check it out.

#Wondaland #Wondaland Arts Society #Janelle Monae

PUSH – The Name Of A Hustler

asubwayinharlem:

“The power’s in my hair,” raps Pusha T on the song, “I Don’t Like” off the GOOD Music album, Cruel Summer. He uses the comparison to the biblical story of Samson to defend criticism against him still rocking braids in 2013. While Samson’s power was actually in his hair, Pusha T’s power is in his name. “Everything is Pusha T,” screamed Kanye West at the “My Name Is My Name” album listening party in New York City during a drunken rant. “This nigga the heart of the muthafucking culture,” Kanye continued. Kanye rants are new to no one. But he usually rants about himself. Kanye’s outburst in support of Pusha made us realize how important his name is and his importance to the culture. Kanye repeated Pusha T’s name over and over as if he needed us to remember it. But we’ve known his name for quite some time now. Through Pusha T, we’ve seen the true evolution of a hustler. Hip Hop has always been influenced by drug dealers. In the 80’s, rappers pulled their style inspiration from drug dealers. During the 90s, drug dealers were becoming rappers. By the early 2000s, it seemed as if being a drug dealer was a criteria to becoming a rapper. You couldn’t rap unless you were once some huge kingpin. The idea was to make it out of the drug game. The natural evolution seemed like it was to transition from a drug dealer to a businessman. But Pusha T has always represented a sort of raw inspiration. He had no plan on making out of the streets lyrically. The street essence that has always inspired Hip Hop is what Pusha T has always been committed, what he embodies. Throughout his career, Pusha T has delivered rawness in every aspect of the culture, from music to fashion. Just as Hip Hop has grown and transformed, so has Pusha T and the rawness he is committed to pedaling. Very few artists are able to transform themselves to stay relevant and also be committed to what they set out to do when they first started. While most artist change, Pusha T has truly evolved. 

In 2002, Pusha T and his brother Malice were introduced to the world as The Clipse with their legendary song, “Grindin.” A minimalistic beat consisting of hard drums and a few sound effects from The Neptunes allowed Pusha and his older brother to spit one of the most compelling cocaine raps ever heard. The song opened with the line, “I’m your pusher.” Since then, Pusha T has been our pusher. He’s taken the drug dealer persona to a higher level. In every one of his verses, he has embodied the essence of the street hustler. Along with her verses, Pusha has been pushing the culture to new heights, defining what cool is in music and fashion. It wasn’t just lyrically – Pusha T became a trendsetter. We were drawn to his style, his lyrical delivery, everything he was pushing to us. 

Rappers have always had an influence on what the mainstream wears and says is cool. Rappers have pulled their inspiration for what is cool from underground culture, hopping on what trends are cool. Pusha T has been at the heart of underground culture since his debut. From rocking Bathing Ape and Billionaire Boys Club with Pharrell to the birth of his own brand, Play Cloths, Pusha has been setting style trends for years. As streetwear became more and more mainstream and popular, Pusha transitioned to high fashion, ushering in the new set of high-end streetwear trends that are popular today. Pusha’s musical transformation came for a couple of reasons. For three albums, Pusha T delivered stories of a drug dealer. Hell Hath No Fury gave insight into the daily thoughts and fears of two hustlers. They delivered vivid imagery in every line. Although both were praised for their lyrical ability, Pusha began to outshine his older brother. Up until 2010, Pusha T recorded music with his brother Malice. When his brother decided to pursue other interest and change his life around, Pusha was forced to go solo. The abandonment from his brother left us with a darker Pusha T. Although his sound has always been gritty, Fear Of God, Pusha T’s first solo mixtape introduced a somewhat street gothic rapper with resentment towards his sibling and a hunger to prove himself as a solo artist. It was almost as if he was a hustler who violently lost his partner in crime. While his work with The Clipse was more focused on telling the overall story, placing you in the scene of a movie they’ve created based off the life they lived, Pusha became more personal and reflective, placing you directly in his current state of mind, rather than a scene. Still committed to his street hustler persona, Pusha is more introspective with his music now, using drug analogies to convey certain emotions. 

Pusha’s transformation is also evident in the style of music. While he spent most of his career recording with The Neptunes, he is now an artist on Kanye West’s GOOD Music label. The Neptune sound and the Kanye West sound are distinctively different, especially now. Pharrell’s signature production and Pusha’s edgy rhymes is what created that underground raw appeal for The Clipse. Cocaine raps over synth heavy beats and filtered drums connected with skater and streetwear culture in a way that other styles in Hip Hop didn’t at the time. Kanye’s style is what brought Pusha’s underground style into the mainstream. Pusha T’s music with The Neptunes portrayed a late 80s street hustler. Pusha T’s music with Kanye West portrays a 70s kingpin – lavish, flamboyant and extravagant. Pusha T even explained how the creating process was different with the two producers. Him and Pharrell would vibe in the studio and explore different concepts and creative themes in the moment. With Kanye, everything is strategically planned out. The music even seems grander, as if Pusha graduated from a street hustler to a boss.

Musically, Pusha has portrayed the growth of a hustler. From his sound becoming grander, his lyrics becoming darker, and his style becoming more lavish. In all of this, he has remained the same Pusher. He’s remained a curator and leader in the culture since his debut. While artist have pulled inspiration from drug culture and used it to transform their brand, Pusha has remained a raw server of inspiration for the culture. He has remained our pusher. 

#Pusha T #king push #Music #The Clipse #Netunes #Good Music #g.o.o.d. music #Art #Pyrex #Pyrex Vision