Fittingly, twin sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kaindé Diaz have taken the term and they are working towards making it a household name. They named their group Ibeyi to acknowledge their heritage, which also has a significant role in their music. Their journey to becoming one of the most soulful groups in music of any genre is one that’s filled with moments that speak to their spirituality. If you haven’t heard of the group Ibeyi, you will be pleased to learn about the two young ladies who are giving the world a dope sound to vibe to. 

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“I think Ralph has actually improved the quality of life for people. It’s through his ability to materialize beauty. He knows what beauty brings to people’s lives.”  These are the sentiments of Linda Fargo, the Senior Vice President of Bergdorf Goodman. She expressed her thoughts in an interview with W Magazine about Ralph Rucci.

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The Colin Kaepernick saga’s newest development is a huge win for the advocate and his supporters. There was also a third winner involved, and in my opinion it should be of no surprise. That third party is none other than the shoe company who I’ve credited as always being on the right side of the issue. Nike yet again made it clear that they are a forward thinking company, with a full endorsement for Kaep and the issues that he’s fought so hard to bring awareness to.

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As students across the country have gotten back into the swing of things, some still await their first day. One of the things kids always look forward to is meeting their new teachers, especially the art teachers. They are usually always overly excited, sometimes a bit quirky. This was always fun and comical for me. As they’d attempt to get the class settled down, they would start class like:

“Welcome back to school everybody, I hope everyone had a great summer. Hurry up and have a seat so we can get started on today’s featured artist, Roger Jardine. Not to be confused with the business mogul, whom happens to share the same name. We’re going to talk about Roger Jardine the artist and photographer.”

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This past week, the NFL inducted its newest members into its Hall of Fame. The festivities began with the ceremonial game, which was played between the Baltimore Ravens and my Chicago Bears. The exhibition game doesn’t have much allure surrounding it, and since neither team played their starters it wasn’t one for casual fans to get excited about. The weekend is really all about the guys who are being inducted, though. This year’s class featured some of the most iconic players of the last twenty years; Terrell Owens, Randy Moss, Brian Dawkins, Brian Urlacher, and Ray Lewis.

during Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium on February 6, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.
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The video gaming community is somewhat of a subculture worldwide, that has its own icons. These icons aren’t household names all the time, unless of course you’re talking about a character from the game itself. Each system brought forth different characters to revere, until recently when everything seems to be a reboot of the good old days. Nintendo brought us Mario and Luigi, then of course Sega Genesis gave us Sonic the Hedgehog. PlayStation went on to give us Crash Bandicoot and Lara Croft. These names are as widely known and recognized in pop culture as many people’s favorite entertainers and athletes.

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New York has always been a major player in fashion for the hip-hop community. From  the countless clothing brands birthed from up top, to fashion designers looking to participate in New York Fashion Week as an official stamp of approval, or being shouted out in a song by one of New York’s very own rappers or singers, the city that never sleeps often breathes life into clothing brands.

Lyfestyle is one of the brands that was birthed in NYC, and the world is awakening quickly to the authentic brand.

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One of the biggest names in hip-hop for the last 25 years is one that you may not hear as often as you should. As long as I’ve been hearing his name, it wasn’t until 2010 that I was able to put a face with the name. I had a roommate in college that was a Texas music head, and schooled me on some of the tall tales and the story behind who really ran the south. We’re talking about a man who’s partly responsible for finding such legendary acts as Scarface, UGK, and Do Or Die. That guy is J Prince, the godfather of the Houston rap scene.

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