3.26 | #AirMaxDay

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Did you wear your bubbles this weekend?  3.26 of 2015 marks the 28th year since the AM1 was introduced to the world.  So this past weekend to the “few” people paying attention, they saw a lot more visible bubbles then … Continue reading

Pharrell | #HappyPlanet

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Did you know that in 2012 the United Nations conceived today, March, 20 as the “International Day of Happiness”?  Well they did and it is awesome.  And guess who they are recruiting to be their ambassador, you guessed it, Pharrell … Continue reading

Swaggy P & 2 Chainz | GQ’s Most Expensivest Sh*t

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If you haven’t seen some of these yet, they can be pretty amusing.  GQ introduced this show “GQ’s Most Expensivest Sh*t” with host 2 Chainz back in September 2014, and has been a big hit so far.  In previous episodes he … Continue reading

“Student-Athletes” | #LastWeekTonight

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What do you think? Should student athletes get paid?  John Oliver’s take on the subject aired this past Sunday on his latest episode the HBO show Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. I have grown quite fond of the show.  I don’t … Continue reading

“To Pimp a Butterfly” | Kendrick Lamar

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For those of you who couldn’t wait til March 23rd, 2015.  Good news!  It’s officially out early.  I think it’s a good move with #SXSW going on.  The new Kendrick Lamar album entitled “To Pimp a Butterfly” can be streamed … Continue reading

Little Urbanite |#URBANITE

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Little Urbanite is back!  Come out to The HighDive Saturday to get a taste of what you can expect to see at #Urbanite XVIII in Chicago on April 25th! [DATE] March 14, 2015 [TIME]  Doors @ 9:30p | Showtime @ 10:15p | … Continue reading

EIFFEL TOWER goes Urban Green

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For those of you across the pond take a look up at the Eiffel Tower.  Kind of hidden within the 126 year old iron structure, which by the way was only thought to last 20 years, now has 2 vertical … Continue reading

it’s the American DREAM and it’s the American NIGHTMARE | CHAMPS

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Maybe its too ironic this trailer gets released just around the same time the Mayweather VS. Paquiao got official, but oh well we’ll watch and then MAYBE we’ll watch the fight on May 2nd a little different, via Pay-Per-View of … Continue reading

Daft Punk | “EDEN”

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Lets just say sorry but this is pretty late.  But “Lose Yourself to Dance” came up on my iPod and it made me remember this movie.  The movie portrays several DJ’s but mainly Daft Punk, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. … Continue reading



Throwback to URBANITE XVI: Spring 2013 at The Canopy Club in Urbana, IL.  Featuring special guest The Academy Of Villains #TBT (s/o to Commonness Productions!) URBANITE XVII.2:  COMING SAT DEC 06, 2014! *TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE*  $13 advance.  Get them early!!

Zun Lee “Father Figure”


Book release video for documentary photographer, Zun Lee’s photo book, ‘Father Figure’. The work highlights black fathers and the role they play in their children’s lives, debunking the stereotype of the absentee dad. Below, check out the behind-the-scenes trailer following Zun … Continue reading