URBANITE XIX: CHICAGO

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URBANITE XIX: CHICAGO COMING SAT APR 30 2016 TO METRO CHICAGO Tix go on sale late February. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO and keep up on Urbanite IG **TEAMS: Submissions period opens Feb 15. Email urbanite@powernsoul.com with a video showcasing your … Continue reading

Unlimited Together | NIKE

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“Through the perilous fight, want you to be brave You want to see a hero? You need a teammate” These Olympics have been amazing and a nice cherry on top was this Nike commercial feature a new material from Chicago’s … Continue reading

BLOKE FEARS

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“I see his dad’s fear belly and imagine his pain…” No long written piece here, the spoken words speaks for itself.                  Speak for YOUR-SELF Well done Ellot Barnes-Worrels & NOWNESS… Cheers

“They Still Make Records?” | GOTTA GROOVE RECORDS

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Such an awesome video showing that something so “Old School” is still thriving to this day. Records are something that will always look cool on your bookshself. I know I’m not much of a reader myself, more of a listener. … Continue reading

Man of His People: Man of the People: Muhammad Ali, The Greatest

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Man of the People: Muhammad Ali, The Greatest “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Chinua Achebe’s book, A Man of the People, was a fictional satire on the state of politics in … Continue reading

Phife: A Requiem for Our Youth, On Black Lives, & Midnight Marauders

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“Hip-hop is the way you walk, the way you talk, the way you eat, the way you move, you know what I’m saying? It’s definitely part of my DNA, I can’t speak for anyone else. Hip-hop is that movement that … Continue reading

A man’s best friend…| DENALI

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“WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE WALKS THROUGH THE DOOR, EVEN IF IT HAPPENS 5 TIMES A DAY, YOU SHOULD GO TOTALLY INSANE WITH JOY” -David Dudley, What Our Dogs Teach Us About Aging I stumbled across this video a few months … Continue reading

Allesia Cara | “HERE”

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So i’m a big fan of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon featuring The Roots.  I was watching the other night and was really diggin this artist he featured.  How he discovered her and the story he included was really cool.  … Continue reading

“DOPE is…dope” | Rasul

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The Life Blackness or the Unbearable Anxiety of Watching Dope To be a Negro in this country and to be relatively conscious is to in a rage almost all the time.               – James … Continue reading

Kendrick Lamar | Alright (video)

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Art.  Truly.  Kendrick is the most important thing to happen to hip hop culture in well over a decade.  Check the new video for “Alright”.  If your experience is anything like mine, you too will be captivated for the full … Continue reading

#SPINDEPENDENCE 2015 | DJ Festival + BBQ

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Kosmo + Delayney present SPINDEPENDENCE 2015 DJ FESTIVAL + BBQ THU JULY 2 – SAT JULY 4 3 DAYS. 30+ DJs. 1 HELLUVA PARTY. DOWNTOWN CHAMPAIGN, IL THU | Informal Kick-Off @ Cowboy Monkey | 5p-12a (out), 10p-2a (in) FRI | @ Highdive … Continue reading

Some Mother’s Child: Black Lives, Black Deaths, & Holidays

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“History is a clock that people use to tell their political and cultural time of day.  It is also a compass that people use to find themselves on the map of human geography.  History tells a people where they have been and … Continue reading

#SPINDEPENDENCE 2015 | DJ Festival + BBQ

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Kosmo + Delayney present SPINDEPENDENCE 2015 DJ FESTIVAL + BBQ THU JULY 2 – SAT JULY 4 3 DAYS. 30+ DJs. 1 HELLUVA PARTY. DOWNTOWN CHAMPAIGN, IL THU | Informal Kick-Off @ Cowboy Monkey | 5p-12a (out), 10p-2a (in) FRI | @ Highdive … Continue reading