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

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

#DenimDay | International Denim Day

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If you didn’t know what to wear this coming #HUMPday April 28th, 2015.  It is International Denim Day! So wear your best Canadian Tux and strut your stuff! “It all started when an Italian Supreme court judge dismissed charges against … Continue reading

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

SWYYT FXNTXSTIC | #SwFx | Fashion Event

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Have you ever had a dream, but realize what it was, during the dream? What did you do?  Were you scared? Did you wake up? Or did you enjoy it?  We encourage you to take advantage of that realization and … Continue reading