Category Archives: Art


“DOPE is…dope” | Rasul

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)

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

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Power n Soul Pro X 2XS are bringing #URBANITE back to Chicago with the biggest dance showcase yet!   Last year was the first time we brought the event to Chicago and we could not thank you enough for making … Continue reading

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

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

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Daft Punk | “EDEN”

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

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

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#NYCEPEOPYLHAPPY RECAP The show was an absolute success!  We cannot thank everyone enough for coming and supporting us and the charity The Center for Women in Transition!  We put in a lot to each and every event we put on, … Continue reading

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Power n Soul Pro. + 2XS along w/ Red Bull Flying Bach present… For the first time in the Windy City: URBANITE XVII Dance Showcase + Party SAT APRIL 26TH @ METRO 3730 N Clark, CHICAGO [performances by] 2XS UIUC … Continue reading


#THATWASME | Roland Swenson | SXSW

Well from the title I assume you can figure out what this is about.  Roland Swenson is the creator of the Austin, TX music festival South By Southwest a.k.a. SXSW.  SXSW has grown to be one of the biggest festivals … Continue reading

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The return of Power n Soul Pro’s seventh annual fashion show! NYCE PEOPYL HAPPY Professional Runway Fashion Show Coming MAY 2014 to Champaign-Urbana, IL +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ RUNWAY MODEL TRYOUTS: +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 2 options: MON. MARCH 03 @ 6pm TUE. MARCH 04 @ … Continue reading

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What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music

In celebration of its 15th anniversary, Red Bull Music Academy (a genre/generation-blending inspirational music program) brings us a new documentary film entitled What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music featuring interviews and commentary from the likes of greats … Continue reading

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“TIME IS ALWAYS NOW” | A.C.C.E. | Yasin Bey

“Time Is Always Now”  will be a performance from Yasiin and his art collective A COUNTRY CALLED EARTH.  The music will be aired live tonight from Africa, January 17th at 5:30pm EST.  For any other those interested in going they … Continue reading