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La Flame Just Jumped over Jumpman! // Travis Scott x Air Jordan 4 "Cactus Jack" Event

Houston may be one of the spots that may be overlooked when it comes to tour dates and pop-ups, but when big events make their way into the biggest city in the Lone Star state, and it’s surely going to result in a large turnout. That’s what exactly happened when Travis Scott gather the residents of Bayou City to meet in Downtown Houston the collaborative event between himself and Air Jordan for the release of their collaborative sneaker.

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Turning A New Leaf // All Def Music's "ALL DEF LA" R&B Edition

Curated by All Def’s own Jadé Avalos, this edition of All Def LA pivots in a fashion where they’re giving to some of the brightest stars in the genre. The collection of artists featured in the show range from the likes of Ari Lennox, Kyle Dion, Diana Gordon, Arin Ray, and DJ Jadaboo.

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Connect(ing)-in-the-Cut // WifiEverywhere's "Wifi and Friends 2" Party Recap

Speaking of fresh minded people, DJ duo WifiEverywhere has been keeping CT on tilt with their latest party series, “Wifi & Friends”. We recently had the chance to get the inside look into festivities with the help of our lead photographer, Ike Abakah.

Check out the sights and scenes of the party.

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The Godfather Of The Trap : Zaytoven and Friends in Florida

In the season of hot releases for the summer, Zaytoven has been preparing to turn up the stove himself with the release of his project, "TrapHolizay". In the midst of him and his team preparing the rollout for the project, they made a few stops in garnering people's attention towards it. One of the hot spots to stop at was in Miami, Fl.

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Soul in The Sunshine State: GoldLink x Masego Show Recap in Orlando

Coming off the heels of one successful year, Goldlink continues to tour across the country sharing some of the great sounds from his latest album, "At What Cost". The album that brought the Grammy Nominated hit, "Crew" has positioned the DMV artist in a new spotlight and he's easily one of the most sought-after artists to come out of the are that have come out in quite some time.  In the pursuit of furthering his sound, he recently made a tour stop in Florida.

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The Bless Ya Trap Experience : A Look Into Smokepurp x Murda Beatz House Party + Pop Up Shop

Although the rap world is filled with lots of news and music circulating, it's easy to say that Smokepurpp and Murda Beatz had the industry on their toes with their anticipating release, "Bless Ya Trap". In the preparation of the release, the anticipation grew even more with having a signature pop up shop at 424 Fairfax and they also held a house party that the likes of Bhad Babie, Rae Sremmurd, Jez Dior, Fat Nick, and more attended.

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International Mob Meetup : A Rap A Lot + A$AP Mob Photo Editorial

The Rap A Lot family has seen many years of true legacy in their lifetime, but the resurgence of the brand has moved these guys into a different light with displaying a different level of youth attached to the brand. In the midst of reshaping of what it means to be apart of the Rap A Lot family, their creative director Lil Jay So Icy has been playing a pivotal role into who they're getting connected with and one of their biggest link-ups was with the iconic creative collective, ASAP MOB.

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Get Your Roll On (Florida Edition) : Sniper Gang x South Florida Bike Life Photo Editorial

The Florida lifestyle is one that can imagine being on during the Spring and Summer, but to be fully indulged with it all year out is another thing. In past event recap photo editorials we feature on the Sunshine State, it's been primarily based on music but this go around we wanted to feature more of the lifestyle aspect that's embedded in the culture there. Our staff photographer based in Miami, Nick Shotz captured some flicks of Kodak Black's apparel company, Sniper Gang and the famous collective, South Florida Bike Life this past weekend.

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The Little Brother Earns His Crown : Rocky Banks Sold Out Show Recap

Still sticking to that belief, Banks is coming off the release of his latest project, "Big Little Brother", probably the most versatile body of work that listeners can hear from Mr. Banks with him offering an entirety of work that propels past the boxes that some publications put him into. In effort to offer another element to its release, Banks packed a sold-out crowd in Houston to perform the project along with other hits that many of his fans are familiar with. Relive the experience of this with the help of MLM cameraman Kolby Delce and Highstarfilms.

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New Age Mob Ties: A Weekend with The Rap A Lot Family

From getting shoutouts from Notorious B.I.G. to breaking acts such as the Geto Boys and UGK, Rap A Lot has played a major role in the development of the 3rd Coast sound. In addition to the legacy they've already made along the way, "The New Wave" including Lil Jay So Icy, Tre Stanley, The Prince Brothers, and more are rejuvenating the iconic H-Town brand in a fashion where it fits with the modern music scene while also still holding onto it's roots. 

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Grammy Season: 3rdShift 1017 Grammy Party w/ Hoodrich Pablo Juan Recap

The event scene in the New York City area has been topsy-turvy for the past few years, but 3rd Shift has made the evolutionary change to how the operation of parties in New York City should be done. In their recent efforts, they have broken Drake's "God's Plan" at their New Year's Eve party, booked the likes of Trippie Redd, Yung Bans, Cousin Stizz, and more, and now they have put the icing on the cake with their "1017 Grammy Party".

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The Heat Is On: Art Basel Recap with 2 Chainz, MadeinTyo, Lil Wayne, and more

The heat in Florida doesn’t turn down even at night and the vibes of the beach were definitely in the air during Art Basel. The event expo has been a central place for artists, designers, and creatives to come embrace the Sunshine State during the winter and enjoy some of the curated pieces and events brands have put together in South Florida. Our staff photographer, NickxShotz grabs some photos of 2 Chainz, MadeinTyo, Lil Wayne, and more in the midst of the artistic madness.

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6etrayal and Richard and Grace bring out the youth of Houston at their “Keep It Silent” pop up shop

The artistic/DIY scene in Houston has grown in the past 5 years with more people getting creative in music, art, clothing, photography, and more, it has enhanced the thinking of the city in moving forward and getting better. One of the front runners who has established their footing in the brewing scene in Houston has been 6etrayal. The thoughtful yet risk-taking brand has crafted material that has shown Houstonians a different way of making independent threads and knowing how to tap into their market.

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The Real Comes to Florida: J.I.D. x Earth Gang Miami Show Recap

When it comes to the structure of live shows that's taken place in the nation, Miami has to be one of the hottest places for events and concerts. Swerve Life has been paving the way for the past couple of noticing how important it is to have shows in South Florida, and they brought a great crowd for their show with J.I.D., Chaz French, and EarthGang in Miami. T

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Lonny & Friends take on NYC: Lonny X New York Show Recap

As much as we've been covering the New York City scene for the past years, the coverage has shifted a little further north into the depths of Connecticut. During this span of attention that has shifted toward the Husky state, we shared a spotlight on the ascension of Lonny X, one of the most captivating artists from that area. The recent Huh, What, & Where signee recently performed in New York City and our guest photographer, Senpai Quincy captured some of the action that happened that night. 

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BaselWave! : Alamo Records x KnowWave Event at Art Basel

Miami is a wonderful place to be apart of the scene, but many just to come to visit and don't like to stay for the everlasting vibes that South Florida has to offer beyond the streets of South Beach. From Hialeah to Broward to Brickell, it's a lot to offer in the wide area of the "Neon City" and that was quite vibrant during the days of this year's Art Basel. The art and creative community collided forces for many events but one of those that stuck was Alamo Records and KnowWave creative collaboration on the "New Wave" event. This was not only an event that brought some of the brightest socialites that come down to the MIA to party but it included acts such as BigBabyScumbag, Smokepurpp, RichySamo, Lil Wop, Comethazine, and more.

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Spotify's Texas Two Step: Houston Rap Caviar Show Recap

As much as the music industry has been growing and evolving each and every day, Spotify has remained at the top of the streaming service game with their exclusive drops and curated playlists. In the midst of being the playmakers of the of sound and tastemaking, they bring the experience of the speakers to real life with their Rap Caviar curated shows. Dedicating a concert to the devasting Hurricane Harvey tragedy, Spotify chose to highlight the likes of Maxo Kream, Trill Sammy, Bun B, Dice Soho, and YBN Nahmir as performers in Space City

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Gucci Gang University: Lil Pump Houston Tour Stop

Breaking barriers and Making history with impactful records such as "Gucci Gang", "Boss", and "Flex Like Ouuu", Miami based rapper Lil Pump has carved out his lane in hip hop. Making a top 10 hit and gaining millions of views, Pump continues to take his victory lap with his nationwide tour. Our staff photographer Laudis Moore caught some of the action in Houston featuring Pump, DestoDubb, Big Head, and more. 

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