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MLM RECAPS // JoeFreshGoods "Don't Be Mad In Houston"

The Houston art scene has been bubbling over the past few years with different creatives from the city and outside of the city have made their way into the City of Syrup with their unique perspective. As years progressed, more prolific guests started to roll through the Lone Star State, and one of the latest to leave his imprint on H-Town is Chicago designer, JoeFreshGoods.

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MLM Exclusive // Richy Samo Miami Studio Session

Looking at the impact of South Florida in today's hip-hop scene, it's evident that the vibrant scenery and attitude that this area of Floridians bring to the forefront has allowed them to achieve major success at the mainstream level. While some have reached the ranks of gaining a bigger fan base, it's still some artists who are still grinding it out to increase their worth as well, and one of these veterans that we're speaking of North Miami's own, Richy Samo.

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DeadBoy in the Land of Syrup // Lucki 's "DAYSB4TOUR" Tour Stop in Houston

When it comes to the audience in Houston, it can be very topsy—turvy to say the least. It’s really contingent on the notoriety of the artist much like it is in any other major city, but it’s also artist who come to town with their cult fans as well. Houston may be overlooked when it comes to some major artists on their nationwide tours, but it’s those who utilize the city’s live scene platform to generate the momentum to perform in front of the wave of growing fans they’re pulling in nationwide. You’ve seen that with the likes of Seshhallowwaterboyz, Comethazine, Playboi Carti, and more. This trend continues to trickle down for Chicago’s well-noted underground king, Lucki. 

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Ski Mask The Slump God stops and tears up the Lone Star state // Photos by Justin Stewart

Houston’s live music scene is probably one of the most underrated crowds in the country. Given the right artist and the right crowd, H-Town can bring out some of the best energy that provide an unforgettable experience that fans can take away. Blending the right mix together can come when Ski Mask The Slump God comes to town to turn up your local venue.

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New York Fun In The Sun // Greatest Day Ever Festival 2018 Recap

When it comes to summer in New York City, the plethora of events + festivals are too far to count but one of the most notable events that do bring a lot of people into town is Greatest Day Ever. The Brunch Bounce produced festival brought out the likes of Tory Lanez, Young Thug, Lil Skies, RL Grime, Majid Jordan, and more. The festival also officially partnered with Adidas and gave one hell of an experience that fans can keep with them forever.

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Play On Playa! // Electric Circus’ Players Ball featuring Reese LaFlare + Valee  

One can say from the outside looking in, New York City is easily one of the most electrifying cities in the country, but if one looks even deeper into the scene that’s bubbled there for quite some time you can tell that it’s more than what meets the eye in “The City That Never Sleeps”. In a city where the party never stops, the creative collective Electric Circus has been providing great vibes for quite some time and one large part of that is their annual “Players Ball” party series. Introducing various acts over time, they continue to provide fresh vibes with their latest one featuring Valee and Reese LaFlare.

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Mafia Moves // Rob Vicious + No Jumper "Traplantic" Pop Up Shop Recap

One of the most interesting facts about what we've been doing is the fact that we've been going outside the Texas borders to capture some of the most eye-catching content for our viewers to enjoy. This is surely overdue but it was necessary to get a recap on Shoreline Mafia's own, Rob Vicious and the pop-up he had in Los Angeles. The No Jumper collaboration was filled with fans and locals enjoying the music, atmosphere and good spirits that filled the LA streets.

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Third Coast Studios Elevates Houston Fashion Scene With Their Latest Show

When it comes to the Houston fashion scene, it’s certainly that continues to evolve with new brands dropping off fire material each season and presenting different flavors of style to the forefront. When it comes to consistency and being able to call the tide before the wave comes, Third Coast Studios has always been one of those brands in the area who’s had the foresight to create trends in the Texas area with their unique perspective when it comes to their threads.

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Ladies Leading in Music // Her Music Club Event Recap

Women have also played a pivotal role into the direction of music. Whether they are the muse or the people behind the production of executing a Grammy-nominated record, women have gone above and beyond to stand behind the art that they’re creating. In an age where music is getting distributed at faster rates and more artists are emerging days at a time, Her Music Club finds itself as one of Los Angeles’ key playmakers of acknowledging the modern female pioneers that have sketched their place in the industry at this moment.

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Broadway Joe (FreshGoods) // JoeFreshGoods Polaroid NYC Pop Up Recap

For those who’ve been following fashion and culture for the past year, It’s easy to say that Chicago own’s JoeFreshGoods has been paving a way for independent designers with his collaborations and creative pop-ups he’s been doing. While his resume ranges from the Chicago Bears to Hennessey to McDonalds to MCA, he goes back to his roots to bring New York City an exclusive look into his latest collection.

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Bric's Birthday Bash // Bric Mason Birthday Block Party

The Dallas Hip Hop scene has always been a vital one that has given the Texas culture a different type of spice when it comes to the creative direction of their music. When it comes to influencers in the city that has been making change for quite some time, you have to mention the legacy of Bric Mason. The iconic hustler has earned his stripes in the game with working the likes of Post Malone, Slim Thug, Curren$y, and more throughout his career and he has certainly paved the way for many acts in the emerging Dallas scene that the world is getting hip to.

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A New Age of Rage : How FADE EM ALL + BBY KODIE can be at the forefront of the Houston New Wave

In this growing process, you find similarities but it's quite interesting when you find differentiation. Acts such as FADE EM ALL and BBY KODIE fit a different mold of artistry that's spouting out the city. Both acts find definitive traits with meaning to rage and not fitting society's norm to fit their own needs in their art. KODIE uses a level of sarcasm and narcism that makes him into an undeniable star and FDA answers the question to expand the flexibility of punk music in a modern age. They recently had a show in Downtown Houston and it was filmed by the talented visionary, Kareem Kourouma

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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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