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Splashing In Effortless Fashion: Rizzoo Rizzoo and more Texas Talent rock out the inaugural, "Splashdaze" Festival

When it comes to Texas culture, it’s a lot of things for people to love and appreciate. Through the major cities and the small towns, it’s a lot to explore and the inaugural Splashdaze gave light to what borders outside of Houston has to offer. Taking place in the Lake Jackson/Freeport area, Splashdaze was the perfect oppourtunity to not only showcase new talent to the forefront such as Maserati Trey, RoddyRodd, AMIWRONG, Derrick Peoples, Yung Nuk and more

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NYC creative curators, 3rd Shift deliver a memorable night with Lil Keed at his party at Up-n-Down // Photos by WXLLXXM

The New York City party scene is legendary in it’s own right but the creative collective, 3rd Shift have been redefining the meaning of what it means to “Have a Night on The Town in NYC” with their events. Having a very successful and productive year in 2018, they continue to not only push the button forward as far as the density of their events but they also enhance the envelope even more with sharpening their taste making skills for the new year.

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BSO Social Club curates good vibes during Astroworld Weekend with their event, "Stargazing"

When it comes to the live event scene in Texas, most of the shows involve concerts or festivals but some of these experiences are not necessarily the most pleasing when it comes to creating a complete cool environment for everyone to enjoy. Some folks are not fans of the famous mosh pits or the sweat-fueled festivities that come along with concerts, but some curators are moving in a different direction where they are blending the elements of the club/lounges with an artistic flair that is catering to multiple fans at one time.

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What's Cultivating In California? // ComplexCon '18 x Modern Life Mag Day 1 Recap

Around this time of the year, some are getting ready for the holidays, others are coming back from school, and others are still in their bag to get presents to put under the tree. In Modern Life’s case, it was another golden opportunity to showcase the madness that is ComplexCon. The annual expo showcases different artists, brands, keynote speakers, installations, and more during the two-day span that has the city of Long Beach, California on the edge of their seats to see what’s going to cultivate the culture for months to come.

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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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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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The New Meaning of Trade Expo: Complex Con 2017 Recap 

Still waving the Connecticut flag as far as coverage goes, Shaun Llewellyn and Dami  Deyemi served as our guest guys behind the camera capturing the essence of Complex Con. This year being different last year, Complex gave Modern Life Mag the green light as an official media outlet for the expo, so we had an inside look into what was happening at this year’s festivities. From capturing Outkast’s Andre 3000 sketching to N.E.R.D. ’s electrifying performance to Big Sean Puma collaboration, MLM served as the private eye into all the inclusive action that was happening in Long Beach. 

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One Night Stand in Space City: Sahbabii's Concert Recap in Houston

The new and emerging sound that's erupting from the SANDAS camp has hit the road to share this flavor with the rest of the world, and Modern Life Mag happened to capture highlights of the Sahbabii show in Houston. Our staff photographer, Allan captured some of the most engaging moments of the show and you can check out the gallery here. 

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Behind The Lens: Cozz + Meez Kicking It In Miami

As the seasons are changing, the weather in Miami isn't. The sunshine filled vibes in the lower coast of the country brings out some of the brightest individuals to visit Florida, and among the group of folks who have made their way to "Vice City" includes Cozz and Mezz. Our staff photographer, Nick Shotz met up with these two artists to engage in some behind the scene coverage in Miami. The in-depth photos give light to the artists and their personalities, check out the exclusive gallery below. 

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The Mescudi Effect: Kid Cudi Passion, Pain, and Demo Slayin Recap 

The art of capturing recaps is reliving the experience of the artist and the vibes they provide at the show. From the excitement of each son to the sporadic moments of their energy to the crowd, these recaps capture the essence and vibrancy of the concert. One artist who never fails when it comes to laying it all out on the stage is Kid Cudi.

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Behind The Lens: Steven Ramirez

Modern Life Mag has always been a place for creatives to make their first splash in the industry. In this journey of coming across talented individuals, you find diamonds in the rough who are molding their creativity but built such a solid foundation that it’s hard to ignore. One of these people include the likes of Steven Ramirez.

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The Psychedelic Express: Jimi Hendrix “Are You Experienced" 50 Year Anniversary at The Morrison Hotel

As much as we cover the archives and the latest news that’s happening in more urban genres, we don’t want to stray away from the foundation and essence of Rock N Roll. Being one of the core elements in the growth of music, Rock has found many stars in its path with the likes of McJagger, Iggy Pop, Alice Copper, and more. Undoubtedly in the same hierarchy, Jimi Hendrix paved the way for the modern rock stars of today and Morrison Hotel wanted to take a trip down memory lane with the psychedelic themed 50th Anniversary Party for “Are You Experienced?”.

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Amir Live on Bowery: Amir Obe “Clocks” Tour NYC Recap 

After making huge waves on the internet and signing a deal with Def Jam, Amir Obe has made Detroit proud with his oddly unique sound. As he continues to grow, so does his fanbase and it was shown to the masses during his “Clocks” tour. Coming off the heels of his project, “None of The Clocks Working”, Obe has been making his name known from state and state but it seems like it was taken another level when he visited New York City.

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