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Fresh off of a three month run at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Church of Broken Pieces is not being featured by the Richard Beavers Gallery. A collection of vivid images by photographer Shawn Theodore, whom is a Philadelphia based multidisciplinary artist working in the sectors of photography, video, and collage. Considered the embodiment of a defiant brand of black artistry that focuses on the fragment and manipulation of African-American and African diaspora.   Church of Broken Pieces explores concepts of race, spirituality, patriarchy, matriarchy, and class structure within disappearing Black communities. Some of the examples are available below:         For more info:

Flawless Real Talk is taking his movement on the road with Strange Music artist Stevie Stone. Starting October 13th, the “Level Up” tour will hit 27 cities in 35 days across the country. 2017 has been a busy year for Flawless, as he is set to release his third EP in the past 5 months. “The Vault”, Dropping Oct 13th, will put Flawless over the 50 song mark for the year. ‘The Vault’ is a combination of unreleased tracks, oldies and fan favorites. “I wanted to give the old fans the music they love and an opportunity for the new fans to catch up. I have 10 years of music Read more

The duo of Xavi and Dre, collectively known as Jumpshooters are ushering a new era of California Hip Hop apart from the street and ratchet themes that have been so prevalent in that region. Hailing from Mid-City and The Jungles, they grew up on opposites of the track, Blood and Crip neighborhoods respectively, but later connected through their shared Jamaican heritage and from there, Xavi and Dre began working on crafting their own unique sound. Now, with years of hard work on their resume, the Jumpshooters are ready to bring their style to the masses with the release of their Scholastic Vision-directed visual for “Regular.” In the clip, which serves Read more

Chicago’s own Beadz drops new mixtape “The Power of Social Media” Follow on Twitter @Beadz1st Hip-Hop Artist Beadz born on Chicago’s Southside made his name from rapping in cypher’s at his high school lunch table to rapping on street corners, eventually to find himself rapping on one of the Biggest Stages in 2003 (WGCI’s Chicago Idol). Beadz since then has been featured in major publications such as Source Magazine, Hip-Hop Weekly “Unsigned Hype”, Ozone and countless more. Beadz live shows & performances has enabled him to share stages with Hip-Hop Greats like DMX, Bone Thugs & Harmony, Common, & Fat Joe and currently earned him the opportunity to tour with Read more

With the 4th quarter of 2017 in full swing, RGF Productions continue to add more points to their lead with the release of “Please Don’t Call Me,” by the Guwii Kidz. Consisting of Guwii Mitch & 23, the duo is joined by fellow Paterson, NJ native and label mate Fetty Wap on the Tall Ted produced single. Already a fixture on radio and online, the Guwii Kidz first made their mark in 2015 with the viral hit, “In The Kitchen.” With that said, the new track incorporates the signature bounce and melodic sounds that have made RGF world famous. “Please Don’t Call Me” appears on the duo’s self-titled debut project Read more

Into the spotlight for which she was born steps a genuine diva. With musical wisdom that belies her youth, Celeste Buckingham seamlessly blends contemporary R&B, soul, hip-hop, and can rock a street corner jam just as easily as a sold-out stadium. Celeste has a hit on her hands, “Run Run Run”  Get ready to make your finger sore from hitting the replay button. Ears really do smile. The name “The Pop Princess of Europe”, refers to Celeste’s powers “a gift”. Modestly glossing the endless hours she has spent honing them. Within the opening lines of her debut “Run, Run, Run“, Celeste lets us know there’s depth to complement those operatic pipes. “All is fair in love Read more

In early July, St. Louis rapper Lil STL released a video for his new single called, “Whitney & Bobby.” The video has been in rotation on BET and gotten 36,000 views on YouTube.  “Whitney & Bobby,” zeroes in on drug trafficking and many things that occurred on the streets. Check Out Lil STL’s “Whitney & Bobby”    Lil STL lived in Alabama until he was 5 years old. While down there, kids in the area couldn’t pronounce his real name, Sedale. “I guess it was hard to say,” Lil STL tells RESPECT Magazine. “So they were calling me by the name of my city. So, I just stuck with it when Read more

Already a fixture on the New York music scene, Queens native Mike Classic looks to up the ante with his latest visual for “Woosah.” Directed by RonalD Reid, the clip finds the singer-rapper handling some unfinished business alongside a female companion. The track, which is produced by KAui, was released almost one year ago and went viral after Bryson Tiller posted the tune on social media. From there it was off to the races as Mike Classic eventually collaborated with the likes of French Montana and Jadakiss, while also garnering spins on New York radio stations Hot 97, Power 105 and internationally via Ebro on Beats1. Currently, “Woosah,” has garnered Read more

  Brooklyn based MC Pretty Girl has released her latest freestyle, to Meek Mill’s Litty Again instrumental. Check it out: