RESPECT’S Artist of the Month: Olivia Odiwe

London-native Olivia Odiwe has been making waves within both the art and Hip-hop communities with her creations. With a unique style in tow, the 23-year-old has rightfully earned her spot as July's artist of the month.  Immersed in a family of creatives, the will to make art has always...

“A Frida Kahlo Study” featuring Magnus Juliano + Toniesha Renee

   You might not realize it, but late painter Frida Kahlo's influence in hip-hop culture is very real, today, as we've seen with artists like FKA twigs, and more recently Rihanna, who looked eerily similar to Frida, on the cover art of her latest single. A Frida Kahlo Study is a...

The G-Shock Camo Ball (Recap and Photos)

  The G-Shock company continues to push the envelope and embrace the hip-hop culture with the unveiling of the G-Shock "Camo" series. A private, invite only, event got the ball rolling and the atmosphere toed the line of chic and urban. Drinks flowed and industry tastemakers, such as DJ...

RESPECT. Photographer Of The Month: Kevin Chambers (June Edition)

Creativity is a perpetual journey of personal exploration, trial and error, and amassing as much knowledge as possible along the way. Kevin Chambers is quite familiar with this process and his art is a candid representation of continual evolution. As a photographer, designer, musician, and delegate...

RESPECT’S ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Rachel Topping

This month we’ve decided to introduce our readers to 24 year-old New York City-based graphic designer, Rachel Topping. Born and raised in Virginia Beach, she fostered an appreciation for the art of communication at an early age. As a child, Topping would write, illustrate, and even bind...

RESPECT. Photographer of the Month: May Edition: Akhil Sesh

One of the most telling signs of a tourist is that they look up. In the midst of a crowd of NYC professionals pushing to get to their destinations, tourists are the only ones with their necks fixed to the sky. Who else do you know who will leave themselves vunerable on the street staring at a...

Pop Up Street Art Gallery Hits Versace and DVF in NYC

New York City is known for its random displays of entertainment and overall, forms of expression. The recent pop up street art gallery that took place in Soho was no different. Done by the same elusive artist who previously showed their work at Bloomingdale's, Yule C. is back at it. This time...

Interview: Get Familiar With Emele Bennett & His Photo/Video Aesthetic

[gallery type="slideshow" size="full" ids="94448,94447,94446,94445,94444"] Photography defines a lot of things, from upholding a brand's image to highlighting beauty. Meet Emele Bennett, a young talented Photographer/videographer who has been grinding for a minute now. The Toronto native has...

Bodega Bamz Releases New Short Film

Spanish Harlem rapper Bodega Bamz has teamed up with with director Guy Blelloch to create his new short film, The Streets Owe Me. The NYC street-based film follows a storyline of, "betrayal, choices in life; and earning a shot at redemption." With Cipha Sounds, Joell Ortiz, and of course,...

J.Cole Brings Fayetteville, NC to Birmingham, AL With 2014 Forest Hills Drive Tour (Photos)

  They say that home is where the heart is and the phrase was given life during the 2014 Forest Hills Drive Tour. The Dreamville crew including Bas, Omen and new signee, Cozz, opened the show with their best lyrical abilities. J.Cole brought the comfort of his childhood home in...