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...

RESPECT. PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE MONTH: APRIL EDITION

It’s undeniable that photography is art. Capturing one’s interpretation of what constitutes visual intrigue through the lens of a camera denotes inspiration. Visual art has not only been a staple of urban culture, but a cornerstone of it’s mainstream appeal. Ismail Sayeed (Calligrafist)...

RESPECT’s Artist of the Month: Jaszmine Hawkins

Kicking off the first installment of RESPECT. Magazine's Artist of the Month, visual artist Jaszmine Hawkins made the cut for April's choice. Hailing from the small town of Freehold, NJ, where she currently resides, the Jersey-bred artist utilizes her work to create pieces that invoke emotion...

Vomit Artist To Open New Exhibit in Los Angeles

For those who may remember, artist Millie Brown gained a lot of attention at last year's SXSW when she vomited colored milk on singer Lady Gaga during a performance. A year later, the eccentric artist has a new solo exhibit in the works called, "Rainbow Body".  Utilizing almond milk and...

Thousands To Descend On Austin, Texas, For Annual SXSW Festival 2015

Spring is coming next weekend, which means Festival season has arrived. Each year in March, Austin, Texas, becomes the mecca for all things entertainment - SXSW (South by Southwest), the annual music, film, and tech festival that brings together music connoisseurs, film buffs, and the tech...

Mini-Doc Follows Instagram Urban Explorers of NYC

As a part of Discovery Digital Network's Seeker Stories series, a recent mini-documentary followed the lives of Instagram's best urban explorers in NYC. Known for its raw photography of the concrete jungle, this new movement is gaining traction among younger followers willing to go to extreme...

New Video: Micah Williams – “The 27 Club”

Hailing from Maryland by way of North Carolina, Micah Williams is a 19-year-old emcee who describes his sound as "alternative rap." For his newest visual, directed by Marc E, Micah channels Andy Warhol and his classic art film, Hamburger. In addition to being a really cool clip that quite...

Wale Reveals “The Album About Nothing” Artwork x Tracklisting

With a scheduled release date of March 31st, Wale has officially revealed the artwork and tracklisting for The Album About Nothing. Many feel that this is Wale's 'return' to hip-hop, as his last couple of releases left fans somewhat underwhelmed. The project boasts a few bright features and...

Interview: Streetwear Designer Amir Zargari Wants to Put Ottawa on the Map

“When you think Biggie, where do you think of?” asks fashion designer Amir Zaragri. “New York!” I respond. “What about Drake?” “Toronto!” Aside from establishing the hip-hop bent in his work, we know this is exactly the kind of association that Zargari wants to create...