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...

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...