Photo of the Day: Kanye Brings Daughter to Work

Kim Kardashian shared a rare moment on Instagram today: Kanye smiling. In the studio, Yeezy has baby North on his lap, while he's grinning from ear to ear. We're currently awaiting the release of Kanye's new single, '"All Day," which should be arriving sometime in the next month, followed by...

STREET ART: MINA JA LYDIA

Estonian street artist MinaJaLydia from Tartu tagged the streets of her hometown this summer 2014 with a piece emphasizing her love for pink paint and feminism. Over the past 8 years, Tartu has become a breeding ground for street artists. But regardless of the beautiful works of art, Estonia...

Toronto’s 2014 UNITY Festival

Its not every day you see seniors in tracksuits and kids in snapbacks enjoying the same music. Last week, Toronto’s annual UNITY Festival brought a diverse group of performers to an even more eclectic audience with great results. The festival, coordinated by local arts organization UNITY...

Photo of the Day: Nicki Minaj Shows Off Her Assets

Prepping for her new Polow Da Don and Internz-produced single, Anaconda, Nicki Minaj drops off the thirst trap of 2014. No pasties this time around, we get the view from the other side. Here's hoping the song is as good as the artwork. The single arrives this Monday. You can check out the full...

Rakim Rocked Houston, Talked To RESPECT. (Photos & Interview)

Photos, words and interview by Trevor Piper The ever-legendary Rakim graced the stage in Houston’s Numbers Night Club last Tuesday to a packed house that hung on his every word. The God MC flew through a litany of his classic tracks from "Holy Are You" to "Paid In Full."  The building swelled...

Street Art: Space Invader Is Taking Over Your iPhone

Our favorite Space Invader is back with a new project merging his love for street art and technology. The Parisian street artist has developed an iOS app called "FlashInvaders." The app will allow users to track down Invader's funky aliens through pictures. For every picture you snap of his work,...

Photos & Review Of The Full 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is one of the culture's most organic and lively events. The food, the hosts, the inclusion of a Family Day for kids, and even many of the artists, are 100% Brooklyn. The music, while always well-chosen (and always representative of tough, lyric-driven rap), is often...

Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival: Raekwon feat. AZ, Lil Fame, Masta Killa, Troy Ave, Papoose (Photos & Review)

In a show full of rappers claiming to be "real hardcore lyricists" and sometimes failing that claim, Raekwon was the perfect antidote and anchor. Rae's dense, visual, word-chunk style of rhyme was the crowning jewel of an afternoon of bars after bars after bars. He came to the stage with a clear...

#BHF14: Exclusive Photoshoot with CJ Fly

As the culture's premier photojournal, we take pride in our snapping skills. To prep for our coverage of the 2014 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, we took a moment with CJ Fly, one of the fest's headliners, to capture him in some signature Pro Era shorts and a Bone Chillen jersey. Enjoy the shots, and...

The Best Street Art Of The Week

Street artists across the globe are taking advantage of the sunny season to spray some walls. July just started but it already looks like this month is going to be graffiti-heavy. Felice Varini recently produced a grandiose piece in Hasselt, Belgium, painting the roofs and facades of 99 buildings...