“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. 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...

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...

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...

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...

Big K.R.I.T. Serves Up A Plate of Soul Food In Jackson, Mississippi

To say that K.R.I.T was in Jackson, Mississippi  just to do a show is an understatement. The truth is that when K.R.I.T. comes home, it's a celebration. Originally from Meridian, MS, K.R.I.T's Pay Attention Tour brought him to Hal & Mal's bar and venue located in downtown Jackson. The...

Photographer of the Month: Kalele Thumbutu

  RESPECT Mag caught up with the man behind some of the dopest images of your favorite artist, Kalele Thumbutu. He gave us some insight on his art, the industry and where he finds inspiration.   When did you first pick up a camera and decide to pursue a career in...

Street Art: INSA’s Space GIF-ITI

[caption id="attachment_87969" align="aligncenter" width="640"] INSA in Rio during the creation of the world's largest GIF.Image: Ballantine's[/caption] INSA is back with his signature tech-savy graffiti pieces! For his latest mural, the artist worked with a team of 20 and a satellite 431 miles...