CARDI A. COVERS AZEALIA BANKS’ “1991”

Since his debut release earlier this summer via Boi-1da.net, Cardi A. has been causing a stir with what has been called "aggressive" lyrics by multiple hip-hop blogs. The 24-year-old emcee has decided to take yet another stab at hip-hop and covered rap's favorite antagonist Azealia Banks. With a...

Heineken and KITH NYC’s #Heineken100 (Photo Recap)

 Earlier this week, Heineken took it to SoHo and joined forces with KITH NYC for the #Heineken100, an event held exclusively at KITH's flagship store. In addition to KITH, Heineken has also partnered with retailers from 5 cities, with the mission being to create and release 100 very limited...

NEW MUSIC: CHRYSTINA SAYERS – “Feel Lit”

Chrystina Sayers is on a mission to prove to the industry that she is here to stay. After releasing her comeback record "Blame You" on iTunes, the singer let fans know they wouldn't be waiting long for the next single. "It's a dope big urban club track" the singer told sources from RESPECT. Her...

KING BEY! Beyonce Graces Cover of Vogue

Checkmate! Beyoncé slays once again. On Thursday, Aug. 13, it was revealed that the R&B powerhouse will be the face of the coveted September issue of Vogue. Shot by the legendary Mario Testino, sporting wet hair and a curve hugging Marc Jacob's gown, Yoncé's cover look can only be...

NEW INTERVIEW: CHRYSTINA SAYERS’ DROPS “BLAME YOU”

Former band member of the Robin Antin formed Girlicious, Chrystina Sayers has released her new single "Blame You". Chrys recently has been dropping hints of the song as well as snippets of the beat for fans for weeks now via Instagram. Before the single's release, Chrystina caught up with...

Zendaya Teases New Music With Timbaland

 Now relinquished from all the criticisms of last year's casting debacle surrounding the Aaliyah movie, Zendaya has teased her fans with an extra special surprise. The young lady is in the studio with hip-hop producer & mogul Timbaland. She released a 15 second snippet of her new song via...

RESPECT. PREMIERE: Akhil Sesh Releases New Short Film, ‘Nippon Noir’

Multitalented artist Akhil Sesh is letting you into his world and travels with his new short film, Nippon Noir. If you're wondering why this 'Seshed Up' artist looks familiar, you may remember seeing him recently featured as May's RESPECT. Photographer of the Month for his unique way of...

Vince Staples Highlights The Sprite Corner Opening In NYC

  The Sprite Corner is a pop-up that was recently launched in NYC (Spring & Bowery, to be exact) and who better to kick things off than red hot up and comer Vince Staples? For the next eight weeks Sprite will hold events just like this one in an effort to bring about creative...

NEW TOUR: K.MICHELLE AND AZEALIA BANKS

“Centric and BET are excited to sponsor K. Michelle and Azealia Banks on tour,” said Constance Orlando, Senior Vice President of Specials, Music and News for BET Networks. “Partnering with these bold and authentic female artists aligns perfectly with Centric’s position as the first...

“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...