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...

L.A Street artist, Skid Robot, Is On A Mission To Ignite A Revelation Of Compassion

[caption id="attachment_83039" align="aligncenter" width="640"] National Art Campaign of Compassion[/caption] Skid Robot’s roots were already in the graffiti culture when he decided to commence a guerrilla art campaign to fight extreme poverty. In 2013, the artist was at a turning point in his...

Photo of the Day: Madonna Tastes Nas

Nas is having quite a week. His Mass Appeal label is enjoying the success of Run The Jewels 2, his new J Dilla-produced single is out to rave reviews, and he even hit the studio with Madonna. And that's when things either got weird or awesome, depending on your perspective. Madonna decided to...

Birdman & Young Thug Cover RESPECT.

We are proud to announce that Birdman and Young Thug are the cover boys of our latest issue! As the two MCs continue their rise as kings of the rap game we caught up with them for an exclusive interview and photo-shoot. Visit your newsstands and bookstores November 2nd and buy a copy, read it,...