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...

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...