Author Archives: JaLissa Latson

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Dapper Dan & Gucci Team Up For New Men’s Campaign

Hip-Hop culture and high fashion have had a long-running romance with many pioneers to thank for this. Dapper Dan, Harlem’s Hip Hop tailor is one of those pioneers. Dan’s efforts to show us just where the hood and high fashion really meet began in Harlem in the 1980s; his once ridiculed, now coveted designs as…

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Kelela Stuns At Calvin Klein Spring 2018 Runway Show

Appearing angelic, our girl Kelela was absolutely a vision in white at Calvin Klein’s Spring 2018 fashion week presentation Thursday night. Captured front and center with the likes of the always gorgeous Lupita Nyong’o as well as Moonlight’s ever-so-talented Ashton Sanders among others, Kelela paired a fresh fade along with locs beautifully embellished with crystal beads. The…

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Audio: Mick Jenkins, “A Layover”

Chicago gem, Mick Jenkins has returned with a new self-written track titled “A Layover.” Wittily, Jenkins triumphs lyrically on what is both an anecdotal and satirical song. His almost effortless flow makes for the perfect pair with the smoky THEMPeople produced track. Jenkins tackles racial prejudice, his career, and more all on this two-minute cut. Although we…

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Solange Announces Upcoming Performance Piece “Scales” 2017

After composing, choreographing, and debuting her Scales performance piece at the Menil Collection & Pérez Art Museum Miami in April, our very own Solange is heading back to Texas for a site specific version at the Chinati Foundation this October. Having been heavily influenced by minimalist artist Donald Judd’s “15 untitled works in concrete” our boss lady is even more thrilled…

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Audio: Empress Of, “Go To Hell”

Empress Of of is back and blossoming on her own terms with her brand new self-produced single “Go To Hell.” On the track, Rodriguez has a PSA for her haters.  With lyrics like “Tell me about my potential/ And if you were me what you would do/ You like the sound of your own voice/ Is…

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Rihanna Enlists Dave Chappelle & Kendrick Lamar For Third Diamond Ball

Hosted by the likes of Jimmy Kimmel, Brad Pitt and Kevin Hart in the past, Rihanna’s annual Diamond Ball is truly a  a star-studded charity event. On September 14th, Dave Chappelle will guide stars through an enchanting night of entertainment and fundraising to benefit the Clara Lionel Foundation as this year’s host at Cipriani Wall Street. Not…

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Solange Pens Powerful Letter to To Her Teenage Self For Teen Vogue’s Volume II: MUSIC ISSUE

For years our fearless leader Solange has exhibited what it means to be both true to herself and her artistry. Respecting the process and earning every bit of recognition she has always deserved, our girl is soaring right now and of course, we could not be more proud. Taking time to reflect, Solo recently caught up…

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Zendaya Pays Homage To Erykah Badu With ‘Lip Sync Battle’ Performance of “Tyrone”

We are certainly starting to believe that there is not much Zendaya cannot do. Her effortless ability to slay us all, day in and day out, has not let up and of course,we are here for it. Alongside her co-star Tom Holland in Spider-Man: Homecoming, the 19-year-old gem took to the SpikeTV’s Lip Sync Battle stage and offered up some out…

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Saint Heron Presents: The Saint Heron House New Orleans Jazz Fest

As a part of our New Orleans Jazz Fest festivities, we are back for weekend two with more exciting events in store! From May 5th-7th, join us at our Saint Heron House for an interactive experience through music and installation work. On Friday May 5th, dance the night away as you move to sounds provided…

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Tina and Richard Lawson Host Star-Studded Wearable Art Gala

Hosted by founders Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles-Lawson, the inaugural Wearable Art Gala brought together some of our most bright and beautiful celebs for such an amazing cause. Gathering at California’s African-American Museum in Los Angeles, the two among many enjoyed  a night full of art, music, dance and Mrs. Tina’s homemade Gumbo in celebration of the…

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ICYMI: Listen to Mary J. Blige Bare It All ‘Strength Of A Woman’

It has been 25 years since the release of Mary J. Blige‘s 1992 debut masterpiece What’s the 411?  The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul returns today with her 13th studio album titled Strength of A Woman. Featuring a series of heavy-hitters including Quavo, DJ Khaled, Missy Elliott, Kaytranada, Kanye West and more, Blige bares it all on the this…

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Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge Debut NxWorries’ ‘Paid in Full’ Inspired Visual for “Scared Money”

After announcing an upcoming Yes Lawd! remix album, NxWorries (known separately as Anderson .Paak and Knxwledge), have released a visual for “Scared Money.” Lifted from the duo’s debut project, the visual is laced with iconic reenactments inspired by Paid In Full. We see .Paak take on the character of Ace as he reminds us all that “scared money don’t make none.”  The visual…

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