Rasheed Chappell – “Franchise” [Produced by Kenny Dope]

It’s been 3 years since Kenny Dope and Rasheed Chappell release their critically acclaimed LP, Future Before Nostalgia, the duo have been hard at work crafting their next LP, Brick & Mortar.

Here’s a sneak peek at what they’ve been building…”Franchise,” serves as a declaration that Kenny Dope and Rasheed Chappell are indeed BACK and the foundation has been laid.



Art Hearts Fashion 2015 Recap

Over one thousand fashionistas and celebrities attend closing show of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NYC to support AIDS awareness and artistically inspired designers.

Photo: Ken Alcazar

On Thursday September 11th 2014 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week ended on a high note with the Art Hearts Fashion show at Lincoln Center. One of the largest and most popular events of fashion week, this season’s Art Hearts Fashion fell on the 13th anniversary of September 11th. Appropriately enough the opening presentation by Erik Rosete’s Mister Triple X Street-wear line started with the star spangled banner leading into an exciting and edgy show featuring a special tribute to 9/11 with war veteran and model Alex Minsky walking down the runway. Other celebrities walking for Mister Triple X included Dancing with the Stars Anna Demidova and fitness models Travis Tardiff and Brock Yurich. Mister Triple X truly did roll the dice in his appropriately entitled collection “Pair-A-Dice” and his gamble paid off. Bringing the first amputee to the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week runway not only showed his strong spirit and support of the disabled but also a strong support of our troops and war veterans on this special day. 

Photo: Ken Alcazar

Photo: Ken Alcazar

Control Sector followed opening with Albino model Shawn D. Ross and the evening continued in true spirit with lots of heart proving that beauty can take lots of shapes and forms. The crowd enjoyed the evening as could be seen by all the cheers and applause throughout the presentations. Following was a sleek and sophisticated collection by Hallie Sara, and a great mix of ethnic flair from designers Gregorio Sanchez, Shrekahnth, and Altaf Maaneshia.

MTCostello proved to be a show-stopper with glitter-monsters and cameos from ANTM Winner Jaslene Gonzales and a cameo by Sha’s of Sunset’s Lilly Ghalichi. The finale of the night was a fabulous presentation from designer Furne Amato who’s dressed every celebrity including Jennifer Lopez, Heidi Klum, and Nicki Minaj to name a few. 


Photo: Ken Alcazar

This season’s Art Hearts Fashion NYC Edition was a true success and they are very excited for Art Hearts Fashion Los Angeles which will take place as the premier launch event for Fashion Week LA, bringing together an eclectic mix of top designers and artists over the course of 3 days of fashion and fun. October 12th to the 14th will prove to be a true treat for fashion fans on the West Coast, as Art Hearts Fashion has now grown to be the most popular Art Fashion Platform in the country. The beautiful new venue Taglyan Complex Hollywood and W Hotel Hollywood will become the future home of Art Hearts Fashion LA, and are sure to be packed with celebrity and fashion fans alike.

Check out pics from the runway shows of :

Atlaf Maaneshia | Control Sector | Mister Triple X | Furne Amato


Don’t Forget to TXT “FIGHTAIDS” to 41444 to support AHF’s work in fighting AIDS in 34 Countries


J. Mendel Spring 2015 Runway Show

For Spring 2015, designer Gilles Mendel has collaborated with artist, Enoc Perez, on a dynamic collection that contains an intensity of print, color, and texture within a framework of sleek, architectural lines.


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DJ Toshi Classic Storm Radio 7th Anniversary Show

Sunday, September 14th, the biggest names in hip hop’s underground came together for the 7th Anniversary Show of Classic Storm Radio which was founded by DJ Toshi in 2007.


Classic Storm Radio’s main focus is breaking new underground hip-hop music and upcoming artists a well as spinning the classics that has make Toshi intrigued with the culture. Originally powered by the longest running station, Radiohiphop.com, Classic Storm Radio has spread globally with a worldwide audience.




Hosted by Mic Handz, Che Broadway & Lord Digga, the 7th Anniversary Show featured performances by Smif-N-Wessun, Sadat X, Large Professor, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Bankai Fam (who brought a lot of energy to the stage), Juxx Diamondz, Vvs Verbal, Innocent? and surprise guests such as Grandaddy I.U., Lil Fame of MOP and Young Dirty Bastard (ODB’s son), and Rockness were also in the building to celebrate. It was definitely one of them nights to remember.


Special thanks to classic Storm, GID Radio, The Underground Lives, NY State of Mind Clothing, Bucktown Entertainment, eastNYRadio, Boot Camp Clik, RadioHipHop.com, It’s Alive, The Ready Cee Show, and BMRadio.

For pics of the Classic Storm Radio 7th Anniversary Show check out:

Bug D Out Entertainment | Get Ya Weight Up | Monifa Perry’s Flickr


Shameless Plug – “Mad December”

The first single off the I RAN CONTRABAND EP, which is out now on iTunes and all online retailers.


Juxx Diamondz feat. Royal Flush – “Strapped Up!”

As the days wind down until the Juxx Season release, Juxx Diamondz steadily give his fans some sneak peeks into the upcoming LP. For the first official single off the album “Strapped Up!”, Juxx teams up with Queens native and hip hop legend Royal Flush for a collaboration made for the streets, letting the people out there know that real hip hop is NOT DEAD!

Produced by Akindele Jones (Greezi Amiin)

Juxx Season dropping this Halloween




Queens Legend Tragedy Khadafi drops new visuals from his latest single “Lazarus Pit”. The joint features Queens affiliates Royal Flush & Starvin B. With a ruinous lyrical assault, Trag proves why he’s one of the greatest to do it after nearly 30 years in the game he sounds more voracious than ever. There isn’t many cats out right now coming with lyrics like Khadafi, and if this is anything to go by Tragedy’s upcoming album, Magnum Opus, is set to be a game changer.

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