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Making of '6-foot, 7-foot' [Video]

Lil Wayne’s ‘6 foot, 7 foot’ has jump-started 2011 with a back bouncing, head knocking sound. If you know anything about the producer of the track, Bangladesh, hypnotizing beats is what you’ve come to expect. Take a look at the creative process of Bangladesh as he brings the elements together to make what we consider a classic beat. Continue reading

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Diplo Love What You Do- BlackBerry Torch 9800 Commercial [VIDEO]

Wasn’t too familiar with Diplo before this commercial. Silly me. Come to find out he’s this world-renown producer, songwriter and DJ. Aside from being an avid BlackBerry user this is one of the dopest commercials we’ve seen in a minute.

“My crews like worldwide.. It’s Japan… It’s Jamaica.. It’s Outerspace” Continue reading

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J. Crew Styling and Shopping Session Recap [PHOTOS & EVENT]

Last Thursday our homies at J.CREW hosted a styling and shopping affair at their Washington, DC “Georgetown” location. This time around Monarch Magazine, Cadillac, Author and Branding authority Melissa Dawn Johnson, Fashion guru Paul Wharton, and J. Crew stylist put on a show, introducing guests to an educational fall style session that embraced fashion, lifestyle, substance, and more importantly how to incorporate it into your everyday wardrobe. Continue reading

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Rolling Stone Names Kanye's Latest Project Best Album of 2010

The year is coming to a close and that means year end list upon year end list. Rolling Stone, the ultimate authority when it comes to music, unveiled their best albums list for 2010 and guess who topped the list? Continue reading

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Street Etiquette x Stacy Adams

Trav & Josh are at it again. In their most recent update for footwear brand Stacy Adams the two explore what the “classic” terms means and how that plays a part in personal style. Additionally the soulful jazzy post showcases an entertaining personal testimonial from a a man who has spent a lifetime wearing Stacy Adams. Continue reading

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1 Smugger's Perspective: Michael

Despite that music reviews are reserved for other publications, I felt that this particular album deserved a piece in the Smugger. Continue reading

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Turf Dancing: How Kids In Oakland California Mourn [VIDEO]

ABC Nightline News did a recent feature that shined a bigger light on Oakland turf dancing, a Bay area street cultural dance that combines forms of breakdancing and continues California’s phenomenal history of artistic street dancing such as pop and locking, krumping and jerking. Continue reading

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