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What’s Next: DJ Juss

DJ Juss doesn’t just get the crowd moving while spinning the dopest tunes, he’s also making his mark with modeling, acting and creating films like the “Jay Z Effect.” This suave virtuoso has spun for the likes of Janelle Monae and Brunos Mars. He’s making waves and is quickly becoming one of the hottest DJ’s […]

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Meet Rotimi: Singer and Secret Movie Star

You may have seen Rotimi in recent films like Divergent and Black Nativity, but don’t think for a minute this star in the making plans on slowing things down. In fact, with a new single, an indie film under his belt and a starring role in 50 Cent’s “Power,” he’s quickly proving he’s here to stay. […]

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Culture, GLOBAL

Light Girls: The Documentary That Showed Everyone’s True Colors

Bill Duke and the OWN network recently premiered Light Girls, a documentary about the disadvantages of light skin girls and colorism in the African American community (as well as other communities). Diahann Carroll, Raven Symone, Tatiyana Ali, Kym Whitley, and Iyanla Vanzant are just a few women who shared their experiences and opinions as to […]

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Being a Pretentious Idiot Will Get You Nowhere

We’ve all been there, have had friends that have been there, or just know someone who has been that guy. News Flash: Being a pretentious idiot will get you nowhere. We all know one person who thinks they’re better than everyone else simply because they’ve been following the latest trends in fashion, or because they don’t listen […]

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Giving Back: 10 Socially Conscious Celebrities

Celebrities have money, power, and respect (yes I referenced The Lox). Many have used their prominence to help those who are less fortunate and uplift the communities they once grew up in. Here are 10 of our favorite socially conscious artists who give back and help educate the world on social issues.   1. Common The Chicago rapper […]

Grammy Predictions
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Grammy Predictions: 57th Annual Grammy Awards

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards are tomorrow and this year’s nominations have definitely caused a discussion here at The DM. Some of the nominations have raised questions, concerns, and maybe even left a bitter taste in our mouths, but who will actually take home the coveted music award? Here are our Grammy predictions: Best New Artist: Sam Smith The 22 year old […]

42nd Annual Grammy Awards - Pressroom
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Throwback: Grammys Fashion

The Grammy Awards are known for two things: music and fashion. Over the years, singers, rappers, and bands have made legendary fashion statements on the red carpet, making headlines for months or even years. Some artists’ styles should definitely be left in the past, while others have made fashion history with iconic looks we live for to this […]

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GLOBAL, The Arts

Could Rihanna’s New Album Drop During Grammy Week?

Fans and music lovers are eagerly anticipating the release date for RiRi’s eighth album and the rumor mill has us all asking, “Could Rihanna’s new album drop during Grammy week?” Rihanna kicked off 2015 with the release of her song FourFiveSeconds, featuring Kanye West and Paul McCartney. It has received rave reviews and is already a number […]

ron and leslie
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Parks and Recreation Finale: Pawnee Forever

After seven years of following the lives of Pawnee, Indiana’s Parks and Recreation team, the journey has ended. This past month the entire final season aired on NBC and with every passing week I found myself sobbing as the credits rolled “I’m not ready!”  But the Parks and Recreation finale played on, despite my protests, and left me full […]

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Culture, GLOBAL

Stop Trying to Gentrify New York Graffiti

Being a native Brooklynite, graffiti has always been a part of my culture as a type of art. With the current flocks of Hipsters making their way to gentrify our neighborhoods, they seem to think they bought artistic graffiti to us and beautified our communities. NEWS FLASH: It’s always been here. Williamsburg and Bushwick aren’t […]

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GLOBAL, The Arts

Love, Lust or Run: My week with Style Guru, Stacy London

If you are familiar with TLC’s hit show, What Not to Wear, chances are you will know the unforgettable presence that is Stacy London. This was a show where Stacy, along with co-host Clinton Kelly, took people who have fallen off the fashion wagon and help them get their threads on track. Stacy’s personality on […]

SEX ON FIFTH AVENUE
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Sex on Fifth Avenue

Sex on Fifth Avenue is a weekly party series brought to you by Kayvond Zand and held at The Museum of Sex in NYC. It’s a beautifully wicked affair that breathes life into the dying, gentrified old man NYC has become.   Kayvon and company have had their share of battles with their Sex on Fifth […]

5 Indie Artists to Look for in 2015
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5 Indie Artists to Look for in 2015

For as long as I can remember I’ve always been the person who thrives on searching to find the latest unknown artist. I enjoyed being the person who could tell my friends about a great new band I found through Myspace – yes, Myspace – and watching as they slowly fell in love with said […]

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Oscars 2015: A Tribute Mix

It’s that time of year; red carpets full of elaborate gowns, public crying with TMI confessions and righteous indignation flying from left and right! It’s Award Season! Here at The DM, we love these few months of the year. The fashion enthralls us; the speeches move us; and for those of us who crave and […]

the1975
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The 1975: Matching Style and Sound

Indie rock band, The 1975 has been making a name for themselves in the mainstream with their hit single “Chocolate.” They toured the United States this fall and have upcoming tour dates in Australia and parts of Asia. The 1975 have released 4 EPs, and in September of 2013, released their self-titled album, which debuted at number one […]