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Michele Amira Pinczuk is a vegan dancer with a love of Carole’s Daughter hair products, hoop earrings, hip-hop, and New York pizza! She is an hip hop journalist who loves writing about the newest in natural curly hair products, hipster fashion and hip-hop mixtapes. She writes a blog for Fran Dresher’s We The Future Cancer Schmancer blog, The New York Times and JVibe Magazine. When she’s not writing about what’s hot in hip hop, she’s talking about it on her hip-hop radio show, The Mecca, at University of Maryland where she is a Creative Writing major.

Zendaya Further Addresses “Not Being Black Enough To Play Aaliyah” Backlash

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  This is just ridiculous. Zendaya and her father Kazembe Ajamu Coleman were recently asked by a Splash News reporter about how she feels about the backlash concerning her playing the coveted role of Aaliyah in the upcoming Lifetime biopic. Here’s what Zendaya had to say about the critics questioning if she’s “black enough” to […]

Cali Swag District MC JayAre Dead at 25

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Hip-Hop is mourning the death of Cali Swag district member JayAre this weekend. Inglewood, California Cali Swag District member JayAre died this past Friday at the age of 25. Advertisement According to MTV News, the MC, whose real name is Cahron Childs, suffered from sickle cell anemia and died from cardiac arrest. Twitter has been streaming […]

Hip Hop Food Fusion with KitchenCray-Best verses about food

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Hip Hop duo Dead Prez once spit, “I’m from the old school, my household smell like soul food, bruh / Curried falafel, barbecued tofu.Ignore the part about smoking ganja, and this ode to healthy eating provides a great rebuttal to critics who say rap music is a bad influence.” DMV based, hip hop fashionable food […]

Most Fashionable Moments at Broccoli Fest DC 2014: Green is the New Black

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Madonna said, “We are living in a material world and I am a material girl.” Broccoli Fest (BC Fest) 2014 proves that green is the new black and sustainability is the new materialism. From vendors offering hoop earrings and natural hair products to outfits like neon shorts and crop tops at BCfest, it gave Cochella […]

Her Source | Stream Nina Sky’s New Track

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Nicole and Natalie better known as Nina Sky, the twin sister duo that blessed such hip hop tracks in the past as The Alchemist’s “Hold It Down” just dropped a new flower power smoking anthem just in time for 4/20 day. The entire track is an ode to getting stoned; hence the title “Stoners.” Nina […]

Her Source | Top 5 Hipstress Essentials for Broccoli City Festival 2014

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Anne Frank said, “How wonderful it is that nobody needs to wait to start improving the world.” Broccoli City, the sponsor of Broccoli Festival 2014, embodies this profound quote through green sustainable strategies because what better way of improving the world than caring for the earth. From the DMV to Los Angeles, Broccoli City Festival […]

Uptown XO Set to Release Vinyl Version of ‘Takeover 2’

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Uptown XO recently announced the rerelease of the 20 track mixtape, Takeover 2, which will be rereleased in May on vinyl. Takeover 2 which features fellow DMV Hip-Hop heavy hitters as Wale, is one of the best DMV Hip-Hop albums. Takeover 2 features the signature fusion of Go-Go, G Funk, Soul and Hip-Hop sounds. The announcement […]

Her Source | Today is Ms. Magazine’s Founder, Gloria Steinem’s 80th birthday

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Today is Ms. Gloria Steinem, the hipster go go boots, big glasses and maude mini dresses wearing, journalist’s birthday. Steinem was branded as the “face of feminism” of the counter culture flower power era of feminism. In 1972 she co-founded Ms. Magazine. In 2013, Beyonce graced the cover of the magazine as a new “face […]

Jay Z, Rick Rubin, Ice T & Chris Rock, Oy Vey! Who actually has 99 problems?

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In the newest issue of New York Magazine which features a young Jay on the cover, hip-hop producer, Rick Rubin, who supplied the beat for the hip hop mega hit, “99 Problems,” says a fun fact worthy of hip hop trivia “Chris Rock had the idea for the chorus,” he said. “It’s based on an Ice-T song […]

Beyonce instagrams her visit to Anne Frank House in Amsterdam

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Beyonce and Jay-z recently made a stop off in Amsterdam, during her uber busy Mrs.Carter European tour schedule, to visit the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam. Beyonce left a note in the visitor’s center giving tribute to the young diarist who became one of the many victims of the Holocaust but who also managed to […]

Her Source | March 10th is National Womens HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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According to Alicia Keys “HIV is a womens issue and were not talking about it enough.” Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The office on Women’s Health that coordinates National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, started this day to engage women in getting tested for HIV as well as opening discussion […]

Top Five Essentials This Spring

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You’re a queen! Why not dress like Cleopatra? From nose to ear cuffs, hoop earrings to hamsas are all trending this spring/summer. Jennifer Lopez in the 1980s (in her In Living Color days), knew how to work the Cleopatra Jones gold bling to snazz up simple outfits, such as crop tops and black skirts. Here […]

Xbox Working on Series Based on Nas’ Life

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With the joy of his 20th anniversary of his 1994 debut album, Illmatic, approaching Nas is talking with Microsoft’s Xbox Entertainment Studios on making “Street Dreams,” which will be a one and half hour T.V series. It will be loosely based on his experiences in Queens as an MC in the 1990s. To quote his […]

Kim Kardashian to Cover Vogue?

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The gossip continues about Kanye West begging (Italic) Vogue Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour to make his fiance Kim Kardashian the cover girl for Vogue. Haters are taking to twitter to display there dismay over any possibility of Kardashian on the cover of Vogue. Although the haters believe this would mark the end of high fashion, […]

Source Exclusive: Interview with DMV Darling, IhsAn Bilal

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IhsAn Bilal is a soul songstress on the come up from the DMV with her new album, TEAL, just released. She fuses hip hop and soul and her style receives praise all places including from such singers as Faith Evans. IhsAn Bilal is on a mission to make music that sparkles with swag. She has opened […]

Stream New Skipper mixtape Wet 2

Skipper of HBK Gang’s newest mixtape, Wet 2, is full of soulful tracks with spoken word like flow. Skipper’s rhythmic yet easy going flow is a breath of fresh air to the Bay Area hip hop sound; his style is sounds like West Coast  Q Tip. “In this Bitch” is a banger of a track off […]

Jojo Signs New Deal With Atlantic Records

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Neo soul songstress Jojo said, “I know why the caged bird sings, because she freakin’ has to.” After years in legal battles, trying to get out of her contract with Blackground Records, she has finally been set free from her contract and has signed a new deal with Atlantic Records. After being forbidden to release […]