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Chance the Rapper feat. Lil Wayne + 2 Chainz: No Problem
Hip-hop darling Chance the Rapper has just premiered his new song "No Problem" (featuring Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz) on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio show and it's everything we were hoping to come of his highly anticipated Coloring Book/em> mixtape. Full...
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A K Paul: Landcruisin' R&B producer Jai Paul is treading the road less traveled; armed with only two official releases ("Jasmine" and "BTSTU"), he's been able to wield the hype and keep a loyal fanbase on their toes for years. He recently set up the...
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Baauer feat. MIA + G-Dragon: Temple
"Harlem Shake" became a meme thanks to some air-humping Australian teens, but Brooklyn-based DJ and producer Baauer is no one-hit wonder. His latest dance track "Temple" raises the temperature with spitfire rhymes from MIA and G-Dragon (a Korean sensation...
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FloFilz feat. Barney Artist + Anthony Drawn: The Verb
Aachen, Germany-based producer and jazz-lover FloFilz, who also happens to be a classically trained violinist, wowed us with his 2014 album "Metronom"—full of tranquilizing two-to-three minute hip-hop instrumentals (be sure to also check out his take...
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Loyle Carner: Ain't Nothing Changed
The genuine, poignant way in which Loyle Carner executes his dynamic rhymes—which don't shy away from being personal and direct ("Of course I'm fucking sad / I miss my fucking dad")—has completely taken ahold of our hearts. His music video for the...
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Interview: Photographer Sophie Bramly on "Walk This Way"
Walking through Paramount Pictures Studios during the Paris Photo show in Los Angeles earlier this spring revealed photography both vintage and new, as well as literal and abstract. Tucked into a corner of "New York Street" backlot, specialty bookshop...
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Valley Cruise Press
Valley Cruise Press is basically a giant middle finger to the tired claim that print is dead. With a sharp eye for exceptional illustration stemming from their own strong talent, Valley Cruise founders Ted Feighan and Ally Quandt have created an...
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Clarks + DOOM: Limited Edition Wallabee
Only a handful of shoe designs can claim a true hip-hop pedigree. The Adidas Superstar (sans laces) owes its street cred to Run-DMC while the '90s East Coast rap scene's affinity for Timberland boots tripled sales over the decade. And British shoemaker...
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Beat Box: A Drum Machine Obsession
Electronic music fans rejoice. Record producer and digital music pioneer Joe Mansfield puts his museum-like collection of drum machines on display in this 200-page coffee table tome, created in collaboration with photographer Gary Land. More than just...
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Rammellzee: The Equation, The Letter Racers
The character of Rammellzee is one of the most compelling to emerge from the NYC street culture scene of the late 1970s and '80s. The Queens native began his career tagging the side of A train cars in his home borough and later moved into the budding...
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Cool Hunting's Hibernating Playlist
As winter sputters along in New York, we're finding plenty of reasons to be homebodies —an activity that calls for the appropriate soundtrack. Like Atlas Sounds' opener "The Shakes," some of the best music for the season seems engineered for...
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Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. Watch The Throne Check out this hilariously unbridled review of the recent hit album "Watch The Throne," alternately making comparisons to lesbians or skipping over lily pads. Going through track by track, the crit is entertaining, insightful...
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Cool Hunting Video Presents: Savannah Stopover
by Gregory Stefano Savannah, Georgia may be more well-known for its BBQ, but students attending the Savannah College of Art and Design have helped redefine the Southern city as an artistic hub. In response to its burgeoning local music scene, earlier...
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Phoenix Down
Besides eliminating clutter, one of our favorite upshots of the post-CD era is the micro-movement of creative USB stick design. We've seen Doc Martens, surfboards and Red Stripe bottles among other adorable forms for the little devices, so it's somewhat...
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