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A Conversation with Lyrical Lemonade's Cole Bennett.

This article first appeared in the 6th Issue of Pages Magazine. You can purchase your physical copy here.  Story by Tony Bueno LYRICAL LEMONADE Searching the internet in 2017 may have led you to many URLS filled with content so quickly and cheaply made that after a while it may become hard to differentiate one visual from the next. If one of your search destinations this past year have led you to a hip-hop blog or website, there is a fairly high chance you have seen the work of Cole Bennett. As the founder of his own creative studio Lyrical Lemonade, Cole is at the forefront of the new age of hip hop and the visuals that accompany it. The catchy hooks...

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Chicago Rap and When Art Imitates Life

This article first appeared in the 6th Issue of Pages Magazine. You can purchase your physical copy here.  Words by Tony Bueno  CHICAGO rap in the past has been characterized as lyrical and socially conscious music rhymed over tuned up soul instrumentals made popular in the early 2000’s by Kanye West and Lupe Fiasco. Hip hop in the beginning of the new millennium had a little bit of something for everyone. Extravagant lifestyle rhymes were on laid on wax in the East, South, West and everywhere in between, yet somehow Midwest hip-hop artists like Common and Kanye West kept a truthful and honest representation of their home city of Chicago and it’s struggles. It was in these artist’s early work...

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OP-ED: Adidas' return to respectability.

  A comprehensive view of Adidas’ recent surge and return to respectability . Words by Marianna Mukhametzyanova Adidas is particularly strong right now. The brand is doing some impressive stuff, whether you like the NMD and Ultra Boost or not, and the quality and price of their retros is really good. Adidas is recovering from a period of falling sale figures, a weak marketing strategy and a lapse in making technological advancements. As a long-time fan of the brand I feel that it is necessary to talk about their struggle back to distinction and the reasons for their lapse. Recapping adidas’ journey is just as important as reiterating the excellence of the products placed on store shelves. It is a...

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Tyler Grosso : Superrradical

  This cover story first appeared in the July issue of Pages Magazine. Photography by Max Beck. Visit our online store. If you try to navigate to the online store of SuperrRadical, you will be taken to a landing page with no clickable links but rather words indicating there will be a warehouse sale in the near future. The page reads there will be items from previous releases including “…Thrasher Stuff, Rapper Collabs, Pink Camo Hoodies, All That Shit for a Superrr Discounted Price…”  Reading the page would make you think that the brand has come to the end, maybe due to lack of sales or another unforeseen reason. However, the real reason is quite the opposite. SuperrRadical is not...

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Game of Thrones Connects With Carrots for "Rep The Realm" Collection

Anwar Carrots and his Carrots imprint continue to have a killer 2017 as he teams up with HBO to release a limited capsule as part of HBO's "Rep The Realm" promotion for the 7th season of Game of Thrones. The collection sees Anwar putting his signature touch onto mesh shorts, canvas bags as well as onto a t-shirt featuring the illustration work of his wife and frequent collaborator, Stellu Blu. The release is the first of seven that is set to include capsules by Billionaire Boys Club, ALIFE, Kolo, V/SUAL, Dee & Ricky and 40's & Shortys. The capsule will not be available for purchase online and will only be available by using the hashtag #RepTheRealm on Instagram and Twitter for...

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