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'Staying Gold'

This article first appeared in the 3rd Issue of Pages Magazine.  Story by Tony Bueno  STAYING GOLD Over the past ten years, Benny Gold has established himself and his brand as San Francisco streetwear staples. In the process, Benny’s sense of design and brand image has garnered him praise and a legion of supporters that proudly display their screenprinted gliders. On a warm Tuesday afternoon in August I find myself in a light speed walk down 6th Street in San Francisco in search of a pawn shop storefront with absolutely nothing related to pawn within. I am running thirty minutes late for a sit down with Benny Gold at his distribution location and I fear the rate of pace I am...

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Why Berner is the Most Overlooked Entrepreneur of Your Favorite Industry.

Photo by Senny Mau This article originally appeared in the 7th Issue of Pages Magazine which can be purchased here.  Story by Tony Bueno.  The Bay Area has long been a region within Northern California that has been bursting at the seams with creativity and influence long before it was known for the early 2000’s Hyphy movement consisting of sideshows and often undecipherable slang. What was once the region dominated by the youth going stupid to Mac Dre raps while dancing on top of Buick Regals has ultimately transformed and grown up into a roughly 6,900 square mile home to some of the most wealthy and influential companies to ever exist. Housing prices have skyrocketed in the Bay Area to a point where...

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Where You Been?

Photo by Nathan Lee. I can’t even remember the last time I opened up Pages on my Mac. I can’t remember the last time I was motivated to put something onto this blog. I honestly can’t even remember the last time I felt motivated to design or write for this thing. If you’re wondering what I’m referencing by this thing, I mean the magazine I founded called Pages Magazine. This thing for a certain period in my life was my most proud creation, the creation that let me know that anything was truly possible. I went from a kid on the blogs idolizing people like Anwar Carrots, Benny Gold, Paulo Calle, Reginald Sylvester etc. to having them on the cover...

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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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