lil’ music review – BIG FISH THEORY / VINCE STAPLES

When I first peeped Long Beach rapper Vince Staples, I believe it was on Earl Sweatshirt's song Hive back in 2013. I messed with his flow, his tone/accent, his crazy lyrics, and that he radiated over all these good vibes from just lounging in the front seat of the car. Skip right to 2:55 in the vid to hear his verse. He just seemed like my kind of rapper, ya feel me? I've been following him like...

fash inspo – WILD THOUGHTS / DJ KHALED, BRYSON TILLER, & RIHANNA (but mostly rihanna)

When I peeped the visual for DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts" the other day, Rihanna's tropical hued outfits captured my eye. Rihanna KILLS all her outfits, as always. I don't know who's dressing her, whoever they are they deserve all of the monies. I was so inspired that I had to search around the net and find a little Ri-Ri inspired outfit that'll be giving the locals wild thoughts all summer long....

issa trend – CHAMPION

Champion is the type of brand that you would have gotten ripped apart for by the Abercrombie and Fitch mean girls back in middle school. But, like every other obscure brand from back in the dizz-aye, they slowly but surely come back into style. Recently, even the culture vultures Kardashians hopped on the Champion bandwagon. If ya' don't know, now ya' know: The 90s are back in full effect....

lil’ music review – BURN MY NAME / RAY & CHRIS BROWN

This morning when I checked the always reliable scholarly source Twitter, I learned from XXL that Ray J and Chris Brown had just dropped a joint mixtape entitled “Burn My Name”. I wondered how there can be that much headassery put into one body of work. As I listened, I learned it can be done quite easily. There’s something that I dig about the tape though. Maybe it’s the A1 thuggish...