It was once said that Santa Claus was going straight to the ghetto. Along the way he put it on a couple of guys’ hearts to close the year out with some thought provoking music. With all due respect, I am not talking about the R. Kelly Christmas album. I'm talking about J. Cole and TDE's Ab-Soul. Here at VA Mag we've discussed Cole's album in conversations surrounding the best album of the year, yes, already. While Ab-Soul's project may not be the top album, I think it should definitely be mentioned among the top 10 hip-hop albums of 2016.

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Street art has always been a huge part of urban culture across the world. The once taboo art form has transformed into one of society's most unique and influential sub genres in the art world. One of the more common displays of street art is the large murals that are often placed on the sides of large buildings, train cars, and even some places that one wouldn't think to look, like on stacks of hay. The mainstream acceptance of these pieces has made life easier for the artists. One of the best in the business is Spain's very own, Gonzalo Borondo.

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Fashion is a tough industry. Things are always changing with almost no warning, brands go in and out of style rather quickly. It can really be a headache, especially when you're a brand that's already from a place where fashion tends to be overlooked. The Korean influence in fashion is one that may go unnoticed by the masses, but it shape the direction in which fashion has gone.  One line that's grown increasingly popular is 87mm, pronounced 87Milli.

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