Many fashion labels are not able to achieve the duality of streetwear and luxury wear quite like UK based fashion label Superdry. Superdry can be spotted on an ordinary English teenaged festival-goer or an A-list celebrity. The label’s amazingness is due to it’s affordability and accessibility to the general public while supplying high quality clothing.

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In the last few months, grime and R&B songstress Ray BLK has been making headlines for her pulsating beats, sweet caramel voice, and most of all, her boldly candid lyrics.  The Nigerian born, UK-raised singer was recently named the winner of the BBC Sound of 2017, a list that is dominated by #BlackGirlMagic this year and a title previously held by artists like Adele and Sam Smith. Unlike her predecessors, Ray BLK is not yet signed to a major label, but that hasn’t stopped her from grinding and releasing music on her own terms.

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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