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Multifaceted lifestyle blog featuring the freshest happenings in Philly

Album Premier: Choosey – Left Field

Very little has been known about Dirty Science‘s latest disciple Choosey since he floated on to the scene. We got a swig of the LA lyricist’s hazy repertoire a few week’s back when he landed on our First Look radar and graced us with the swinging specimen that was his Exile-produced “Fly Me To The Moon.” Today, however, it appears it’s time to get the full treatment with a listen and download of his debut tape Left Field [LISTEN HERE], which is poised to redefine that flooded end of the musical spectrum with notable sonic smiths like KnxwledgeAbjo, L!STED and the aforementioned patriarch of the crew.

The album is available to stream in its entirety, just be sure to cop it for the low, low price of free ninety-nine if the vibe hits you. Please trust, there’s a whole lot in the works from the Blessed Coast bomber, so be sure to check back in the weeks and months to come for some more sounds and sights to put you mind at ease. In the meantime, get acquainted with Choosey and the crew’s debut tape in the player down below.


Philadelphia Printworks releases new collection “Cognitive Dissidence”

Philadelphia Printworks, today released their latest collection Cognitive Dissidence.  The new collection features topics such as: gentrification, immigration reform and police brutality.   The title of the collection,Cognitive Dissidence, is based on the term cognitive dissonance.  The collection is now available online at
From the website: “Cognitive dissidence is the antithesis of Cognitive dissonance. It is the process by which we overcome adversity, identify systemic inequalities, find our voices and seek change.”
About Philadelphia Printworks
Philadelphia Printworks is a small screen printing company based in North Philadelphia. Their mission is to encourage a culture of activism.  Their shirts focus on cultural icons or social issues.  And, they partner with community organizations such as Rockers, Rockers Closet and The AfroFuturist Affair to develop workshops, film screenings, fundraisers and political events.  For more information please visit

Octoberfest on Dilworth Park — Noon-6pm Saturdays Oct 18th and 25th

This fall festival will fill newly opened Dilworth Park with a series of all ages fun activities & games, plus a 21+ beer garden hosted by ROSA BLANCA CAFÉ. A variety of vendors, interactive art installations, DJs & live music will spice up the party. The Franklin Institute will be on hand with Live Science Demonstrations; Mural Arts Program staff will provide fun art activities, Zipcar will host face painting and balloons; and there will be games like cornhole, ring toss, and giant connect four.
October 18
1 pm: Dave P. (Making Time)
3 pm: Drgn King
4 pm: Norwegian Arms
5 pm: Philadelphia School of Circus Arts
Mural Arts offers pumpkin painting, print-making on mural cloth with make-your-own mini-murals, other art activities.

October 25
1 pm: Illstyle
2 pm: DJ Statik & Mathew Law of The illvibe Collective
5 pm: Son Little
Mural Arts offers face painting, pumpkin painting and button making.

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Heineken Green Room: Surprise Party Ft. Smif-N-Wessun & Moruf

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Hey Philly! It’s that special time again for your chance to gain access to the hottest upcoming events and promotions. Brooklyn will most definitely be in the house with the hip-hop duo Smif-N-Wessun live on stage courtesy of Heineken Green Room, so make sure you don’t miss out.

illvibe Collective’s Mr. Sonny James will be on the 1’s and 2’s, plus an exclusive live performance from the acclaimed lyrical rhyme-sayer Moruf.

Remember, this event is open ONLY to Heineken Green Room members. Enter here and obtain access for you plus a friend. You must be 21 or over to enter.

Stay tuned for more Heineken Green Room events coming your way!




The Bearded Bunch with Curran J of Kings Rule Together

You may see men rocking beards on the runways, but dapper dudes in Philadelphia have been sporting their beards, with love, for years. We sat down with Kings Rule Together founder, Curran J, and a few other well-groomed gents, to chat about beards and their impact on men’s style.

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Philadelphia to get the Uniqlo +J 2014 Fall/Winter Collection First

Uniqlo and Jil Sander will revive their “Uniqlo +J” collaboration this fall with a special release for Fall/Winter 2014.

In 2009, UNIQLO and designer Jil Sander began a three-year collaboration under the +J moniker. The collection was considered by many as one of the most successful co-brands of high-fashion and consumer retail, the UNIQLO +J collection due to its minimalist approach to fits, cuts and color, and exceptional shapes.

The 2014 collection will be known as the “The Best of +J,” and will be limited edition release featuring some of the collaboration’s best pieces, including perfectly tailored suiting, cardigans, puffer jackets, button-downs, and more. The Best of +J Collection is set to hit Uniqlo October 10.

UNIQLO’s new Chestnut Street store in Philadelphia will get the collection early, on October 3.



Khari Mateen’s new song “Wanting More” leaves you… wanting more.

Back from 9-months of touring for both RJD2 and Cody Simpson, Grammy Nominated and Emmy Winning Composer, Producer, Singer, Songwriter, and Multi-Instrumentalist Khari Mateen releases his new self-produced single accompanied by a self-directed video.

“Share it, tell a friend, this is just the beginning.
(K) And what a beginning it is.

Watch the official video for ‘Wanting More’ now below: