Chika rapper

MUSIC MONDAYS – Chika

#RunTheCulture Hailing from Alabama with roots in Nigeria, rapper Chika is a completely different breed of female MC. Alabama is certainly not a traditional hip-hop breeding ground but again, Chika is not your traditional rapper. The 23 year-old burst onto the scene in 2018 when she remixed Kanye West’s “Jesus Walks” to diss Ye for…

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Hiplet: Where Hip-Hop And Ballet Meet

#RunTheCulture Innovation, pushing things beyond their limits and turning them into something new. That’s what The Culture is all about. A perfect example of that is Hiplet, a stunning fusion of hip-hop and African dance with classical ballet. Hiplet is the brainchild of Homer Bryant, the founder of the Chicago Multi-Cultural Dance Center. He was a young…

The YBF Blog

THE FEAT. – The YBF Blog

#RunTheCulture Black celebrity news blogs may be common now but that was not always the case. Today on The Feat. we feature one of the OG’s in that online space, The YBF. TheYBF.com is a celebrity gossip website which focuses on news regarding prominent African American figures in every aspect of the entertainment industry. The YBF stands…

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THE FEAT. – Flemlo Raps Youtuber

#RunTheCulture Today on The Feat. we are featuring one of the pre-eminent sports content creators on YouTube repping for The Cuture; Flemlo Raps. Flemlo launched his channel 2015 focusing primarily on the video game NCAA Football 2014. He quickly became a content creating machine dropping a video a day. His skill at the game, passion…

VanJess

MUSIC MONDAYS – VanJess

#RunTheCulture Harmonic. Melodic. Smooth. Three adjectives that describe this week’s entry in our #MusicMondays series, the Nigerian-American R&B duo VanJess.  An increasingly rare sight in today’s musical landscape, VanJess is not only a group, their also real-life sisters, Ivana and Jessica Nwokike. They began their career humbly performing cover songs on YouTube. Just two girls, a piano,…

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THE FEAT. – Chris Jones YouTuber

  Today of THE FEAT. we’re featuring the black fitness YouTube channel Pump Chasers are their host Chris Jones.     Pump Chasers is a raw take no prisoners fitness channel run by personal trainer and YouTube personality Chris Jones. Much more than a workout beast with a foul mouth (although he is unabashedly both…

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The Feat. – “Hair Love” The Book and Movie

#RunTheCulture Black animated films are almost non-existent in “traditional” Hollywood. Black hair is completely misunderstood in “traditional” Hollywood (and society at large). So the odds of a children’s picture book celebrating black hair being turned into an animated short are slim-to-none. At that short film then being nominated for an Oscar? Impossible. Meet the impossible.…

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MUSIC MONDAY – Skip Marley

#RunTheCulture Hailing from Kingston Jamaica and representing the first family of reggae, Skip Marley is ready to become the new face of a genre. At the age of just 23, the singer-songwriter has already stared making waves. Skip is the son of Cedella Marley (a singer, dancer, fashion designer, actress, and entrepreneur in her own right),…

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THE FEAT. – YouTuber Rico The Giant

#RunTheCulture Gaming YouTube and streaming is blowing up. And with the growing number of black gaming YouTubers getting into the game it’s hard to standout. Enter Rico The Giant. Rico is a young content creator, gamer, streamer and music producer. He posts gameplay/commentary videos, Q &. A’s, and even reactions to bad little kid’s Soundcloud…