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Watch Michael Christmas Rap about Absinthe and Waffles from His Bubble Bath

Sometimes we need a little funk to get out of one. And here, Michael Christmas gives us just that. The up-and-coming Boston rapper has been turning heads with his honest verses and casual, playful style. The young spitter has given us a slew of music videos that poke fun at both his normal-ness and the cliches…

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I Didn’t Like ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ But I Went To Kendrick’s Show Last Night

To Pimp A Butterfly is one of the most important albums to grace our culture in recent years. It may seem contradictory to the headline, but as potent as the album is, the record has yet to intrigue me enough to revisit the songs continuously. Though I do understand that sometimes an album can be more about the times than the tunes and…

The Love Outside of “Made In America” Festival

We love tailgate parties because there is almost an equal amount of enjoyment watching people prepare for a particular experience. The joy, anxiety, and even fear is mixed in the air, forming the same, constant energy. We also work up all of our senses when we people watch; it’s an idle moment self-reflection. And as…

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Yacht Jaunt: Ultimate 4th of July Escapism

I was a Floridian celebrating 4th of July in the nation’s first capital, Philadelphia–partying with Philadelphians; A few cups of that cranberry and vodka made this What Scene  yacht party seem like a never-ending fantasy. For me, it was a night of surreal observation: I enjoyed the escapism, but I also kept Juneteenth in mind, and how national pride and…

Slice Party: This is What Happens When Art, Music, and Pizza Collide

“Slice Party is a collaboration of artists whose pieces are cut from life itself. This is a space where living is realized from the collections hanging from the walls to the live music bouncing off of them. Taking place in the heart of Brewerytown, our focus is in sharing positivity with our community and celebrating…

RECPhilly is About to Make Philly the Hottest Music Hub in the Country

A few weeks back we traveled to SXSW to get a healthy dose of new music, film and technology. Along the way we met up with Philadelphia music initiative RECPhilly before they threw the first ever Philadelphia showcase at SXSW. We were able to chat with one of RECPhilly’s leaders Dave Silver, singer Milton McCauley and Marketing Coordinator John Wright about how…

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Tam Talks Philly Phest & Asian Hip-Hop Making Its Mark

Hip-Hop is the therapeutic space for silent voices. And as it continues to be under society’s microscope for its hard-hitting messages, it’s constantly reinventing itself, adding new cultural narratives, and spearheading new movements; the first annual Philly Phest, a concert series bringing top Asian-American rappers to Philadelphia, attempts to merge cultures together through rap music. We spoke to Tam “Level” Kim…

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