It’s been a minute since we’ve done one of these, but our friends with SF’s Resonate event have curated an ill lineup this month. Featuring some of SF’s dopest beat heads such as Jeremy Ellis, Teeko, Comma, Jermski, Ruff Draft, and Mophono, the event jumps off this Friday at one of our favorite venues, Public Works.
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Part of the extended family here at URB, our friends at Retrofit Republic linked up with us to tell us about their Immigrant Dreams Lookbook contest.
Stories play a major role in the heritage and diaspora of all cultures. We caught up with Jenny Ton and Julia Rhee, founders of Retrofit Republic to get their story.
URB: Can you talk to us about what Retrofit Republic is and what it represents to the cultures that it touches?
Retrofit Republic: Retrofit Republic is a styling firm for individuals, changemakers, and brands. We specialize in sustainable fashion styling, event design, and sell vintage apparel for men and women.
Our vision is to change the belief that fashion and sustainability are mutually exclusive. We believe social responsibility is necessary for …
There’s always an abundance of negative or reactive news that surrounds things in the our day to day lives – mainstream media just happens to work that way. As a result, it helps those stories that tell of the positives in the world shine all that much brighter.
In light of the Fourth of July, we thought we’d take a look back at one of these positive stories coming out of Memorial Day Weekend. URB photo correspondent, Asa Moore, travelled out to Pryor, Oklahoma as part of our detachment covering the World’s Loudest Month. Embedded to cover Rocklahoma, Asa travelled 150 miles past to visit the folks of Moore and to get an idea of the impact that occurred after massive tornadoes struck the area. The following is Asa’s first hand account of just what he …
Whether you are out celebrating the BET awards or out enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather this Sunday, be sure to check out Lock & Key’s day party from 3-9pm. It’s always a good time, with good people, good drinks, and good vibes. This Sunday will be hosted by Jerry Lorenzo, Billy Walsh & TK Nguyen with sounds provided by DJ Assal and Chuck Inglish.
We sent embedded URB photo staffer Paulo Von Borries to roll with our friends and family at Stones Throw Records for their premiere event for label documentary Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton (This Is Stones Throw Records). Hitting us up via satellite phone (or Google Voice, whichever floats your boat), we caught up with Paulo after escaping Destro (see this article for that story) to get a man on the street report on the goings on at the event.
On approaching the venue and weaving his way through the mass of people that had pooled up at the Exchange LA, Paulo described the scene as …