V A L I x D O P E - Singer+Songwriter Vali in Pure DOPE Magazine

Vali – Dream Interpretation

For ice-dyed popster Vali, a bombshell blend of Black, Native American, Russian, and creative wave algorithms widely non-categorized though fan appreciated and warmly embraced, music is more mod mag than facade hashtag. Her unpredictable variations of abstract art in the form of sound bares a remarkable resemblance to Bardot beauty and Poitier poise, one that may appear futuristic at…

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G Herbo – All I Got

When it comes to heartfelt street tales of gun-fired revenge bartender blended with God-fearing remorse, none write it realer or deliver it rawer than Chicago’s G Herbo. The scenario’s are real: his life, his rules, so he ruled to remain alive. The raps are more to release memories than campaign for mentions. Young homie is…

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Sami Miró – Instant Vintage

Vinyl All Eyez On Me albums, special edition Ramones jackets, and a parade of celebrity show-ups is how designer extraordinaire Sami Miró celebrated the launch of her Surplus by Bravado collaboration at the SXSW Music Festival’s Music is Universal showcase. Held at popular Austin cocktail bar, Antone’s, Miró’s latest limited edition collection includes four styles of army jackets. All…

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Joshua Vincent Edwards – Future Ruler

Fashion Week assassin Joshua Vincent Edwards kills couture – every look, every time – curates creative – dude def knows how to dress with direction – and bodies retail runways like a dreaded hype sniper in Yeezy Season 5, Pyer Moss, Collina Strada, and collector’s edition brainwashed retros. Designer exclusives aside, Edwards’ true signature is his sincerity;…

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Herizen Guardiola – This Is True Religion

Gorgeous girl with stellar style, a vast voice and Tony Award-type acting talent accurately describes Herizen Guardiola – standout star of the hit Netflix original series “The Get Down”. On the Nas narrated musical period drama set in the late 70’s South Bronx, Guardiola plays tenaciously talented Mylene Cruz opposite Shameik Moore, Jaden Smith, and Skylan…

PLAY RICH x DOPE MAG - SS17 ISSUE

JOY RICH SS17 – Play Rich

It’s back to the basics for PLAYBOY. The flirtatiously sex-centric lifestyle brand has announced their subscriber-appreciated return to baring it all. What better way to reclaim the naked nuance crown than to share the thong thrown with longtime couture collaborator JOYRICH, an actively audacious youth-driven line lauded for its loud attention to luxurious detail. With…

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Justine Skye – The Purple Unicorn in Paris

When Roc Nation-repped soul starlet Justine Skye released her critically acclaimed, music lover appreciated EP 8 ounces earlier this year, quite a few R&B imbalanced non-believers became rock steady fans. The nine song jewel of a project was written and produced by legendary hit-maker The-Dream and proudly announced the beautiful Brooklyn native’s official debut with…

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