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RJ PAYNE

RJ’S CAREER TOOK OFF WHILE PERFORMING UNDER THE NAME REIGN MAN. HE WAS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE BATTLE RAP DVD ERA. THE BATTLE RAPPER TURNED RECORDING ARTIST HAS CAUGHT THE ATTENTION OF HIP-HOP GREATS LIKE ERICK SERMON AND PETE ROCK. VALIDATED MAGAZINE SPOKE WITH THE EMCEE TO DISCUSS HIS HIS TRANSITION FROM BATTLE RAPPER TO RECORDING ARTIST, LYRICS REEMERGING IN HIP-HOP AND MORE.

SNKRHEAD NYC

IF YOU LIVE IN THE NEW YORK CITY AREA YOU MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH THE SNKRHEAD CLOTHING LINE, A COLLECTION OF CLOTHES INFLUENCED BY HIP-HOP CULTURE ALONGSIDE THE MULTICULTURAL STREETS OF NEW YORK CITY. MAKING A STATEMENT, YOU CAN'T MISS THE CLEAN CUT DESIGNS AND URBAN STREET STYLE. NOT LOOKING TO REDEFINE THE WORD "FASHION", SNKRHEAD IS WHERE FASHION AND HIP-HOP COLLIDE. TERRELL "REALIFE" BLACK CAUGHT UP WITH STREETWEAR DESIGNERS SNKRHEAD PETE AND SNKRHEAD MIC TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ESTABLISHED BRAND.

KIDD CALLED QUEST

UPSTATE NEW YORK HAS BIRTHED SOME LEGENDARY HIP-HOP PRODUCERS. EARNING HIS PRODUCTION CREDENTIALS ON TRACK AT A TIME, HIP-HOP PRODUCER KIDD CALLED QUEST IS MAKING A NAME FOR HIMSELF. STAYING ORGANIC WITH THE CULTURE, HE IS SELECTIVE WHEN CHOOSING A PROJECT. KIDD CALLED QUEST IS A HUGE SUPPORTER HIP-HOP AND HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY THE BOOM BAP ERA. HIS DETERMINATION AND WORK ETHIC ISN'T MATCHED BY A MANY. VALIDATED INTERVIEWED THE PRODUCER PERTAINING TO HIS MUSICAL INFLUENCES, PRODUCTION CREDITS, RECENT PROJECTS AND MORE.