Check the Rhyme: Culture Wars vs. Style Wars

I hope that you have noticed but just in case you haven’t, RVA is currently being transformed into a hub for art and creative culture. The G40 Art Summit, Art 180’s What Do you Stand For display, and later this month the RVA Street Art Festival, are all a part of what I’m calling RVA’s Style Wars Summer.

Check the Rhyme: The soundtrack to VCU’s HAVOC is hip hop

One way that VCU’s Coach Smart blocked out distractions this season was by focusing on preparation, scouting, and game planning with his assistant coaches. However, the players used an additional tool before the game to help them wreak HAVOC: a locker room soundtrack of hip hop music.

Check the Rhyme: Wake Up Everybody

What started as a conversation among friends regarding the struggles of their community has now grown into one of the most inspirational viral videos ever to come out of RVA: BlackRVA’s Richmond rendition of the Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes’ classic, “Wake Up Everybody.”

Check the Rhyme: remembering J Dilla

James Dewitt Yancey, better known by his stage names J Dilla and Jay Dee, passed away six years ago this month. Members of RVA’s hip hop scene reflect on his legacy.

PHOTOS: Richmond Zombie Walk

The 7th Annual Richmond Zombie Walk was held this weekend despite rainy weather. Hundreds of Richmond’s faithful undead came out and walked up and down Carytown. Here are some of the most grotesque images of reanimated DEAD!!

Part 2: Coach Shaka Smart in his own words

In Part 2 of Coach Shaka Smart In His Own Words, you will learn more about Shaka Smart; the man. He talks about his favorite music, his feeling on becoming a new dad, and the best advice he has ever received. His words are direct and unedited…

Coach Shaka Smart in his own words

VCU Men’s Basketball Coach Shaka Smart took the world by storm last March as the Rams upset their way to the NCAA Final Four. In the process, Coach Smart captivated the country with his on-court leadership and intriguing personal story. This profile allows Coach Smart to define himself; in his own words.

First Fridays in black & white

In the face of recent criticism and complaints that First Fridays has “gotten out of control,” I would like to share my photos showing a far different, more positive, aspect of First Fridays. A First Fridays that is as diverse and happening as Richmond itself.