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    The Patriotism Project: What Does the American Flag Mean to You?

    Every summer AfroPunk hosts their 10th anniversary music festival. Given the amount of amazing creators that frequent the cultural event it’s only right that The Culture LP cover the two-day event this past Summer 2014. However, with the massive amounts of press passes set to swarm the event, it made sense to execute something heavier than […]

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    Shantell Martin is Drawing on Everything

    Back and forth to the A line in Bed-Stuy, printed on my favorite magazine covers, and even on the radar of retail art departments – illustrator Shantell Martin and her trusted pen are making her mark on New York City and beyond. Martin’s signature style blends a playful, doodle-like simplicity with inspiration in text. The strong […]

  • Freelancer 101: The Art of Contracts

    Being free of commitment to a particular employer has so many great benefits, but being self-employed is less glamorous when you don’t have the right contracts to make sure that you and your business are protected. There’s an art to contracts. Once you do it right a few times, you’ll create a template for yourself, […]

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    LISTEN: Buggs Tha Rocka’s Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet

    We love getting new music in our inbox. Buggs Tha Rocka’s new tape “Scattered Thoughts of an American Poet” dropped earlier this week.  He’s shared the stage with Talib Kweli, Big Sean, and Young Jeezy to name a few. Those different styles of music are a testament to contrast of Buggs and the commercial rap the […]

  • Reminder: Escape Social Stagnation

    Words by Mark Scott Innovative.  Creative.  Transcending.  These are some of the words that describe the last 10 to 15 years of technology advances.  Bright minds and countless hours of dedication have shaped the way we communicate forever.  We believe that technology, as fascinating as it is, has brought us closer together,  but it’s really […]



We all have the three levels of influence: Culture, Lifestyle, and Progress in our lives one way or another. The CLP is where those elements connect to creativity and those that dedicate their lives or free time to self expression in music, film, artwork and beyond. It’s not what we build, but how that shows who we are. We present creators, leaders, their experiences and all that falls between the cracks to unite a counterculture with it’s creative side on and offline. Get it how you live. Believe in yourself, and enjoy.

- The CLP Team

The-Patriotism-Project-1

The Patriotism Project: What Does the American Flag Mean to You?

Every summer AfroPunk hosts their 10th anniversary music festival. Given the amount of amazing creators that frequent the cultural event it’s only right that The Culture LP cover the two-day event this past Summer 2014. However, with the massive amounts of press passes set to swarm the event, it made sense to execute something heavier than […]

WATCH: The Gifted Najee Omar Performs “The Anti-Poem (After Amiri Baraka)” for All Def Poetry

“Poems are bullshit unless they are screamed, or howled, or thrown in your face.” – Najee Omar The true role of an artist, the poet Amiri Baraka said, “is to raise the consciousness of people. To make them understand life, the world and themselves more completely.” Najee Omar’s “The Anti-Poem (After Amiri Baraka)” calls out […]

shantell-martin-profile

Shantell Martin is Drawing on Everything

Back and forth to the A line in Bed-Stuy, printed on my favorite magazine covers, and even on the radar of retail art departments – illustrator Shantell Martin and her trusted pen are making her mark on New York City and beyond. Martin’s signature style blends a playful, doodle-like simplicity with inspiration in text. The strong […]

Press Play: “Martin Dream, Malcolm Vision” – A Visual by Eric Biddines

“The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people.” Southern Florida rapper Eric Biddines‘ soulful sound was introduced to us on Planet Coffeebean 2, where he compares his experience in the music industry to his interpretation of a slave plantation. We were happy […]