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    ImaniSR’s Big Apple Debut “An Ode To Her”

    Words by Michael Tonge |   If you haven’t heard  about ImaniSR, I’m sure you will soon. The Washington D.C. native is grabbing the attention of the big apple, the borough of Brooklyn in particular has become acquainted with her work. Myself personally, I had the pleasure of experiencing Imani’s work while waiting for a frozen margarita […]

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    The Draper Affect: Connect Art to the Soul

    Combining creative flair with your entrepreneurial ability goes beyond setting up shop at a local farmer’s market, or putting your work on display at a gallery to make a sell. Sure, that’s nice but as you expand to maintain both your network and net worth, you’ll find that maneuvering between the two can be a […]

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    The Internet Killed 106 & Park. Plus 4 More Reasons It Was Cancelled

    Words by Jasmine Henderson & Mark Scott |   BET recently announced that the network will be canceling 106 & Park as a live music video show and taking the program 100% digital. After a notable 14-year run saying goodbye to the show a generation watched faithfully after school or work may have come with a little […]

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    Listen to Iman Europe’s “Hello, Mellow” EP

    She’s from California, but lately she’s been shaking things up in the Big Apple. Following her first EP, “Aliens & Robots“, Iman Europe’s smooth alto has been ringing all over Soundcloud and Twitter. Her covers turn top 40 hits into jazz influenced, electro sounds reflective of an improv era of hip hop and R&B seldom […]

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    Everyday Inspiration for Your Everyday Grind

    We could all use a little more time in our lives to be inspired the world around us. Whether it’s to take some time away from our devices to work out new ideas, or immersing yourself into a book on a weekend, productive down time is essential fuel for our creative and entrepreneurial spirits. It’s easy to put that inspiration time […]



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

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Artwork in honor of the black & unarmed

Many cities have followed suit with Ferguson, Missouri in protesting the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting that killed unarmed teenager, Mike Brown. In lieu of more unpopular opinion on black lives in the news, these artists hit the streets in another way. See murals paying respects to those […]

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ImaniSR’s Big Apple Debut “An Ode To Her”

Words by Michael Tonge |   If you haven’t heard  about ImaniSR, I’m sure you will soon. The Washington D.C. native is grabbing the attention of the big apple, the borough of Brooklyn in particular has become acquainted with her work. Myself personally, I had the pleasure of experiencing Imani’s work while waiting for a frozen margarita […]

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The Draper Affect: Connect Art to the Soul

Combining creative flair with your entrepreneurial ability goes beyond setting up shop at a local farmer’s market, or putting your work on display at a gallery to make a sell. Sure, that’s nice but as you expand to maintain both your network and net worth, you’ll find that maneuvering between the two can be a […]

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The Internet Killed 106 & Park. Plus 4 More Reasons It Was Cancelled

Words by Jasmine Henderson & Mark Scott |   BET recently announced that the network will be canceling 106 & Park as a live music video show and taking the program 100% digital. After a notable 14-year run saying goodbye to the show a generation watched faithfully after school or work may have come with a little […]