The techie fest known as South by Southwest Interactive has gotten so big that trends are hard to quantify. But it can be done. Here are five takeaways from the past five days.
Austin, Texas (CNN) -- Hoopla surrounding South by Southwest Interactive, the techie festival that wrapped up here Tuesday, has exploded in recent years.
ProfessU.com is where hip hop and pop culture meet education. The web site was created by educators Dr. John P. Hamilton and Dr. John Spruill III, and their goal is to capture the positive essences of hip hop and pop culture in trending news, and create original content in the same vein.
ProfessU "flips the script" to give the world a glimpse of conversations with high profile individuals, allowing those interviewed to discuss their lives, dreams, and perspectives on the industry or world events.
ProfessU wants visitors to experience these individuals' "humble beginnings," and become a witness to how many have tapped into the academy as an option for opportunity, or used their newfound wealth to assist others.
Justin Timberlake made us wait almost seven years before releasing a new album, and now that he has our attention, he's going to take his time.
His 10-track, roughly 70-minute record, "The 20/20 Experience," was made available as a free stream on iTunes Monday night, a week ahead of its official release date.
The first impression reviews haven't deemed it a perfect disc, but the resounding response is positive. Mr. Timberlake can certainly feel good about his much anticipated return.
AUSTIN, Texas – In five years on YouTube, Franchesca Ramsey says, only one of the nearly 200 videos she's posted has been explicitly about race.
Yet when the actress, comedian and video blogger hosted a meet-up with fans here at the South by Southwest Interactive festival, only three out of about 300 of them were white.
Of course that one video, "S**t White Girls Say ... to Black Girls," has accounted for nearly 10 million of the roughly 18 million views her videos have gotten, combined.
You could feel it coming. It's like when you know the rain is coming and you can feel it in your bones. It's about to be over. You and who you thought was the love of your life are breaking up. Sometimes there is a conversation, sometimes just a text. Then there are things that only a song can communicate. Keep this list right next to the refrigerator filled with ice cream or next to a big bottle of brown liquor.
Saturday marked the 16th anniversary of the death of rapper Notorious B.I.G., and Vibe took a look at the MC's relationship with the Coogi fashion brand and who wore it before him, like one of America's favorite dads.
During the mid-90s, Christopher Wallace undoubtedly made it a hood priority to rock the iconic knit pattern. However, he wasn't the first to put a generation of urban style seekers onto the COOGI brand.
Back in the 80s, another figure in African-American pop culture made COOGI—more importantly, their sweaters – a go-to for guaranteed freshness: Bill Cosby. Everyone's favorite TV dad made the COOGI sweater a staple on his timeless sitcom, "The Cosby Show" (1984 – 1992).