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Pantone Announced the 2018 Color of the Year

Looks like 2018 will be the year of purple The Pantone Color Institute forecasts global color trends and advises companies on what colors will be popular based on trends and pop culture. This year's shade is officially called Ultra Violet, which the company says, "communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. PANTONE In 2016 we saw an explosion of rose quartz and greenery in 2017. PANTONE “The Pantone Color of the Year has come to mean so much more than ‘what’s trending’ in the world of design; it’s truly a reflection of what’s needed in our world today," Laurie Pressman, Vice President of the Pantone Color Institute, said in Pantone's official announcement. Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, told the New York Times that Ultra Violet is "also the most complex of all colors, because it takes two shades that are seemingly diametrically opposed — blue and red — and brings them together to create something new." What do you think of the 2018 color of the year? Let us know in the comments below.

By |December 25th, 2017|The Reporter|

Cardi B’s First Single Just Beat Taylor Swift for the No. 1 Song in the Country

Cardi B is Making Music History! In mid-August, about two months after Cardi B released her debut single "Bodak Yellow," I decided to go see her play a show at MoMa PS1 in Queens, New York. It was absolutely nuts. And not just for a show at a museum — it was nuts for ANY show. Hundreds of people had filled the two courtyards on the museum grounds, and half of them probably couldn't even see the stage. It was chaos. And it was all for Cardi B — a Bronx-born rapper and reality star who hasn't even released a proper album yet. In fact, that very same day, she predicted that "Bodak Yellow" would become the No. 1 song in an interview with the New York Times. On June 16, Cardi released her debut major label single "Bodak Yellow," which has already appeared on a number of the best songs of 2017 lists. Though it only debuted at 85 on the Hot 100, it became a strong contender for song of the summer, propelled by performances at OVO Fest and the MTV VMAs pre-show (it should have been during the main show, IMHO). Throughout the weeks it moved its way up the charts until today, when it finally topped Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" as the No. 1 song in the country. This marks the first time a female rapper has topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart without a feature from any other artists in nearly two decades. She's only the second rapper to do this, the first being Lauryn

By |October 5th, 2017|Music, The Reporter|