If I had to choose only one label to wear for the rest of my life, it would probably be Ralph Lauren's Purple Label. This sweater will set you back $1500. . . I know that sounds sic, but yo, she's gorgeous. Set it off with these shoes from Clae, and that's what we call "dope boy fresh".
Old Chinese sneaker brands have been getting a lot of attention these days. Not long ago, the old chinese brand Feiyue (Flying Foward) was one of the cheapest brands of sneakers in China, selling for 25 to 35 yuan.In 2006 a French company bought the label and began selling them in London and Paris for 40 to 50 Euro.
for all my cats out there that make beats and spend hours in some dungeon looking for gems . . . hook your home collection up w/some of these very fly choices
the galvanized cubes are stackable - thas a crazy clean look!
from the still unreleased follow up solo effort by q tip
a local college radio station was throwing out some of their vinyl collection, i dont think they realized what a rare gem this was - but im certainly glad they didnt!
"I'm playing now, yeah," said Cheadle. "I've been touring so much and traveling so much, I haven't been able to jump back into the lessons so much but I play every day."He won't have to be perfect for the film. It's just an acting exercise really. "It's a work in progress, I'll tell you that much. It doesn't sound good to me but I'm not going to play in the movie. I just have to play so I'm comfortable with it. We have all of Miles' archival music. I'd never try to play it personally."
" . . . moving with an easy Negro stride out of the shadow into the light"
ally, rival, and opposite self of our unnamed protagonist, as well as my favorite character in the book - Tod Clifton seems to represent the anger and passion - and the internal polarity we currently face as young black men on the urban landscape
if you haven't had a chance to read the classic 'invisible man' by ralph ellison be sure to put it on your reading list!
If you desire to don a fine, tailor made garment from these guys, you better make sure your passport is up to date, and your money correct.
Only a handful of men's tailors, can boast a prestigious Savile Row address, on London's world renown strip, and Mecca of mens tailored clothing. Gieves & Hawkes address is No. 1 Savile Row, which probably speaks volumes as to the notability of their craftsmanship, not to mention being in the business for two centuries.
Dionis Ortiz’s “Self Portrait” is part of a new art exhibition called "Evolution: The Changing Faces of Harlem" at Columbia University.Gentrification has been a very hot topic in Harlem, one of Manhattan largest neighborhoods, in recent years. To read the article in the Times, click on the link above. To see more of Dionis's work visit his website dionisortiz.com. (Photo by Orit Darwish/Columbia University)
Below other work by Ortiz (from top to bottom Biz Markie, & Angela Davis)
Ms. Badu is definitely one of the most creative female artist of this generation. Artistic compromise is not a option- at any price. And while her unpredictable musical direction keeps the masses guessing, and sometimes even puzzled, her unwavering loyalty to honest self expression, has won the hearts and minds of a very loyal following.
Before rappers, it was bootleggers, number runners, pimps and drug dealers. Anybody who could get their hands on some real paper were trying to floss and look good- anything to feel better about themselves, even if it came at great cost. But it wasn't only poor blacks from the inner cities, it also included jazz musicians, preachers with their big Cadillacs, and even black professionals who sought what dignity they could buy through the social acceptance of elite universities, private clubs, and societies.
Nonetheless, all these things have served as emblems of prestige and prosperity for black people during times when many of our due liberties seemed to still eluded us. Now for better or worse it's just an everyday part of black culture, thus hip-hop culture. And in the spirit of competition, it's has always been a constant battle to one up the next cat.