Baby Phat is a really nostalgic model for lots of people. From the sneakers with the dramatic tongue that you just most likely used to stay your bell-bottom denims behind, to the fur-lined jackets and t-shirts with the model's cat stamped on it, Baby Phat was a critical temper and trend assertion at one time limit.
The model's founder, Kimora Lee Simmons, has not too long ago introduced that she's bought the corporate again from an unknown purchaser and plans on relaunching it this spring.
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“It’s good timing for this,” Kimora informed WWD. “Over the previous a number of years, we realized the model resonates with folks and lives deep of their souls.”
Kimora served as inventive director of Baby Phat from 2000 to 2010 whereas the corporate was an extension of Phat Farm, the boys's extension of the model that was beforehand run by her ex-husband Russell Simmons. When the model was at its peak, it pulled in $1 billion and was worn by many celebrities and large names alike.
The new launch shall be a “mainstream sportswear” assortment for millennials focused to the mid-tier retail stage. Kimora plans on tapping into her previous archive to replace the appears to be like that can have modernized “retro” components.
50 Cent & Goose Country Partner Up To Give Back To Low-Income Areas Of NYC
The premium outerwear model has solely been round for a 12 months and already has a number of movie star endorsements.
If anybody is aware of a superb enterprise mannequin once they see one, it is 50 Cent. The mogul does not hesitate to lend his movie star voice to assist a rising enterprise, and he not too long ago took to Instagram to showcase Goose Country, a premium outerwear model. "You know the vibes Goose Country is doing the correct factor assist corporations which are minority owned and giving again to low-income communities," 50 Cent wrote. "🤨get the jacket now."
The firm was established simply final 12 months and the proprietor Rico Hundo says that "the assist has been unreal." They've acquired assist from different well-known figures together with Snoop Dogg, Adrien Broner, Tory Lanez, Fabolous, Lil Durk and extra. Now, the primary black and brown luxurious coat firm is teaming up with 50 Cent to donate 5 % of their product sales to the G-Unit Foundation, giving funds to low-income communities throughout New York.
“We are grateful to have assist from a such a business-minded mogul who represents our technology,” Hundo says of 50 Cent. “My inspiration behind Goose Country is in order minorities we are able to have a luxurious merchandise that goes again to serving to our personal." The founders have been as soon as premium producers, wholesalers, and retailers within the coronary heart of New York City and have served the leisure business, superstars, and sports activities personalities for the reason that 80s.
Justin Bieber Has Finally Released His First Drew House Collection
Bieber's new model is now out there to the general public.
We have not gotten new music from Justin Bieber since 2015, however the artist has been conserving busy with some extra-curricular initiatives. One of these initiatives is his new streetwear model known as Drew House, which has been teased for fairly a while now. Just a few weeks in the past, Drew House dropped a pair of $5 slippers, whereas Bieber confirmed off a number of the jewellery he purchased for his teammates on the model. Drew House has a quite simple design, a yellow smiley face with the phrase "drew" because the mouth.
The phrase "Drew" refers to Justin's center identify, so it is clear that the singer is attempting to place part of himself into the model. A set of items is now out there for buy on the web site thehouseofdrew.com. Pieces embody corduroy shorts, hoodie, and pants, in addition to lengthy sleeves and t-shirts with the signature smiley face branding.
Prices for these clothes vary from $48 USD and $148 USD. Some items are already bought out so for those who're trying to cop something, it might in all probability be sensible to behave shortly.
Are you pondering of copping something? What do you consider JB's new streetwear model?
Chris Brown Debuts "This B**ch Lyin" T-Shirts Amid Paris Rape Allegations
Chris Brown is sustaining his innocence.
Chris Brown's Paris journey resulted in him getting arrested after a lady accused the singer of drugging and raping her. The Heartbreak On A Full Moon singer was launched from police custody with no prices with reviews detailing how officers are having a tough time understanding the girl's story. Chris has now hit the girl with a defamation lawsuit and is placing his innocence on the forefront, fairly actually, with new merchandise.
In a since-deleted Instagram put up, Chris wrote "THIS BITCH LYIN" in his caption and he is now taken these three phrases and plastered them on some t-shirts. According to The Blast the unique time period was coined when Chris was accused of assaulting mannequin Baylee Curran again in 2016 and now he is discovered one other strategy to deliver it again to mild once more.
The shirts are being offered on-line via Chris' Black Pyramid clothing line, going for $38 a chunk.
"I WANNA MAKE IT PERFECTLY CLEAR. THIS IS FALSE AND A WHOLE LOT OF CAP!" Chris wrote in his since-deleted put up. "FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MY FAMILY THIS IS SO DISPRESPECTFUL AND IS AGAINST MY CHARACTER AND MORALS!!!!!"
After Chris was launched from custody he stayed within the metropolis to end up some filming an upcoming music video.
RZA & Power Release Fall/Winter Wu-Wear Lookbook
New York, NY – Iconic streetwear brand Wu Wear first made a resurgence as a holiday capsule in winter 2017, followed by a full-scale Spring/Summer (2018) collection. Now, led by RZA, the Fall/Winter collection is here and consists of tees, long sleeve graphic shirts, sweaters, hoodies, pants, and jackets.
Emblazoned with the world-renowned Wu Wear logo, many of the pieces play off of timeless Wu-Tang imagery and lyrics, such as shirts with the lyrics for the intro from “Protect Ya Neck,” as well as new typographical treatments of the wordmark. There’s also a tracksuit that can best be summed up with the Fry “shut up and take my money” meme.
First launched in 1995 by RZA and Oliver Grant (better known as Power), Wu Wear was one of Hip Hop’s first clothing lines and was sold at major retailers like Macy’s. Remarkably, it stayed active until 2008, when it finally closed up shop. Riding the wave of streetwear brands making comebacks, it’s relaunch was brilliantly timed to coincide with the 25th year anniversary of the Clan.
Select items are sold at Barneys NY, Urban Outfitters, Zumiez, and WuWear.com. Check out images from the Fall/Winter lookbook, below.
Nas & Karl Kani Set To Drop "Escobar Season" Collection Next Month
New York City, NY – Legacy Hip Hop fashion designer Karl Kani has been teasing a new collection that is set to drop September 30 their website for the past few weeks.
There now seems to be more clarity as Nas announced a new collaboration between his clothing line, HSTRY, and the enduring brand Instagram yesterday, August 27.
The collection, which Nas revealed is called Escobar Season, appears to include a jacket and two shirts beaming with a 1990’s aesthetic. As well as being available on both brand’s websites, it’s going to be available in Urban Outfitters stores across North America.
Nas famously modeled for Karl Kani back in 1996 — a piece of Nas tri that Jay-Z pointed out in “Takeover.” Many superstars modeled for the brand in the 90s, such as Tupac, Biggie Smalls, and Pete Rock & CL Smooth.
Since staging a rebirth of the brand back in 2016 — capitalizing on the rise of streetwear — many younger artists like Jhené Aiko, Dave East, Swae Lee, A$AP Rocky, and PnB Rock have either been seen in campaigns or have been captured rocking Kani.
The Game Threatens To Kill 3 Men Who Allegedly Tried To Burglarize His Homeby Kyle EusticeInstagram/TheGame
Los Angeles, CA – While The Game was attending the 2018 BET Awards festivities on Saturday (June 23), he was almost the victim of a burglary.
According to a recent Instagram post from the Los Angeles rap heavyweight, three men were caught on camera attempting to break into his California home. In the caption, he not only explains what happened but also vows to take drastic action if he ever catches them.
“So this past Saturday night, 3 niggas thought they could catch me slippin while I was out enjoying #BETweekend festivities & attempt to burglarize my home,” he writes. “These niggas was on the ground checking the windows & doors for sensors & once they saw house was secure, & my 2 Rottweilers were in the crib they aborted mission.”
So this past Saturday night, 3 niggas thought they could catch me slippin while I was out enjoying #BETweekend festivities & attempt to burglarize my home. These niggas was on the ground checking the windows & doors for sensors & once they saw house was secure, & my 2 Rottweilers were in the crib they aborted mission. The 1st nigga walk look hella familiar & I’m on it !!! The second nigga got a @andreberto’s clothing line “Harvest” hoodie on… (Berto my nigga so it got nothing to do with him) but I’m on that too !!! Y’all idiots really three deep wit one baby ass flash light ??? What y’all gone do, flash my dogs to death ?? They also covered their faces with their hands & towels (they were going to use to break glass) as they walked past all of the cameras….. What they didn’t realize wit they dumb ass is the neighbors got cameras too & where they parked they car the plate was visible…. No need to call police, we gone see how you like niggas in all black at yo crib !!! But fuck all the dumb shit, #BETWeekend is over & I’ll be home waiting so please come back tonite so I can put all three of you niggas in caskets for even thinking I’m the nigga that’s gone let you violate my home & leave breathing !!!! A place where my children lay their heads at night will never be disrespected on my watch !!! If & when you come back “I’M KILLING ALL THREE OF YOU NIGGAS ON SIGHT” !!! So if you wanna lose your life over some Xbox’s & A few TV’s…. by all means, pull up & hop that gate again… ME & DRACO WILL BE WAITING !!!!! – Sincerely, THE GAME #TellMyPOillGoBackToJailBeforeiAllowNiggasToPlayMe #SorryNotSorry #ThisIsHowNiggasGetKilledOverDumbShit
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He continues, “#BETWeekend is over & I’ll be home waiting so please come back tonite so I can put all three of you niggas in caskets for even thinking I’m the nigga that’s gone let you violate my home & leave breathing !!!! A place where my children lay their heads at night will never be disrespected on my watch !!! If & when you come back ‘I’M KILLING ALL THREE OF YOU NIGGAS ON SIGHT’ !!! So if you wanna lose your life over some Xbox’s & A few TV’s…. by all means, pull up & hop that gate again… ME & DRACO WILL BE WAITING !!!!!”
The Game’s hashtags indicate he’d rather go back to jail than let people violate his home.
On the music front, the “Hate Or Love It” rapper is working on finishing his next album. The project will serve as the follow-up to 2016’s 1992.
Mistah F.A.B. Drops Off "Thug Tears 2" Albumby Trent ClarkInstagram/Mistah Fab
For his new album Thug Tears 2, the follow-up to January’s initial project, Fabby Davis Jr. aligns his battle-tested bars with the talents of Rick Ross, Mozzy, Philthy Rich, Frost and more.
Stream Mistah F.A.B.’s Thug Tears 2 down below and follow him on Instagram @fabbydavisjr1.
Earl Sweatshirt Cancels European Festival Sets Due To Anxiety & Depressionby Bryan HahnInstagram/soapmanwun
On the morning of his performance at London’s Field Day Festival (June 2), Earl Sweatshirt canceled his set as well as the rest of the dates on his European tour. The announcement came Field Day’s Twitter.
We are really sad to inform you that Earl Sweatshirt has had to cancel all European appearances at short notice, which includes Field Day today. We are gutted but hope to welcome him back to Field Day soon!
— Field Day (@fielddaylondon) June 2, 2018
While there was no reason given at the time, Sweatshirt’s team has sent the following message to Pitchfork since then: “Earl is battling anxiety and depression which has been compounded by the grief from the recent passing of his father. He thought he would be ready to perform but simply is not yet able to. He would like to apologize to his fans and promises to be back as soon as he is able to.”
Aside from Field Day, Sweatshirt was scheduled to perform at the Forbidden Fruit Festival in Dublin and Parklife Festival in Manchester. His website only lists upcoming shows in the States, starting with July 20 for the Pitchfork Festival.
Sweatshirt’s father passed away in January at the age of 79. He was a celebrated poet and political activist.
Most recently, Sweatshirt launched a new clothing line titled DEATHWORLD.
U-God Criticizes RZA's Leadership Of Wu-Tang Clan In New Book
U-God has opened up about the problems within Wu-Tang Clan in his new book RAW: My Journey Into The Wu-Tang. Rolling Stone has published an excerpt from the autobiography in which U-God blames many the issues on RZA’s decision-making and leadership.
In the excerpt, U-God describes how the group’s united mentality splintered over the years. He explains that revenue distribution became a major point contention and criticizes the management RZA’s brother, Mitchell “Divine” Diggs.
“Right now, it just looks like the Wu brothers are not on the same page, going at each other’s throats, missing shows, and all that,” U-God writes. “But, to me, it’s really years BS catching up to RZA. See, he put his family in charge shit, and for years, we would go on the road but the money came up short. Whether it was because RZA’s brother and Wu-Tang Production CEO] Divine overpromised or cut a deal he couldn’t deliver, or he made bad management decisions, I don’t know.”
U-God paints a picture RZA getting top-flight representation for solo endeavors while the Wu-Tang was stuck with “B- or C-list” management. He also expresses frustration with operations like Wu-Wear, which he says the original members invested in but never received any return on investment despite the clothing line’s popularity, and the handling Wu-Tang’s iconic logo.
“Many people don’t know this, but DJ Mathematics drew that logo on the back a napkin back in the day,” he writes. “RZA quickly trademarked it, and to this very day his brother beefs when any the original members attempt to use it. That to me is crazy — I mean, I understand if someone was using it without the group’s permission, but the members the group itself? Wow, that’s just crazy … Divine always told us, ‘Y’all can’t use that W without paying a brand fee, and if a promoter calls your manager direct to book a Wu-Tang show, best believe they’re paying that brand fee!’ Ain’t that a motherfucker!”
According to U-God, RZA became a control freak. RZA allegedly wanted to be in charge everything from the budget to writing hooks. U-God cites the creation Wu-Tang’s 2000 single “Gravel Pit” as a major example RZA’s dictatorial leadership. Instead allowing Method Man and U-God to write the hook as planned, RZA did it himself. In U-God’s eyes, RZA lost his way as a leader.
“Trying to exert too much control over grown-ass men leads to problems,” he writes. “RZA doesn’t know how to let go and let motherfuckers be grown men anymore, like he used to back in the day, when it was four or five motherfuckers touring the country in an old Mitsubishi Scorpion. Somewhere along the way, he forgot to let his soldier do what he initially recruited us to do and coached us to do. He forgot that you don’t tear down your soldiers, you build your soldiers up. Because when they rise up, they bring you with them.”
Despite all these issues, U-God says Wu-Tang members are able to put aside their differences and come together when necessary. He also acknowledges that leadership is necessary but the leader should be open to ideas.
Read the entire excerpt on Rolling Stone or in U-God’s autobiography, which is in stores now.