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The Best Rap T-Shirts Spotted at Coachella 2019

The annual Coachella Festival is one of the greatest live music events of the year, and The Source was on grounds for Weekend 1 to take in all that three days of rap, rock, R&B and everything in between had to offer. While performances are always the highlight of the occasion, nothing compares to the fashion that you’ll spot while jumping from stage to stage.



Jay-Z, Hard Knock Life Tour (1999)
Spotted: De La Soul set, Heineken House


Since Coachella does festival style like no other, we had to test the Hip-Hop knowledge on the scene to see who was properly representing for the culture. Rap tees seemed like the best area to focus on, and we definitely peeped some good ones — vintage De La Soul for the ’80s heads, Hard Knock Life Tour-era Jay-Z for ’90s kids and the absolute standout of them all that mixed early 2000s rap with the infamous Fyre Fest of today — sorry, Ja Rule! — as worn by the brilliant and clearly hilarious Questlove of The Roots. Check for that one specifically above, but the rest that we spotted all weekend long are pretty fresh as well.

Keep scrolling for a style-driven trek through Weekend 1 of Coachella 2019, and see if you can name the era, album or even the year of each rap T-shirt we came across:


De La Soul, ‘3 Feet High and Rising’ (1989)
Spotted: De La Soul set, Heineken House



Snoop Dogg by Topman
Spotted: The Roots set, Heineken House



Lauryn Hill, ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ (1998)
Spotted: Republic Records offsite party, Zenyara



Drake, Assassination Vacation Tour (2019)
Spotted: YG set, Sahara stage



Childish Gambino, exclusive Coachella 2019 merch (2019)
Spotted: YG set, Sahara stage



Tupac x VLONE (2017)
Spotted: YG set, Sahara stage



Death Row Records (1991)
Spotted: YG set, Sahara stage



Kanye West, ‘Yeezus’ Tour (2013)
Spotted: Coachella Ferris Wheel



Travis Scott, ‘ASTROWORLD: Wish You Were Here’ Tour (2018)
Spotted: Lil Pump / Gucci Gang set, Sahara stage



YG, “4Hunnid Pro League” Bowling Shirt by Zumies
Spotted: Gucci Mane & Quavo / Gucci Gang set, Sahara stage



Travis Scott, ‘ASTROWORLD: Wish You Were Here’ Tour (2019)
Spotted: Gucci Mane / Gucci Gang set, Sahara stage



Kanye West, ‘College Dropout’ (2004)
Spotted: Idris Elba DJ set, Yuma tent



Mac Miller, R.I.P. (2018)
Spotted: H.E.R. set, Outdoor Theatre



Snoop Dogg by Urban Outfitters (2016)
Spotted: En route to Kaytranada, Mojave stage



Kanye West, Saint Pablo Tour (2016)
Spotted: H.E.R. set, Outdoor Theatre



Nipsey Hussle, R.I.P. (2019)
Spotted: Ariana Grande set, Coachella Stage



Images: Keenan Higgins / The Source

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Lansky Jones of World’s Fair Packs In Merch With Hip-Hop For ‘Dangerfield’ Pop-Up

Dropping merch to coincide with your latest LP is nothing new to the game, and artists today are using it as one of the primary tools for album promo. From digital drops for nine days straight like Travis Scott did for ASTROWORLD, to a more in-person vibe like Kota The Friend did last year in Brooklyn for his Anything EP release pop-up with Fltbys, the end result usually includes good music and something cool to hold onto and a keepsake that sort of preserves the project altogether. A similar situation went down this past weekend in Williamsburg at the Fool’s Gold Recs store, where World’s Fair rapper Lansky Jones popped up with some gear in support of his debut solo record Dangerfield.





Being part of one of the illest underground rap groups out of New York City comes with its fare share of clout to do cool things like this, but stepping out on the solo tip doesn’t come without its reservations. “I wasn’t sure who I was as a solo artist,” Jones recalls while cuts from Dangerfield play over the speakers, adding, “I ultimately wanted to put out to the world that as a rapper you have a platform. I want to utilize mine in a way that’s meaningful.” After feeling, in his own words, “looked over” by an industry that goes through new rap acts like a pack of Tic Tacs, he finally feels ready to drop these new verses and enter a whole new path for his career.

When it comes to the merch add-on, he also understands its importance to the process of pushing a new album, especially on your first rollout. Here’s what he had to say in terms of how streetwear helps to get fans more involved in the new music:


“The merch directly ties into the album because the long-sleeve is called the “Big Allis”; it’s the front cover of the album. The photo is of me on Roosevelt Island where I grew up during my childhood years, and I’m overlooking what was outside my window: the “Big Allis” Ravenswood 30 power plant. It’s an ugly thing to see outside your window at the time, especially because Roosevelt Island wasn’t initially supposed to be residential. It was a prison, then an insane asylum — for me, it was just what I saw everyday. It definitely has a coming-of-age feel.”

— Lansky Jones, World’s Fair

Lansky Jones and executive producer of Dangerfield Paul Wilson


Keep scrolling to see more from Lansky Jones’ Dangerfield pop up, and also to listen to the LP of the same name in its entirety:



Images: Keenan Higgins / The Source

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Carhartt & ’47 Drop New OUTWORK x OUTROOT MLB Hat Collection [Photos]

Carhartt x ’47’s OUTWORK x OUTROOT MLB Collection

Source: Carhartt x ’47’s OUTWORK x OUTROOT / Carhartt x ’47’s OUTWORK x OUTROOT

Fans of Carhartt have been anticipating the annual sports collaboration with ’47, and this year’s collection for Major League Baseball looks to be another must-have for cap collectors. Carhartt and ’47 just dropped its brand-new OUTWORK X OUTROOT  MLB hat collection to the masses.

All 30 MLB teams are represented and the hats come in three styles. The ’47 CLEAN UP, ’47 MVP, and ’47 CAPTAIN hats are all clean looks that vary between a solid dark blue cap with a curved or flat brim, and the traditional Carhartt Brown colorway with both curved and flat brims.

Fans who want to cop their caps today can head over to ’47’s website here.

Hit the gallery below to see select images from this exciting and brand-new campaign.

Photo: Carharrt x ’47

Source: HipHopWired.com

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Sustainable Fashion Brand Arvin Goods Teams Up With Czarface [Photos]

Arvin Goods X CZARFACE Sock Line

Source: Arvin Goods / Arvin Goods

Hip-Hop collective Czarface, comprised of Wu-Tang Clan’s Inspectah Deck, and duo 7L & Esoteric, have been churning up comic book-inspired projects for years now. The latest project, Czarface Meets Ghostface, features Tony Starks and the crew is collaborating with sustainable fashion brand Arvin Goods for some fresh pieces you need to add to your collection.

Arvin Goods has a simple mission of being the only basics brand that promotes sustainability overall. Each product from Arvin is made using what’s called “closed-loop” production practices, which essentially means each basic is constructed with donated or recycled materials with low impact on water supplies while also doing away with toxic dyes and waste, doing so at a very fair price point at that.

In their joint venture with Czarface, who dropped their latest music project on Feb. 15, the crew now has a line of sustainable socks. This goes hand in hand with SZA, who had a sustainable merch line and Jaden Smith, who employs the use of sustainable denim with G-Star Raw. This new angle in pairing celebrities with environmentally-conscious products could go a long way in promoting the value of the sustainability movement.

The “Czarvin” collaboration features three styles of socks, which with varying Czarface graphics and available in red, black and white. Learn more about the collection and how to cop your own by following this link, and then check out our gallery of the goods below.

Photo: Arvin Goods

Source: HipHopWired.com

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Virgil Abloh & Louis Vuitton Remove Michael Jackson Themes From FW19 Collection Amid ‘Leaving Neverland’ Controversy

The theme for Louis Vuitton’s FW19 presentation at Paris Fashion Week Men’s, which originally wowed the fashion industry in all the right ways, is now causing the brand to completely backtrack and remove it altogether. It’s an act that truly has us wondering one thing: is this truly the beginning of the end for Michael Jackson’s legacy?



As unfortunate as it is to report this, both for the nature of the crime in question and the one being accused of it, the luxury fashion house and its recently-appointed menswear creative director Virgil Abloh are the latest to face backlash brought forth by the scathing Leaving Neverland documentary. Backed by a premiere at Sundance, a two-night airing on HBO and an after show special hosted by media maven Oprah, the doc depicts the disgraced King of Pop being accused of extreme acts of child sexual abuse by two of his former prepubescent associates. The reactions have been split — loyal MJ fans stand by his innocence while abuse survivors are denouncing the mere mention of his name — which has now put Virgil and LV in a tough predicament, seeing as the FW19 show was completely dedicated to him down to the “Billie Jean”-inspired set design.

Here’s what Louis Vuitton’s chief executive officer Michael Burke told WWD in an official statement regarding the doc:


“We find the allegations in the [Leaving Neverland] documentary deeply troubling and disturbing. Child safety and welfare is of utmost importance to Louis Vuitton. We are fully committed to advocating this cause.”

— Michael Burke, Chairman/chief executive officer, Louis Vuitton


Abloh followed with similar sentiments, addressing the controversy in the same statement by saying, “I am aware that in light of this documentary the show has caused emotional reactions. I strictly condemn any form of child abuse, violence or infringement against any human rights.” According to WWD, the brand has made the decision to remove all MJ-focused themes from the FW19 offering. While specific items weren’t named, we can assumed that it will include the sparkly gloves (seen above), T-shirts depicting MJ’s signature tip-toed dance move and quite possibly the Jackson 5-inspired sweaters. What lingers are the range of items inspired by The Wiz. While Michael Jackson did in fact star as Scarecrow in the 1978 retelling of The Wizard of Oz, he alone doesn’t embody the entire significance of what that movie means to Black culture and cinema in general. We’ll just have to see when the collection starts hitting retailers in later months.


Image: Louis Vuitton

Image: Louis Vuitton


Let us know whether you agree or disagree with this decision to remove MJ from the Louis Vuitton FW19 Collection by sounding off over on Twitter and Facebook. Take a look below to reminisce on better times and watch the full runway show:

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Kimora Lee Simmons Is Relaunching Baby Phat Clothing

Kimora Lee Simmons takes her daughters out to lunch

Source: WENN.com / WENN

Hip-Hop’s favorite feline is coming back. Kimora Lee Simmons has confirmed we can expect to see Baby Phat in stores this year.

Page Six is reporting that the model turned mogul is relaunching her beloved street wear brand. She detailed purchasing the line back in an interview with fashion trade publication WWD. While she did not reveal what she paid to get it back or who it was bought from, she did make it clear the process was not a simple one saying “we had to hunt around to find it”. She took to her Instagram account to make the announcement on International Women’s Day.

Originally launched in 1998 as an extension to her then husband’s Phat Farm brand, Baby Phat was the first line to cater to women exclusive in the urban fashion space. The wears were often promoted via over the top tactics specifically her fashion shows. In 2006 Kimora was the first designer to host a fashion show at Radio City Music Hall. The brand would go on to gross over $30 million a year and eventually extending their product portfolio to the lingerie, perfume and children’s categories.

In 2004 Baby Phat was sold to the Kellwood Company for a rumored $140 million dollars. Fast forward to 2008 Kellwood Company sold a majority stake to Sun Capital Partners. Two years after the deal Simmons was abruptly removed from her seat as creative director.

When asked what consumers can expect from the relaunch Kimora stated “we’re working fast and furiously and have a lot up our sleeves.”

Photo: WENN.com

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Biggie’s Biggest Style Staples You Can Still Cop in 2019

R.I.P. to the one, the only, The Notorious B.I.G.

22 years have passed since Biggie was murdered on March 9, 1997 while leaving an afterparty for the 11th Annual Soul Train Music Awards in Los Angeles. That night, he hit the stage to perform a medley of his hits “One More Chance (Remix)” and the Junior M.A.F.I.A. posse cut “Get Money.” At no point could he have imagined that it would be his last time ever performing on a stage, or at all for that matter, but he sure went out looking extra dapper in a black tux and top hat to match. While it certainly was a memorable style moment for the bigger than life rap star, it was far from the only instance in his career where he kept it all the way fresh.



From photoshoots to the stage, and even on a classic cover of The Source Magazine, keep scrolling to see some of his most memorable fashion statements and how you can still cop those iconic looks today:


COOGIE SWEATERS

This one’s a given. There’s probably no other brand that B.I.G. is associated with as much as he is to COOGI. Whether for ugly sweater parties, a ’90s-themed kickback or just to stay cozy down to the socks, you can still pull this look off.

COOGI Classic Crewneck – $600 USD
Shop here: COOGI


KANGOL HATS

This was a popular hat during the 1990s that fit Biggie’s mafioso rap persona to a tee. As the 504 is just as iconic to the Kangol brand as B.I.G. is to Hip-Hop, it’ll always be a fashion statement that you can rock “on and on and on and…” just like his flow on “Nasty Boy.”

Kangol Wool 504 – $50 USD
Shop here: Kangol


BAPE

Of course the King of Brooklyn would be rocking one of the rarest BAPE pieces before the BAPE trend even made it big in America. The iconic Japanese streetwear retailer re-released this same jacket last season, so it’s clearly still a favorite amongst Ape Heads even after all these years.

A Bathing Ape GOTE-TEX 1st CAMO Snowboard Jacket – $1,000 USD
Shop here: StockX


VERSACE SHADES

BIG had such an impact on Versace that the luxury fashion house gave him the ultimate tribute by re-releasing the frames he made notoriously popular — they even named it the “Biggie Frame.”

Versace Havana Medusa Biggie Sunglasses – $295 USD
Shop here: Versace


TIMBERLAND BOOTS

Ok, so Biggie in no way started the Wheat Timbs movement, but it was definitely a rare occasion where he wasn’t rocking a fresh pair. We wonder how funny he would’ve though all these “NYC Timbs” memes are.

Timberland 6-Inch Premium Boot “Wheat” – $190 USD
Shop here: Timberland


HAWAIIAN SHIRTS

Image: Chris Walter/WireImage

Either he predicted the trend would be popular in the current menswear cycle — remember Pusha T in Prada last year? — or he was simply just always in summer mode. We’ll go with the latter, but BIG made these look fly then and even now.

PRADA Printed poplin shirt – $920 USD
Shop here: Prada


A CLASSIC SUIT

Straight off his last living appearance on the cover of The Source (Issue #91), Biggie went out on a truly classic note, and we’re proud to have this one in the vault. Nothing is more traditional than a two-piece suit, and given his larger-than-life persona and size alike, The Notorious B.I.G. rocked it just as well as he did with a mic. Forever missed; forever fly.

Vintage Plain Gray Tweed Suit – $220 USD
Shop here: Studio Suits


R.I.P to The Notorious B.I.G. Your memory will continue to live on through us and rap fans across the globe. Your style, well, that will simply never be duplicated.

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What’s Beef? In-N-Out Is Suing PUMA Over Burger Joint-Inspired Sneakers

Beef is usually associated with a never-ending cycle in Hip-Hop that involves rappers feuding about, well, nothing that’s ever really worth fighting over to begin with. However, it looks like popular Cali-based fast food chain In-N-Out is picking a fight of their own with sneaker stalwart PUMA over a pair of shoes that strike an eerily-similar theme and colorway to the burger joint’s line of restaurants.



According to reports, the food empire known for its signature Animal Style fries feels that PUMA directly copied key themes from the menu for the colorways on its California Drive-Thru and Cali-0 Drive Thru CC silhouettes. The copyright infringement claim, which was filed on Friday (March 1), says PUMA and the shoe’s collaborator Mike Cherman unlawfully used trademarks in the design, mainly when it came to the palm tree motif on the laces in addition to red, white and yellow color scheme overall.

Here’s what In-N-Out had to say in an official statement to Fox News:

“In-N-Out Burger did not authorize Puma’s and Cherman’s intentional use of In-N-Out’s trademarks and trade dress, including color designs and palm tree logos. By using In-N-Out’s designs and trade dress, Puma and Cherman intentionally confused consumers for their own benefit and have also created the impression that our marks and unique trade dress are available for public use. We will always vigorously defend our trademarks and the distinctive elements that represent our brand to our Customers.”

Due to having its requests to cease production & advertisement of the shoes ignored by PUMA, In-N-Out is now seeking unspecified damages and profits related to collection’s sales.

Read the full report over on Fox News, and peep the PUMA California Drive-Thru design below — the shoe is still available now sans the shoelaces — to see if In-N-Out has a valid argument:

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FUBU Clothing Is Coming Back

JLo Clothing Holiday Party

Source: Johnny Nunez / Getty

The 1990’s continues to influence modern culture. One of the biggest brands from that era is prepping a return to the game.

As reported by HipHopDX Fubu has announced they are relaunching in 2019. While their historic rise to urban fashion royalty saw their wears being sold at major retailers throughout the world, their go to market strategy moving forward will be more thoughtful. The pieces will be exclusively sold at Century 21 stores and their e-commerce site online.

In an interview with Complex the founding team detailed why they are bringing the brand back. “Fubu was always built on hip-hop culture. When we came up with the name, we were thinking about how we spend so much money making other brands rich, but it wasn’t only meant for black people,” explained Keith Perrin. “We were trying to say that we are of the culture and for it.”

The Century 21 collection will be called “Can’t Resist a Classic,” which is a nod to their signature pieces from their original run which includes t-shirts, caps and hooded sweatshirts. “We feel like we haven’t touched the surface on how big it can be” added Carlton Brown. The vision also includes suiting, eyewear, women’s clothing and more in the near future.

You can purchase the “Can’t Resist a Classic” collection here.

Photo: Getty

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Don’t Call It A Comeback…FUBU Makes Its Return To The Marketplace

FUBU is making its return to the marketplace. Founded in 1992 by Daymond John, J. Alexander Martin, Keith Perrin, and Carlton Brown as a hat company based out of Hollis, Queens, New York, FUBU (an acronym for “For Us By Us”) became a fashion staple during the 1990s street-wear scene. By the early 2000s, the brand had permeated the global mainstream. Artists such as E-40, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Mariah Carey and *NSYNC were seen in music videos and paparazzi photos, all sporting the brand, sometimes from head to toe in hockey jerseys, hats, jackets – you name it. It was all part of the strategy. FUBU Founder & “Shark Tank” Star Daymond John Lists His Keys to Success (Video) According to CNBC, “During his off hours, [Daymond] John would hit music video sets and try to coax rappers to wear FUBU apparel in the shoot.” LL Cool J, a major proponent of the street brand, even starred in a Gap commercial in 1999 sporting a FUBU hat, without Gap executives knowing of its significance. But, as evidenced by its downfall of popularity throughout the years, the company couldn’t sustain its success. “The biggest mistake we made with the brand was buying more inventory than we needed,” Daymond John recently told Complex. “This was around 2001.” This New Documentary Shows The Untold Story Of 3 Hip-Hop Fashion Pioneers In 1995, a few years after John mortgaged his house for $100,000 to invest into FUBU with his business partners (and run the company out of that same house), South Korean company Samsung became investors of the company. By 1998, FUBU was totaling $350 million in yearly sales. But after a few missteps and investing $5 million into a compilation album titled The Good Life in 2001, the company decided to pull from the American market in 2003. Over the last few years, FUBU has been trying to make its way back into the public consciousness. Solange’s 2016 track “F.U.B.U.” might’ve been scratching the nostalgic surface, but John, Brown, Perrin, and Martin have been crafting collaborations with Urban Outfitters, Puma, Pyer Moss. Remember When LL Cool J Jacked A Commercial And Made It “For Us By Us On The Low?” (Video) Now, thanks to the aid of fellow New York retailer Century 21, FUBU is officially back and selling a new line titled “Can’t Resist A Classic.”

This new line of clothing features the classic FUBU logo on the typical FUBU garments: a t-shirt, a hat, a football jersey, and a long-sleeve shirt. The line will be sold in Century 21 stores, as well as FUBU’s official website. According to Complex, clothing is just at the forefront of the operation – the company plans to expand into licensing deals that includes suits, underwear, a women’s line, and eyewear, as well as Fubu Radio and Fubu TV. Eventually, the company also wants to create hotels. The Clothing Line That Sparked A Cultural Revolution Is Coming Back But It Needs Your Help “We feel like we haven’t touched the surface on how big it can be,” said Brown. “Fubu is not just a clothing line. It’s radio, television, and hotels. It’s a lifestyle that can play [in] many categories.” Although the company pulled out of U.S. markets, FUBU has managed to stay afloat thanks to international licenses. FUBU still sells in South Africa, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, and Korea, where it exists as a skate brand. Escobar Season Has Returned. Nas Reunites With Karl Kani For A Clothing Line “I think overseas respects and values the hip-hop culture in America, and Fubu is synonymous with Hip-Hop and streetwear,” said John. “But today I consider Fubu American classics. I mean, there was a time when we had a really successful bedding line.” FUBU, a Black-owned business, has been known to be an acronym meaning “For Us By Us,” but John has disputed this in public via TMZ. Today, the company wants to send a more inclusive message across. Wu-Wear Returns After 10 Years (Video)

“Fubu was always built on Hip-Hop culture,” Perrin said. “When we came up with the name, we were thinking about how we spend so much money making other brands rich, but it wasn’t only meant for Black people. We were trying to say that we are of the culture and for it.”

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