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Here’s a Breakdown of the Honorees at Our SOURCE360 ‘Icons’ Awards Dinner

Our 6th annual SOURCE360 Festival is just one week away, and we’re getting prepared to deliver four days of fun, festivities and a chance to honor the world of Hip-Hop that we’ve been covering for the past 30 years.

On Friday, August 16, we will be honoring a few special figures that’ve contributed heavily to the culture from their own respective areas of expertise. The 360 Icons Awards Dinner is set to go down at Ginny’s Supper Club (310 Lenox Ave) in Harlem, featuring a “Hip-Hop in Harlem” outdoor mixer, cocktails sponsored by Jack Daniels and an exclusive VIP after party to really get the weekend off to a good start.

As we honor legendary fashionista Misa Hylton, renowned Hip-Hop historian DJ Kool Herc, seasoned photographer Ernie Paniccioli, and “The God MC” himself Rakim, take a look below to see just why we consider them to be worthy of the “360 Icon” title:


Misa Hylton: The Fashion Icon

Her work in the ’90s styling the likes of Missy Elliott, Foxy Brown, Mary J. Blige and most notably Lil Kim — who could forget those pasties at the 1999 VMAs! — was literally just the tipping point for what she has done throughout her still-thriving career. From being creative director of Rapsody’s new video for “Ibtihaj” to flossing out Teyana Taylor and Christian Combs in custom MCM gear for their “HYWI?” video, Ms. Hylton clearly has so much more to give us. We’re just here to give her the flowers while she can still smell them.


Kool Herc: The DJ Icon

Being credited as one of the founding fathers of Hip-Hop is a heavy crown to uphold, but it’s certainly a title that Kool Herc has maintained effortlessly for almost five decades now. Even with all that he’s done as a community activist and disc jockey, particularly inventing the breakbeat style of DJing, it wasn’t until this year that he put out his first vinyl release ever with Mr. Green titled Last of the Classic Beats. At 64 years old, Herc proved to still be a pillar in rap that can still drop a classic. It’s really our honor to give the OG his rightful props.


Ernie Paniccioli: The Photography Icon

The culture wouldn’t be properly preserved without someone to capture those special memories as they were happening. That’s where Ernie Paniccioli comes in. His legendary eye has taken him everywhere from the graffiti-ridden streets of 1970s New York City to publishing his amazing 2002 book Who Shot Ya? that covers three decades of Hip-Hop photography. His latest editorial collection of photos, Hip Hop at the End of the World, dropped last year and reminded us yet again that nobody has witnessed Hip-Hop from a perspective quite as illustrious as Ernie’s.


Rakim: The MC Icon

There have been many dope emcees over time, some who’ve even been considered the greatest of their time, but there’s only one that is dope enough to be inarguably deemed as a godly figure in rap. In short, nobody, be it past or present, compares to Rakim in any level — his style, flow, lyricism and overall skill as a rapper is literally one of one. We would honor this man every single day if we could for his past and current contributions — pick up his upcoming autobiography this fall! — but we’ll settle for now by giving him one of our 360 Icon Awards next week.


Join us in celebrating these four hip-Hop icons at the SOURCE360 ‘Icons’ Awards Dinner, happening next Friday (August 16) at Ginny’s Supper Club in Red Rooster Harlem. Purchase tickets by clicking here.

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The B.I.G. Debate: COOGI Is in Court With the NBA, BK Nets, Nike and New Era Over the Use of Biggie for Branding Purposes

Months after filing a lawsuit against the Brooklyn Nets and Nike earlier this year, COOGI is now on the defense in the ongoing Coogi Partners LLC v. NBA Properties Inc. et al case after being hit with claims that the brand has been improperly using The Notorious B.I.G. to promote its clothing and signature sweater designs.



This all started back in November of last year when the Nets officially unveiled its new 2018-2019 City Uniforms. The jerseys feature a design on the trimming that looks very similar to the classic knitted sweaters that Biggie famously rapped about on songs like “Big Poppa” and “One More Chance.” It’s these same brand references that reps for the NBA, Nike, New Era and the Nets are stating in court that COOGI doesn’t have rights to use to help boost sales for their current products. They argued in court that “COOGI’s claim that its purported trade dress is so famous that, as a matter of law, it merits the enhanced protection of such recognized famous trademarks like Apple and Google is frivolous” in hopes to get the case dismissed entirely.



The part where Biggie comes in is with the the defense’s claim that COOGI is not justified to use his name and likeness to boost its brand. The Australian brand hit them back with a counterargument that states, “Biggie became closely associated with COOGI sweaters because he wore them, was repeatedly photographed in them, and sang about COOGI itself in his songs,” continuing with, “Biggie voluntarily used his right of publicity both in photos and in songs to promote COOGI sweaters.” It’s for these reasons that COOGI says the brand “has every right to benefit from any and all resulting fame.”



So far, the court hasn’t made a decision as to whether or not they’ll be dismissing the case, and we’re honestly a little unsure ourselves as to who has rightful claim in this whole ordeal.

Let us know if you’re siding with COOGI or with the Brooklyn Nets, Nike, NBA and New Era by sounding off over on our Facebook and Twitter!

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Chance the Rapper Drops a Merch Component To His Debut Album ‘The Big Day’

It’s finally here!

After unveiling the cover art and release date for his debut studio album The Big Day last week, Chance the Rapper has finally release the highly-anticipated project to much fanfare amongst critics and followers alike. To assist the LP rollout, young Chano has also dropped some cool album merch for fans to rock as well.



This extensive set has all the key essentials to everyone’s wardrobe this summer, including T-shirts, caps, long-sleeved shirts and hoodies for the cooler days ahead. There’s also a small range of accessories too, included a sticker pack and lighter for those that want that smoke. Every item comes with a digital copy of The Big Day, which is delivered to your email address immediately after purchase. Those that still enjoy a physical CD copy can cop those as well, which also come with a digital version as well. Chance is also selling pre-sale access to future shows and raffle tickets for fan experiences and exclusive prizes, both retailing for $10 USD and benefitting the non-profit organization SocialWorks in his hometown of Chicago.

Cop Chance The Rapper’s ‘The Big Day‘ album merch collection right now over on ChanceRaps.com. All items will ship in four weeks, with some items on pre-order until Fall 2019. See the full set below:

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Dapper Dan’s Interview on ‘The Daily Show’ Is the Inspo All Aspiring Fashion Designers Need Right Now

For those still getting around to reading the new book Made in Harlem by fashion icon Dapper Dan, the legendary designer stopped by The Daily Show with host Trevor Noah recently for an insightful one-on-one that will have you running to a bookstore to begin reading, ASAP!

The convo feels like one of those talks you’d have with a wise elder family member, which Dapper Dan could be considered to the culture as a whole given the 74-year-old’s wisdom and prowess within his field of expertise. He discusses everything from his early hustler days of making “something out of nothing,” whether that be making his own fabric or spearheading the “logomania” craze, to making self-described “knock-ups” for some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop and Black Hollywood alike. LL Cool J, Jam Master Jay, Salt-N-Pepa and most notably Mike Tyson were some of his premiere clients, and it continues today as we saw at this year’s Met Gala when he gave some of the flyest Gucci looks to 21 Savage, Regina Hall, Omari Hardwick and others.

Of all the gems he drops in this interview, here’s the one that stands out the most for us:

“Culture is what moves fashion; this Hip-Hop culture went global! So, if the culture can go global, why can’t the representatives of the culture go global as well? That’s what I advocate for.”

— Dapper Dan

Watch Dapper Dan’s full interview on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah above, which includes deeper conversation about his partnership with Gucci and his decision to stand by them through the recent controversy. Also, pick up Made in Harlem right now for the most insightful look into his journey of success in the fashion world.

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Will Smith Stars In New Moncler Campaign

WILL SMITH FOR MONCLER

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When it comes celebrity Will Smith is a God among men. Moncler cut the big check to have him as the face of their newest collection.

As spotted on Hypebeast the Philadelphia icon has been enlisted by the Italian apparel company for their upcoming “Genius Is Born Crazy” launch. As Smith’s first ever fashion spread of his acclaimed career, the teaser features the The Men In Black actor sitting Indian style while floating in the middle of the air. According to the official press release the goal of the shoot was to be a “visual study on the notion of genius”; Tim Walker oversaw the photography.

Moncler CEO Remo Ruffini detailed the brand’s vision and why Will is the perfect ambassador. “I believe in the power of crazy and I always give a chance to a crazy dream. The magic often happens somewhere beyond the ordinary, in the exploration of new horizons that only few see, before others follow. Long live the craziest intuitions when rigor and dedication are there to make them happen. It’s an honour to have Will Smith, in his first advertising fashion campaign, embracing our ‘crazy’ idea to celebrate the genius hidden within everyone.”

Will defined genius in his own via an IG story when he discussed the craziest thing he has ever done.

Further details on The Genius Is Born Crazy collection will be released July 26. You can check out some behind the scenes footage from the shoot below.

Photo: Moncler / Tim Walker

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Virgil Abloh Sued Over Using Off-White Brand Name

Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 - Off White - Catwalk

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Virgil Abloh made a huge splash in the fashion world with the Off-White line, but a New York company says the designer ripped them off. Offwhite Productions, which has been around since the 1990s, filed a lawsuit against Abloh over the name usage and other damages.

The Blast reports:

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, OffWhite Productions – who do business as OFFWHITE – have filed suit against Abloh’s fashion house OFF—WHITE.

OFFWHITE accuses OFF—WHITE of ripping off their trademarked name and ruining their years of hard work.

OFFWHITE is a New York-based company that, “provides wholistic creative solutions to creators of new goods and services integrating innovative marketing, advertising, and other business approaches to product and brand development.”

The outlet adds that OFFWHITE trademarked the brand name back in 2014.

Photo: WENN

Source: HipHopWired.com

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All Gold Gams: Ashanti Stunts In Gold Garb To Promote Pretty Little Thing Swimwear Collab

PrettyLittleThing X Ashanti Launch event

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Ashanti is proving that things to get better with time and at 38, she is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful women walking the planet. Over the weekend in Los Angeles, the R&B singer stunted in all gold to promote her new swimwear line collaboration with Pretty Little Thing, which was designed by her sister, Shia.

It’s fitting that Ashanti is getting into the swimwear game, this after she’s found a great addition to her brand visibility via her Instagram page in where she shows off an array of revealing yet classy looks. Considering the interest in the field and being a woman of, ahem, considerable assets herself, swim fashion could be a smart game for her to place herself in.

Check out the images of Ashanti in all her glorious gold below.

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Tommy Hilfiger Retros Classic Pieces From 1990’s [Photos]

TOMMY JEANS CAPSULE COLLECTION

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Tommy Hilfiger is taking a page out of Polo Ralph Lauren’s playbook. The brand is reissuing some of his most popular pieces from their golden era.

Hypebeast is reporting that the designer is bringing back some of his most iconic wears in a limited-edition capsule. Originally launched as a preppy menswear company in 1985, the line was made famous in the 1990’s by Hip-Hop artists such as Snoop Dogg, Grand Puba, Aaliyah and TLC who sported the gear during high profile moments in their career. The items in question are once again available.

Included in the collection is the iconic TOMMY spell out striped rugby Snoop wore to his first ever performance on Saturday Night Live. Also available are the color blocked windbreaker jackets and flag farmer’s jeans. All the wears feature branding stating they are “hand-selected and reissued for today.”

The Tommy Jeans capsule collection is available at select Tommy Hilfiger locations. You can view the rest of the series below.

Photos: Tommy Hilfiger

Source: HipHopWired.com

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A$AP Nast Flexes His Stylish Side Once Again for The Elder Statesman’s Holiday 2020 Lookbook

Whether he’s modeling for Lacoste or dropping his second capsule collection with Converse, A$AP Nast clearly has no plans on slowing down when it comes to domination the fashion world. For his next step into the style scene, the A$AP Mob standout helps unveil the new Holiday 2020 collection from The Elder Statesman.


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Outside of a trippy color theme seen throughout, the set is primarily based around various forms of gaming throughout history. From knit sweaters inspired by UNO and Bingo to shirts and jackets that incorporate a checkers board theme, the fun and games inspo that inspired these garbs is quite apparent overall. The design story can be seen the details as well, particularly with buttons made to look like the cowrie shells used in India’s traditional game of Pachisi. While not exactly a “board game,” a cream-colored ouija board sweater seen on Nast definitely makes for one of the standout pieces. With eclectic prints, fun-filled motifs and a wide-ranging palette that goes from tie-dye to color-blocking, you’ll definitely have a good time mixing this collection into your summer wardrobe.

Check out The Elder Statesman’s Holiday 2020 lookbook featuring A$AP Nast below, and shop the brand’s latest collection right now via their online store.



Images: Benjamin Askinas / The Elder Statesman

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Rihanna Shows Off Major Curves Via New Savage X Fenty Lingerie Line [Photos]

Rihanna Surprises Her Fans At The Opening Of The FENTY Pop Up Store

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Rihanna has been carrying her grown woman weight well, as evidenced by the thirst displayed by way of some of her clothing choices in the past year and more. With her growing presence in the fashion world, the Barbadian superstar showed off her substantial curves in a series of photos to unveil a new Savage X Fenty lingerie drop that will surely be a hot seller.

Over the weekend, Rihanna unleashed images of the new line by appearing in the wares herself. In a trio of sultry images, Rih-Rih is shown in poses that will inspire a trip to the water cooler for certain.

The images are part of a full rollout of new items from the house that Rihanna built and you can show your support by clicking here.

Check out the photos of Rihanna slaying us all below.

 

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It’s here. It’s sheer. Get used to it. Peep the NEW drop on our site (link in bio).

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