Hello to all my fashionistas/fashionistos (men, I promise not to forget about you)
1520 is starting a brand new wave, especially when it comes to fashion.
New writer- Deja Vaughn will be taking over and writing articles on the latest trends, fashion faux pas, and how music influences fashion.
YES, I’m talking the best of the best and even the worst of the worst.
Who wore it best?
Who has started the latest trend?
What’s on the run way?
How to rock the color of the year?
Black fashion looks of the day
I’ll even give you the scope on locals who’s influencing fashion around your area and local brands that are handling their own clothing lines because one things for sure: buying local and buying black helps our people.
Let’s build a community that really helps people out there by focusing on equality, ethical clothing labels, and helping young people form healthier opinions about their body and sources of self-esteem.
Let’s create the wave and enjoy the ride.
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New Orleans –– The NOLA Hiphop Archive was founded in 2012 as an effort to collect, document, and make accessible to the public the oral histories of New Orleans’ influential rappers, producers and DJs who helped to create and popularize hiphop and bounce music traditions in the city and beyond. Founded in 2012 by Tulane graduate student, Holly Hobbs, the Archive currently holds more than 30 videotaped interviews with the city’s hiphop and bounce artists and pioneers, including Mannie Fresh, Mystikal, Partners N Crime, Dee-1, Ricky B, DJ Raj Smoove, Nesby Phips, Nicky da B & Rusty Lazer, and Queen Blackkold Madina, star of the Academy Award-winning Katrina documentary, Trouble the Water.
In conjunction with materials from the Smithsonian-affiliated Where They At bounce exhibit, the community-accessible NOLA Hiphop and Bounce Archive will launch with the support of the Amistad Research Center at Tulane University in Spring 2014. That means that beginning in the spring of next year, the previous collected interviews––along with Where They At interviews and materials––will be accessible to the public both online and in person at the Amistad Research Center free of charge.
This is truly a phenomenal project, I believe not only should everyone support it, but also be inspired. Wherever you’re from be proud of that, represent it, and preserve all the things that are unique and beautiful about it. Without question Louisiana, particularly New Orleans, has given us such great talent and we should all be honored to join in and help this project come to pass. Here’s the link where you can be apart of something great http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1536605494/nola-hiphop-archive you can back this project with just $1 but I encourage you to give as much as you can!!
The Weeknd joins Drake on tour for his European leg of Would You Like a Tour? tour, which will be in Spring ’14. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 1 with pre-sales starting Thursday, October 31 over at Live Nation UK. Check out the cities below.
Drake and The Weeknd – “Would You Like A Tour?” European Dates:
February 19 – Germany – Frankfurt Festhalle
February 21 – France – Montpellier Arena
February 24 – France – Paris Bercy
February 27 – Germany – Berlin 02 Arena
March 1 – Sweden – Stockholm Globe
March 2 – Norway – Oslo Spektrum
March 3 – Denmark – Copenhagen Forum
March 5 – Netherlands – Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
March 7 – Germany – Oberhausen Arena
March 8 – Belgium – Brussels Palais 12
March 11 – UK – Manchester Arena
March 14 – UK – Sheffield Arena
March 15 – UK – Glasgow Hydro Arena
March 16 – UK – Nottingham Arena
March 18 – Ireland – Dublin 02 Arena
March 20 – UK – Birmingham NIA Arena
March 22 – UK – Liverpool Arena
March 24 – UK – London 02 Arena
March 25 – UK – London 02 Arena
Future and Ciara have been dating for some time now and I guess he couldn’t wait for her to be his forever. This past weekend asked Ciara to marry him and of course she said yes. They seem to be the next power couple. Just like the song says…”We don’t want this to neva end.” I guess Future really does have all the answers for Ciara’s heart.
Hey, hey, HEY THERE 1520 readers! It’s been a minute but I’m back like I never left. Not sure if you guys are hip but some of the 1520 crew was down in The A, that’s right A T L A N T A for A3C! The biggest Hip Hop festival known to our generation. The festival took place in some of the most popular areas in Atlanta. From Old 4th Ward to Little 5 Points. Downtown Atlanta to East Atlanta Village. There was love spread throughout the A for a whole five days. That’s right, FIVE DAYS! From October 2nd to the very last day October 6th. It was five days full of fun, laughter, hip hop, eats and love. It was amazing to see. As you all know I’m part of the Fashion Team with 1520, so you already know I was in heaven. All the clothing options that I seen on some of our brothers and sisters had me in complete awe. Here are some of my top picks from some people I ran into!
Pop one and chill. Ran into Pill chilling and doing his thing. Let’s get into the fit! Pants: No specific brand, copped out of Bloomingdales. Kicks: Jordan 12’s (Taxi Cabs) Snapback Cap: New Era: The God Of Thunder. Thanks a million Pill!
This gorgeous diva, Ms. Mona. The minute she stepped in the room she caught my eye. She did her thing with ease. I think it was the side detail of the pants that got me. It flowed in the wind. Her swimsuit is by the talented Hervé Léger. Pants: Her own. Shoes: Her own. You can find Mona on IG. IG name: MonaMami . Thanks a million gorgeous!
H Town’s Mr. DeLorean was out and about in the city of Atlanta during A3C. Definitely putting on for his brand and the city. Get into what he rocked at the Poolside Mixer! T-shirt: HIS OWN BRAND! DeLorean Tees! Jeans: 501 Levi’s White Jeans. Kicks: Jordan’s Retro 8: Bugs Bunny Edition. Thank you DeLo! (I’ll be hitting you up for a shirt) HA!
I did the whole “YYYAASSSSSSS” thing when I seen Ms. Natalie lol Effortless style. May look hard to others but it’s so easy for her. Let’s get into her style. Her T-shirt: Dime Piece LA. Shorts: Nasty Gal. Snap back Cap: Civil Clothing (that’s right, Ms. Karen Civil) Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell. You can find this fly gal on IG. IG name:@naty_nixx Thanks mama!
This guy… lol We got a chance to run into recording artist Kia Shine at the Def Jam mixer. He kept it nice and simple. The fit definitely matched his gone with the wind spirit. I love it. His Tee: Rebel Mind. Jeans: 501 Skinny’s in Black. Boxer Briefs: Tommy Hilfiger. Kicks: Breast Cancer Awareness Edition Foamposites. Socks: His own. Thanks Kia!
Had the pleasure of meeting this cool fella, Tre. He was with his squad #BRMC(Black Rebel Music Club) getting some networking done. Fall into this guys’s style. T-Shirt: Born Fly. Vest: Akoo. Shorts: His own. Kicks: Jordan 4’s Green Glows. His Twitter name:@3tre His IG:@3trebrmc Thanks homie!
The minute I arrived in Criminal Records in Little 5 Points, Mr. Real Talk Raps caught ALL of my attention. His fit just flowed so well. Let’s get to it! Button Down Shirt: Forever 21 for Men. Shorts: Cargo’s from Footlocker. Bowtie: American Armadillo. Socks: Men’s Warehouse. Shoes: Call It Spring. Button on the lef side of his chest, his own! Thank you so much Real Talk! Looking forward to upcoming projects and keeping up with your style!
Dude. Got the chance to meet this cool cat Freebyrd DeVille. Had the pleasure of kicking knowledge about life, dreams and aspirations. This guy had me on the verge of real thug tears. Enough of all that lol I’m sure you can see why he caught my attention. LEGGO! T-shirt: “Breaking Bad: Walter White” sold on Ebay( I checked the website and as of right now, they are completely SOLD OUT. I’ll keep checking back periodically to see if they’ve restocked) Jeans: Thrifted and distressed them on his own. Kicks: Jordan’s Retro 8’s (Bugs Bunny) Thanks a bunch Freeybyrd! For the knowledge you kicked as well as the fresh fit.
Man, LISTEN! Doughbeezy did his damn thing while in the A! I literally saw this man everyday during our trip down there. And every time I seen him, I was so happy. His clothing options brought so much joy to my heart. There’s nothing like a man that can dress himself! Whew! Aight, let’s do this! Both his Snapback Cap and Sweatshirt came from the same Independent brand: 8 & 9 Clothing Co. (catch him modeling the brand on his IG page) Belt: (my favorite brand) Rocksmith. Jeans: Levi’s 508 Khaki Jeans. Kicks: Air Force Mids Ice White’s. NECKLACE ALERT, NECKLACE ALERT: Vintage Chanel. YES, C H A N E L! Watch: Ecko. Just FYI, Doughbeezy has a line of tshirts out as well as Beenies and Necklaces. You will be seeing more of him on 1520culture.com, so stay tuned! Thanks Doughbeezy, I really appreciate it! Twitter and IG:@doughbeezySnapback:
The 36-year-old rapper is currently signed to Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Music label and several tracks from MNIMN were produced by West. Pharrell also contributed production to the album.
Pharrell played a significant role in the introduction of Clipse to a nationwide audience. He and fellow Neptune beatmaker Chad Hugo produced the Pusha T and No Malice’s albums Lord Willin’ and Hell Hath No Fury.
While Ye and P seem to be interested in contributing to the first Clipse album since 2009′s Til The Casket Drops, the only question remains is if No Malice is willingly to go another round. Back in June, the older sibling told Vibe, “We’ve always supported each other in everything that we’ve done. Right now, we’re doing two different things.”
Cypher 1 – Wax, Rapsody, Emis Killa, Rittz, Jon Connor
Cypher 2 – A$AP Mob: Ferg, Twelvy, Nast, Ant & Rocky
Cypher 3 – Action Bronson, Star Life Breezy (Sprite Contest Winner) ,Travis $cott, Tifanny Foxx & Lil Kim
Cypher 4 – Slaughterhouse: Joell Ortiz, Crooked I, Royce da 5’9 & Joe Budden
Cypher 5 – TDE: ScHoolBoy Q, Jay Rock, Ab Soul, Isiah Radhad & Kendrick Lamar
Cypher 6 – Real Husbands Of Hollywood: Chocolate Drop (Kevin Hart), Nick Cannon, Nelly, Boris Kodjoe, Dwayne Martin, JB Smooth
Cypher 7 – Asia Sparks, Bad Lucc, Problem & Astro
Definitely looking forward to these. This is the only reason people watch the BET Hip Hop Awards to being with. Don’t front, you’re looking forward to Cypher 6! Which one are you looking forward to? Who was left out that you would’ve loved to see? Comment below!