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hip hop

16/11/2018
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Friday Feeling – Oxnard // Anderson .Paak

After the breakthrough of Anderson .Paak’s previous soulful album ‘Malibu’, the rapper explores new ground, but retains the sunny disposition that made us love him the first time around. Combining 60s soul, jazz and punchy club music into a sunny West Coast cocktail, ‘Malibu’ which came out in 2016 was the record that made Anderson .Paak officially massive – and for very good reason. Previously an underrated outlier, better known for his work on Dr. Dre’s ‘Compton’, .Paak’s imagery has always held a glimmering core of sunshine at the centre,... Read More

20/07/2018
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The Air Max 95: It’s Birth and Revolution

The Air Max 95 is one of the most famous Nike models in history and has been released in a variety of colourways. Today we are having a look at the 95’s roots and why it became so popular. The visual design of the Air Max 95 was created by Sergio Lozano, he based the design on the human anatomy. The spine of the shoe resembling the human spine and the materials intended to represent skin, ribs and tendons. The Air Max 95 was the first pair in the line to... Read More

18/06/2018
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Flashback Friday – The History of Stüssy

Originally from surf inspired roots, California-bred Shawn Stüssy started his business in 1980. A business which turns 38 this year and generated over $50 million last year, today we are finding out a bit more about what made it so successful. Stüssy began by creating surfboards that combined innovative performance shapes with a graphic style combining elements from reggae, punk and new wave music, leaving his literal mark on each board with a broad-tipped black marker. His signature paid homage to both graffiti styles and his uncle, abstract painter Jan Frederick Stüssy. In 1984, the... Read More

23/03/2018
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Flashback Friday: Tacchini is not just for the casuals

When we think of the glorious array of Sergio Tacchini clothing there has been over the years we tend to readily associate it with the football casuals scene of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. That’s not surprising given the amount of films that have linked the world of football with some of the finest sportswear brands in the last decade or so. That’s why it’s so surprising to see some of the most legendary names in hip-hop sporting some fine, fine Sergio Tacchini clothing way back in the day…... Read More