BBC and Timberland Colab on Boot Design?

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Well, it looks like Billionaire Boys Club and Timberland have a new collaboration on the way.

The streetwear brand posted a photo of a pair of all red six-inch boots on Instagram. The caption reads: “SAMPLE cc: @timberland #BillionaireDevelopment.”

This past summer, Pharrell was seen wearing a pair of red Timbs. In August, he even put this up on his Instagram account with the caption, “1 of 1…well…for now that is. #beeline #timberland @bbcicecream”:

Guess they’re not “1 of 1” anymore?

No word yet on pricing or release date, but stay tuned.

Source: Complex

[Music] The Cool Kids – “Computer School” and “Chop”

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Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks are giving us their classic sound on these tracks.  The first is called “Computer School.”  The track uses a clip of comedian Steve Harvey’s stand up from the movie The Original Kings of Comedy. The second is an uptempo track called “Chop” which features the HBK Gang.  Listen and enjoy. 

Fly Union Drops New EP titled Small Victories

Fly UnionIndie rap group Fly Union dropped new music today.  The trio’s latest EP is titled Small Victories.  The EP features four new tracks “I’m There,” “Stupid,” “See it All,” and “Bandwagon.” Be sure to check out our feature They Got Next: Fly Union to get even more familiar with this group.  Download Small Victories here.

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Brainwashed Youth, and the Power of Mainstream Hip Hop Culture

mic w bloodThe following article was written by Sebastien Elkouby.  In this article he talks about how mainstream hip hop music is contributing to misguiding and brainwashing todays youth.   

As a Hip Hop purist, I’ve always hated the fact that most commercial rap music promotes negative images and messages. Having used Hip Hop culture as a medium to empower youth for the last 15 years, I’ve seen first hand how mainstream rap impacts young impressionable minds. It is disturbing. Having also worked with incarcerated youth, I’ve seen how rap that glorifies irresponsible and criminal behavior has become the soundtrack to their daily lives.

The music industry’s role in promoting negative music has been a hot topic for many years. I’ve personally written about it extensively. What is too often under reported is how young people, including incarcerated youth, are directly impacted by the music. Although the overall effect is easy to imagine, specific details are extremely revealing. Here are some of my personal observations gathered from years of work with teens in traditional schools and juvenile detention centers.

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K-Mart’s Back to School Commercials: Epic Fail or Big Win??

I’m sure you’ve been watching television and all of a sudden a hip hop inspired commercial from K-Mart airs.  Whether it’s a group of kids rapping on a school bus or a female trio dancing in a school hallway, these advertisements are making a profound effort to cater to the urban audience.  Previously, K-Mart’s stocks have been low so the company has to make and immense effort to reinvent itself.  As everyone recalls, the company filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy a few years ago.  Whether it’s catering to a new demographic, remodeling stores, or carrying merchandise from new brands, drastic times will call for drastic measures.

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