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A day in the life….

Mid-City, New Orleans

(Amira Rosenbush)

Harlem 10:25AM

(James Bernard)

Not sure what makes this shop “Ivy League,” but good to know it’s a one-stop destination for getting your look together.
(Julia Chance)

Not sure what makes this shop “Ivy League,” but good to know it’s a one-stop destination for getting your look together.
(Julia Chance)

THROWBACK THURSDAY

Hip-Hop’s Hidden History:  Jumping The Gun (1994)

The first Source Awards was a mess.  By then, the editors and the business side were basically at war, so we were lucky to get tickets, and we certainly didn’t get any extra tickets to bring our people.  

The place was packed, and electricity was in the air.  The miniature Nike-branded basketballs handed out as the audience filed in predictably started flying around the room. This was a time when hip-hop artists couldn’t tour because of insurance issues, so having everyone in the industry under one roof was an event.   

During Q-Tip’s acceptance speech, Tupac suddenly flew out from backstage and into “I Get Around.”  Everybody was shocked that he would play A Tribe Called Quest like that.  His move almost started a war.  Literally, violence was ready to break out.


That is, until we made clear that it was a miscue backstage, an unintended mistake.

For Busta Rhymes’ take, read here:  http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.21065/title.busta-rhymes-recalls-tupac-accidentally-dissing-a-tribe-called-quest

(James Bernard)


Sincerely,Tommy

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Kai grew up on Tompkins Street in Bed Stuy. Her mom bought a building there in the early 80’s. Two decades later, Kai opened a clothing boutique/coffee shop in the same building called Sincerely,Tommy.

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Check out Sincerely,Tommy’s website for more information!

(Amy Linden)

Beautiful Day in Union Square Park…

….To get to know these talented and beautiful people. We rounded up this awesome group to start a little project. 

From models to jewelry designers to musicians, we’ve heard you all.

Thank you for sharing your life stories & experiences with us. We had so much fun! 

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(Sophia Yu)

Vintage Textiles at Artists & Fleas

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If you mention to any New Yorker the word, “Smorgasburg,” you will see their eyes light up and most likely start a conversation about the well-known Ramen Burger stand or the fancy donuts from Dough. The popular weekend food festival is definitely mouth watering delicious. However, my favorite part of going to Smorgasburg (Williamsburg location) is the excuse to really stop by my favorite vintage shops inside the Artists and Fleas mart along the way. This collection of small stands carrying anything vintage, handmade clothing, unique accessories, and more is truly a shopping gem.

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One particular stand that stood out was a T-shirt stand with hand sewn original vintage appliques! The owner, Golly Bishop hand sews each applique, which he finds from old blankets.

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"Since I sew each applique on a fresh new pre-shrunk T-shirt, you get the awesome 20th century vintage textile without the grossness of an old blanket!"

image"Before you leave, you have to check out my Mona Lisa."

T-shirts start at $55.00. Check out Golly’s website here!

(Sophia Yu)

TBT

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(Sophia Yu)