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Music Monday

2 Aug


Let’s take it back and pay respects to one of thee pioneers of  “reggae rappers”, Shinehead. Bursting into the New York reggae dance hall scene in the mid 80’s, it did not take long for Shinehead to tear up the sound systems. Shinehead brought versatility to hip hop/reggae fusion by mixing chatting, crooning, rapping, toasting and singing.  Growing up between Jamaica and America reflected Shinehead’s  sound in a very original and eclectic way. His music was a balance between positivity, love and social conciousness. Shinehead’s version of “Billie Jean” was what truly got his career booming, creating a buzz that would soon turn legendary. One of my favorite hits is “Know How to Fe Chat”, which is a REAL nice mix of hip hop and that street Jamaican sound.  As a west coaster and a young’n, I am just now being introduced to Shinehead and from first listen I am already a huge fan. Get put on or take it back, which ever fits and vibe with Shinehead.

A few of Shinehead’s hits:

-Dani Lacy


Bonita AppleBUM.

14 Jul

APPLEBUM. Need I say more! This Hip Hop Inspired Japanese clothing and accessory line is taking the urban culture to a whole new level in its respect and homage to Street Life. Taking a scroll through the Applebum collection is like taking a scroll through the history and highlights of the rap game and some of its most respected legends. Along with hip hop, Applebum likes to highlight the beauty and art of the “ghetto” in their print’s, shining light on all projects from Compton to Japan. Applebum is definitely rockin Internationally, following a buzz amongst the hottest in the U.S. from The Roots, Talib Kwali, Currency, Damon Dash, Pete Rock, and many other artist. The Wu Tang Brand actually did a real nice collab with Applebum, called Wu Wear. They also did a collab with GOOD WOOD, displaying a nice black Egyptian piece.

From the “Players Belt” featuring the face of one of the biggest players in the game TOOSHORT, to the printed Japanese Projects “Babylon City” on the Zip Up… The Vinyl Dotted Fitted Hat, and the multi printed Shoe Box piece on the Bag AND the Easy E leanin’ on the Cadi Button Up!? Come on now, AppleBum is definelty on point so you better get with it!  Bonita APPLEBUM..you gotta put me on!

For more on APPLEBUM visit http://applebum.jp/

Take a look at some of Applebum’s timeless pieces –

-Dani Lacy