Tune in as Frank The Butcher speaks with Rob Garcia and Curtains of the brand En-Noir about turning basics into high fashion, the dangers of celebrity co-signs, the infamous “leather sweatpants” and what their plans are for the future.
Tune is as Frank The Butcher talks to Pusha T, the Clipse veteran & G.O.O.D. music emcee, about his interests in fashion, his brand Play Cloths, his boutique Cream, his feelings on the Rick Ross lyric controversy and how raps can be taken too seriously.
This episode, host Frank The Butcher continues the second season of TBBTV from Los Angeles speaking with Brock Korsan of Diamond Supply Co from their DTLA HQ. Tune in as they talk about Diamonds relationships in the music industry, connecting cultural dots and the brand’s influence on Rihanna’s single artwork.
I got alot of love from my peers in this video.
Shouts to Complex for the support.
Put this piece together with the homie Action Bronson for BTC.
“Boylston Trading Co sits with Queens rapper Action Bronson to discuss his wardrobe as a youth, fashion likes, dislikes and what happened when he met American style royalty Ralph Lauren.”
Action Bronson is clearly a gifted lyricist, ex career chef and a curator of fine facial hair – but Bronson has a passion for fashion.
I directed a piece for Boylston Trading Co called ‘Action on Fashion’ that will premier next week.
Chicago is known for producing some of hip-hop’s most popular acts. From the obvious Chi-Town ambassadors Kanye, Common, and Lupe Fiasco, to the Windy City’s most infamous Crucial Conflict, Do or Die and of course the fastest gun out the Midwest — Twista, all with different stories to tell. The new Gotham’s low end is also home to Chicago’s newest voice– The L.E.P. Bogus Boys. Count and Moonie have moved over 80,000 mixtapes in their ten year rise to prominence and show no signs of slowing down. With colabs in the bag with Rick Ross, Jim Jones, Ski Beatz and Mobb Deep– the “low end professionals” move as effortlessly through other rappers cities as they do their own.
Had to chance to connect with the guys and interview them for Karmaloop TV.
PS– Moonie made it clear that he needs a slot on my seeding list. Got you homie.
Peep the video for Lookin’ at Me featuring L.E.P. and Terri Walker off of Ski Beatz’ 24 Hour Karate School II
I couldn’t imagine being the son of one of Hip-Hop’s living royalty and navigating your youth with the understanding that your dad’s contributions helped shape the landscape of popular music. We’ve all seen Diggy grow from a happy-go-lucky pre-teen to a bonafide fashion obsessed wanna-be rapper. Then one day he dropped a freestyle over the Nas “gun at the party” opus Made You Look and the world started to see him as more than a young heir with time on his hands, he actually was spittin’ and was good at it.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Diggy for Karmaloop TV and was pleasantly surprised at how down to earth and personable he was. With all the pressure of proving he is an artist on his own merit and balancing the fact that he’s been famous for quite some time now, he gave off a quiet air of balance that is a rarity amongst young stars. Talented, a good head on his shoulders and a passion to create –
The reverend raised him right.
Shouts to the incredible Karmaloop TV Boston team – Gabe, Chelsea & Alex – for making me feel like a part of the team from day 1. Much appreciated.