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50 Years of Hip Hop Celebrated and Respected in Fashion



In the summer of 2023, a unique fashion show took place, thanks to the combined efforts of GoodGirlPR, HipHopCloset, AllHipHop, and The Oracle Media. This distinctive event celebrated half a century of hip-hop fashion, capturing the attention of hip-hop aficionados and fashion enthusiasts alike.

“The event finally came to fruition as a truly unique and special occasion, celebrating both the rich history of hip-hop and the fashion that has evolved alongside it,” describes Nickie Robinson, Founder of GoodGirlPR.

The vibrant city of Brooklyn, New York, known for being the birthplace of many hip-hop legends and a central hub for hip-hop culture, hosted the event. Its location added genuine authenticity and relevance to the occasion. The luxury car brand PORSCHE was the chosen partner for the event, adding a glamorous and chic touch to the atmosphere.

Video courtesy of The Oracle Media

Chuck Creekmur, the founder of the iconic hip-hop website, stated, “Hip-hop and fashion are intrinsically linked, and it was a joy to celebrate the culture and the remarkable style that has emerged over the past 50 years.”

Hip-hop legends like Pete Rock and Tek of Smif-N-Wessun (Cocoa Brovaz) graced the event, reminding attendees of the profound connection between hip-hop and fashion. Their presence combined with the participation of fashion influencers and bloggers along the runway emphasized the significant influence of hip-hop on global fashion trends.

DJ T. Boogie ignited the evening with a diverse blend of music, maintaining high energy levels and a vibrant atmosphere throughout the show. Attendees savored the elegance of Bartenura cocktails while admiring models styled by Khalilah Clark on behalf of HipHopCloset.

The event also celebrated the 25th anniversaries of HipHopCloset and AllHipHop, marking a significant milestone in their respective journeys within the hip-hop industry. This alone demonstrated their ongoing influence and contributions to the hip-hop world.

Kyiesha Kelly, the owner of HipHopCloset, reflects, “This year, we are marking 25 years of business and five decades of hip-hop. This fashion show was our tribute to the culture and the iconic moments we’ve shared over the years. It was crucial for us to present the clothing in a genuine and relatable manner, highlighting the luxury aspect of hip-hop fashion.”

In summary, the event was a harmonious blend of music, fashion, and celebration. It brought together hip-hop enthusiasts, fashion fans, and industry insiders to commemorate hip-hop’s rich legacy and its influential role in shaping global fashion and creativity trends as we approach the year’s end.

Hip-hop artist Cruch Calhoun

HipHopCloset model

Photo credit:
Erwin Kersellius/Cent One Studios
Oclw Productions

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Ny Coulson & Waight Way Films Gear Up For The Fall Release Of Truth Be Told Thriller/Drama Movie



Ny Coulson, writer and director, along with Waight Way Films presents Truth Be Told, a drama/thriller movie coming this fall. Nyasia and Leo are lifelong lovers who find themselves entangled in madness with Big Hush. The film is filled with unexpected twists and turns. Read more below on Truth Be Told starring Lillie Mae.

In the chilling shadows of a story untold, “Truth Be Told,” the latest masterpiece by visionary writer and director Ny Coulson, beckons audiences into a labyrinth of suspense, danger, and undying love. Set against a backdrop that blurs the lines between reality and secrets, this cinematic journey is poised to captivate hearts and minds in the fall of 2024.

At the heart of this riveting narrative is Leo (Darrelle Brown) (played with a compelling depth), a man driven by an unyielding quest to save Nyasia (Lillie Mae Jones), his estranged co-star and the love he thought he lost. Their paths, intertwined by fate and a shared past, lead them on a treacherous journey where danger lurks at every turn, and the truth is more elusive than ever.

As Leo delves deeper into the abyss to pull Nyasia from the brink, he uncovers a shattering secret that she has guarded with her life—a secret that could either bind them forever or tear them apart in the blink of an eye. With every step, the stakes soar higher, pushing them into a corner where only trust and love can pave the way forward.

But their quest is far from a lonely battle. A constellation of characters, each with their own motives and shadows, weave into their lives, complicating their journey with intrigue, betrayal, and unforeseen alliances. These figures, magnificently brought to life by a stellar ensemble cast, add layers of complexity to a tale already rich with emotion and suspense.

As danger escalates and the past comes roaring back to life, Leo and Nyasia find themselves at the crossroads of their destinies. Forced to confront their deepest fears and the demons that have haunted them, their love rekindles, burning brighter with every challenge, a beacon in the darkest of nights.

“Truth Be Told” is not just a story of survival; it is a testament to the indomitable spirit of love, a thrilling exploration of the secrets we keep, and the truths that set us free. Ny Coulson has woven a tapestry so intricate and moving that it promises to leave audiences on the edge of their seats, breathless until the very last frame.

Prepare to be enthralled as “Truth Be Told” unravels its mysteries and reveals its secrets. This fall, witness a film that redefines the boundaries of suspense and romance, a journey that will linger in your heart and mind long after the credits roll. The truth, they say, will set you free. But are you ready for what “Truth Be Told” has to unveil?

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Darkchild Introduces Alienz Alive Label




Super producer, rapper, and songwriter Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins joins the Black Music Month announcement conversation with the reveal of a new record label called Alienz Alive. As outlined in the mission statement found on their official website: AA is a collective of purpose driven creators alive in Christ that build community, develop artists, foster dialogue, and encourage storytelling that is honest, pursues truth, and glorifies God. Standing ten toes down on Romans 12:2, we are chosen to serve, challenged to grow, and destined for greatness. The premiere roster includes Jon Keith, GAWVI, IMRSQD Alex Jean, and TJ Carroll.

Speaking to Medium Creative Agency in an exclusive press statement, Jerkins reveals:

“When I first thought about launching a new company, I knew I had to do something that reflected my faith. What’s crazy, and people might not know this; I was rapping in church as a kid. I was also featured on Kirk Franklin’s Revolution so this is a full circle moment for me because now I’m doing something revolutionary by launching this label. Alienz Alive is a collaborative community of creatives that are Christ-centered where artist development is key. We encourage our artists to use their gifts to uplift and inspire. Sonically speaking the influences are Hip Hop, R&B, and Indie Rock. As long as it glorifies God and it’s dope, all are welcome.”

Alienz Alive is a label established in 2022 by Grammy-winning producer Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins. Inspired by the transformative power of faith, Alienz Alive empowers artists who are “ten toes down” in their commitment to living a life renewed in Christ. Alienz Alive fosters the creation of music that connects, inspires and uplifts, all while elevating the honest stories of their artists. This isn’t just music, it’s a movement.

Stream/watch the most recent releases from Alienz Alive below and expect more signings to be announced in the near future.

Jon Keith -“Bags”

GAWVI – “Into The Atmostfear”

IMRSQD – “Don’t Do Molly”

Alex Jean – “I Need Faith”

TJ Carroll – “I Rather”

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Dutch Drummer & Producer d’Z Releases New “Freedom” Single Featuring Sandra St. Victor



d'Z and Sandra St. Victor

Dutch songwriter, drummer and producer d’Z, returns to the music scene with his 10th studio single titled “Freedom”. Featuring Grammy Nominated soul singer Sandra St. Victor, the pair have created yet again another timeless record. As they first found music harmony in 2018 with their joint single “Connected” , this single reminds listeners of how unique St. Victor’s vocals are, paired with d’Z impeccable production, arrangement and drumming. This release could not have come at a better time, as it reignites the influence jazz, soul and funk music has on the world.

On “Freedom” you hear a live instrumentation led by d’Z giving this single an orchestra-like sound. With the help of St. Victor’s sultry, soulful vocals, listeners are immediately propelled into a state of musical bliss from beginning to end. You will hear the songbird saying things such as “I think there’s something you should know, there’s something deep inside of me, take back your picture in a frame, just hope you understand” . With the blaring horn section adding a dramatic and lively effect, it is clear why d’Z hand picked Sandra St. Victor as his lead vocalist for this single.

To ensure the success of “Freedom”, d’Z accompanied his new body of work with a music video showcasing not only he and St. Victor’s musical chemistry, but also to showcase the other musicians who took part in this record. You will see Sandra St. Victor singing, d’Z playing drums, vibraphone, and keys, Hananja Olthuis on bass, Jasper Mellema on keys, Chris Korzec on guitar, Raoul Soentken on percussion, Hans van Wingerden & David Mast on trumpets, David Wilschut on saxophone, and Jos van den Heuvel on trombone.

When asked about her experience in working with d’Z again St. Victor stated “This is special, a love thang we do, musically.”

Press play below to stream d’Z and Sandra St. Victor’s new “Freedom” single.

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