Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’

Imagine the revered 80’s Autobot leader, Optimus Prime, serving as a symbol of American pride and patriotism. What about a rather large, pixelated image of the classic video game persona, Dig-Dug, emblazoned across a shirt with arrows drawn? Does this evoke a sentiment of nostalgia yet? At its core, this is what 80U looks to accomplish; apparel that represents the fond memories of youthful indulgence without the compromise of quality and style. Additionally, with its contemporary creative iteration of classic themes/entertainment, 80U looks to become the preeminent brand that successfully bridges the generational gap.

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For its maiden voyage, 80U released the Brooklyn Pack; a colorful and stylish pairing of his and her shirts that brandish the celebrated lyrics of Brooklyn’s home town hero, Notorious BIG and his voluptuous ProtegĂ©, Lil Kim. These items are currently available for purchase at weare80u.com at a comparable industry price point. For an additional discount, use coupon code: SPRINGCLEANUP.

Very simply, 80s University’s long term goal is to become a brand that provides quality and stylish novelty fashion options for the consumer that is looking to revert back to an era where some of their life’s most fond memories were created. And in doing so, bring awareness to those themes that were seemingly lost in time.

So consider this a first class boarding pass onto the 80U train. Our destination? An unexplored location within the fashion universe that grants one wish; an opportunity to, Brand New Your Retro.

For more information on the history of 80’s University, click on the image below. Also, to hear our interview with the Founders of 80U, click on the mixcloud link below.

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What’s your expectation of fashion?
Is it aestheticism? Perhaps it’s intent; the conveyance of a particular message that the brand has committed itself to. For us at TCOHHL, it’s both; the ability of the brand to have visual appeal but also be suggestive in its message. Burgeoning apparel line, Blacktag Apparel (blacktagapparel.com), effectively fulfills both expectations. And you don’t have to take TCOHHL’s word for it. Just refer to the countless celebrities and HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) that have endorsed/supported B.T.A.

This Wednesday on The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend (#TCOHHL) Radio, the dynamic duo, D.D. Turner and C. Stats, will be kicking it with Abdul Chatman, Founder and Designer of Blacktag Apparel. We’ll be discussing his journey, the creation of Blacktag Apparel, the intent/focus of the brand, and the future.
Call yourself a fashion aficionado? Then you’re going to love this episode! So tune in on Wednesday, September 30th, from 8-10pm est on tenacityradio.com.

Don’t fake jacks by being a #TurdBird. Tune in and officially be Down By Law with #TCOHHL and #BlacktagApparel. #WordBorn!

On the go? Then tune in to the live show on Wednesday, September 30th, via our mobile app using the link attached below.

http://tenacityradio.mobapp.at/#listen-live/Listen_Live

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Tonight on The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend (#TCOHHL) Radio, D.D. Turner and C. Stats take a trip back to 1988 with the Big Homie, Rack-Lo. Our discussion you ask? His journey, the origins of his world renowned flyness, the global influence of the Lo-Life Movement, popular Polo clothing themes, and equally as important, what he his currently working on.

Don’t fake jacks by being a #TurdBird! Tune in tonight, Wednesday, August 5th, and officially be Down By Law with #TCOHHL, #RackLo, and the historical #LoLifeMovement. And remember, #Love and #Loyalty always prevails. #WordIsBorn!

On the go? Then tune in to the live show via our mobile app using the link attached below.
http://tenacityradio.mobapp.at/#listen-live/Listen_Live

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Were you a child of the 70’s and/or 80’s in NYC? Do you consider yourself a Ralph Lauren – Polo aficionado? Well, it’s likely that you didn’t arrive at this self imposed proclamation without receiving some level of influence from the likes of Rack-Lo and Thirstin Howl III (Vic-Lo); the undisputed architects of the “Love and Loyalty” inner-city mantra, the founders of the Brooklyn, NYC originated Lo-Life Movement, and arguably, the pioneers of Hip Hop’s contemporary fashion sense.

This week on The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend (#TCOHHL) Radio, D.D. Turner and C. Stats take a trip back to 1988 with the Big Homie, Rack-Lo. Our discussion you ask? His journey, the origins of his world renowned flyness, the global influence of the Lo-Life Movement, popular Polo clothing themes, and equally as important, what he his currently working on.

Don’t fake jacks by being a #TurdBird! Tune in on Wednesday, August 5th from 8-10pm est and officially be Down By Law with #TCOHHL, #RackLo, and the historical #LoLifeMovement. And remember, #Love and #Loyalty always prevails. #WordIsBorn!

Want to listen using your mobile device? Then tune in to the live show (Wednesday 8-10pm est) via our mobile app using the link attached below.

http://tenacityradio.mobapp.at/#listen-live/Listen_Live

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On this episode of The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend (#TCOHHL) Radio, the dynamic duo, D.D. Turner and C. Stats, hosted the creative forces behind new apparel line, 80’s University (weare80u.com / #80U). What’s 80U you ask? Well, envision classic, nostalgic themes from yesterday reinterpreted using the fashion sensibilities and style of today. Very simply, 80’s University is giving you the opportunity to, “Brand New Your Retro.” And best of all, amidst their cache of stockpiled designs, they have covered classic Hip Hop artists and themes! Check it out!