Guys Standing Around With Hats
If it weren't for the pork-pies, round sunglasses, and, um, Berlin wall I might not have have been able to peg these rad Stussy pics as '89.
Teriyaki Boyz should prove to be one of the more interesting, not necessarily in a good way, releases of 2005. Are the states ready for Rip Slyme's feel good vibes? Are the states even ready for a Japanese language release? This is not to mention Nigo's production skills, which I would categorize as entirely annoying. While last year's Rip Slyme releases have spent considerable time on my iPod, the few Nigo releases I've been able to get my hands on have all been fast-tracked straight to my recycle bin. I suppose Def Jam is banking on Bape's new status as the sartorial wet dream of high schoolers from coast to coast to propel their sales, while collaborations with the Neptunes, DJ Shadow and Daft Punk among others give them crossover and music nerd appeal. I'm interested in seeing how this project does, but if you're truly into Japanese rap (and not gimmicks) the new Rip Slyme album in stores now is the one to watch for.
The new Huf Tenderloin hat is a bit amazing, isn't it?
- What's wrong with this picture?
- Digital Gravel has the full Motug line.