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Tommy Hilfiger In Music: By The Numbers

When fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger launched his eponymous brand in 1985, his goal was to sell more than just clothes—he wanted to market a lifestyle. Now a major name whose signature polos and bold color schemes are etched in pop culture, Hilfiger certainly succeeded. But there’s no denying he had help from some of hip-hop’s biggest players along the way.

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Hip Hop Fashion Month Profile: Dapper Dan

Don’t let anyone tell you differently. When it comes down to 80s and 90s Hip Hop, Harlem native Dapper Dan is the originator of luxury streetwear.

His efforts transformed hustler flash and b-boy styling into the most coveted and influential apparel — designs that for the last forty years have influenced high fashion and European runways.

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Women Executives in Hip Hop

The Business of Hip Hop started with women executives.

It’s true. A culture so cemented in masculine identity has been championed, shaped, marketed and financed by lady executives that saw the vision and ran with it.

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An A-1 B-Boy & Herculoid: Dancin’ Doug Interview

It’s not every day that you get to meet one of the 1st generation b-boys and Herculoids. Dancin’ Doug, who used to rock Kool Herc’s parties as a part of the Herculoids, shares his experiences coming up as one of the first generation of b-boys, as well as his upcoming documentary on breakin’ history.

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A New Museum Celebrates Hip Hop as an Art Form

The mission of the museum, now breaking ground in the South Bronx—the undisputed birthplace of Hip Hop—is to give visitors “a broader understanding of Hip Hop history and Hip Hop culture, so they walk away feeling empowered and inspired by what has happened in the genre, and how the music has become a part of their everyday existence.

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Tommy Hilfiger In Music: By The Numbers

When fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger launched his eponymous brand in 1985, his goal was to sell more than just clothes—he wanted to market a lifestyle. Now a major name whose signature polos and bold color schemes are etched in pop culture, Hilfiger certainly succeeded. But there’s no denying he had help from some of hip-hop’s biggest players along the way.

Read More

Hip Hop Fashion Month Profile: Dapper Dan

Don’t let anyone tell you differently. When it comes down to 80s and 90s Hip Hop, Harlem native Dapper Dan is the originator of luxury streetwear.

His efforts transformed hustler flash and b-boy styling into the most coveted and influential apparel — designs that for the last forty years have influenced high fashion and European runways.

Read More

Women Executives in Hip Hop

The Business of Hip Hop started with women executives.

It’s true. A culture so cemented in masculine identity has been championed, shaped, marketed and financed by lady executives that saw the vision and ran with it.

Read More

An A-1 B-Boy & Herculoid: Dancin’ Doug Interview

It’s not every day that you get to meet one of the 1st generation b-boys and Herculoids. Dancin’ Doug, who used to rock Kool Herc’s parties as a part of the Herculoids, shares his experiences coming up as one of the first generation of b-boys, as well as his upcoming documentary on breakin’ history.

Read More

A New Museum Celebrates Hip Hop as an Art Form

The mission of the museum, now breaking ground in the South Bronx—the undisputed birthplace of Hip Hop—is to give visitors “a broader understanding of Hip Hop history and Hip Hop culture, so they walk away feeling empowered and inspired by what has happened in the genre, and how the music has become a part of their everyday existence.

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