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Peta Protests China Fur Used By Sean John
March 5, 2005

NEW YORK – Animal rights activists protesting outside a New York department store Monday accused clothing makers Tommy Hilfiger and Sean John of using fur from China, where they say animals are skinned alive. Playing video of so-called fur farms in China, members of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals stood outside Macy’s department Read More

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The Game Formerly G-Unit Releases His Own New Era Cap
March 3, 2005

New Era Cap Company, Inc., the premier, global headwear designer, developer and manufacturer, announced that it launched a Capture the Flag 59FIFTY, Thursday, February 24 designed by Rapper THE GAME. Representing G-Unit Records, THE GAME, a protg of producer Dr. Dre, is touted as the next coming of 80s rap group NWA. While The Game Read More

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Riot In NYC Over New Nike Pigeon Dunks
February 24, 2005

Customers on the Lower East Side were duking it out in the street yesterday over a limited-edition Nike Pigeon (NYC) Dunk skateboarding shoe. Not even Big ‘Twoine the 300-pound bouncer hired to keep order was able to control the dozens of “sneakerheads” who rushed the door at The Reed Space store at 10:30 a.m. yesterday. Read More

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Sean John Rumored To Have Fired Jeff Tweedy
February 16, 2005

It’s being rumored that Sean (Puffy) Combs has just fired the head of his clothing label Sean John in a continuing shakeup of his Bad Boy empire. Jeff Tweedy, who ran the line from its inception six years ago, was axed Friday, February 4th. While official types say the split was amicable, an insider tells Read More

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Spreewell Releases Spinning Rims On Shoes
February 14, 2005

Latrell Spreewell, the Minnesota Timberwolve’s explosive 2-gaurd, released what everyone originally knew as “Spreewell Rims” over 1 year ago. Why were those rims such a big headliner in hiphop car news? Simply because they were the first of their kind. The first rims that kept spinning when the car wearing them stopped. Every celebrity and Read More

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Nelly To Make Appearance At Magic 2005 For Vokal And Apple Bottoms
February 9, 2005

Los Angeles, CA Hip Hop superstar Nellys clothing lines Vokal and Apple Bottoms will be at the world’s largest trade event for the fashion business: MAGIC Marketplace in Las Vegas from Feb 14th to Feb 17th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. They will be exhibiting at the street wear category at booth number 31313. Read More

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T.I. Talks To MTV About Coming Clothing Line
February 2, 2005

A “TRL” Breakout Star of 2005, CEO of Grand Hustle Records and king of the South T.I.’s been called all of those things. But Tuesday in Atlanta, he was happiest to hear his favorite title: “Daddy.” Tip was enjoying a rare day off from the road, where he’s been pumping up his latest LP, Urban Read More

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Pharell Williams Ends Deal With Reebok
January 6, 2005

After filing a $4 million breach of contract lawsuit against sneaker giant Reebok last month, Pharell Williams, one half of the production duo The Neptunes recently negotiated a mutual split with the company. In 2003, Reebok and Pharell agreed established a licensing-and-distribution partnership to launch Williams’ Ice Cream footwear collection and HIS Billionaire Boys Club Read More

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Beyonce And Tina Knowles Sign House Of Dereon
March 5, 2005

Beyonce and Tina Knowles today announce that The House of Dereon has signed a licensing agreement with G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (Nasdaq: GIII – News) to collaborate on the design, marketing and distribution of an exclusive comprehensive collection of outerwear. This young contemporary women’s line is expected to launch in time for the holiday delivery Read More

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Urb1 Magazine Announces Bump J To Be On Cover Of 1st Issue
February 28, 2005

Urb1 Magazine has announced that Bump J, formerly known as Bumpy Johnson on the mixtape circuit, will be gracing the cover of their #1 issue. Scheduled to go on sale March 10th (March issue) there will a transcript of the phone interview in the magazine which will allow readers to view Chicago’s Hip Hop Fashion Read More

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Reebok To Relaunch Reebok Pumps Shoe During NBA All-Star Weekend
February 20, 2005

In 1989, Reebok introduced the original performance shoe with the Pump technology and within four years sold more than 20 million pairs. This weekend at the 2005 NBA All- Star Game, Reebok will unveil the ATR Pump (Above the Rim) performance basketball shoe, a futuristic modern-day twist of the original Pump shoe Dee Brown wore Read More

feb_14_queen_of_denmark_says_missys_clothing_line_infringes_on_her_royal_mark1 News
Queen Of Denmark Says Missys Clothing Line Infringes On Her Royal Mark
February 14, 2005

Hip-hop star Missy Elliott is locked in a trademark battle over her Respect Me line of clothing with the Queen of Denmark. Queen Margrethe II complained that Elliott’s logo for the line which the “Work It” rapper designed herself, infringes on the Royal monogram. Anne Putz, a representative for sports giant Adidas, who produced the Read More

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New Era Collection A New Series Of Hats
February 10, 2005

New Era Cap Co., Inc., the premier, global headwear designer, developer and manufacturer, will present the debut line for its new property, EK by New Era, and its Fall 2005 59FIFTY, Lifestyle, Womens and Childrens headwear lines at MAGIC in Las Vegas, NV, February 14 17, 2005. In a return to New Eras roots in Read More

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Virginia Legislators Want A Ban On Sagging Clothing
February 8, 2005

A Norfolk, Va., legislator says the droopy-drawers bill may be his legacy. The Virginia House of Delegates has tentatively approved a bill to crack down on people who wear low-riding pants. Freshman Norfolk Delegate Algie Howell Jr. introduced the bill at the urging of constituents who are offended by the exposed underwear. Howell said, “That’s Read More

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Tego Calderon Turns Down Deal With Sean John
January 20, 2005

After largely contributing to the burgeoning buzz of the reggaeton movement over the past year, Latin star Tego Calderon recently vetoed P. Diddy’s offer to model for his Sean John Spring Collection, in light of the company’s alleged use of sweatshop labor in Central America. Under the conditions of the deal, Calderon was scheduled to Read More

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Pharell Williams Sues Reebok Over BBC
January 6, 2005

Multi-talented hip-hop star Pharrell Williams is suing sportswear giant Reebok for $4 million, accusing them of breach of contract. The N*E*R*D singer and Neptunes producer’s clothing and footwear brand BBC (Billionaire Boys Club) filed a complaint in New York court before Christmas, alleging Reebok failed to produce clothing to BBC’s approval standards. BBC’s complaint alleges, Read More

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Jay-Z Denies Ralph Laurens Request To Make Clothing Line
March 3, 2005

Jay-Z gave you “The Black Album.” Now we hear Ralph Lauren is trying to persuade the rap god to give you the Black Bedsheet. Lauren, the man who brought WASP style to the masses, is said to be tired of watching Tommy Hilfiger and Sean Combs pile up dead Presidents by selling clothes to urban Read More

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Roy Jones Announces New Clothing Line Coming
February 25, 2005

Retired rapper/music label executive Jay-Z has one. So does music mogul P. Diddy, as does ex-boxer George Foreman. Now, Roy Jones Jr., former U.S. middleweight and heavyweight champion and Olympic Silver medalist, is one of the latest celebrities to launch a menswear clothing line. After the ROY Collection’s debut during Fashion Week in New York Read More

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Urb1 Exclusive Airwear NYC Signs To Unk
February 19, 2005

Well, as Urb1 has been reporting, Air Wear NYC is and was the official source for your hiphop air brushed gear. Started by a man with a vision, the clothing produced by Air Wear NYC is high quality and fitted for the hiphop look. Celebrities from Run DMC to Notorious BIG’s moms, all the way Read More

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Campaign Feature Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Iverson, Ming And More
February 14, 2005

Reebok is launching a $50 million dollar ad campaign, I Am What I Am, which will feature rappers Jay-Z, 50 Cent, NBA stars Allen Iverson, Yao Ming, tennis star Andy Roddick, soccer star Iker, skater Stevie Williams and actress Lucy Liu. The global campaign kicks off February 20th, with television ads running during the NBAs Read More

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Notorious Big Clothing Line Debuts Brooklyn Mint
February 9, 2005

The Late Great Notorious B.I.G started a clothing line, Brooklyn Mint, in 1996, but he never got the opportunity to see his brainchild develop. Through the tireless commitment and vision of B.I.G.’s mother Ms. Voletta Wallace and his managers Mark Pitts and Wayne Barrow of Bystorm Entertainment, the Brooklyn Mint dream will finally be realized. Read More

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New Era Talks To Urb1 About 59Fiftyat50 And Hats In General
February 6, 2005

Who talks hats in the Hip Hop fashion world without mentioning New Era? The company that took a little advice from Spike Lee in the early 90s and then turned the fitted hats game out gave Urb1 magazine a little bit of their time. Catch a preview of the article that will be in the Read More

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Macys Stops Minority Targeting And Discrimination
January 20, 2005

New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer yesterday announced that his office has signed an agreement with Macy’s East, Inc., the owner of 29 Macy’s Department stores in the State of New York, to ensure that race and ethnicity play no role in Macy’s security efforts to identify and process suspected shoplifters. Spitzer’s office began Read More

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Lil Kim Announces Shes Launching Hollyhood Clothing
December 24, 2004

Lil Kim, the Notorious K.I.M., or the Queen Bee, whichever you like to call her, has always displayed a bold fashion sense. Bringing bright colors on the Hip Hop fashion scene back when the “Crush On You” video out and then representing Old Navy in 2004 commercials, she’s had a very versatile fashion-life. In 2005, Read More