Yasiin Bey, formerly known as Mos Def, is a man of many moods, and this one here, we’re definitely diggin’! Wanna know more about the name change, his fashion, and his love of HipHop? Check it out!
For those of you who don’t know, A$AP Rocky is a 23-year-old rapper from Harlem who, is becoming a staple in streetwear and high fashion, and definitely becoming a style influence in hip-hop right now.
Rocky’s talents have recently been summoned by the fashion gods over at GQ, here’s are some excerpts from his feature.
A$AP Rocky first grabbed attention for the peculiar regionlessness of his music: The Harlemite’s songs synthesize the slow flow of the South, the party vibes of the West Coast, and the bravado of New York into something gloriously hard to map. The kid’s got the same approach to getting dressed: He cherrypicks from skate brands and avantgarde designers without focusing on labels and logos. “If a chick wants to know who makes my shoes,” Rocky says, “she’s got to take them off my feet and look inside.” Here, we talk to Rocky about girls, weed, and “doing lunch.”
Son of the God
“My real name’s Rakim—my parents named me after the god MC himself.”
“With clothes, I like mixing what different designers do until it becomes a personal expression of how I’m feeling that day. This vest is by Skingraft. It only comes out for a GQ shoot or a hot date with an actress. That’s the bourgeois look. Booj-waaah.”
“In Harlem, I got all my black friends. But when I go downtown, I got black, white, Asian, Indian friends. There’s no borders, no barriers.”
“[Fashion designer] Jeremy Scott is my boy. We’ll do a shoot and then do lunch. Every time I see him, he has gifts for me. He knows I like weed, so he’ll bring edibles. I’ve also been wearing a lot of Rick Owens. It’s like hard-core jailhouse streetwear with a high-end gothic feel.”
“When I was a kid, I was a little horndog. First it was candy and girls. Then it was girls and bikes and scooters. Then it was girls, rap, and clothes. Now it’s girls, directing videos, my house, and fashion. And girls, girls, girls.”
Step into one of our favorite A$AP joints, “Celebration”.
Now take a second to step into the official video for Lana Del Rey‘s “National Anthem” featuring Rocky as the leading man.
Ummm, So the most unfashionable man in Hip Hop has been chosen to cover the first EVER ‘Style Bible‘ Issue of GQ Magazine…
What a way to get started…
I’m not sure who YMCMB paid off for Drake to get this cover but we are sticking to our opinion [see; Dear Drake, You Are The Worse Dressed Man In America!].
They’ve definitely cleaned him up for the cover, as they always do, But it’s not enough to sway us. Thankfully, there’s a trio of April cover stars including…
and Dave Franco,
The Style Bible in question will present everything a man needs to know to look his best in 2012. We can’t wait to get our hands on the issue … but we can definitely wait to see Drake on a red carpet.
Here’s the segment where we give props to Real Style.
Andrew Fennell shoots everybody who’s anybody, and anybody who’s somebody.
With this new collabo with Andrew, look for some dope real style, street style and photo shoots. We wouldn’t be Stuff Fly People Like, if we didn’t include the Fly people!
Rocking a distressed denim jacket (sleeves rolled up on chill), fresh khakis, white V Neck with black graphics, blue converse lows, a FRESH Fitted, classic Ray-Bans and a good time piece, we’d say GQ from the Bronx is ready for the stage.
Snapped in front of CUNY’s Lehman College, we’d say GQ aced this quiz.
What do you think of his fresh ensemble?
Does his FLY work for you?
See more over at Andrew Fennell.
And as always …
Hanging out with Kanye sure has its privileges! Kid Cudi rocks out the January 2011 issue of GQ which features a 20-page spread that preview of the Spring Style Guide including the latest talent in the industry. In the guide, Cudi rocks several FLY outfits in that special Rosewood kinda way…
When our confirmation came with the disclaimer **BOW TIES RECOMMENDED** I knew it was gonna be Fly. Last Night Hennessy Black’s sponsored the GQ November Issue Release Party featuring Swizz Beatz. This was GQ Editor-In-Chief Jim Nelson Celebration for having Swizz Beatz in the GQ November Issue. Held at The Kastel Lounge in the Trump Soho Hotel, the space was beautiful as were the crowd that came out. It felt intimate almost as NYC Taste Makers made there way in, most of the men in Bow Ties as requested and the women in sexy dresses and 4 inch heels.
A Moment of Silence for that FLY Tom Ford Shoe Swizz was Rockin.
It was wifey Alicia Key’s first night out since giving birth to the couples first son Egypt a few weeks ago. She looked beautiful in person and was glowing.
The Crowd went wild and the camera-phones went up when Swizz and Alicia hit the dance floor! Good Times indeed. Other Notables on deck were Fly Girl Estelle, super DJ- DJ Cassidy and our sister celebrity blogger Necole Bitchie to name a few.
We pulled them Bow Ties out…