Coolest Monkey in the Jungle

A wise woman once said: “There is no such thing as bad publicity: ALL publicity is good publicity.”

H&M is the latest retailer to use creative advertising gimmicks to drive traffic to their online store.

H&M came under fire over the weekend for using a black boy model to advertise a “coolest monkey in the jungle” hoodie. The advertisement appeared on H&M’s UK website.

Many outraged Twitter users who don’t even shop at H&M threatened to boycott their stores.

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Rihanna

Bajan singer Rihanna is officially a fashionista. The 28-year-old fashion designer debuted her FentyxPuma urban line at Paris Fashion Week today. Judging from the reviews so far, her FentyxPuma line is a big hit in Paris.

Failed dressmaker Kanye West is somewhere punching the air right now.

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Hip Hop mogul and businessman Clifford “T.I.” Harris stopped by Miami’s top urban retailer, Cool Js 183, to check on his Akoo Clothing display and sign a few autographs on Thursday. Cool Js also carries the latest gear from urban clothing line such as 8and9, Billionaire Boys Club, DIEM, and Raw & Uncut. If you’re in the Miami Garden’s area, stop by Cool Js at 71st and Biscayne Blvd to pick out your AKOO outfit, sneakers and backpack.

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Thug culture

I don’t blame the hood rat who dressed her son with his pants sagging and his drawers exposed, I blame hip hop and its poisonous influence on our culture. This photo of a toddler dressed in urban gear and holding a stack of cash big enough to choke a horse is making the rounds on the Internet. Influential rappers like Jay Z and Lil Wayne encourage our young men to continue dressing like slobs. Is it any wonder that the white community considers us to be a race of Thugs?

Photo: Instagram.com

Nike LeBron X EXT

The new Nike LeBron X EXT “Denim” was released Saturday morning at a few stores in the Atlanta area, and it is already knocking ’em dead — literally.

The line started forming at 5:30 a.m. outside Wish urban clothing store in Little 5 Points near Atlanta Saturday morning. Atlanta police told Channel 2 Action News that a pick pocket tried to rob the people waiting in line.

That’s when a man got out of the line, pulled a gun and shot the robber, then returned to his place in line.

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Jay Z Sued for Being a Cheapskate

Multimillionaire rap mogul Jay Z is being sued by a wholesale company which claims the “business, man” owes them $450,000 for a shipment of clothing.

According to court documents obtained by the NY Post, Rocawear ordered a shipment of clothing from iSource NYC, which sent the clothing to New York from Pakistan last year.

The urban-style clothing items were “specially ordered [with] the ‘Rocawear’ logo imprinted on [them],” iSource NYC complained in the lawsuit.

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