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Wednesday Fashion Feature: Is There Too Much Celebrity In Today’s Fashion?

Celebrated stylist Nicola Formichetti may be a driving force behind Lady Gaga‘s fashion takeover, but he’s hardly a fan of the growing influence celebrities wield over the fashion industry.       “There’s way too much celebrity in fashion,” Formichetti recently told T magazine. “I don’t really like working with celebrities, so I try to… Read more »

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Jay Electronica’s Exhibit C: The End of “Genetically-Modified” Hip-Hop?

 The views expressed inside this editorial aren’t necessarily the views of AllHipHop.com or its employees.   “Up in them five-star tellies, saying two-mic rhymes/ Be them average MC’s of the times/ Unlike them/ We craft gems/” —De La Soul ft. MF Doom, “Rock Co. Kane Flow,” The Grind Date, 2004. Call him Jay Electronica or… Read more »

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No Agreement: The Hypocritical Commercialization of Fela’s Legacy

No Agreement: The Hypocritical Commercialization of Fela’s Legacy   “No agreement today/ No agreement tomorrow/” —Fela Anikulapo Kuti (With Africa 70), “No Agreement,” No Agreement, 1977. I’m sorry: It’s not enough to simply watch “Music is the Weapon,” or pour through Michael Veal’s impressive biography, Fela: The Life And Times Of An African Musical Icon,… Read more »

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