Bet you can't get all these lyrics from 1999!
First thing I think about is Prince, or the symbol, or Lake Minnetonka...I don't know, but can you think of what else was hot in 1999? Buzzfeed posted a quiz online to finish lyrics of some of the top artist in the year 1999. I took the quiz, and as much as I love music and think I know everything, I failed MISERABLY! Let's see how you do! http://www.buzzfeed.com/lyapalater/how-well-do-you-remember-song-lyrics-from-15-years-ago#1l1p80l
I love college football. The crowds, and the passion of the players, just makes the game feel really special. But you know we got to pay attention to the uniforms, right Especially the helmets! Some are just classic like the Michigan "M" or the gold joints at Notre Dame. But you have to respect teams that are trying to keep the game current. Of course Maryland and Oregon come to mind as the Leaders of the New School. But there are definitely others.
Shout out to the people over at Sneaker Report for catching this gem. I think UAB has just upped the game for the sickest helmet in college football. Just seeing this helmet makes us want to get in the lab and crank out a shirt. Tell me this isn't Hella Original?
Kendrick Lamar killed "Control" but what will he do next?
I've been wondering what's next for Kendrick for a minute. When I first heard his album, Good Kid Mad City, I had no idea that it would still be playing in my car today. For me, he brought back a hella original style I grew up on, that California flow we've been missing, and the dopiest beats to match his silky smooth flow. When he followed his album up with Control with Big Sean, I almost lost control! If you're wondering much like I am what's next for Kendrick, here's a good resource. http://pitchfork.com/news/55982-kendrick-lamar-says-hes-recorded-40-songs-for-new-album-collaborating-with-dr-dre/
We love hip hop. We love everything about the hip hop experience, from the moment you first hear the baseline to Juicy drop, to old school underground pioneers like the Souls. Can't lie, we spend a bunch of time online looking through YouTube videos of fresh freestyles from artist. Sway, an Oakland product, has been putting it down on radio for as long as I can remember, and his show on Shade45 is one of the dopest around. He does a spot on the show with many hip hop artist called Five Fingers of Death, where artist come through and freestyle to five different beats. This one right here...ICE COLD!!!! King Los KILLS IT! Enjoy!
One year ago we launched the Hella Original Clothing Company. At that time we only had one shirt, the men’s black shirt with the red and white color way. It takes a certain amount of guts to start a company with a single shirt, but we received so much love from that design we knew that we had to make it official. Since then we have added more colors, added a women’s line, expanded into hats, hoodies, tanks and dresses. We have added new designs, including the “Fresh since birth stroller,” launched a new website, and worked our butts off to make sure that our customers receive the best damn service possible. We have seen our shirts on stage, in music videos and on national television. Yet, we still feel like we are just getting started. We can’t thank you enough for the love. Honestly, we would just be a couple of guys with a dream and a warehouse full of t-shirts without your support.
In honor of our anniversary, we brought back the original shirt. Make sure you check it out.
We will continue to strive for excellence. You deserve nothing less.
Be you. Be Hella Original.
Yo, remember that time in Vegas when Kurupt and MacShawn 100 rocked Hella Original shirts on stage with Snoop? We do. MacShawn saw the shirts and wanted to wear them on tour. They say cats don't show love anymore, but it just isn't true. Not only did he wear the shirt, he gave one to Kurupt and has been showing love ever since. Man you can't get any better than that.
Tajai, of the Mighty Souls Of Mischief crew, was the first celebrity to wear one of our shirts. We felt like we had a dope shirt, but when he put the it on and wore it on stage it gave us a big boost of confidence. It was one of the first times we thought "Yo, we can do this."
Jay-Z. My favorite hip hop artist alive. I've been inspired by his music and his contribution to the genre since Reasonable Doubt. I've watched him evolve into a global icon over the years, but watched myself evolve through his music at the same time. It used to be that I'd blast his music through my headphones, and take myself to the places that his lyrics painted. What I didn't know, was that one day he'd be my inspiration for many of the Hella Original pieces that are upcoming.
You may have heard Picasso Baby on his album, through iTunes, or on Pandora, but have you ever watched the video? I've watched it for what seems like a billion times, and am inspired with each viewing. There's something about the artistry that triggers something in me. Check it out and see where it takes you!
Comedian, Top Rope Zeus (if you don't know about him you should), reminds us to "Live your Dreams, Not your Reality." This commercial of Misty Copeland is the embodiment of that phrase. The grind is hard, but giving up is not an option. If people don't understand your hustle, just wait, they will see