When Future said he “just fucked your bitch in some Gucci flip flops” is it possible he wasn’t actually wearing Forever 21?
Gucci launched two countersuits aimed at retailer Forever 21 this week over its use of the high-end brand’s trademarked “blue-red-blue” and “green-red-green” stripe patterns.
According to Refinery29, Gucci had threatened legal action already, prompting Forever 21 to attempt to take their case before the courts first.
The countersuits follow an effort by Forever 21 to protect the striped design from being trademarked. “Many clothing and accessory items adorned with decorative stripes colored blue-red-blue or green-red-green are sold by countless third parties,” argued Forever 21 in that suit. “Gucci should not be allowed to claim that Gucci, alone, has a monopoly on all blue-red-blue and green-red-green striped clothing and accessory items.”
A week after unveiling his new project Flower Boy, Tyler, The Creator surprised fans on Twitter Tuesday afternoon (July 25) with news regarding his acclaimed album.
“Y’all asked for it,” wrote Tyler before announcing cassette versions of his newly-released project. Available on Gang Wolf, Tyler will be supplying fans with a bundle package consisting of copies of Flower Boy in both cassette and digital form, a bee sticker and an enamel bee pin. Pre-order for the bundle is now available for $20. The offer is available until Thursday (July 27). According to Tyler, the shipping process will take between six to eight weeks.
Cassettes could be making a comeback in hip-hop. On Tuesday, JAY-Z opted to release his new opus 4:44 on cassette tapes for $9 through Virgin EMI Records’ online store.
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From 4th to 8th June 2014, Dakar will be the center point of all kinds of expressions emanating from Hip-hop and urban cultures during the of the 9th edition of Festa2H, the international festival of Hip-hop and urban cultures.
Rap, djing, dance, slam, graffiti, etc- a presentation reflecting the diverse artistic facets of the current urban cultures.
This year, the festival welcome artists of international fames such as Medine, Akua Naru or Pockemon Crew as well as celebrating the budding talents of 52 upcoming artists coming from 13 countries (Senegal, France, Spain, Belgium, Gambia, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Zimbabwé, Austria, the United Kingdom, Denmark, the USA, Switzerland).