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I get your stance but I guess I'd say given the target (famous mainstream-ish rapper), any action/statement/etc done by ASAP would obviously be calculated as opposed to done organically. This isn't some homespun underground punk band, it's a rapper pushing the popular sound and clothing styles of the times. Some tactics may be unsavory, but trying to align yourself with the right brands/people is tough work, even for someone who has "made it". 

 

Anyway, fashion/dressing "well" for a lot of guys is a pretty calculated thing to begin with. Very few on here threw together an outfit with ballin' clothing organically. I mean, unless you're terribly wealthy and stylish.

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It can be argued that all great Western lit. is based on Goethe's Faust.

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.....uhhh............. what? if you're making a joke, i'm not following.
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I get your stance but I guess I'd say given the target (famous mainstream-ish rapper), any action/statement/etc done by ASAP would obviously be calculated as opposed to done organically. This isn't some homespun underground punk band, it's a rapper pushing the popular sound and clothing styles of the times. Some tactics may be unsavory, but trying to align yourself with the right brands/people is tough work, even for someone who has "made it". 

 

Anyway, fashion/dressing "well" for a lot of guys is a pretty calculated thing to begin with. Very few on here threw together an outfit with ballin' clothing organically. I mean, unless you're terribly wealthy and stylish.

 

yes and that's why I'm very surprised that people seem to be shocked. Rocky probably thinks the fashion game is the same as the music game, both can be manipulated through carefully managing his image. And that's fine but it just means I try not to care what he wears or look to internet music blogs like Gorilla vs. Bear for musical taste.

 

Their "calculation" is different from a regular dude thinking about what goes with what since Rocky needs to portray himself as the arbiter of streetwear taste.


Edited by accordion - 4/14/15 at 1:20pm
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man i haven't heard of gvb in a minute. remember when everyone pretended to like chillwave?
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man i haven't heard of gvb in a minute. remember when everyone pretended to like chillwave?

 

yes and before that, lo-fi, witchhouse, rapegaze, etc, this rapper/internet/fashion stuff is pretty tame compared to the rise of the blogosphere for indie music in the past decade or so.

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Strong analytical abilities is a very limited way of measuring intelligence.  I was at Caltech for my doctorate, and then at Harvard for a postdoc.  And from my personal experience, success, even in an academic setting, is as much about the political and diplomatic abilities, and the ambition, of the individual, as much as by the ability to think real good (and hard).

I know I'm one of the later ones myself.
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I get your stance but I guess I'd say given the target (famous mainstream-ish rapper), any action/statement/etc done by ASAP would obviously be calculated as opposed to done organically. This isn't some homespun underground punk band, it's a rapper pushing the popular sound and clothing styles of the times. Some tactics may be unsavory, but trying to align yourself with the right brands/people is tough work, even for someone who has "made it". 

Anyway, fashion/dressing "well" for a lot of guys is a pretty calculated thing to begin with. Very few on here threw together an outfit with ballin' clothing organically. I mean, unless you're terribly wealthy and stylish.

I agree and that's why I'm very surprised that people seem to be shocked. Rocky probably thinks the fashion game is the same as the music game, both can be manipulated through carefully managing his image. And that's fine but it just means I try not to care what he wears or look to internet music blogs like Gorilla vs. Bear for musical taste.

Their "calculation" is different from a regular dude thinking about what goes with what since Rocky needs to portray himself as the arbiter of streetwear taste.

shocked at what? you're both just making sweeping generalizations and assumptions without any evidence to back it up. And frankly coming off as uninformed, probably the opposite of what you intend.
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lol, an excerpt from the interview:

"What qualifies her to peddle perfume in the first place? “I would say that the success speaks for itself. [My brand] is one of the number-one celebrity fragrances out there and I have 17, which is a lot more than, I don’t know, most people."

Why, she sounds just like Ruth Bader Ginsberg.

If this passes for high intelligence these days, then I give up.

She is very good at self-branding and can leverage an immense amount of money, power and connections.

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No one said she was part of Mensa, but she's certainly not an airhead, which was stated.

Wait she's a rich person able that's reinvested some money therefore she's not stupid?

Do we next give her points for not forgetting to take a shit every day?

Don't really have any idea how intelligent she is but I can't stand the argument that success=intelligence. Or even that success=driven, when you're spread starting the race a couple of inches from the finish line.

Well done, you passed go and collected your 200 (million) dollars.
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I'm just mad when people think Aesop Rock copied this clowns name.
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man i haven't heard of gvb in a minute. remember when everyone pretended to like chillwave?

I still like chillwave.

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I'm just mad when people think Aesop Rock copied this clowns name.



Never come across anyone who thinks this
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And as for not liking rap and fashion to mix. I guess we can attach the sane skeptism for these rap acts as well

Run DMC
Wu tang (particularly raekwon and ghostface)
Outkast
Black Moon
Jay -Z (won't be surprised if u already approached him with skeptism)
Biggie
slick Rick
mos Def




Fuck welp there goes a lot of people's top ten lists
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i can separate rappers' fashion choices from their music. And none of those wanted to become some streetwear fashion demigod as badly as Rocky does.

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remember yesterday when some posters didn't know what a 45 rpm record adapter was

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