College Bound Entertainment put together an event in Washington, D.C. called ‘The Session: CBE’s Guide To Cannabis‘ where spoiledBroke! attended to cover the 420 friendly festivity. The Session series is a host of creative platforms for cannabis professionals to inform and engage invited audiences with the advantages and wonders of the new Cannabis Industry in Washington, D.C. We have partnered with several cannabis experts and established business owners within the cannabis industry from the local area to launch the pilot event, The Session. The Session is designed to educate and entertain participants through a creative informational and social gathering in a safe, controlled setting. And they continue the series Aug. 2nd, 2015 with ‘The Session: Green Day Party’. More photos inside.
Terry Goodwin better known as LB is an upcoming rap artist born and raised in Washington DC. At the age of 12 LB realized he wanted to gear his talents towards music. LB wanted to express his self in way where he would be heard and understood. Inspired by artist such as Notorious BIG, 2Pac,Kendrick Lamar, SchoolBoy Q and Common all influence the style of music in which path he chooses to further his career in. Composing his thoughts and perceptions on life through his music, LB is an artist from the ground up. Sharing his past struggles and obstacles he has faced throughout life, he hopes to pass on an ongoing positive energy & uplifting message through his music. Twitter: @
spoiledBROKE! composed a Top 10 list of the best collections from streetwear brands of 2014. In at number 10 is the women’s brand, HLZBLZ, for their 2014 Summer collection. Read the rest to see what other brands made our Top 10.
The Dutch street-soul female duo, Lucid, are up and coming songstress’ who are prepping for the release of their album, Poisoned Paws. The two singers, Juliet and Janice, met in college and decided to join together musically in 2012. Here is an official music video from their upcoming album, “Drive Back”. Their sound is very soft but yet soulful much like Jhené Aiko; fans of hers should enjoy these two beauties. The album will be releasing November 11th. For more on Lucid: visit their website, twitter and Instagram @inalucidworld.
sB! would like to present artist, producer, and engineer: Kenny Sullivan. The Philadelphia native has been creating a strong buzz for himself and with the release of his new self-titled mixtape, KENNY, it’s just what he needed to take his music to the next level. Apart of Parkhouse Studios in Philadelphia, Kenny is one of many great underground artists that are emerging and on the rise. His mixtape is available for streaming and download below. Also check out the recap video from the official mixtape release party for KENNY at Kung-Fu Necktie along with his interview from DMV’s own PatIsDope, both after the jump. Keep in touch with Kenny on twitter @Prkhs_kenny and on Instagram & Facebook @parkhousekenny.
California Fridays is a rising clothing brand based from your’s truly, the DMV, who is looking to make their stamp on the world. Co-founder, designer, creative director and brand ambassador Alex King discusses how he got inspired to create California Fridays, what looks and creations he has in store for his upcoming fashion show and how he plans to kill it the year of 2014! Check out his twitter at @jahsensimilla. Click here to get more info on the Voyage to Utopia Fashion Show!
Washington, DC clothing brand, De’ Homme Customs, has been taking over in the DMV this past year. Many well known DC rappers, including Wale and Shy Glizzy, have already shown love and supported the brand. The line has developed a signature for the drop crotch sweatpants with intricate details and patterns. De’ Homme has also began to design for kids as well, expanding the brand. Check out a few photos of designs created this past year. Take a look at what is available for purchase currently at the online shop and follow the designer and brand: @hommedior / @dehommecustoms. Check out the entire bio for De’Homme after the jump…
Tony’s Thrift is a brand created by Tony Logan. He is taking a different route that reminds us of our favorites The Brooklyn Circus and Pendleton, as it embodies a vintage classic feel that gives a timeless look. The niche of Tony’s Thrift are trunks. Not only are the trunks are a classic rare look in itself, some of the collections are where each trunk contains a package of items along with it. Check out Tony’s Thrift official online shop and tumblr.
The second collection releasing from his trunk series titled, “Scent of Fall.” The trunk is inspired by the fall season from it’s unique smell and ambience that is different from the other seasons, hence the name 0f the collection. Each trunk includes a sweater, a button up, dress socks, neck ties and a scented candle. Price ranges from $100- $150 along with free shipping in the U.S. Only 4 trunks will be released from this collection. See more photos inside…
CAVIART is an urban-funk music duo comprising Dannie Phantom and V-Shawn. Hailing from Philadelphia, the duo met in the high school band sharing production tips and common likes of music. After years of collaboration and college experience Dannie & V-Shawn began to discover their own sound. The Garden EP is the debut project, wherein all songs are self produced, written and engineered. Each song represents a year’s worth of loving and learning, experiencing and experimenting, and ultimately finding the music within themselves. Their collective sound creates a hybrid genre influenced by equal parts 70’s funk, Philadelphia soul and hip-hop. Check out their new music video for their hit song “A Little Bit” below:
Fashion is always evolving and recycling trends is what America does. Long tees have been displayed by many hip hop stars, such as Kanye West and A$AP Rocky. Cropped sweaters have been worn by many females as well. Now it seems the new trend is to pair the two themes together to create an interesting look. Displayed are female (above) and male (below) versions of the trend. Are the trends better off being worn separately or fashion match?
Anmlhse is a brand based out of Philadelphia and had their debut release at Corsa, South St location. With a DJ spinning, it was a great atmosphere to walk around the skate shop and explore the clothes on display. Good vibes and good people. Check out some photos from the release and go to their site (anmlhse.com) to purchase some of the clothes or head down to Corsa (535 South St) as well. (more…)
This past Sunday, $TUNTLOCO conducted a cookout and concert for the Memorial Day holiday at Philadelphia’s SilkCity. In the garden, DJ SYLO among others spinned on the ones and twos as people enjoyed the weather and food. It was a great atmosphere set for what was about to occur later on that night. People gathered to vibe to some great hip-hop performances put on by Philly artists. Check out some photos from the event and stay tuned for the video that is on its way. (more…)
San Williams is an eighteen year old rapper from Atlanta, GA. The past year he has been working on his first project called The Out of Body Experience and was produced by Max Weinstein. His look may resemble Trinidad Jame$ a little bit, but he sounds like a mix Joey Bada$$ and Childish Gambino. Follow him on twitter @book1chp1. Listen to the mixtape in full and download below:
mcml is a new clothing brand which stands for the creators name, Myles Christopher Merritt-Lee. He is an inspring upper echelon fashion house and has his first t-shirt is creatively designed with his logo on the bottom of the tee in the front along with a graphic on the back and ’93’ on the left sleeve, which represents the year he was born. Myles is from the DMV, but is currently away in Miami for college although that isn’t stopping him from launching this new brand. Stay tuned for the release of possibly this shirt and definitely other merchandise from mcml. Follow and contact him on instagram: @mcml13 and twitter: Myles_Izm.
spoiledBROKE! presents WoodXStock, an accessories company based in the Washington metro area. The name was selected because of the companies signature wood work bracelets and necklaces. Why wood? Because it doesn’t tarnish and is friendly to those with allergies to costume jewelry. Wood work isn’t all that they offer, there are a variety of different items available through our online store. We also offer custom jewelry. Our mission is to provide buyers with one of a kind pieces that cant be found anywhere else.
Kiel Mead is a very innovative and creative brand that takes normal, everyday items and turn them into different jewelry pieces. Their items are featured in stores located in NY, CA, Canada and more. Check out a few items we thought were pretty dope and more on their online shop website here and also take a look at the Facebook page.
The Lux Brands is a multifaceted company that strives to combine their views on urban fashion, music, and culture, and apply them to the street wear scene. Lux, short for luxury, means more to them than a simple excess of material objects. They feel that in order to live a luxurious lifestyle, you first must have the luxury of imagination and creativity to establish your own views on fashion, music, and the urban lifestyle. The clothing style supports free thinking and creative interpretation of ideas from our own life experiences, community, and customers. The Lux Brands bring a unique aspect to the urban clothing world by working with music artists, visual artists, and other multi-talented individuals, putting their influences together, and producing luxury.
Check out their lookbook below and visit their website here.
Sunday 1995 hosted a major event this past Saturday and spoiledBROKE! teamed up with them for “Cocaine & Caviar” at Moca DC. There were plenty of creative minds and brands in there and it was a huge mixer with cool performances from local upcoming artists. Here are some pictures from the event:
8&9 is a conscious, independent clothing company. We design from a diverse perspective. Inspired by our passions and experience; street shit, hip-hop, skating, sneakers, modern politics and even pop culture. As a brand our focuses are concept, color, quality and details others overlook. Our path is one of constant improvement tweaking and fine tuning as we work to the top.
They have three flagship stores (Miami, Boston & NYC). Their latest lookbook is inspired by the times. The collection focuses on timely color as much as the graphic messages. Olive, red & cool tones of grey dominate this season’s palette. Holiday ’12 also marks the introduction of knit beanies and snapbacks accompanying hoodies, crewnecks and 3/4 sleeve raglans. The collection is in stores now and available at 8and9.com where shoppers can capitalize on free priority shipping upgrades for orders over $50.
Take a look at their 2012 Holiday LookBook inside and more…
The rap group Status Gang, including Gutta Gabe and Luchini B are from Washington, DC. and are also apart of the Monopolybread Records (an Indy label in D.C.) roster which is headed by Bosco CEO and AB the President. Status originated in Benjamin Banneker High school as they were joking around; the meaning of status was to be similar to saying “that’s wassup”. Now it can be either a good or bad thing i.e #thatsthestatus or #notthestatus.
On October 25th,The Temple Takeover Show at the Arts Garage included a headline performance from Status Gang. Here is a video of the mini-movie below, directed by Oaklyn. (which is also featured on WorldStarHipHop)
Download their mixtape: Live That SG Life
Check out http://www.guttagabepresents.com and follow them on twitter: @Luchini_B @MrMassalley
The name of my line is Naked. People always ask me,”why is your line called Naked?”. A lot of my pieces are very revealing. I feel as though every female should embrace her body no matter what size or shape they are. The main purpose of my clothing line is to help women feel confident in their own skin. Every women should feel beautiful; inside and out. The recognition and level of success that I reached thus far as a new designer is absolutely amazing and I thank God everyday for giving me this opportunity. With hard work and dedication, I pray that I will one day be able to open my own boutique called Naked.