Sunday, August 11, 2013

Stussy X Yo! MTV Raps: Part 1 and 2

Stüssy x Yo! MTV Raps - Part 1 - The Importance of Yo! MTV Raps from Stussy on Vimeo.

Some of your whippersnappers may not remember Yo! MTV Raps, but this, alongside Tim Westwood's KISS FM show, was seminal in the spread of Hip Hop - both sonically and culturally.

Featuring everyone from Rakim, Alchemist, MC Lyte and Hip Hop's premier publicist, Bill Adler, Part 1 talks about the history while Part 2 looks at the fashions spawned via rappers seen on Raps, including Run DMC and their shell toe adidas (Look Ma, no shoelaces!), The Fresh Prince's Le Coq Sportif, Kane's Bally shows and Slick Rick and his suits.

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