It all took off without a hitch. RZA, Large Professor, Holy Herndon, Mas Ysa, Driphouse, and Forma played some incredible sets. Babycastles brought some awesome games, food scientist Justin Warner mixed up some crazy cocktails, Ryder Ripps dumped his best GIFs on the big screen, and Dr Laser got his optics shining while some smooth grooves sweltered out of Dub Stuy’s formidible soundsystem (pictured above). 42Below Vodka got everyone appropriately wasted and Eddie Huang of Baohaus served up some chill munchies. Thank you all for making the relaunch of Motherboard go out in complete style!
Holy shit, Wu Wear is 15 and somehow still around. Yep, Wu-Tang’s clothing label has been making clothes from the ghettos of Shaolin for a decade and a half. To hip-hop fans worldwide, Wu Wear was a new concept; it was a clothing label by a rap group, and it was massively popular because it was different than your usual band or tour merch–it was a lifestyle brand. In fact, Wu Wear was started to combat the bootlegged shirts that had been making the rounds since the Clan first rose to fame in 1993 with their classic debut, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). Basically, the nonet kind of reinvented hip-hop clothing by dispelling collaborations. The 80s had seen collabs like Run DMC’s partnership with Adidas and LL Cool J saddling up with Troop, while the 90s saw Biggie, Busta Rhymes, and most famously, Puffy’s Sean John label, but Wu Wear was the first.
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