Monday, 21 November 2016

Martorial Elegance # 88

True Story like Terror Squad first LP: not a lotta people know this, but G.O.O.D Music's 2007 single Grammy Family was a tribute to Fat Joe. As in, we can fit the entire G.O.O.D roster famalam into that baby blue suit Joe wore at the 1999 Grammy Awards.


Holla @ ya host if every shirt or jacket by the notoriously boxy-fitting Bork menswear brand Our Legacy makes you look like Don Choppergena here. First off, f*ck Our Legacy and the size chart they claim, where an M fits like an XXL, I feel your pain.

9 comments:

iLX aDMIN said...

dEM sLEEVES

Tesse Wolfson said...

Ha ha! Let's see some pics!
(Speaking of Choppa, did you read that book Triksta: Life and Death and New Orleans Rap by Questionable Nik Cohn? Same Choppa, right? I read that almost cover to cover on one trip to the San Francisco Department of Motor Vehicles 3 years ago (still don't have that license back!) and I thought it was really good that day, but that's not reliable criticism circumstances.)

Si Mane Price said...

I've never even heard of that book, but it sounds interesting. Will investigate.

Fred said...

The book is worth a read if you take it for what it is: an old decaying rock critic foray into turn of the century NO rap. Nick Cohn doesn't try to present things in a different way though, and he makes a couple good points about how shit get stale pretty quick when a once-subversive music becomes an academical institution (i.e.: jazz, rock...). Also the chapter on Souljah Slim alone is worth the 5 quids you'll pay for the book.

Si Mane Price said...

Ordered that shit before.

I hope he mentions 5th Ward Weebie in there.

Fred said...

He does. The book is pretty short, I hope you'll enjoy it.

Si Mane Price said...

Is right.

Anonymous said...

+1 on the Soulja Slim chapter being the high point of Triksta. The rest of it's a decent enough read, though. Cohn has form for being a bit of an unreliable narrator, but at least he acknowledges he's something of an interloper, which puts him well ahead of 99.9% of rock critics writing about rap.

On the subject of menswear grief, anyone remotely near Jacamo territory should swerve Woolrich at all costs. An XXL that fits like an M? FOYCs.

Si Mane Price said...

At least Woolrich has got a decent excuse in that it's an American brand and Yanks are naturally fatter than Europeans due to the old cliché of their Bigger Portions diet.

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