GIMME 5 (11/4)
Welcome back to TheHipHopRenaissances’ GIMME 5. The wrap up of my favorite five things, people, places etc. of the week.
1. The Retro Kidz, this is a group FRESH out of New York City, who have committed and dedicated their style to the 1980s, this isn’t just a halloween costume to them, they embody the look every day, and I dig them for it.
Find them here on Twitter: @theretrokidz
2. DOES (Digital Does) - Does is one of my absolute favorite Graffiti Artists. He represents the Ironlak team known as Love Letters, because he “loves letters”. His ability to manipulate them with spray paint, markers, pens & pencils is beyond ridiculous. He inspires me while making me jealous and insecure all at the same time. Find Does and his Art here at http://www.digitaldoes.com or
Follow him on Twitter @digitaldoes
3. Mohcine Aoki- I found Mohcine on Lookbook, which if you’re unfamiliar with, I would recommend for inspiration with style & fashion. Mohcine is a Fashion Blogger from Casablanca, Morocco. I often look to his page for some ideas or innovations of outfits. He dresses stylish while creatively blending styles from urban to rock, artist-chic, prep, skater, casual etc. Be inspired and check him out http://lookbook.nu/mohcineaoki or Follow him @MohcinexAoki
4. Alternative Apparel Burnout Baseball Tee- This may seem as though its a very basic shirt, which really it is. But, Alternative Apparels’ version is official, and its a period piece that’s always relevant. It is by far one of the most comfortable shirts I own, being extremely thin & soft (giving it that vintage feel right off the bat). The baseball tee is a article that should be in every dudes collection anyway, its a shirt that, even when you’re only dressing for comfort, or loungin’, still gives you that fashionable look. It says style & comfort by itself. All you have to do is put it on.
Check more on their website: Alternative Apparel
5. Stir It Up- Last, but not least. We went to this Jamaican Restaurant called Stir It Up this past weekend. Its a staple of Little 5 Points, Atlanta, so Erica figured we had to finally put it to the test ourselves. Her friend Nicole was in town, so it was the perfect excuse to try something we hadn’t yet, so thank you Nicoole. We were not at all disappointed, the food was phenomenal (we had the Jerk & Curry Chicken Rolls w/Mac & Cheese), the decor was dope (whenever Bob Marley is on the walls, its a plus), & the vibe was Jamaican, ‘Nuff said. I know I keep hypin’ up Little 5 Points, but it’s not without reason, so now here is just another excuse for you to visit us, or Atlanta. Stir it Up little darlin’, ya dig. Visit Stir It Up here: http://www.stiritupatl.com/