Don’t judge a book by its cover.
It’s always dope hearing/seeing fresh artists on the come-up in Baton Rouge. Black Card Grippers and Back To Hip-Hop collaborated on a cypher featuring some of Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s best uprising artists.
Part one features Chris James, $onny McFlyy, Mannie IL, and Que Tha Truth.
Part two features D-Lain, Dave $tokes, Barin The Great, AR, & LG.
Funny (or not so funny story): Delivery for these beanies was on February 7, 2013. Unfortunately, pick-up wasn’t possible until about 5 days later which meant the package was returned. There was no point being upset because it wasn’t any one’s fault (although the postal lady may have been a little too happy to say that the box had been sent back), just bad timing. It’s now the end of March and these babies have finally found their way home with just enough “cool” days left to enjoy.
50 available in black & heather grey at $20.
OG Ron C blessed us with a chopped (never slopped) version of Beyonce’s “Bow Down” and THIS should have been the single. The best part about screw is the placement of the chops and this is perfection. S/o to Screeeewston.
The first pair of “36oz” sweatpants were so good, it was necessary to double back. These feature the same heavyweight, fleece lined construction, ribbed waist & leg openings with pockets; as well as a white drawcord this go-round. And ain’t nothing wrong with wearing sweats everyday. If someone complains, it’s probably because they’re jealous of how comfortable you look. Available in S-2XL, $45.
*Model is wearing a size Large.
TDG had the opportunity to sponsor an official SXSW showcase this past weekend in Austin, TX. Familiar faces such as LG, Le$ and Kevin Gates hit the stage to perform as we slung the dope. Thank you to everyone that came by the booth, bought something, or just stopped to say whaddup! The experience was well worth it and we can’t wait to attend again next year.
The city of ATX feels so friendly, that you might walk around at 2am in search of your car and think nothing of it. The biggest negative of the trip was the enormous amount of walking. The biggest positive was being able to see “free” shows and lineups that wouldn’t be possible anywhere else. There was little bit of everything for everyone if you don’t mind searching.
DJ OG Ron C (Chop-chopped & screeeewed)
Keep Austin Weird.
As promised, here’s the second installment to The Dealer Drop. This drop features our first SOCKS with matching t-shirt as well as 4 newbies to roll up. Availability and more info below. #DealerDrop2
- “Lichtenstein (Bang, Bang)” Tee - Dubbed “Lichtenstein” because it features artwork by artist, Roy Lichtenstein (don’t sue!) No idea is original, just make sure you credit your source. Bang, Bang. Available in S-3XL
- “Lichtenstein (Bang, Bang)” SOCKS - Now you can be “DOPE.” all the way down to your socks. You gotta coooordinate. Available in S/M & L/XL lengths
- “Whatever Lola Wants” Tee (Girls) – …Lola gets. And she always gets what she aims for. Available in a sheer 4.6oz tee, with capped sleeves and slim fit. Oooo. Available in S-2XL
- “D.A.R.E to be dope.” Tank Top - A DOPE. classic now available as a fresh tank top. An ironic twist on a classic tee from our childhood. Dare to be dope…Available in S-2XL
- “Script” Raglan Tee - Sometimes keeping it simple says enough. Royal sleeves with basic arc logo in bold rouge. Available in S-2XL
- “Rockies” Tee - Join the “Mountain High Club” with a tee fresh off the ‘slopes’. Light blue skies clear for takeoff. Available in S-3XL
In fuggin DOPE News: THEDOPEGAME is an official sponsor for the 2nd Annual LiveMixtapes x Dirty Glove Bastard “Bout Dat Life” showcase! If you’ll be attending SXSW, come stop by the pop-up on Friday March 15th at Club 119 (119 W. 8th Street, Austin, TX). Doors open at 6pm.
*Must have SXSW badge for access*
J Frank White & DJ Steph Floss put together the soundtrack for the showcase. Link below.
Fashion Week was a success! Thank you to everyone involved in putting on a great show. The DOPE. featured in the show will be available in The Dealer Drop 2, going online and to stockists next week.
All photography by Tate Tullier
NOLA Fashion Week was a huge success! Because the hard work that goes into shows often goes unappreciated, here’s a few behind-the-scenes snaps.
Make-up by TNB Makeup Artistry | Hair by Paris Parker
Special thanks to those that copped a pair of “36oz” sweats. The goal was to make a pair so comfortable it would be hard to take them off. Mission accomplished.
It’s that time of year again. Time to get Dope Game fresh for another NOLA Fashion Week, the 5th season to be exact. The Dope Show will be at The Saratoga, March 6th at 8pm and feature Part Two of “The Dealer Drop”. Use the code ‘FF13′ for 50% off your ticket price: Click to RSVP.
212 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, La.
NOLA Fashion Week Kick-Off Party
Kick-off party, hosted by TheRe:Fresh, this Saturday at the NOLA Civic Center. #turnup
Bringing real hip-hop back to the forefront. New Orleans emcee, OaK. releases “All Real” (prod. by DJ Premier) to the masses. Twitter: @OakVII
Going in to this Drop, the goal was to do a collection that was more than just t-shirts. Sweats, 5-panels and socks are all items well overdo but worth the wait. Below is a description of each piece and its inspiration. Size and quantity info is there as well. Unfortunately this drop is “limited” due to its detail, but there will be more colorways in the sweats for sure. SHOP.
“36oz” Sweats – heather/red, S-2XL 45 available There’s no greater level of comfort than wearing a sweatshirt on your legs. The “36oz sweatpants are heavyweight, fleeced lined with double-stitched seams, ribbed waist & leg openings, and most importantly deep enough pockets so that your keys won’t fall out. The flat braided drawcord is embedded into the band for less chances of losing it, and in loud red just in case you do.
“Brand” 5-Panel - red/camo, 50 available It’s better to be subtle even when you’re standing out. The “Brand” 5-panel sports an imprinted leather patch on the front and embroidery on the back. Red crown, camouflage bill with adjustable nylon strap. “$$” 5-Panel – black/camo, 50 available In THEDOPEGAME, it’s all about the dollar $$ days. Black crown, camouflage bill, embroidered front & back with adjustable nylon strap.
“Luxe” 5-PANEL This hat mixes the youth of the 5-panel and the “grandpa swag” of faux leather. Simplicity is key. Black on black with a hint of gold, embroidered front & back with adjustable nylon strap.
For PART TWO of the drop there will FINALLY be SOCKS. Dubbed “Lichtenstein” crew socks because they feature artwork by artist, Roy Lichtenstein (don’t sue!) at the ankle and toe. Both white and grey colorways will drop with a matching tee. (Note: Tee color is white.)
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