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Chances are you going to learn something new when Jim Jones is being interview. CAPO Status is now claiming his crew contributed to Lil Wayne’s drip.

As spotted on Hot New Hip Hop the Harlem native recently caught up with Tuma Basa, Director of Black Music & Culture at YouTube, as the newest installment in the #Hack3d interview series for HipHopDX. He discussed a variety of topics including his influence on the Hip-Hop game. Co-host Marisa Mendez posed a question to Weezy being one of the talents who soaked up their style like a sponge and Jim detailed that it was a natural result of their time together.

“Well Wayne spent the whole summer with us,” he opened. “We spent the whole summer with Juelz pretty much. He just adapted all the styles. He pretty much knew what he was doing. He knew

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How the Inauguration Inspired the Next Generation of Black Fashion Designers

Just as Kamala Harris’ inauguration was a history-making moment in politics, so it was in fashion with Black designers behind the biggest looks of the occasion.

Harris, the first Black, South Asian, and woman vice president, wore a coat by Christopher John Rogers, a leading Black designer who won the 2020 CFDA Award for Womenswear Designer of the Year. Her heels were by Sergio Hudson, another talented Black designer who also dressed Michelle Obama in her head-to-toe burgundy ensemble for the presidential inauguration. (Rogers declined to comment; Hudson did not return requests for comment.)

On the eve of the inauguration at a tribute to those of have passed away from COVID-19, Vice President Harris wore a coat from Pyer Moss, a brand designed and owned by Haitian American designer Kerby Jean-Raymond. Jean-Raymond launched Pyer Moss in 2013, and he quickly became a darling of the American fashion industry, and through

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Virtual Fashion Week Wasn’t Perfect, but It Still Inspired and Delighted

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When the news that fashion week was going virtual broke, the general reaction was a mix of intrigue and eye-roll. Could the challenging circumstances yield a creative alternative to the old system? Necessity is the mother of invention and all that carpe dictum. Or would it just be a bunch of souped-up perfume ads—more hollow marketing exercises? Would there be actual runways? Models? Masks? It turned out to have all of the above. The past two weeks—which included digital presentations for Fall-Winter 2020 haute couture, Spring 2021 menswear and Resort 2021 womenswear—offered a smorgasbord of fashion show permutations. In the end, this writer was left hungry for more.

Initial hesitations aside, it all started off strong. My fashion week began in earnest with the Hermès men’s presentation, held on the Sunday before the official Digital Paris Fashion Week began. As it was

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