Shout out to the LL Philly Fam "The Buze Bruvas" for always delivering that fire!
This episode of The Shillz Da Realz Show features host Shillz Da Realz giving the listeners another “Original Lo-Lifes True Story”. In this episode Shillz recaps the time him and a few other Lo-Lifes went to go steal Polo by Ralph Lauren clothes from the now defunct department store “Bonwit & Teller”. The store was located on 57th street in Manhattan and was part of the Trump Tower property with an entrance and exit which led into the main floor of the building. The store became infamous with boosters for its rare Ralph Lauren designs and an 80 something year old woman (With a mouth of a drunk sailor) who was head of the undercover security team which guarded the store by the name of “Grandma Dynamite” Click here to hear the full episode.
Michael J.Fox on the set of "Back to the Future" rocking the exclusive one of one Nikes that were made specifically for the Movie. The sneakers were so futuristic at the time the movie came out that I didn't real care for the them. The design aesthetic was dope but not something I would've wanted to rock back then. Now I'll rock the shit out them joints!
Rap Artist The Real Roxanne rocking a custom made Dapper Dan "Louis Vuitton" suit.
The role of The Real Roxanne was originally filled by a different woman, Elease Jack, who recorded the first single The Real Roxanne under the character's name. Meanwhile, Martinez claims to have been introduced to UTFO in a fashion very similar to the Roxanne story. Already acquainted with Paul Anthony George, a member of Full Force, the group that produced UTFO:
The Real Roxanne said the following in regards to the controversy between the two rappers...
Ironic enough, I briefly met Doc Ice and Kangol (Kid) at the Albee Square Mall in Brooklyn, and, like Roxanne, I paid them no mind when they tried to get their rap on. All this was taking place while Paul Anthony and I were just becoming friends. Full Force was looking for someone to play the permanent role of Roxanne, even though they had already cut the track with someone they picked out of a club, whom, by the way, had absolutely no rap experience. They utilized her for an answer back to outbid Roxanne Shante's track. It seems that while they tried to create this character, they were having issues with this individual and her mother, so I was told, and that's when I was asked by Paul Anthony if I would audition for the guys, and I said sure, and I did. And, from there, I kept on walking in the shoes of THE REAL Roxanne! - Wikipedia
A rare pic of featuring Lo-Lifes and The Albany and Fenimore Boys all together in one pic. The opposing boosting clicks rarely commingled amongst each other. The boosting sport in the 80's were very competitive and clicky. Usually dudes would only mess with their fellow comrades on their streets, buildings or neighborhoods. It was uncommon to see gangs of youth from different neighborhoods clicked up together in the early to mid 80's. This particular photo was taken on Original Lo-Life Rack-Lo 16th birthday in the Marcus Garvey Village Houses (Also known as MGV) in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. PHOTO CIRCA.1988. The photo consists of apparel from Polo by Ralph Lauren, Black Ice Goretex and North Face.
In this episode host Shillz Da Realz Esq. speaks about his one degree separation with actor and podcast host Michael Rapaport. In this episode Shillz shares stories about the years the actor spent Brownsville Brooklyn. As well as meeting him in an After Party for the movie “Friday After Next” and how I almost got kicked out the event for smoking weed in the bathroom, after the actor convinced me it would be ok to spark up! Check out the podcast here.
Vintage Adidas ad Campaign from the early to mid 1980s.
Vintage Adidas Windsurfing sweatshirts from the early to mid 1980s. These sweaters were the early precursor to streetwear fashion and were very popular in the streets of NYC. I was around the age of ten years old and wanted these sweaters so bad! Only the real money getters and fashionistas around that time were able to afford and get their hands on these sweaters. The artwork utilized in the designs were simplistic but ahead of their time. The colors and logo placements were what caught lots of peoples attention and easily made these sweaters a classic amongst vintage gear enthusiast.