Your Memory's Museum
Your Memory's Museum

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The Rise of The Cozy Boyz (via @Four_Pins)
Lately, whenever there’s talk of “fashionable sweatpants” in the office—whether it’s geeking out over En Noir’s leather versions, Nanamica x Champion’s herringboner-inducing coordinates or Club Monaco’s actually affordable versions—one term keeps popping up: “cozy boy.” As someone who keeps his ear to the ground when it comes to the small niche intersection of where menswear and rap slang connect, I felt obligated to find out where this term came from. And my research turned me to the A$AP Mob. On the track “Gotham City” off their Lords Never Worry mixtape, A$AP Ferg spits, “Real ni**as all black / Cozy boy so relax.” [Read More…]

The Rise of The Cozy Boyz (via @Four_Pins)

Lately, whenever there’s talk of “fashionable sweatpants” in the office—whether it’s geeking out over En Noir’s leather versions, Nanamica x Champion’s herringboner-inducing coordinates or Club Monaco’s actually affordable versions—one term keeps popping up: “cozy boy.” As someone who keeps his ear to the ground when it comes to the small niche intersection of where menswear and rap slang connect, I felt obligated to find out where this term came from. And my research turned me to the A$AP Mob. On the track “Gotham City” off their Lords Never Worry mixtape, A$AP Ferg spits, “Real ni**as all black / Cozy boy so relax.” [Read More…]

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FUN FACTS that didn’t fit in the Yams story:

-Rocky says the song above influenced the “Long.Live.ASAP” title track.

-Yams wanted to get Playa Fly to appear on “Live.Love.ASAP.”

-An early suggestion by the label was to have ‘1 Train” be with Nas and Raekwon, to appease traditionalists.

-“Fuckin’ Problems” came from Drake’s camp more or less complete.

-Rocky styled Yams for the “Goldie” video, and Yams was wearing Rocky’s pants, which didn’t fit, and had to be covered by a long t-shirt: “I looked like a fucking Peruvian drug dealer!”

-Yams’s pre-RNT blog: choppasondeck.wordpress.com.

-Bari had a beard at 14.

-On RNT: “I’ma bite Up North Trips, I’ma take the Dirty Glove content and I’ma mix it with Noz’s whole writing style.”

-He met Branson and left with free champagne.

-I didn’t even know about this record with Turf Talk.

(via bodying)

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RAPFACES VOL 1: Action Bronson + A$AP Yams [via]

RAPFACES VOL 1: Action Bronson + A$AP Yams [via]