Your Memory's Museum
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Remembering The “Black Bart” Craze (via @egotripland)
Browsing the Net, I came across a recently produced homage to the once ubiquitous “Black Bart Simpson” tee-shirts of the early ’90s. These homages started popping up on streetwear blogs a couple years ago and are really well done, but of course, nothing beats the real thing. Which got me reflecting on my teenage years during that time and how heavily The Simpsons (and in particular, Bart Simpson) captured the nation’s attention. Even more specifically, how the Black community took embracing Bart to the next level. [Read More…]

Remembering The “Black Bart” Craze (via @egotripland)

Browsing the Net, I came across a recently produced homage to the once ubiquitous “Black Bart Simpson” tee-shirts of the early ’90s. These homages started popping up on streetwear blogs a couple years ago and are really well done, but of course, nothing beats the real thing. Which got me reflecting on my teenage years during that time and how heavily The Simpsons (and in particular, Bart Simpson) captured the nation’s attention. Even more specifically, how the Black community took embracing Bart to the next level. [Read More…]

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UNCOVERED: Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s RapPages Cover (1995) with photographer B+ and art director Brent Rollins.
If The Source and Vibe were the Coke and Pepsi of this rap mag game, then RapPages was the Shasta. Actually, RapPages was Dr. Pepper. Not everybody likes Dr. Pepper, but those who do, looovvve Dr. Pepper. That was RapPages, published on the cheap by porn magnate Larry Flynt of Hustler infamy — a fact which makes the publication’s June 1995 cover featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard groping an anonymous hottie’s money-makers pretty much a natural fit. [READ MORE]

UNCOVERED: Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s RapPages Cover (1995) with photographer B+ and art director Brent Rollins.

If The Source and Vibe were the Coke and Pepsi of this rap mag game, then RapPages was the Shasta. Actually, RapPages was Dr. Pepper. Not everybody likes Dr. Pepper, but those who do, looovvve Dr. Pepper. That was RapPages, published on the cheap by porn magnate Larry Flynt of Hustler infamy — a fact which makes the publication’s June 1995 cover featuring Ol’ Dirty Bastard groping an anonymous hottie’s money-makers pretty much a natural fit. [READ MORE]

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