Posts Tagged: Jadakiss

Happy Pot Day, Potheads

Hey, it's April 20th, or "4/20." So you know what that means. That's right, Hitler's birthday and the anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon spill and the Columbine massacre and the first pitch thrown at Fenway Park in Boston and also at Wrigley Field in Chicago and the sadly shuttered Tiger's Stadium in Detroit. And also of Billie Holiday recording "Strange Fruit." And the Bay of Pigs fiasco and of Russia's mistaken downing of Korean Air Lines Flight 902. And lots of other crazy stuff, most of which is entirely coincidental. Also, of course, it's Pot Day. So I'm sure all you potheads are so stoned right now that [...]


Very Recent History: LL Cool J's FUBU Coup

The iconic '90s hip-hop clothing line FUBU is relaunching as FB Legacy, and marketing itself with a series of "testimonials" by rappers waxing poetic about the brand. D-Block's Jadakiss remembers when LL Cool J-who was from the same Queens neighborhood as company founder Damien Johns-managed to wear a FUBU hat in a 1997 Gap commercial. For those of us old enough to remember, it really was pretty incredible. LL even worked the upstart company's acronym into the rhyme he performed as part of The Gap's "How Easy Is This?" campaign for their "easy-fit" jeans. "G-A-P gritty," he said. "Ready to go/For Us By Us/On the low…" [...]