Basics statement pieces that make boring outfits edgy and fun

Basics statement pieces that make boring outfits edgy and fun

Picking out an outfit can be challenging because there are so many things to consider.

From tops and bottoms, to accessories and shoes the list goes on and on. However, when you incorporate basic statement pieces into your wardrobe, choosing a cool outfit becomes a lot easier.

Here are some key pieces of clothing that should be added to your closet.   

Slouchy Beanie

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Red Skinnies

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Black and white striped shirt

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Flannel shirt

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Fringe Kimono

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Statement cardigan

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Circles sunglasses

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Chunky heel boots

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Bowler hat

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Black knee high socks

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Any one of these pieces can transform an outfit into something stylistically interesting.

[Video] Ron Shirley II & Uchenna – ‘Drugs’

[Video] Ron Shirley II & Uchenna – ‘Drugs’

Rebel Forest’s Ron Shirley II and Uchenna release the full visual for their collaborative effort, “Drugs.”

We have already fell in love with the record and the flavor and individual styles the two artists bring to the 90′s kid-produced track. Now, Byrd Films helps the duo visually illustration their interpretations of the song. 

“Drugs” is from Ron Shirley II’s latest Child of Mercury EP release and serves as Uchenna’s first single from his upcoming We are not SAINTS album. 

Take a trip with Ron and Uchenna in their “Drugs” visual. 

[Have You Heard] Tony Maxx – ‘Me Myself and I’

[Have You Heard] Tony Maxx – ‘Me Myself and I’

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Tony Maxx of MPG gives us his latest release from his “Fuck It Fridays” series with the song, “Me Myself and I.”

The Zone6Sosa-produced record is all about being independent and counting on yourself to be loyal in different predicaments. 

Check out the record below, and bump to the catchy hook. 

[Video] Da Kidd Half – ‘No Sense’

[Video] Da Kidd Half – ‘No Sense’

Encore Empire recording artist/producer Da Kidd Half collaborates with director Jay Miami to create the visual for his “No Sense” record. 

The video is simple, but the added psychotropic editing elements and angles work to pair well with the lyrics and production of Da Kidd Half in the song. 

“No Sense” is the East Atlanta rapper’s first release from his upcoming Ea$t Side Cool EP, which features collaborations with Willy Hendrix, Michael Aristotle, Keith, HQ Jonez and Farra Aki. The EP also features production from Da Kidd Half himself, HQ Jonez, EA and DamnCodyBeats.

Check out the video above. 

[Video] Œ (feat. Jon Banks, LB Cyphers & A$e MCcain) – ‘Open Eyes’

[Video] Œ (feat. Jon Banks, LB Cyphers & A$e MCcain) – ‘Open Eyes’

Coming straight out of Decatur is an artist by the name of Jon Banks who is also known as “Juug the Juugman.” He has released an official video for his new song with his Œ crew LB Cyphers and A$e MCcain called “Ford,” which was produced by Illa Guapo. The music video was directed by Jon Banks himself while the video was shot by HD Genesis and his partner Will Macfly.

The title of the song “Ford” is a play on the southern slang way of saying “forward”. The message of the song is really about moving forward in life and overcoming the struggle.

The record comes from the crew’s latest project, Open Eyes, released last year. 

The visuals in this video are very interesting and the shots are unforgettable, from the broken glass on the concrete to the archive footage of NBA great Michael Jordan making a shot.

A few years ago Jon Banks and Will Macfly created the organization named O.E. The duo decided to create this organization to, “promote the art of struggle musically.” Make sure you check out some of Jon’s other work including songs with the popular Atlanta native rapper, Gucci Mane.

[Project] Been Good Vol. 1: Wino Willy & CLASSIK Compilation

[Project] Been Good Vol. 1: Wino Willy & CLASSIK Compilation

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From the time the beat drops on the intro to the time it fades away on the last track, Been Good Vol. 1: Wino Willy & CLASSIK Compilation will grace your ears with true hip-hop sounds from emerging indie artists out of Atlanta. The compilation features new original music from artists such as Miles Stone, Zip K, subCONSCIOUS (sbCNCS), along with many others.

Been Good Vol. 1 serves as the inauguaral release of the music compilation series exclusively crafted by producers Wino Willy and Teimless Knight and distributed by Atlanta-based apparel company CLASSIK Founder and Creative Director George F. Baker III.

As we listen in on the tracks such as “Mistletoe Break” featuring Zip K, we find the artist laying down promising bars over a drum studded old school instrumental.

“Private Party”, with Blakplanet, Sha’lil, & Sharia Amour, is the perfect late night track to set the mood and get your mind right for a private party. The artists’ flows sync well as they spit tantalizing lyrics over a harmonious chorus that is laced over a soothing instrumental.

“Been Good Intro” featuring executive producer George F. Baker III. A sentence by itself. A movement by itself. A classic by itself. You know the intro is crazy when it is mentioned last, and is only an instrumental. However, it is more than an instrumental. The vibe of the instrumental begins the tape and carries on throughout the entire compilation–one that is sure to become a true classic.

Been Good Vol 1 embodies more than just music, the joint venture between Wino Willy, Teimless Knight, and CLASSIK helps usher in the label’s newest collection release of clothing titled “Connect.” The creative brand fosters this “music of the minds” collaboration to represent progress and unity within the creative community.

Executive producers include George F. Baker IIIWino WillyTeimless KnightShalom Little and Kaedus of Raven Corps.

Stream the project below.

[Have You Heard] CyHi The Prynce – ‘Black Hystori Project’

[Have You Heard] CyHi The Prynce – ‘Black Hystori Project’

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If you are looking for a project that features lyrics with substance and ill beats, check out new mixtape Black Hystori Project released by G.O.O.D Music artist and Georgia’s own CyHi The Prynce.

The compilation consists of 18 tracks featuring some of Atlanta’s hottest independent arstists, with Kanye West serving as the executive producer of the entire project.

You can hear topics related to societal problems and the icons involved, including Nelson Mandela, Huey P. Newton and others, throughout the tape.

Listen to Black Hystori Project on DatPiff.

 

[Project] DNick (Drunken Killah) – ‘Untitled’

[Project] DNick (Drunken Killah) – ‘Untitled’ 

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Artist DNick (Drunken Killah) releases an EP that hits close to home, called Untitled, that comes out just in time for summer.

This compilation tells stories that many will be able to relate to this summer. A notable quote is, “Stress free no matter how high ima reach it,” which is definitely the feeling we’re all arching for this summer. Catchy yet raunchy, this 5-track compilation’s laid-back vibe is sure to be one to ride to over the course of the summer. 

Step into the creative mind of DNick, and stream Untitled below.

 

[Have You Heard] LIVETODIEBIG – ‘Angels (Remix)’

[Have You Heard] LIVETODIEBIG – ‘Angels (Remix)’

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Rappers SHAXN CV$$ and  L Escobosa work together to form rap group LIVETODIEBIG, and last month the duo released their first project, RAP GODS VOL. 1.

Now they are back with the release of a remix to their Free Diesel prodcued single “Angels,” which features Rolls Royce Rizzy.

Certainly a record for the streets with a heavy-hitting beat, “Angels” is sure to be heard thumping through speakers. Be sure to check out the record below and be on the lookout for more new music from LIVETODIEBIG.