BTF (Behind The Facade) New Collection

When it comes to trendsetting and stepping outside of the box, leave it to BTF Clothiers to elevate the game. Behind the Facade Clothiers are a premium clothing brand out of Washington, DC established in 2017. Although their clothing may be stylish and fashion forward, the ultimate goal is to bring awareness to mental health and breaking the stigma associated with it.

Check out a glimpse of their new collection dropping soon:

Please visit them on Instagram: @Btfclothiers

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: EAT: ELEVATE ALL THE TIME, LLC – Malik Jarrett

What is EAT? Many are asking and wondering what the three-word lettering stands for and it’s relevance. Well, it stands for Elevate All the Time and the BRAND is spreading like a wildfire.

Initially starting off as a photographer and stamping his photos with his now recognizable and popular eat.. logo.  Malik Jarrett has now transitioned into one of the hottest local brands since the days of other popular brands Madness,  Visu Mchunu, All Daz and WE R One.  However, for Malik it appears that he has expanded on the concept of what brand recognition is and has taken his apparel line to the next level by doing pop-up shops all around the city, engaging young black males with his BOYS EAT program at Ketchum ES in Washington, DC promoting community strengthening and character, and being in high demand as word of mouth has pushed the brand to even higher levels.

All Homage which was created out of Malik’s love for photography and capturing moments created the phrase because he believes in giving respect and credit where it’s due. #Ifyoudonteatyoudieinthestreets is his hashtag and slogan, inciting that EAT is for the culture and the city of Washington.  His goal is to be relevant, he wants to be known 50 years from now where his brand will still be going strong. Malik says that it is not about the money for him. He wants to see everybody win!!

Malik says that his influences are his life experiences which have shaped his view of life. His biggest inspiration is beautiful females where he gets some of his greatest ideas. Malik’s creative juices also get flowing in the morning time when he feels like his best self.  He believes that GOD is his greatest leader and fully follows the path that he has paved for him.

Malik and his team recently visited Bali, Indonesia and spread some EAT inspiration to the locals and children.


Malik’s BOYS EAT program is 9-week program that teaches young men values to become kings and to walk with honor. He encourages them to use their creativity and not to be afraid to be themselves.  The boys also get to learn first hand about photography from Malik himself.  The BOYS EAT program could use NEW disposable cameras and monetary donations to continue the program. If you would like to make a donation or monetary contribution, visit http://www.allhomage.com.

Let’s continue to support our black business owners and anything positive in our community. Malik has definitely stepped up to the plate ensuring that he has the backs of others as long as you got his!!  We all deserve to EAT!

#IFYOUDONTEATYOUDIEINTHESTREETS #ALLHOMAGE

#ifyoudonteatyoudieinthestreets

Creator/CEO/Founder – Malik Jarrett 

For more information about EAT and AllHomage please visit http://www.allhomage.com to order your EAT gear today.

Instagram: @allhomage

New Music: Future -“Fly Sh*t Only”

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Future released his new single “Fly Shit Only,”  as he recently announced his new album EVOL, courtesy of Apple Music.

EVOL,  is an 11-song disk, which will include “In Her Mouth,” “Xanny Family,” and “Low Life.”

Check out the new track below:

Tracklisting for EVOL:

1. “Ain’t No Time”
2. “In Her Mouth”
3. “Maybach”
4. “Xanny Family”
5. “Lil Haiti Baby”
6. “Photo Copied”
7. “Seven Rings”
8. “Lie to Me”
9. “Program”
10. “Low Life” (feat. The Weeknd)
11. “Fly S**t Only”

The Next adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Might Have a Release Date

The Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 saw its first release, in a grey colorway, not too long ago. Rumors are now swirling of when the second version of the sneaker, a black colorway, will come out. We may have a better answer.

According to Hichem.OG, an Instagram user known for getting early pairs, the black Yeezy Boost 350 will release on August 22, 2015.

No official date has been announced by Adidas.

Artist Spotlight: #RIP Akil Nadir (Claude Lumpkins) DC Hip-Hop Extraordinaire

Unfortunately, on Friday, April 11th, 2014,  a genuine, down to earth, fellow artist, lyricist, MC, Father, and friend departed this earth.   They say the good die young but also the creative geniuses of the world.  His music touched many and inspired a plethora of artists and like minded individuals especially in the Washington, DC area. His kind and humorous demeanor would have you in tears but brought the kind of joy that would make anyone smile. I dedicate this blog post to Claude and to spread his message of peace and consciousness.  We must take the time out to uplift and reach out to our fellow brethren who may or may not be going through the struggle.  It is our duty to lend helping hands when our loved ones are in need and to continue to support them no matter what!!  Sometimes we don’t know the personal battles that people go through, which is why it even more important to wholeheartedly love one another without judgement and pray for one another.  For those who didn’t know Claude, check some of his music and links out below.  REST IN POWER BROTHER!!

Akil Nadir was a Washington, DC native who spent his teenage years immersed in the city’s burgeoning hip hop scene, popping in and out of street corner ciphers and performing in night clubs in the historic U Street neighborhood. He gained a reputation for being fiery and unpredictable with a work ethic that defied his age. After graduating from Duke Ellington School of the Arts, he attended North Carolina Central University in Durham―classmates with Foreign Exchange members Phonte and Yahzarah―and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English. Soon after graduation he returned to his hometown and discovered his second passion, education. He has been teaching English in DC ever since―eventually earning a Master of Science in Educational Administration―but has never given up on his first love. He has enjoyed some modest popularity over the years as an independent artist, but he remains one of the capital city’s best kept secrets. His style is a healthy combination of bravado, consciousness and humor. It seems like an impossible balancing act, but he pulls it off effortlessly. In the end, it feels like someone crammed all your favorite emcees into one body, taught it to read and then let it loose on the world.

Support and Download his music HERE!!

Links:

http://www.akilnadir.com/

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/blogs/artsdesk/music/2012/08/31/download-akil-nadirs-philosopher-king/

Exclusive Premiere Video: Ev’ryday Black – “So Fresh”

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DC’s own Ev’ryday Black Band releases the visuals for their first single “So Fresh,”  which has been creating a lot of buzz for the Hip-Hop-Soul band.  Shot and recorded at DC’s Listen Vision studios last Summer, the video takes a look at the behind the scenes, in studio session as Dre Black and J-Ev’ryday lay down their vocals for the track.  “So Fresh” is Ev’ryday Black street anthem about looking and staying fly. One of their most braggadocios songs to date see’s Dre Black label dropping, and stating “if it ain’t got a label, then that just won’t do;” however the song was written in good fun.  The men of Ev’ryday Black are really not materialistic at all, but had to embody the boldness and go-go flavored tune to enhance the swag heavy track.  Get into “So Fresh” below: