Flagrant City Spotlight: Who is @blameforshort? What is @vcrashaad? [Fashion]

Recently a long-time friend of mine from my hometown of Buffalo, NY, Rashaad Holley, sat down with fashion blogger Moesha Reid and the student publication I used to write for in college, the UB Spectrum, sharing his thoughts, his vision, his past and his future passions for his current fashion line,  Vingt Cinq Rashaad.  Take a look & read more below!

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Rashaad Holley working on a custom design.  Photo Credit: UB Spectrum

UB alumnus Rashaad Holley discusses his inspiration for his clothing line, Vingt Cinq Rashaad.

Rashaad Holley wants the number 25 to symbolize a rebirth of black males.

Holley’s brand, Vingt Cinq, means 25 in French and represents an important age for black men in the U.S., due to inner-city violence.

“There’s a popular Kanye lyric, ‘I wasn’t supposed to make it past 25, guess what, I’m still alive’ and that stuck with me,” Holley, a Buffalo State student and UB alumnus, said. “There are no fashion designers coming from the part of Buffalo where I grew up. Me aspiring to be one is different, it’s not something that kids think about being.”

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Holley graduated from UB in 2016 with a degree in business focused in marketing. Instead of entering the workforce, he decided to pursue a second degree in apparel design within the Fashion and Textile Technology department at Buffalo State.

Holley’s goal is to “bring luxury to the urban look.” He’s taken the roughness of the eastside of Buffalo and uses it as inspiration for his clothing line. His great aunt’s death and his distance from his birth father showed him the importance of familial bonds and guided him through his work.

“People always say my garments are clean and I like that a lot because that’s not something you generally think comes out of the ghetto and that’s exactly where they’re from and where I’m from,” Holley said.

Full link on UB Spectrum: Buffalo Born Designer Stays True To His Roots

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Dirty Logan: Fernandough The Poet – Diamonds in the Ruff (prod. ICYTWAT) [SINGLE]

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“DIAMONDS IN THE RUFF” New track from Fernandough the Poet, for the ladies with a lil ratchet side to em (WHICH THEY ALL DO LOWKEY LOL).

Dough hopes you all enjoy it & if you do pass it along to a fellow ratchet.  Shout out to @councilbwoy on the beat

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Dirty Logan: Fernandough The Poet – Girl, We Know [SINGLE]

After having some fun in Pittsburgh this past weekend celebrating JENESIS Magazine’s 10th Anniversary, Dirty Logan front man Fernandough the Poet seemingly got inspired & decided to head back home to Buffalo and drop some new heat for the folks.

Take a listen below!

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Steph Lecor Feat. Migos – I Know You Ain’t [SINGLE]

“You know I’m in love with yo bootyyyyy” New heat from the sultry Miami Mami Steph Lecor.  Boss Lady BuffaLowe stumbled upon this goddess doing light promo for the Rhonda Jane brand, and a super dope track, “Saturday” initially caught Lowe’s attention, and it will be featured on Illicit Activities (dropping on FlagrantCity.com – check out (Illicit Activities Vol 1-7) on 4/20).

But this brand new track “I Know You Ain’t” features a couple verses from the Atlanta rap group, Migos and an ode to R. Kelly with his feeling on yo booty throwback adlibs.

Check it out below!

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Lucid Rebellion *NEW* Snapback Spring Release – [March 20] @lucidrebellion

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From bracelets to necklaces and key chains, Lucid Rebellion has something to accessorize and stylize your everyday look. And on March 20th they’ll be adding to their already extensive collection with a new line of snapbacks! A reminder to stay fly on the back while you represent in the front, these hats are sure to make you stand out in the crowd. Make sure you cop one ASAP.

Venzella Joy Joins the Big Screen! [FILM]

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Venzella Joy takes her rightful place on stage as she joins the cast and crew of Pitch Perfect 3! The Buffalo native is already well-known as the drummer for Beyoncé, but now she’s expanding her talents to the movie screens as well! There’s a lot of buzz surrounding what PP3 is about, but either way fans are excited to see Venzella shine in every way possible. Break a leg Ms. Joy! (Or don’t…? That saying is tricky…)

Follow Venzella on IG to keep up with her progress and future projects! Wish her luck and check out this article for insight on PP3!