Influence

Souljerrrr

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Soulja Boy has been on a rampage since 2019 began. Claiming he’s had the biggest comeback of 2018 of any rapper, which i can’t really call because I personally thought Meek had the best 2018. But nonetheless Soulja aka Big Draco has been dropping facts about his many influences in the rap game. Including Drake biting bars as well as calling Ariana Grande a thief, and putting on Chicago rapper Famous Dex, with receipts to match. In amidst of all this media attention is the looming question…

What did soulja do to that Gucci headband to make it so damn loose!?!?

Anyways Big Draco auctioned it off live on IG today… 12K bids smh

By Any Means Necessary

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G.O.O.N.S. SZN 6 2019 first release January 15th!

Paying Homage to a few iconic figures that have influenced me in one way or another to Get Out Of Negative Situations. Most importantly they’ve influenced entire generations to do the same whether it be through activism, music, or by any means necessary. the first collection begins with ties to my fight against police brutality and the judicial system theme including mugshots of aforementioned celebrities and figures of great influence. The choice of using the mugshot photos was to emphasize that; yes they’ve been in trouble before, but they’ve also gotten out of those negative situations and on to do great things regardless of their circumstances.

Starting the collection with Tupac Shakur, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Snoop Dogg with more to come in the coming months. Also look forward to a few Black History month exclusives to drop next month as well.

Check out the first drop below!

cOME bACK tO eARTH

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R. I. P. Mac Miller

It was eerie logging on twitter and reading Mac passed because coincidentally “Come Back to Earth” had just shuffled on my iTunes and I instantly hit up Jordan cause I know that’s one of his favorite artist. From the post death testimonies of countless people, you can tell you and your music impacted the world in such a positive way. Swimming has been on repeat and it’s sad people aren’t appreciating it until your gone. Mental health is something I’ve become more and more invested in. From personal experiences I know this world can get quite heavy on people. Reach out to your friends even the strong ones. Rest Easy Malcolm. 

sORRY nOT fOR sALE

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Exclusivity has become a scarcity. So I’m creating a line that you can’t buy. Flipping the script on some Jedi Mind Trick type shit. Nothings sacred anymore; streetwear’s no longer underground. Everyone’s hip and now the “Custom” boom is upon us. I’ve never seen so many custom shoe painters in my life until now. What used to be the “in crowd” is just the crowd now, everyone’s creating but following the same formula. I’m not one to chase trends or follow suit. so from now on G.O.O.N.S. get the money, Boooog run the Streets, and Avante's focused on the Art. Whether it be Clothing, Styling, Food, or a mere Thought... it can’t be bought. 

Lowkey I just miss having the feeling of knowing you had the only pair around. That being the sole reason most people i know get fly; to stand out from everyone else around. So until I get that feeling back I’ll be in the lab creating but Sorry, it’s Not For Sale.

P.S. That’s the name of the line “Not For Sale” and thats the logo but This will not be a GoonMilk line. A new GoonMilk line is dropping Soon! Stay tuned G.O.O.N.S. 

tHE sTATE oF fASHION

The State of Fashion Address... *Cues Presidential Band Music*

Being from the DMV area Fashion matters. The world may not know it yet but fashion matters so much in our area's culture. There aren't many fashion icons coming out of our city in comparison to NY or LA or even Chicago which seems to have made a huge imprint in the fashion world as of late with Virgil Abloh, DonC, JoeFreshGoods, and oh yeah Kanye West, but that doesn't mean we don't want a say so in whats hot and whats not. I see a lot of trends begin right in DC/MD and Seeing MD kids like Jay IDK walking in NYFW and Kelow basically the face of the reemergence of Champion. Its a beautiful thing and I believe our area's style has so much more to give the fashion world. I see the inspiration and similarities everyday from things we've done ten plus years ago. Adversely I've also seen how our area has taken on other cities styles and got lost in the sauce so to speak. For example like how I'm hearing DC rappers say "Cap/No Cap" instead of "No stunt", or "you welling", or however you interpret the saying, a lot of monkey see monkey doing going on but I digress.

 Taking the taste that the fly kids create and turns it into a contest of likes and cosigns is something Im not a fan of. Seeing brands being started everyday and pushed onto influencers trying to get the attention from hypebeasts following and liking every post as if the Influencer has a magic wand to make the clothes you gave them for free worth the hyped price on your site; that you charging regardless of shitty quality. Kind of how Vlone got away with using Gildan tees up until Ian Conner exposed them. Or how 2Chainz ran it up and made a mil selling Gildan Xmas Sweaters a few years back by gifting one to every social media influencer before hand for promo.  Social Media Influencers have taking over the power of brands and how they're marketing and can possibly change the taste of a generation. Now I probably will come off as a hater to some because I don't have as many followers and with everything being a popularity contest instead of talent speaking for itself, but I call it how I see it. Ive been apart of this culture way before many of you knew what the difference between haute couture and Streetwear was, and to see the two fusing together now is amazing and enticing as a Designer and Stylist.

Growing up I wanted to be a stylist I wanted to be the guy behind the scenes that could get his hands on any and every brand or garment on the face of the planet. Seeing brands like Louis Vuitton and Supreme collaborate was but a dream 5 years ago and I never thought I'd see stylist get just as much attention as their clients do now. I Also never thought orthopedic shoe silhouettes would catch on *Shrugs* wins and losses. But as a whole I believe our culture is moving forward and allowing more and more people that look like us into the fashion world. I'm excited to see where things will go from here. I love seeing trends unfold, I love creating and I still dream of working with Haute Couture Fashion Houses but I also love the Underground. GoonMilk has its own cult-like following and the support feels genuine. I don't have to be fake to some lame blogger to get sales, or throw a pop up every day of the week, over-saturating the market and watering down my product. Im doing things my way and making it work with what I have. Staying Humble and Hungry and still Getting Out Of Negative Situations.