Fabolous Collabs on Vegan Accessories and Baggage Line


Many hip-hop stars are known for creating their own clothing, shoes, or jewelry line, but rapper Fabolous might be the first artist to have a line that includes a Parisian jewelry trunk and other upscale accessories that can fit in with both work and play fits.

Fobolous Hemincuff line
Fobolous Hemincuff line collab

The resulting collab between Fabolous and well-known jeweler Greg Yuna is a new line in the NYC-based vegan and sustainable accessories brand, Hemincuff. The collection, which features a variety of trunks, cases, and packs, is decorated in the brand’s exclusive geo-print, which is inspired by Hemincuff CEO/Founder Noel Veloz’s love for Parisian fashion, art, and architecture as well as hip-hop culture.

Noel Veloz details the collaboration stating, “I wanted to drop this Paris Collection with Fabolous and Greg Yuna because they are defined as tastemakers in the industry. Fabolous has been my all-time favorite hip-hop artist since I was a kid, and my dream has always been to work alongside him and that’s just what I did. I bumped into his manager at one of my retail jobs, he introduced me to Greg Yuna, and the rest was history. With this collaboration, I’ll become the first Dominican American to release vegan leather trunks handmade in Mexico. I’m really looking forward to creating my own lane with this collection.”

According to Velez, the line’s geo-print was inspired by his close relationship and love for his family with the six leaves in the print representing the six letters in the word “family” and the six members of Noel’s family. The two darker colors represent Velez’s parents and the four royal blue leaves, which is Velez’s and his father’s favorite color, represent his three other siblings. When his family comes together the geo print is complete.

Fabolous describes how he was excited to be a part of the collaboration as Velez and his family hail from Queens, Fabolous’s home city, stating: “When Noel approached me to be a collaborator in his Hemincuff Paris Collection alongside Greg Yuna, I knew I had to be a part of it. Noel’s Father has been and is the inspiration of these creations and the Hemincuff brand as a whole – him and Noel put the name in the vegan leather! Greg is from Queens, I’m from Brooklyn, and Noel is from the Bronx – it was a New York collaboration! When we come through with the vegan trunk briefcase, we mean business!” 

Hemincuff unveiled the gorgeous  PARIS THE FAMILY X GY collection ($295 – $695), which is now available for pre-order.. Customers are able to join the waitlist now on the brand’s website www.hemincuff.com

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The Best Music This Week: Cardi B, City Girls, Joey Badass, and More

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  • Cardi B f/ Kanye West & Lil Durk, “Hot Shit” 

  • City Girls f/ Usher, “Good Love”

  • Joey Badass, “Where I Belong”

  • Calvin Harris f/ 21 Savage, “New Money”

  • Steve Lacy, “Bad Habit”

  • DJ Drama f/ Benny The Butcher, Jim Jones, Fabolous, & Capella Grey, “Forever” 

  • Gucci Mane f/ Lil Baby, “All Dz Chainz”

  • Symba, “Never End Up Broke”

  • Lloyd Banks f/ Conway the Machine, “Menace”

DJ Drama The Forever Kid, Calvin Harris On New Money, EarthGang With The Deluxe Album

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After back-to-back weeks of multiple drops, this week is to catch a breather. It may not be as much as we’ve had since last summer, but we still got bangers here. One thing stayed steady: Deluxe albums. This time from EARTHGANG and French Montana. We also have feature drops by Gucci Mane, Tory Lanez, and […]

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[WATCH] Mary J. Blige is Joined by Fabolous for “Come See About Me” Video

Mary J. Blige is Joined by Fabolous for "Come See About Me" Video

Mary J. Blige has released the video for “Come See About Me” featuring Fabolous from the deluxe edition of her new studio album, GOOD MORNING GORGEOUS.

The “Come See About Me” video follows the 2022 BET Awards when Mary J. Blige won the BET Her Award for “Good Morning Gorgeous,” an honor given to songs that are inspirational and empowering for women. It comes a week after the “Here With Me (feat. Anderson. Paak)” visualizer.

Mary J. Blige has announced her Good Morning Gorgeous tour, which will be co-presented by Hologic and The Black Promoters Collective (BPC).

Beginning on Saturday, September 17 in Greensboro, NC, and ending on Saturday, October 29 in Atlantic City, NJ, Blige will perform in 23 locations with special guests Ella Mai and Queen Naija. Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta are also on the itinerary.

“Mary J. Blige has been one of a select handful of artists at the top of our desired list to partner with since the initial construction of The BPC. Having her support in our mission so early in the process is a testament to the hard work we have put in to bring superior cultural experiences powered by black business to the masses. We firmly believe this is a match made in heaven and are honored to partner with the Queen,” states The BPC Co-Founder and President Shelby Joyner.

You can see MJB’s tour dates here.

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DJ Drama Seeks Longevity With Fabolous, Benny The Butcher, Jim Jones, And Capella Grey On ‘Forever’

For the past few years, DJ Drama’s work has come through supporting another artist. Most recently, he served as a host on Tyler The Creator’s sixth album Call Me If You Get Lost which was modeled after Drama’s Gangsta Grillz mixtape series. The project went on to win Best Rap Album at the 2022 Grammy Awards, giving Drama his first Grammy. Elsewhere, Drama helped bring the careers of Jack Harlow and Lil Uzi Vert to new heights as both artists are signed to Drama’s Generation Now label which was co-founded with Don Cannon.

Prior to the aforementioned instances, there was a point when DJ Drama was releasing his own albums as the last one, Quality Street Music 2, arrived back in 2016. It appears that Drama might have a new body of work on the way as he returns with “Forever” alongside Fabolous, Benny The Butcher, Jim Jones, and Capella Grey. The records speak about establishing longevity in their careers, and this gets accomplished through verses from Fabolous, Benny, and Jim while Capella took care of the song’s hook.

The record also stands as Drama’s first single as a lead artist since 2019’s “Nasty” with Moneybagg Yo and Pnb Rock.

You can listen to “Forever” in the video above.

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Mario And Omarion Face Off In Verzuz Battle


Omarion and Mario did a promo video getting ready to face off before last night’s Verzuz battle by trading insults and talking trash. Last night’s Verzuz was hosted by Deray Davis and started with Bobby Valentino, Ray J, Pleasure P, and Sammie as the opening acts. Sammie started by talking trash to Bobby Valentino, saying: […]

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7 Takeaways From ASAP Rocky’s ‘Drink Champs’ Interview

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  • Rocky was “a little hurt” when Fabolous turned down his photo and autograph request as a teen

  • Rocky has respect for everyone involved in the Oscars slap, which he initially thought was staged

  • ASAP Mob’s capabilities have “widened” since first arriving on the scene

  • Rocky explains viral Barcade video with Rihanna, says he’s “proud” of baby on the way

  • Rocky doesn’t feed into “petty shit” like people claiming Travis Scott stole his style

  • In Rocky’s opinion, the Astroworld Festival controversy is a “new” thing for the industry

  • Jay-Z asked ASAP Mob members about Rocky’s Cristal and Ace of Spades lyrics on “Goldie”