The Unfortunate First Draft of Pop Smoke’s Album Cover and More

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The crass commercialization of Brooklyn drill

Brooklyn drill started out as a scrappy local scene marked by pummeling beats and no-bullshit lyrics. Then Travis Scott whipped a Bugatti through the borough in a 2019 music video with the subgenre’s brightest star, Pop Smoke. Then Drake arrived on Christmas Eve with a single produced by Brooklyn drill’s favorite producer, Axl Beats, and followed that with another drill track assisted by BK heroes Fivio Foreign and Sosa Geek. So, of course, the music has become bigger, flashier, and higher-budget—qualities that run counter to what made the style so appealing in the first place.

These moments sprung back to mind this week while watching the preview for Fivio Foreign’s latest single, “Bop

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Up to 50% off Marc Jacobs from the Amazon Summer Sale

If you’ve been coveting a little piece of luxury, there’s no day like today. The Amazon Summer Sale — also known as the Big Style Sale — kicked off Monday with huge discounts and markdowns on everything from apparel to luggage and some amazing deals on accessories from Marc Jacobs. Although Amazon Prime Day is postponed indefinitely, the Amazon fashion summer sale includes white hot sales and deals from loads of fashion brands that offer deals up to 80% off.

You’ll find all of summer’s biggest fashion trends at a discounted price, including Marc Jacobs sale items like bucket hats and colorful crossbody handbag options. You’ll also score essential items for your wardrobe and classic staples from the fashion designer like the perfect black leather tote bag. They are all available at great deals at Amazon’s summer sale.

Due to the Amazon Prime Day Sale being postponed, the Amazon Summer

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Kate Spade, Coach, Tory Burch and More

Last hour to stop fashionable handbags that are on sale at the Amazon Summer Sale, also known as the Big Style Sale. Shop plenty of deals on a range of stylish bag styles from favorite brands such as Rebecca Minkoff, Kate Spade, Lucky Brand and more. Sunday is the last day to score these deals from the shopping event.

If you are bummed about the postponement of Amazon Prime Day, the Amazon fashion summer sale includes white hot sales and seasonally relevant deals from loads of designer fashion brands offering items at a discounted price up to 80% off. Levi’s, Tumi luggage and Superga and Adidas are among the brands that are part of the Amazon Summer Sale. The Amazon fashion summer sale is filled with fantastic markdowns you don’t want to miss. Find deep discounts on crossbody bags, totes, satchels and belt bags

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Francis Lola reveals how she creates content for her fashion blog

Growing up, Francis Lola’s family members and friends would always ask her where she bought her clothes.

When she started her blog in February 2014, her intention was to just post outfit breakdowns and stories about her life as a merchandising student. Instead, it turned into a career.

Now, Lola’s Instagram account boasts more than 348,000 followers, and her accompanying YouTube channel has more than 18,000 subscribers. She considers herself a style blogger and a content creator.

“Becoming an influencer kind of happened by accident,” Lola told In The Know. “It just kind of fell into my lap, but it’s really fun.”

The behind-the-scenes work to make constant content for her different platforms is nonstop. Lola said she meets with her photographer for photoshoots around twice a week.

“I’ll pack my car with five, six outfits and then we’ll just run around and find some cool spots to shoot

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