RFRSH® for ICE CREAM

ICE CREAM returns after an extended hiatus from the world of street fashion. Highlighted by new graphics as well as the classic silhouettes seen on the likes of Pharrell, Kanye West, the Clipse, and Big Sean. ICE CREAM is available in-store now at RFRSH®.

re:fresh® presents Styling and Profiling, conversations and thoughts with some of New Orleans’ own on life, style, and the lifestyle. As part of our second profile, we speak a little bit with rapper Paasky, who shares some of his thoughts on how important personal style is to him, as well as talking a bit as to why he feels people are “sleeping” on New Orleans.

1. Compliments you hear the most on your personal styleI don’t know, it’s kind of subtle. It’s not really over the top, I just try to keep it me, try to match my personality.

2. How important is it to you, as a rapper, to have you look, and how much time do you spend on your wardrobe, for a show for example? - Sometimes, it depends on the venue, especially down here where most of the venues are hot as fuck. But it is (important). It’s a first impression. People really gonna see what you have on before you open up your mouth and people hear what you have to say. And you kinda gotta make your image match up with your music, they go hand in hand.

3. What are you currently working on? I’m working on an album titled “ready to die 2″. It’s supposed to be dropping either mid-late november or the top of the year, depends how I feel. Those are the two dates I got, that’s pretty much what I’m workin’ on.

4. Are people “sleeping” on New Orleans, in your opinion?Yes. I feel people are sleeping on New Orleans and the diversity we have to offer in music, fashion, photography, etc. It’s so many different personalities and perspectives due the environment we live in and because the city is so small. Everyone affects and rubs off on each other.

5. What’s the biggest thing holding back New Orleans right now? The thing holding us back is unity. I don’t think niggas realize how powerful the phrase “strengh in numbers” is. Every major artist, in my opinion, was backed by a movement. Jay with the Roc, B.I.G. with Bad Boy, ‘Ye with G.O.O.D., Wayne with YMCMB, etc. Niggas be focused on themselves poppin’ and that big check for themselves and forget that movements have better success in the end.

“shoutout re:fresh, NFAC, bsbcbu, Team Robot, Fillmore, WeMajorMNM, Quality Control and everybody that ever showed me love. Fillmore whatup.”

Paasky is a rapper. Affiliated with Fillmore/WeMajorMNM. Twitter: @Paasky

www.paaskydefillmore.com

FUCK SWAG YOU BEEN JACKIN’

The BLVCK SCVLE ‘FUCK SWAG’ Summer Quickstrike capsule has arrived at RFRSH®. Including t-shirts and tank tops inspired by the now popular Givenchy ‘Birds of Paradise’ print, these are sure to sell out quickly. Limited quantities available. 504.592.3303 for phone orders.

DJ DEITY

re:fresh® presents Styling and Profiling, conversations and thoughts with some of New Orleans’ own on life, style, and the lifestyle. Today, we sit down with Robert Epps, also known as DJ Deity, who shares some of his thoughts involving his current happenings. Enjoy.

1. Most recent item you’ve purchased – “Uniform Wares Watch from Couverture & Garbstore”

2. Favorite thing about New Orleans – “The fact you can be anyone you want here and be comfortable”

3. What are you currently working on? – “Always new mixes and putting out chopped and screwed tapes featuring ONLY current New Orleans artists. Also, I’m hosting a mixtape for an artist.”

4. Most influential album you’ve ever heard. – “M83, Saturdays = Youth”

5. Thoughts on New Orleans Youth Culture. – “I love how positive the youth in New Orleans are growing up to be in the midst of hectic environments. They seek their own answers for problems and are about bringing a new wave of inspiration to the city.”

“Shoutout to all my friends and family for keeping me positive when I wanted to give up. And to my parents, I think they’d be proud.”

Robert Epps is a DJ/producer. Affliated with NFAC/Revels Group. Twitter: kingcharlesx