Censored Rap Video Tees

We love Censored Rap Video t-shirts.
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One look at these shirts and you know what that headline's talking about. Sometimes, either to avoid legal trademark infringement issues or to deny brands free publicity, a logo that sneaks its way into a music video will get blurred or pixelated. Sure, it's present in other genres, even films, but it's most prevalent in the streetwear-heavy music videos of our favorite rappers and has been for ages. The intentional obscuring comes in many shapes and sizes, from a mosaic effect on Pharrell's entire shoe in Snoop's "Drop It Like It's Hot" (minute mark 0:50) to the tee of a renegade extra in Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" (at 1:57). Welp, now you can feel like you're in a rap video (or at least dress like it) thanks to these "Censored Rap Video" tees. No twerking required!


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VFiles' East Vs. West Collection.
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Think your wardrobe needs some changes? Itching to cop the next new-new thing to maintain your flashy ways? The folks at content/clothing collective VFiles might have an answer for you in their East vs. West Collection. Yes, the same peeps behind the cheeky Bling Ring collection, Bikini Kill collaboration, and Tavi-supplemented X-Girl reboot have just rolled out another ingenious package of culturally relevant streetwear in this set of shirts and shorts.


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Fourth of July weekend is so close, we can practically TASTE it! Hopefully by now, you've got your plans squared away, playlist ready, and the grill all fired up and ready to go. But there's one more item left to check off the agenda, and duh, it's your outfit. Luckily, Fourth of July fashion is easy to come by— there's almost too much stuff out there— so there's still time to find the most epic stars and stripes outfit. We've done the legwork for you, combing through the interwebs to round up the craziest, coolest, most awesome Fourth of July pieces below. No matter whether you want to go semi-subtle with sunglasses or rock a flag leather bomber jacket, there's seriously something for everybody. And if you decide to go all out Americana in head-to-toe red white and blue? Well, we're definitely not going to stop you. Check out our favorites below!


Snag these stars and stripes tops!
Photo: Nasty Gal/Delia's/Forever 21

Let's start with probably the easiest part of the look, the classic American flag top. There's wayyy too many options out there to include (like this one and this one), the three above cover ALL the bases. There's this denim shirt from Nasty Gal, the bold button-up from Forever 21, AND the super cas MTV muscle tee from Delia's. Prettyyyy sure you can guess which one is our favorite...

+ American Summer Denim Shirt: Nasty Gal ($58.00)
+ MTV Muscle Tank: Delia's ($24.50)
+ Bright Patriot Denim Shirt: Forever 21 ($22.80)


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Seinfelf Merch

All the 'Seinfeld' swag you'd ever need.
Photo: Etsy/Merchandising Plaza/Society 6

So, we've been doing this Stan Swag thing for a little while now, and, sure, we can talk ALL DAY about the endless amounts of Selena and Justin merch that's out there, but you know what? We think it's time for a serious throwback shopping sesh. The first thing that came to mind? Seinfeld. It could be all those giant posters plastered in the subway or Elaine Julia Louis-Dreyfus' face in those Veep ads, but we can't seem to get the hilarious '90s sitcom out of our heads. And for that, we're going to find some killer merch to show off our fandom—even after all these years.


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G-Dragon Ambush Clothing

G-Dragon and his Ambush clothing collection.
Photo: Getty Images/G-Dragon's Instagram

Our Big Bang boys are at it again! The insanely fashion-forward K-pop group has always had a heavy hand in the fashion world (see: their custom Hermes jackets, collab with Nicola Formichetti, and INSANE Vogue Korea spread), but now we can FINALLY swipe up duds created by the infamous boy band. Big Bang's frontman G-Dragon hooked up with Tokyo-based clothing company Ambush on a 5-piece capsule collection that we're ob-SESSED with. He created all black and gold pieces that'll be sure to amp up any outfit in an instant.


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NBA Basketball Fashion

Call this our post-season fashion assist.
Photo: Andrew Farrar/adidas/Renowned Clothing/Society6/Stance Socks/Elaine Arsenault

And just like that, it's over. After months and months of Playoff games, the Miami Heat have defeated the San Antonio Spurs, clinching the 2013 NBA Finals championship, meaning back-to-back wins for the franchise and stars LeBron James, Chris Bosh, and Dwyane Wade. Last night was all screams and popping bottles and high fives, but now, as die-hard NBA fans, today brings the cruel reality that we now have to wait until mid-October for the next league game and season. *SIGH* The good news is: just as fashion is growing in popularity amongst the hoops crowd, basketball is also catching on in the fashion world. In an effort to help all our style savvy Spalding fans through the off-season, our latest crop of "Stan Swag" is dedicated to the National Basketball Association.


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'Trinkets' by Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith.
Photo: Courtesy of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Is it summer already? Because it should be, right? While the official first day of summer isn't until June 21, we're already planning potential vacays and compiling our beach reading list—even if "beach" translates to an inflatable kiddie pool or wearing our swimsuits to the park. Reading a super fun page-turner is the perfect way to pass the time, especially when it involves three girls, each with their own discernible style, who also happen to share an affinity for kleptomania. Written by Kirsten "Kiwi" Smith, Trinkets has already received stellar reviews, but it also gets major bonus points for having a cover conceived and designed by teens. Also, it grabs you from the very first page, which is no wonder given Smith's Hollywood cred. She's the screenwriter responsible for 10 Things I Hate About You, Legally Blonde, She's the Man, and The House Bunny. And not only does the book read like a movie, it'll have you wanting to change up your summer style too.


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Score Taylor Swift's fragrance campaign dress from Free People!
Photo: Via @TSwiftFragrance/ Free People

While we're busy wearing out the Red album (yes, still...) and tracking her every fashion footstep, our girl Taylor Swift has been busy getting her perfume game on these past few weeks. Just recently, she's added yet another scent to her ever-expanding collection of fragrances, debuted a seriously dreamy ad campaign, and nabbed Celebrity Fragrance of the Year at the FiFi Awards. Following Wonderstruck and Wonderstruck Enchanted, the singer's Taylor By Taylor Swift scent hit stores earlier this month. But now, we have a second awesome tidbit to share with you guys because turns out Tay's wearing Free People in the ad! Yes, we're talking about the same Free People that's probably located at a mall near you. The same Free People that's actually affordable. And, in a stroke of luck (or maybe just magical pop star vibes), Taylor's identical dress is available to buy online!


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Taylor, Isaac, and Zac Hanson.
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Two things. Tomorrow is the O Music Awards's Live Day, AND *takes deeeeeeeeeep breath because this is the most exciting thing I've said all day* HANSON is performing!!!! As in THIS Hanson. As in the three brothers from Tulsa, Oklahoma who struck pop GOLD in the late '90s thanks to rosy cheeks and a seriously underrated debut single (I'm, of course, referring to "MMMBop"). These bros are getting together to play the O Music Awards Live Music Day Festival which kicks off tomorrow at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT and lasts for 24 HOURS and is aaaaall streamed online. Since we know you'll be tuning in from home but will still want to look put togeths (because IDK about you, but Hanson was *IT* for me in 4th grade and they've only gotten better with age), we've put together a li'l outfit suggestion for your big night in with the boys.


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Forever 21 wants you to get social with 21st Street.
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Dear Forever 21, are you guys reading our minds or something? But seriously, though! The affordable fashion giant first picked our brains back in the spring, debuting campaigns with some of our absolute favorite singers-slash-style phenoms (Sky and Cassie, we're looking at you!). Not to mention, we can count on the brand to stay on top of the trends, mere moments after they've left the catwalk. Now the F21 crew has tapped into our style sensibilities yet again! This time, it's taking one the most integral parts of shopping— showing your friends what you just bought, duh! — to the next level with 21st Street. The new platform just debuted today and encompasses pretty much everything we love about hitting stores with our friends...all under one digital roof.


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I love these two as a couple. What a festive way to celebrate two important events in their life. Mariah looks like a dream.

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