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Welcome To NORWOOD CHAPTERS: The Exclusive Ali Saint Q Interview.

Ali Saint Q is en route to becoming the guy Dos XX should cast as the next “Most Interesting Man In The World”. His line, Norwood Chapters, is the insiders hottest ticket. The way every rappers favorite rapper is secretly Royce Da 5’9, is the way Norwood is positioned for those in the streetwear bubble. Norwood first got noticed for using the Ikea bag in the most sartorial ways possible. Then, other big dogs jacked the concept. But the cool thing about the internet is that it comes with time stamps on posts. Anyone can say what they want, my man Ali did it first. First matters. Ali and I spoke on the phone for damn near an hour the first time we talked. It wasn’t an interview, it was a barbershop culture talk. I grew up in the north east, and he in So Cal, but we spoke an…

Here’s Lookin’ At Ariel G

Ariel G. is not a household name. Yet. Everyone in his circle pretty much is, and that says it all. He prefers to play the background, to move smoothly around the globe, leaving his vision and touch on various cities, his footprint in billions of Youtube views, and his pallet and style imitated by more unassuming people around the planet than we can count. Today one of the places he’s touching is Morocco, one of the most beautiful nations on the globe. He’s in the desert with latin superstar Daddy Yankee. If you’ve ever heard the song “Attitude” by Alien Ant Farm, you’ll know what Morocco feels like. The winding Spanish guitar riff that could charm a snake, the haunting transistor radio effect on lead singer Dryden Mitchell’s vocals, and in memorial energy is indicative of the nation’s mystique and spice. Its spacey and punchy, other-worldly and raw, surreal and…