I'm sadly swamped by deadlines here in Brooklyn, so in between slightly more substantial posts (you know, like the recent, very deep one that featured YouTube videos of kids in Harlem doing the Chicken Noodle Soup dance), I thought I'd post up an image that a lot of people come to this site looking for, and that is Nas and Kelis's wedding photo. It's not the best quality, but ehh, it's better than nothing.And has anyone out there ever seenn Nasir Jones with a bigger smile on his face? I doubt it.
I found a link to their wedding picture at Flypaper, which is Bluefly's blog. Way back in May, they mentioned it in the context of a post about a clothing line Kelis was said to be launching:
With songs like "Milkshake" and "Sugar Honey Iced Tea" on her album "Tasty," it's no wonder singer Kelis' clothing line will be called "Cake and Bread." While she didn't tell us specifics, the collection is sure to be every bit as offbeat as she is -- after all, she's the one that had designer Matthew Williamson whip her up a wedding gown inspired by fruit colors when she married rapper Nas. [Flypaper exclusive]
I haven't heard anything about the line since then. It's funny how celebs want to jump into the fashion game. I think they get bored quickly though when they discover that behind the five minute shine on the runway is an age-old industry, aka the rag trade, lorded over by a bunch of very much not glamorous and often cranky garmentos.
Thoughts of which led me to chuckle when I read this post over at ConcreteLoop about how Dame Dash wants to get out of hiphop and into apparel cause the money is better:
“The music business isn’t so profitable, especially not hip-hop,” he says, according to Contact Music. “I couldn’t buy what I wanted to buy. I’m talking cooks and drivers. I got into clothes to make money. The people in this business all think they’ve made it because they’re in charge of their little record labels. I’m like, this isn’t even my main source of income. I already did this business - and I made movies and I designed clothes and I got my own vodka and my own Swiss watch maker. It’s all about finding ways to make money off an upscale urban product. That’s what I do. Period.”
My first question is, is Dame talking past tense when he mentions how he got into clothes to make money? Cause last I heard, he had the Rocawear label snatched away from him by Jay. And my second question is, you can make big money making clothes??