If you ask most in Atlanta what the next big thing in Hip Hop is to come out of the city, the answer would undoubtedly be Two-9. The Two-9 collective, which consists of Curtis Williams, FatKidsBrotha, and Retro Su$h! among others have used their unique sound, crazy performance style, and forward thinking fashion sense to foster a true cult following and turn heads in the Hip Hop industry.
With the arrival of their new clothing line, the group seems to be setting its sights on conquering the next frontier of fashion. So we supported the movement by stocking the inaugural collection and shooting a lookbook which features the men behind the music Curtis Williams, FatKidsBrotha, and Retro Su$h! Take a look at the styles in the images and video below which are now available online and through our Moreland Ave. location.
Purchase the Two-9 2013 Fall/Winter Collection here as well as in-store via our Moreland Ave. location.
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To wrap up our “Moreland Marauders” Project, we shift our focus to the element of the heralded MC. To get a better understanding of today’s MC, we enlisted Atlanta rapper Curtis Williams of Two9. The next big thing out of Atlanta’s music scene, Curtis and the Two9 collective have used their edgy and diverse sound to become one of the most buzzed-about groups, quickly rising in popularity in the Hip Hop world. Take a look below as Curtis speaks on the craft of the MC and shows off another one of the looks from our “Moreland Marauders” capsule:
Explain what doing your craft is like in today’s society with the advancement of technology, the internet, digital downloads, availability of information etc.? Do these elements prove as aids or obstacles?
Making music in today’s world is kind of bittersweet because its definitely somewhat easy to get your music out there and get noticed. But being that everyone is on twitter and shit like that, people have begun to judge artists based on their appearance or how cool they are rather then actually listening to what is being said. But I definitely feel like its an aid if you use it the right way.
How does your craft influence HipHop today and vice versa?
I’m just trying to bring a familiar but fresh breath of air to Hip Hop; in Atlanta atleast. So I think MCs kind of influence Hip Hop by pushing people to go back to being creative and doing what they love, not just trying to get single or a check. And I just watch the guys that are really making a statement and see how far they have gotten with their craft, so it influences me to stay true to my shit and keep creating.
For more information on Curtis Williams or to hear some of his music, visit two-9.com
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Hometown hero, Curtis Williams of Two-9 lets loose the latest visuals to his cut “Philmore Slim.” The track also sees an assist from the entire Two-9 crew. A longtime supporter of Wish, Curtis and the entire Two-9 conglomerate have been steady churning out bangers this summer and as we move into the latter half of the year, the crew shows no signs of slowing down. Peep the video above and let us know what you think in the comment section.
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