19 year old Houston native Tolu Augustine Falana (@toluaugustinee) is a self taught graphic designer that found a unique calling for fashion this past year wanting to to create clothing to invoke feelings of positivity, pride, uplift, and good vibes.
On May 12th, Tolu Augustine Falana released “The 5 P’s” a b/w long sleeve, and “OPEN” distressed/regular hats. The 5 P’s (Pray, Plot, Plan, Put In Motion, Prosper) is an acronym produced by Tolu himself that he’s been saying and following for years. The idea of gaining success has become a complex and blurred idea in society, when – according to The 5 P’s – boils down to a simple 5 step process. The“Open Your Mind Before Your Mouth” quote placed on the regular and distressed hats has resonated with him and guided many of his actions for quite some time also. He believes that this quote alone will forcibly invoke forward-thinking and the undertaking of ideas, information, products, people, and everything in-between. It leaves room for love and acceptance, which is all that is needed to make this planet a better place. Tolu believes that with these two pieces of information, one will absolutely gain their form of success, and a happier and more peaceful life while impacting the world around them.
The reception to both “The 5 P’s” long sleeve and the “OPEN” hats have been mind-blowing, and took social media by storm. He has gotten love from all over the planet! Tolu sold out and re-stocked multiple times. After a two-month run (his longest ever) ending on July 22nd – he sold out for the very last time.
Be on the look out for more coming from Tolu this is only the beginning!! Checkout his website HERE
We recently got blessed with a fashion submission from Houston, Texas. InTheLeech clothing (@intheleech) has just started this year and already shows promise with a growing collection, and a keen focus for the future. We got an interview that you can read below:
- When was the company founded and by whom?
Intheleech has been in production since 2016. The brand was created by the two designer Jordan Lewis & Mailk Thompson.
- How Did starting the company come about?
The brand all started when we were in high school, the brand became able because we just got sick of wearing and seeing all of these basic brands people were wearing around the school. So we just decided to create our own, and ever since then it has taken off.
3 .How many States/Countries have you gotten orders from?
We have gotten order all around, from Cali to North Carolina but we mainly get a lot of our order from home (HOUSTON)
4 .Any back to school specials running?
We have a lot new stuff coming out for the kids, so they can come back to school looking A1. So stay tone!
- Have you worked with alot of Houston based companies from ?
We have a one collaboration out right now with the brand Yves Dre and we’re working on a lot of upcoming project with a lot of Houston brands and designer.
6. Are there any other ventures coming from In The Leech in the future?
We don’t know at the moment but just stay tone on the InTheLeech twitter & Instagram for any new updates.
- Are there any more designs you have been working on?
Yes! we can’t really speak on those projects right now that at the moment, but we can tell you that it’s about to be really dope.
- What are your plans for In The Leech for the rest of the year?
Just a lot of new dope new pieces with be coming out and a lot of growing.
Be on the look out for more coming from InTheLeech and check out their website HERE.
Houston MC Wes Blanco(@WesxBlanco) has hit the ground running in the Houston rap scene and is quickly becoming a staple in southern hip hop. Above he drops a smooth new single with new orleans native star Currency and vocalist Skooly produced by Benjamin Trill. The new single is from his latest project “Real Quick” which is available NOW!
Houston native Macahl Jett (@macahljettmusic)recently sent in her latest visuals for her single “Icey Life” and we were definitely taken back by the finished product. Shot by Dallas videorapher Ciara Bonafice, the video gives a movie type of feel that all great videos should portray in our opinion. Macahls voice is flawless and gives us a nice R&B feel that has been missing from our local music scene, she is going to do very well in this lane and were excited to hear more! Be sure to keep updates and follow her for new music
We have been hearing quite a bit about up and coming Houston MC Wes Blanco (@WesxBlanco) all of which have been praise on how hes been taking over the scene by storm with dope materials and visuals to match. I am glad this was sent our way and we promise you guys will not be disappointed with his video featured above “Either Way” with OG Ant(@Nbtog_Ant).
Rap Collective Aeronotiqz(@AeronotiqzInfo) is going on the road this month hosting a five city Texas tour with Houston rap artist Amber London (@KlvnAmberLondon) These shows are gonna be off the charts, purchase tickets here and catch Aerolife in a city near you!! Shop with them and receive a free ticket to the city of your choice.
Hip Hop artist Dylan Cohl (@DylanCohl) delivers his first visual installment of his 2015 project “Cowboy Jones: 2000 & Beyond” above featuring artist Crooks directed by OG Danny Ocean. Trap Bunkin gives the viewers a very entertaining cinematic experience fronted by a dope song that we would describe as new aged swang and bang. Cohls project gives you that southern taste that we know and love but with some modern influences that can bring in a much bigger audience.Take a listen for yourself here and follow Dylan on social media to let him know what you think of the video!
Riding the waves his 2015 project “The Gold Tape” created, north Houston MC Scotty Brown (@RealScottyBrown) teams with producer vegxs and delivers a three track EP titled Northside, an ode to browns stomping grounds of Inwood/Acres Homes. Scotty does a great job of combining great lyricism with a wide range of production whether it be hard hitting underground or light feel good tracks. Its a sound that brown can really thrive in and call his own in the Texas music scene. If you have not heard any of his previous work definitely check the EP out above and listen to The gold tape and other tracks here, we’re sure you will be a fan by the time you are finished.
Scrap Bundy (@ScrapBundy ) is bringing some high energy to the Houston rap scene and shows it well with his single “Young Nigga”. He linked with @KILLSEBASTIAN for visuals and flexes for the public showing how he got it straight off the muscle. Bundy is definitely set to be a force to be reckoned with coming into 2016 Check out more of his music here and follow him on twitter for more updates!
Hip Hop artist C7 brings us visuals to his latest single “Roll” Featuring DoughBeezy (@DoughBeezy) with producer OGBowser on the boards. this single will be featured on C7’s highly anticipated project rightfully named “Bout Damn Time”. The video was directed by @BeardoTV and is a great visual representation of both artist hailing southern rap and culture. Follow @1RealC7 on Twitter for more updates on the upcoming project.