A look into Hip Hop, Politics, and Fashion from the eyes of Derek.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Hip Hop for Obama
Hip Hop icons, Pharrell Willaims, Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, and Russell Simmons, all who back Senator Obama's bid for the White House, have designed Obama inspired t-shirts. These t shirts are included in what has been called, "Runway to Change." Each item's proceeds are being donated to the Obama Victory Fund. Along with the three hip hop icons, designs by Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, and Juicy Couture have all been added to the "Runway for Change" campaign right before New York fashion week. McCain has similarly enlisted the help of Northern Mariana Island's local sweatshop workers to create the first in many styles of "Straight Talk Express" T shirts.
Source, "Runway to Change". Barack Obama official website. .