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It seems like every time a rapper is arrested or incarcerated, whether it be Gucci Mane or Chief Keef, a "Free [Insert Rapper Here]" T-shirt surfaces online. The latest example arrived like clockwork on Wednesday, when 20-year-old Ackquille Pollard, better known as Bobby Shmurda, was taken into custody by the NYPD. He was charged with a litany of gang-related gun and drug offenses, including reckless endangerment, conspiracy to commit murder, possession of narcotics, and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree on two counts, and entered a not-guilty plea yesterday. Though Shmurda is free after his label Epic Records reportedly guaranteed the $2 million dollar bail (and then denied these reports to us), some have speculated that the rapper, already wading into one-hit-wonder waters, may have already reached the end of his career.
Shmurda rose to fame quickly with his summer jam "Hot Nigga," an ascent pushed into warpspeed by Vine's appropriation of the hip-shuffling wiggle he does in the video, dubbed the "Shmoney Dance." Take his funny name, the dance, and throw in a wildly catchy song, and you've got yourself a micro celebrity in 2014.
After his arrest, "Free Shmurda Though" T-shirts—referencing a "Hot Nigga" lyric— made their way online. So too did another design featuring his image. That one, on sale for $24, depicts the rapper arrested and dejected, with his repurposed lyrics, "It was all good 'bouta week ago" framing the photo. "We made them to show support and raise awareness. We are fans of his music and wish him the best in getting back to focusing on his career," says Brooks Bell, who with his friend Najeeb, is selling the shirts through boutaweekago.bigcartel.com.
It's a hasty design job to say the least. It's also just plain cruel, the type of joke that makes you chuckle at first until you realize how gross your own laughter sounds. It's one thing to laugh with someone on social media as they ascend to superstardom, but something much darker to print his demise on a T-shirt and try to make a profit.
Probably very few of these "Week Ago" T-shirts have actually sold (in Bell's own estimation, "Sheveral but not too Shmanny"), meaning they serve more as Tumblr fodder than as physical products. But above all, T-shirts like these, created less than 24 hours after bad things happen (whether or not Bobby is actually guilty of any crimes, Wednesday was still not awesome for him), show that the Internet giveth, and the Internet taketh away. Social media has the ability to birth one hit wonders quicker than ever before, as well as the ruthlessness to turn them into big jokes even faster. So before hitting "add to cart," just remember that Bobby Shmurda may be a meme, but he's also an actual person. One man's fashion statement is another man's real life hardship.
Breaking down the upsets, surprises, results and heartbreaks from round 2. To vote for your favorite style heroes in round 4, click here.
The Elite Eight. We made it. It's here. How's everyone feeling? You tired of clicking yet? Of course not! This past round, 13 seed Chris Pratt saw his magical run come to an end at the hands (and eyes) of Eddie Redmayne, 14 seed Jeremy Piven was no match for Ryan God-sling, while Yeezus barely advanced.
Biggest Upset of Round 3: 4 Jimmy Fallon defeats 1 Pharrell
Perhaps people just had enough of Pharrell's big hat, though Fallon does come correct 5 nights a week in all different types of suits. If you want to dress well for work, basically just watch The Tonight Show and copy Jimmy. You can't exactly do the same with The Voice and Pharrell.
Elite Eight Match-Ups:
1 Eddie Redmayne vs. 2 Ryan Gosling: Yo, there's too much handsome in this match-up. It's blinding. We have no idea who we voted for because we couldn't even see our computer screens.
1 Kanye West vs. 3 David Gandy: This is an epic match-up of classic vs. new, tailored vs. streetwear. Gandy's suit game is undeniable, and though some of our readers have taken issue with Yeezy's hobo-chic steez, we would be remiss to dismiss a style god so easily.
4 Jimmy Fallon vs. 3 Zac Efron: Is America more into 9-5 (well, 12:35 EST) tailoring or rugged weekend boyband warrior swag? Only time (and your votes) will tell.
1 Justin Theroux vs. 2 Idris Elba: This one's already shaping up to the be the closest contest of the day, and for good reason. Theroux's got that badass, beat-up leather jacket motorcycle appeal, while Idris's perfect tuxedo puts him on the other end of the spectrum (if still totally badass).
For the design of their newest watch, Mondaine enlisted the expertise of an engineer, a historian, a TV host, and a composer. All Swiss, they came together to brainstorm about the best of everything their country had to offer, and to pinpoint a source of inspiration. The final decision? Helvetica, otherwise known as the font used on everything from New York Subway signs to your iPhone's home screen. Above, the black on black version in steel (it comes in three variations) stays true to the clean, practical, and inherently futuristic qualities of its design inspiration. White numerals and hour markings add some spiff without sacrificing sophistication. Combined with a mesh strap, it's the diplomatic counterpart to it's military brethren. Use it to freshen-up the look of your go-to suit or add some sleek to that puffer vest getup.