Kid Cudi & Chiddy Bang Show

Dont miss this show. If you can make it, make it.

This show will take place at Lafayette College in Easton, PA on Wednesday 14 April 2010 at 8:00pm.

Cudi from Cleveland, and Chiddy Bang a group formed at Drexel University in Philly will be sure to put on an exceptional performance.

Get tickets from the Lafayette page, or check it out on Facebook.

How Cool is James Dean? The HISTORY of the T-Shirt.

James Dean? Pretty damn cool. The UK… cool also.

Today, I decided I was going to do some research about one of my favorite items in this fine world. I went to Google, and typed in “History of t shirt,” thus, providing me with multiple websites that wanted to tell me all about how the T-Shirt came about.

Rumor has it, American soldiers, during WWI, noticed European soldiers wearing a short-sleeved cooler, lightweight, more comfortable type of shirt during the humid summer months. At this time, the American soldiers wore wool. Good idea they noticed somebody’s else’s lighter, more efficient outer garment.

The name “T” Shirt seems to have a number of ways in which it got it’s name. First, when laid on a flat surface, the “T” shirt resembles the look of the letter “T.” Next, “Tee” is supposed to have come from the end of the word “amputee” because of the cut-off short sleeves. Next, since the military wore these, they were considered “training” shirts because they were worn while soldiers trained. Eventually, they were produced only for college football players because they were known as sweat absorbers.

Probably the main reason they exist, t-shirts were worn as basic undershirts and for the specific purpose of staying cool.

1920′s = Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary listed “T-Shirt” as an official word in the American English language.

Back to “staying cool.” T-shirts were known to be frowned upon in public, similar to a man walking outside in his boxer shorts.

WWII – Shirts were used during Presidential Campaigns for advertising/propaganda reasons.

Marlon & James.

These guys set the bar high. In 1951, Marlon Brando sported the T-shirt in the movie “A Streetcar Named Desire” when he portrayed Stanley Kowalski. In 1955, James Dean is most noted for wearing the tee without another shirt over top during “Rebel Without a Cause.” These two men were status symbols; everybody wanted to wear a t-shirt.

People got creative. They figured out how to put what they wanted on a shirt and express how they felt. In the 60′s, the hippies began to tie-dye them. Next, rock bands were wearing them, increasing the popularity of both the band and shirt.

Today, the t-shirt is the most worn garment in the world. New technology and new shirt artists are born daily. The t-shirt will continue to grow it’s popularity, hopefully making it the undisputed best apparel product of all time.

- INK

This blog will be more than tees…

It’s going to be music reviews, culture, discussion and anything music, clothing and art-related.

Why? Why not.

Music is a huge inspiration to the daily activities of many people across the land, including a huge inspiration on the designs of BreakawayINK’s apparel. In addition to spreading news about apparel, we’re going to spread news about new albums, new bands, and anything fantastic regarding the music business. I know of a bunch of you folks are huge into music and always have great insight so share your thoughts and your news. We encourage discussion, so definitely chime in regularly and feel free to post any new bands, albums, and upcoming shows.

Today’s discussion – The new album Plastic Beach from the Gorillaz. This album hit stores on March 9th 2010 and we find that they picked up right where they left off. Just like their last album Demon Days , the Gorillaz come back with those catchy club-beats mixed with poetic lyrics and they also incorporate a slew of guests – Snoop Dogg, Bobby Womack, Lou Reed, Mos Def, De La Soul and Paul Simonon of The Clash – just to name a few.

When the sun is shining, roll down the windows and pop in this new album.

Check out Mos Def and Bobby Womack in the Gorillaz new video for the song STYLO.

You can also check out the Gorillaz Homepage or the Track List for Plastic Beach.

Be Good.

-INK

Kid Cudi – Man on the Moon

After the hit solo “Day n Nite” hit speakers across the land, Kid Cudi released the album “Man on the Moon.” First impression is that Cudi reminds you of a Kanye West, creating his own beats and rhyming over them. The Cleveland native holds it down. The whole album is well-produced with head-nodding beats as well as delivering the story of his childhood. He’s a hard-worker and is very passionate about the story he’s conveying. The album is solid all the way through, but then again, so was Kayne’s first album “College Drop Out.” We’ll see what happens, but we hope that Cudi delivers on the next album and still has something to rhyme about, rather than diamonds, money, and how popular he becomes.

Check out the album and other news at Cudi’s website.

Brand new original clothing on the way from BreakawayINK Apparel. Stay Tuned.

- INK

New Black Keys Album


CLICK HERE TO SEE TRACK LIST

After completing the BlakRoc album with multiple hip-hop artists, The Black Keys have started a new venture.
On May 18, the world will get a taste of “Brothers,” the sixth Black Keys album.

Continue to check in as there are new tee shirts on the way.