Rawthentix is a street culture and lifestyle driven online blog, providing readers with the latest buzz worthy news related to trends and current events for astute tastemakers and globe trekkers around the world.

Initially founded in 2005 as a Creative PR Agency, Rawthentix was strategized and masterminded by its two founding partners who were fed up with the corporate overindulgence mentality within the music, fashion retail, and media industry. For them the current lack of progression and creativity within the already saturated market has spewed countless numbers of overzealous haters claiming to be down, but systematically know nothing.

With the combined work experience and credibility of over 30 years in the art, music, fashion, & dance community, it was only a logical progression for Rawthentix to spawn. Their knowledge and dedication toward cultivating a voice for street culture is their business, but is also engrained within their personal lifestyle as well.

Our marketing campaigns include collaborative projects with Burton, Red Bull, Upper Playground, Red Bull, Nike SB, and Oakley. Media and entertainment collaboration include Milan Entertainment, MTV/VH1 Networks, 'The Art Dump' (Chocolate installation), Red Bull, Pacha NYC, Bboy Ivan (Urban Action Figure), HEF (Fx Crew), KRS One, Fab 5 Freddy, N.E.R.D, Universal/Interscope Group, Much Music (Chum City), artists Barbara Tucker, Rufio (White Lights), Ryuichi Sakamoto (Smoochy), and of course our loyal F.A.M. and Special Sauce collective.

Rawthentix is not only a movement, but a Non-Traditional entertainment and street fashion agency, focusing on marketing initiatives, through an array of promotions that include: Live Event Productions, Brand Development, and Social Networking. We host an eclectic team of forward thinking individuals who live, breathe, & forecast trends In short, we will provide clients with groundbreaking concepts that will maximize brand image and public awareness.

It is our intention to bring readers thoughtful commentary, as well as the latest freshness to drop. If you are seeking a product review, advertisement, client consultation, or looking to connect, we'd love to hear from you. In the meantime frequent our site, leave a comment, and be in the know.


Zebak & Lady Loch Ness

Saturday, January 31

Present: "Be Our Valentine"

Whether you decide to roll up solo or with your sweetheart, here's a special Valentine’s eve party that will give you that all over warm and fuzzy feeling all over.

Featuring an exclusive 4×4 Video DJ Set by Prince Paul (Pimp Paul) & the always flavorful DJ Peanut Butter Wolf (Stones Throw), comes the "Be Our Valentine" event on February 13. The nights festivities will also include the Egyptian Lover, Dam-Funk & Mayer Hawthorne for your listening pleasure. Brought to you by Vapors Magazine, Lovemade, & Fusicology.

DATE: February 13th.
TIME: 9pm, 18 + up
LOCATION: 1154 Glendale Blvd.
Tickets are: $15. Purchase them at:
TicketWeb or Stones Throw

Thursday, January 29

AIRWALK "Breaking The Mold"

This past Tuesday the R.A.W. collective took time out to venture to the Hotel Rivington to hit up the Airwalk "Breaking the Mold" event. It was brick as a winter night could be, but we sooned warmed up when we entered to a mixer friendly crowd.

We met up with a few of our fellow crime stoppers Bam La Rock (R.A.W./Freshness), man in the know Brian S.(BSA Networking), photographer estraordinaire Elixabet (be on the lookout as you'll be seeing a variety of projects dropping from her), and Tee (Trashbag Aesthetics) for an evening of good talks and spirits.

Many thanks to the evenings resident at large, the gracious Carrie for hooking our crew up with a lighting speed entrance. Peep the wrap up images below.

Wednesday, January 28

BOHANNON Presents:
A Live Session Of "SOUL CLAP"

Calling all music afficionado's & rockers with the B-Boy stance...

Another round of mixtape mayhen for you. These download delights will serve you two tasty helpings to keep you from going hungry. We promise you!
With mash ups and classics provided by the likes of artists that include Aretha Franklin, Lauren Hill, Chic, Beastie Boys, Marvin Gaye, 808 State, Rolling Stones and more, its sure to keep you poppin'.

Courtesy of DJs Marc Hype, Jim Dunloop, Mitch Alive & Smoove they bring you some rare and tasty treats, with a LIVE session from the Bohannon Soul Club in Berlin back in December. DAMN, wish we were there...Don't sleep on international flavour!

They drop two mixes chock full of Funk, Originals, Soul, Latin Fusion, Jazz, Breaks and a few other surprise gems ready for your download and listening pleasure. ENJOY IT- we are!



Back in October Zebak and I made a visit to the Foundation showroom to view the Spring 2009 line for Hellz Bellz. You'll be delighted to know that this collection is eyeful of smashing delights. I would probably have to say this is one of the strongest collections that creator/designer Lanie Alabanza has put out to date! You'll be tickled to know that yours truly has placed a considerable order for the ladies eager to rock these threads. They will become available at Special Sauce. Stay tuned...come see me and say hello!

I have been wanting to bring our female readers the news but of course had to hold back...until now. I got a news update in my email from BKRW. They have just reported that Hellz will be showing their Spring/Summer '09 line for the first time in Paris during fashion week at the "Who's Next" Tradeshow.

If you do happen to be in this part of town you can visit Hellz between 1/29-2/1, by putting in an email request with Jino (

What really caught my eye were some of the images from the new upcoming line, primarily the "Coco x Hellz" tshirt. The design is an obvious tribute to the iconic Coco Chanel. It is safe to say that this will be one of the lines major draw and features. I predict it will become one of the collections best sellers as well. Black gloves dripping in pearls...what more could a girl ask for? Take a peak at the image below for some additional styles that will become available within the next few months (just hold a magnifying glass up to your monitor)-ha!ha! Don't worry we'll be dropping more niceness faster than you can say, "Spring is almost here"...

In the meantime, stay thrifty & eternally savvy.

Lady Loch Ne$$

Monday, January 26


Last Thursday Louis Vuitton held their Mens Fall, Paris runway show for 2009. Studio director Paul Helbers mentioned: "the traveling wardrobe is of an African king" as the starting point for the latest men's accessories from Louis Vuitton. We say, safari or not, there is no denying that this is a solid collection of pure luxury from LV. With a variety of accessories and bags that any man (or woman) could want, how could you resist? Soak it up, and take it in. More details to drop...

Sunday, January 25

DJ VR & UNCLE T Present:

There's nothing like a good old fashion mixtape. This one's got more than its fill of classic gems worthy of downloading. Fresh and hot off the decks comes "Road To Obama", presented by French DJs DJ VR and UNCLE T, with album artwork created by SHAKA.




Billie Holliday : « Strange Fruit »
Nina Simone : « Mississippi Goddamn »
Sam Cooke : « A Change is Gonna Come »
Bob Marley : « Get Up Stand Up »
Gil Scott Heron : « The Revolution Will Not Be Televised »
Diana Ross : « Brown Babies »
James Brown : « The Big Payback »
Nas : « I Can »
The O’jays : « Give the People What They Want »
The Chi-lites : « For God’s Sake Give More Power To The People »
John Lennon : « Power To The People »
Public Enemy : « Power To The People »
Public Enemy : « Fight the Power »
Malcolm X : « By Any Means Necessary »
Outkast : « Rosa Parks »
Marvin Gaye : « What’s Goin’ On »
Curtis Mayfield : « New World Order »
Nas feat 2Pac : « Black President »
Jay z : « Lick a Shot for Obama »
Christina K /Whale/Rhymefest/Royce da 5’9 : « Black President rmx »
APT : « Obama a Milli »
Young Jeezy : « My President is Black »
Mc Fadden & Whitehead : « Ain’t no Stoppin us Now »
James Brown : « Say it Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud »

"Sneakers & Girls Series

The world has become more privé to Japanese singer and model Yuko Ishida lately. Since being unveiled as the second model to debut in the fall of 2008 as part of the KIKS TYO "Sneakers & Girls" series, she's received much more exposure (literally).

The following “FEATHER” and "NAKED" tee are the third and fourth Yuko Tee installment for KIKS TYO’s Spring/Summer 2009 season. The limited release tshirts are currently available for PRE-ORDER until February 1, 2009 or while supplies last for ¥6,090 (that's aproximately $70 US). Visit the Kiks Tyo online shop for additional details and to purchase. Go on, you know you want one!

Saturday, January 24


The famed Los Angeles based, Mexican-American photographer Estevan Oriol, will be bringing his retrospective works with SURU (means "hand printed" in Japanese) opening this coming February 1st and will show until February 28th. The exhibit entitled “This is Los Angeles", will showcase a variety of limited edition photographic prints of some of his most recognized works, as well as a collaboration T-shirt which will be released along with the concept and retail store SURU.

DATE: (Opening) February 1st, until (Closing) February 28th.
LOCATION: SURU- 7662 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA.

Friday, January 23

CARHARTT Presents:

Oh Crikey!...This is definately one of those times we wish we were abroad. In fact, spendin half the year in Europe would give us the perfect excuse to be closer to some of our fam network. Since we can't, maybe you can to enjoy some musical gems presented by the always inspiring DJ Peanut Butter Wolf. He and his record label Stones Throw have teamed up with Carhartt to present the 2009 Europe Tour starting this coming March. Stay with us as we will bring you more after the needle drop. In the meantime peep the tour line up and dates below.

Carhartt presents: Stones Throw Europe Tour 2009

Artist Line Up:

Mayer Hawthorne (Live)
James Pants (Live)
Peanut Butter Wolf (Video Set )

So far confirmed:
03/06/09 Stones Throw x Ed Banger night – Bataclan – Paris – FR
03/07/09 Cargo – London – UK BUY TICKET
03/08/09 Detonate Weekender – Prestatyn – UK
03/10/09 Sugar Factory – Amsterdam – NL
03/11/09 Trix – Antwerp – BE
03/12/09 Rote Fabrik – Zurich – CH
03/13/09 La Plateforme – Lyon – FR
03/15/09 B72 – Vienna – AT BUY TICKET
03/18/09 Rust – Copenhagen – DK
03/19/09 Conne Island – Leipzig – DE PREORDER TICKET
03/21/09 Sala Caracol – Madrid – ES

Ed Banger Line Up for Paris Show: Dj Mehdi, Busy P, DSL

There will be more tour dates and information updated soon…

"Break The Mold"

The viral buzz has been brewing about the anticipated Airwalk re-release of the famed "Desert Boot" made so popular by New York's own Beastie Boys. Per request by Adam Yauch himself, he has teamed up with the Colorado based skate and snow brand to produce 300 exclusive pairs.

If you are one of the lucky one's you can get yours next Tuesday, January 27 at the trendy Hotel Rivington. An evening sure to be filled with tastemakers, sponsors will include premium vodka by 42 Below, whisky provided by Dewars, along with Airwalk customized sneaker boxes by NYC based multi-visual art company The Sounds of Art.

Make sure to email your attendance to and get their early, as our sources tell us that the RSVP has been overwhelming. We will be their with our Sauce and Trashbag Aesthetics cohorts keeping things most proper.
See you all before and after the ill communication.

DATE: Tuesday, January 27
TIME: 7:00pm -10:00pm

Adam Yauch aka MCA sports the Desert boot


This past December we brought you the drop on Shepard Fairey's illustration of Obama used on the Time magazine cover, which was a true historical moment in its right for the street art movement. We present you with additional insight on the making of the iconic image that has virally captivated a nation, and now also resides within the Smithsonian Institute. A brief but excellent overview.
Peep the video below and hear what Fairey had to say.

Thursday, January 22


We won't be around for this...but you might!

Get your shop on and stock up on some fine goodness this coming Saturday with Dimepiece and Misswax. You'll be happy that you did. Go shop for some fresh digs and bling and tell us what you got!

DATE: Saturday 1.24.09
TIME: 6-10 PM.
ADDRESS: 701 8th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (next door to 5&A Dime)

Tuesday, January 20

"Subliminal Projects"

Last Friday marked the opening of Martha Cooper's new show at Subliminal Projects in Echo Park Los Angeles. This exhibition has been introduced as part of the Spring/ Summer 2009 project between Cooper and OBEY. The photos are inspired by her original 1970's collection of Summer Madness", illustrating youths at play in the inner city of New York. Photos and other various items from the OBEY x Cooper collaboration are available for sale now up until February 13. Don't miss your opportunity to own a small piece of street culture history. Subliminal Projects is located at 1331 W. Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90026.

All Images- OBEY

Arbito x Danny Kass

The graphics to this newly released collaboration have definately caught our eye...

Seattle-based artist Arbito, has teamed up with pro snowboard rider Danny Kass and Nike SB to release a viral video and the anticipated Zoom Force 1 (DK-YS) pack. Known for his 1970's pop infused imagery, Arbito has lent his illustrative vision to produce the inspired psychedelic "Sgt. Peppers Lonley Hearts Club Band" tribute design on the DK-YS dual tongue boots, to ensure ground clearance for snowboard pants when not riding.

Included in the collection is an all over light weight print hoodie and t-shirts colorway in both black and white adorned with the signature design. Available in limited quantities at Special Sauce retailers. Get your trip on below.


Friday, January 16

"Animal, Vegetable, Mineral"

London-born and Oxford-raised artist Will Sweeney has just released the third comic installment for his eclectic comic series "Tales from the Greenfuzz". The 32 year old will be hosting his new solo exhibition entitled "Animal, Vegetable, Mineral in Milan at Slam Jam, opening this coming January 16.

The event will feature artwork, screen prints, as well as introduce a vinyl toy, in collaboration with renowned Hong Kong toy sculptors Three Zero. The toy is being produced in highly limited quantities. Both the figurine and comic will be available at Slamjam on this date.

Wednesday, January 14


I have such fond memories of all things Sanrio, especially the character Hello Kitty. There was always something memorable about having a trinket, and adding it in my keepsake box. Even now, I still find myself fixated on purchasing a Ms. Kitty item. Don't you?...its hard to resist the temptation. When I was in grade school, my mother used to come home with something from the store every Friday after work. That was a time when you could buy Sanrio items for as little as fifty cents to five dollars. My thing was always the little mini sticker books and pens. I used to collect those damn things like crazy. I still have them to this day.

Now in my adulthood I still crave some HK, so the latest collaboration between Hello Kitty and MAC to produce a line of cosmetics and accessories fits that hunger just right. Many of you probably already heard about this venture back in November, so we won't bother to give you the boring details which everyone else has covered.

We will say the stampede to purchase these limited items which includes a range of makeup, jewelry, and accessories from the Hello Kitty Colour and the Hello Kitty Kouture collection's will be gone in the blink of an eye. They will become available starting in North Amercia on February 10, 2009 on the MAC website, and in MAC US stores on February 12, 2009. Don't sleep- make sure you sign up on the MAC email list to be in the know.



DMC was initially founded by Tony Prince in 1981 as a "Disco Mix Club Show on Radio Luxembourg in the UK, and later operated as a DJ remix service. Five years later they would soon host what is now known today as the DMC World DJ Chamionships. You'll know that this annual DJ competition has produced some of the most influential turntablists and producers to date that include Mixmaster Mike, Q-Bert, and A-Trak. Whether you hit the tables or not, you can add your creative mark by designing your own DMC t-shirt to be added to the 2009 catalogue.

If your design is chosen for the catalogue, you will win 3 copies of your finished
t-shirt in any sizes specified, as well as a DMC/Technics goodie bag which will include a Technics record bag, a pair of Technics slipmats, Technics stickers and the 2008 DMC World DJ Championship DVD. Calvin Klein have also kicked in a gift bag containing his and hers CKIN2U fragrances and his and hers CKIN2U body wash to keep you smelling fresh. You will also have the prestige of your very own design being included in the DMC/Technics range and being name checked on their website and in the 2009 catalogue. To enter the competition visit DMC Technics for full contest rules. GOOD LUCK and get yours!

Monday, January 12


After the holiday scream the remaining winter months are quiet for both clothing brands and retailers. The month of January is used to downsize on the remaining stock pile of merchandise left over. Fortunately this is a bonus for the shopper looking for some serious bargain spending.

Take advantage of Upper Playgrounds upcoming 10th Anniversary sale dropping coast to coast, at their select retail store outlets. They will be hosting their first ever 50% off “thank you” sale for devout cult brand followers. The event will take place in New York, San Francisco, Berkely, and Los Angeles, as well as on the Upper Playground store website. Peep the details and locations below.


DATE: January 12 – January 15, 2009

New York – 437 E. 9th Street, NY, NY 10009
San Francisco – 220 Fillmore Street, SF, CA 94117
Berkeley – 2509 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Los Angeles – 125 E. 6th Street, LA, CA 90014


We've previously mentioned this label a few months back and have taken quite a liking to this skate culture inspired brand created by Quentin T. If you haven't heard of Monsieur T, nows your chance to cop some fresh threads on sale. To commemorate their five years in business, they will be holding a 5 day sale. All hats and apparel are currently 30-50% off. Don't sleep on this opportunity, as the the sale will end this coming Friday, January 16th at midnight PST.

Saturday, January 10


There's nothing better than a Toki Doki collaboration. Rides newest exclusive technologies has paired up with Toki Doki, to create the Canvas snowboard. The lightweight Membrain™ top sheet portrays the fusion of lifestyle, art and culture, combined with the new Pop Stixs™ technology to add pop. For details and to enter the contest visit RIDE.

Wednesday, January 7

"GoldBOOMS, SilverBANGS"

Up and coming music artist Dana LaRock hit us up a few weeks back with the drop of her new mix entitled "GoldBooms, SilverBANGS". We made it a point to take the time and listen to all the tracks. Anyone in this industry knows that laying down home grown lyrics and beats is a tedious labor of love, and often times not appreciated. For us, this is something that hits home to many of our musically talented friends and fam, when first getting their start. Some have exceeded their wildest expectations and are living the dream, while others pursue this life purely for inspiration and love.

You may have heard the buzz about this young lady and underground talent.
If not you're in luck. After 2 weeks of numerous email correspondences and a phone call, we finally present to you an exclusive feature interview on this polite and eloquently versed rocker. Originally hailing from Southern Cali, the 23 year old OC native (don't let that fool you), shares her motivation behind GBSG (The Fun Tape) and her future aspirations. Peep the heat below for the full read, and be sure to visit Dana LaRock on her LaRock Cocaine blog (read the interview for details on that- it makes complete sense) and her artist page on Myspace.

How and when did the alter ego "La Rock" come to surface?

"La Rock" surfaced when I returned to California from a short stint in Atlanta back in late 2006 to early 2007. During that time I tested the waters with rap and I wasn't feeling it. I wanted to come back home with something fresh. T La Rock came to mind and I was like hmmm, "La Rock". Eventually I started connecting things with La Rock.The drug cocaine is powerfully addictive and people become easily hooked. For some reason people are attracted to my appearance, so I figured that I would make music that would do just that. Attract and hook people to it.

Have you always aspired to be a music artist- When did you first realize music was your calling?

I actually wanted to be a basketball player at one point (haha), but my height and frail frame kept me from doing so, plus lifting weights was not fun! I've always been surrounded by music, live instruments and old soul records from my parents. When I heard artists like M.I.A and Gravy Train I really started focusing on expanding my own sound. Their musical concepts were completely different than radio music and I fell in love with that.

You just recently dropped your first mix tape "GoldBOOMS, SilverBANGS" (The Fun Tape). Dope title by the way!
For some reason it keeps us thinking about dookie chains and bamboo earrings. What was your motivation behind this mix, and how did you come about the title name?

Thank you! GoldBOOMS, SilverBANGS was pretty much a gift to myself for my birthday. I wanted to show myself that I could create outside the box without help or confirmation as to what was hot or not. I recorded the song "Crusher" and got a good response from it. People began asking for more material. The mix tape was first titled "BOOMS and BANGS", but it wasn't colorful enough for me. Silver and gold kept popping up so I threw it in the mix. The "Fun-Tape" was a later addition. I didn't want people thinking this was an official album, but also not just another mix tape. I recorded each song (non-professionally) out of my bedroom, and they were up-tempo and fun.

Taking a look at your credits, we noticed some noteworthy production help. Give us the lowdown on that.

Yes, I thank everyone who was involved. It may not be much to many people but I was very excited to receive production that was diverse. It ranged from Hip Hop to Electro, coming from the UK, NYC, CA, ATL and TX. The A-Trak beat was actually a scratch session I found via Internet, and I thought it was a cool swing-back track to rap over. I credited him because it was only proper to do so. I have plans of contacting him one way or another! I love him & Kid Sisters approach.

There are quite a few songs that easily stuck out for us. For instance the breakdown of "Elec Trick City" has a distinct throwback sound to the group Cameo, and "Downtown Girls" has some Vanity a-la Prince and the Revolution flavor. Do the 1980's electro-new wave and hip hop period play a distinct role in your current style, as well as lend inspiration toward crafting your 22 tracks on GBSB mix?

"Elec Trick City" was an ode to L.A. when I was living there. I'm like a nomad, I've lived in too many places!. I picked it out from a batch of beats by a producer by the name of Licks from the UK. He's a talented dude. I basically sang about everything I experienced in L.A. since returning (and Pinkberry is my favorite!). For "Downtown Girls", I love how it's reminiscent of the artist Vanity 6. Everyone hits the nail on the head when they describe it.

I like "LA Lovefest" too, I tried to channel my sexy and get my Janet J on (haha!). The 80's-esque dance style definitely had a big influence. In my opinion the artists who made that style of music seemed to be more free and rebellious than others. For my mini track "Hello Girls" I wanted to buzz close on Vanity 6 & Skky with the whole telephone line and echoed talk segments. Fun! Brings back memories from the 90's, aka Michel'le. Wow!

Who's a part of your family? Is there anyone that you would like to extend proper dap to?

I have parents that are self taught pianists. Funny thing is my father just found out I recorded music. I also have 3 totally opposite sisters and a younger brother. I do want to add my twin sister! She's like the girly/model version of me (haha!). One of her sons looks exactly like me. Dope right? Maybe my kid will look like her... I love my nephews so much though. Pound, Pounds to everyone- fam, friends and foes!

Do you consider your Southern Cali (O.C.) roots as a major attribute to your diversly eclectic sound today?

I think the only 2 things the O.C. brings to my sound is my proper grammar and the energy. Nobody really talks about the O.C. anymore besides the tv shows, and I'm here to present another element to the assumptions of what "The O.C." really is. I just want to clear up one thing, "There's black people out here!" (haha!). My eclectic sound comes from everything, Soul, New Wave to Rock vocalists, residing in Atlanta and Indiana. All in all, I'm just bringing something different to the plate. I've grabbed a little from every place I've been, every accent heard, artists and genres played.

Who have been your major influences within or outside of the music industry to help shape the artist that is Dana La Rock?

Sounds themselves have been influential. Lyrics don't usually hit me until about the second or third time around, but sounds (beats & vocals) hit me then and there. I love unique sound fusions and tones, to me they make songs what they are, depending on the genre of course. Outside of music, it has to be the 9 to 5 grind. I'm afraid of working 50+ years and not having a guaranteed stable life afterwards. It scares me. I'd rather get out and explore, than deal with repetitious assignments. Even though music isn't guaranteed, I'm going hard and happy striving towards my goals.

Within the last three years there have been a noticeable resurgence of female empowerment within the street wear and music community. What are your thoughts about this movement, and how do you see yourself fitting in?

Oh! yes definitely. I love street wear tees! A few years ago very few male based street lines were making women's tees and they fit baggy when they did. I love Fresh Jive and Hellz Bellz. Hellz Bellz defines and displays bad b**** wear very well.

There's a nice group of ladies lines that I truly respect for forcing their way through. Keep it coming ladies! On the music tip I can say women had a good spurt within the 2008 year. Right now I think we're representing the best way possible at the moment. Hopefully soon women will come harder in different appearances, genres and companies. We have diversity through: Roxy Cottontail, Santi, Kid Sis, MIA, Lady GaGa, Beyonce' and Leona Lewis (so many unlisted, plus fashion, actresses, and corporate). I hope I'll be in the running soon with a totally cool angle for the folks watching! I want to show the world that tom-girls can be taken seriously. Aaliyah and the 90s for instance, overalls, tanks and boots were huge with women in the industry, and no one really took it to heart. I want to bring the aspect of individuality back.

Lastly- Now that we have all started fresh for new year 2009, do you have anyone on your wish list that you would like to work with at some point in your career?

I sure do! Besides the ones closest to me that have my back, I'd love to work with Pharrell Williams, Cee Lo Green, Andre 3000, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs!, Santo Gold, Switch, Kid Sis... I can't even name them all, there's so many. Though I would love to add a band to my shows, I think that would be a crazy addition to what I have in mind. I've also blue-printed plans of producing Dana La Rock merchandise among other things. I'm just excited (haha!). Limits are a thing of the past.

We say, pay it forward Ms. La Rock...keep it thorough!

To get the full listen, DOWNLOAD "GoldBOOMS, SilverBANGS" The Mixtape.


A few months back, I had the opportunity to connect with Tara Fisher, otherwise known to devout Trashbag Aesthetics readers as the always boisterous "Tee". With ideals firmly planted and her ear to the concrete, Tee is armed with daily wit and countless cups of coffee. Having worked both personally and professionally within the entertainment and lifestyle culture community for over fifteen years, I've come across countless heads in the industry who are indeed sincere, while others who feel the need to claim their own worth and personal fame. For me, Trashbag Aesthetics represents the perfect blend of quiet "noise"- making a statement while all the while conscious of staying out of the limelight.

It was after many weeks Tee and I would have one of our endless discussions on a variety of topics ranging from politics, music, and fashion, the idea of my involvement with TBA emerged. Fast forwarding weeks later to now, Rawthentix readers can expect a periodic double dose and collaboration with Trashbag. Within the next few weeks (as soon as I get myself up to speed), you will find me (Lady Loch Ness) as a contributing writer dropping news, disseminating thoughts, as well as rants from the dome. To those of you who may worry about the existence of need. Our blog and philosophy is first and foremost. Although shrouded in mystery to most, Zebak lives in color and is always in motion. He is an intricate puzzle to our union, furthermore co-founder to the Rawthentix creation. Now, if I can only just sneak an image of him onto here as well...