So may hip hop joints with the words “Fuck you, pay me” and so little time. MRKT gives me an occasion to reminisce over lyrics that marked my era with this hoodie. King of New York Jay Z had this skit in its 1998 joint called “Money Cash Hoes” where rapper Pain In The Ass makes a skit at the end of the track saying this claim more than once as a tribute to that Goodfellas line that sounded alike. It became such a catchy way of saying that Redman in Red & Meth “Mi Casa” one year later will start the track sayin’ “Whatcu crazy??!!? Since a buck tooth baby / Doc is like straight “Fuck you! pay me” like Jay-Z”.
No matter how much things change, the almighty dollar is always a contemporary subject even in trap circles. For this reason young buck Edo Fendy was the face wearing this Fuck You, Pay me hoodie on MRKT lookbook that I posted on my Facebook page.
The inspiration for this item, belonging to Minimarket cartel of brands, comes from an element that is tightly connected to the slang word of our decade: lit. If you were cool in the 80s, you were dope in the 90s and nowadays you are lit. No wonder that burning flames are part of the two most influentials street items these days, very different one from the other: Thrasher Flame Logo hoodie and Prada Bowling shirt.
MRKT created a street ready hoodie that you have to wear with pride wherever you go, from your school to your friends crib to play pinball and everywhere in between. Fuck You Pay Me hoodie, here worn by Irene C, is printed on sleeves and back and no print on the front.
Try to figure out this item in an outfit where you include a sleeveless vest to exploit to the maximum its full potential. Think about the surprise factor when you will take it off and people will see the flamboyant back that matches the sleeves.
Now that you know, you’d better pay MRKT instead of me: cop online this item on Minimarket website.
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Photos courtesy of Simone Montanari