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    Rap Music: The Classy Brand Serial Killer?

    The Rolex gave birth to a glossy, bling characteristic amongst watches. Tying in with the diamond flooded rap culture emerging throughout the 1990s and 2000s; the Swiss watch brand enjoyed a reputation of hipness and youthfulness. They had become a craze. However, short term success had been exchanged for longevity. What is young dies out with age and what comes up quickly, falls even faster.

    Within no time, thanks in part to the vulgarity of the brand’s main promotions disassociated, bashful rappers Rolexes, unlike Omega watches, had lost their elegance. In fashion, such misfortunes can kill a brand and it is interesting to note how both Gucci and Louis Vuitton distanced themselves from T.I.’s Swing Ya Rag song in 2008, by refusing the video to be released. T.I. himself stated:

    It’s one of those corporate things where they don’t wanna be associated or affiliated with a certain type of brand. A T.I. video ain’t the best look in their eyes right now. No harsh feelings.

    That’s a cold reality. But in reality, it’s a wise move by both clothing brands. As ruthless as it may seem, rap music has the ability to destroy any element of class a brand or clothing item may have. Just look at Gucci scarves a product Swing Ya Rag was in large based around. A combination of rap culture and unauthentic reproduction turned it into a fashion sensation amongst urban, hoodish young people the complete opposite of who Gucci are trying to target. It’s nothing personal, but placing ones brand into the hands of the urban, while it’s promoted by the same rappers that whether you like to admit it or not promote a life of guns, drugs and the subjugation and suppression of women; is brand suicide.

    Now there are two flipsides. The first is that many of these rappers aren’t promoting such lifestyles for the sake of it, and are plainly relating their life story. Furthermore, it ought to be acknowledged that many also promote other positive lifestyles some all the while endorsing that which is derogatory. Human beings are complex creatures and the beauty of rap is that it expresses all elements of our character the good and the bad.

    Nevertheless, when it comes to those who are taken for idols, the art of expression is the art of promotion. When a star claims to have a product or item of clothing, they are advertently or inadvertently endorsing it. Such is the power they behold. Some would argue that the matter doesn’t so much concern the rapper’s overall image, but the topic of the very song they promote the brand or product in. Swing Ya Rag contained a derogatory reference to women, while most of the time Rolex watches are promoted in rap videos it is in some way or another a tool for self glorification – a topic which violence, the subjugation of the female gender or drugs often goes hand in hand with in this genre.

    It is more necessary to note that by the time Gucci and Louis Vuitton disassociated their brands with T.I., the rapper had not only already been through his fair share of criminal charges. In fact earlier that year the he pleaded guilty to U.S. federal weapons charges. This would suggest that it may very well be the general image of a rapper, rather than the content of the music itself – even if the two can go hand in hand.

    However both Kanye West and Jay-Z are testimony to the refutation of this theory. Check both rappers’ collaboration with Louis Vuitton. Both are rappers whose lyrics at times entail such derogatory elements. What matters then IS the image of the rapper and how classy they themselves are marketed.

    Perhaps then, with the right Hip Hop artist marketing, rap music could become a good friend of major brands and great long term promotion tool.

    Ben Sherman Watches For Men With British Excellence

    Ben Sherman watches made by the stylish British based Ben Sherman brand famous for designer shirts, suits and fashion accessories are popular the world over. Founded in 1963 by Arthur Benjamin Sugarman, better known as Ben Sherman, the designer brand grew from high quality designer shirts to trendy accessories including the funky range of Ben Sherman watches available to purchase securely online through Watches.org.uk.

    Ben Sherman watches are recognised for their distinctive branding as well as top quality and unique style. A trend setting brand fuelled with a passion for perfection creates watches that stand out from the crowd. (more…)

    Philippe Starck Watches – Treat Someone Special To These Parisian Designer Watches

    Philippe Starck watches are the fashion inspired watches from Parisian designer Philippe Starck. Creating provocative, expensive, exclusive designer watches that are streamlined, stylised and constructed using luxurious materials designed to make your watches feel slick and comfortable wrapped around your wrist.

    With intrinsic attention to aesthetics and detail Philippe Starck watches are not just watches they are individual works of modern art. Beautifully designed watches for men and ladies Philippe Starck watches are the watches you’ll want to wear every day and perhaps treat someone special with a Philippe Starck watch as a birthday, Christmas or gift for a very special occasion. (more…)

    Kahuna Watches – The Big Kahuna

    Kahuna watches are designed to be worn indoors, outdoors and almost everywhere you can think of. Taking their name from an ancient Hawaiian word which today translates to an expert in profession or shamanic standing Kahuna has evolved from these roots to the well known surfing brand we know and love.

    Kahuna watches appeal to more than surfers with cyclists, rock climbers and other outdoor pursuits hot on the list of people who own or desire to own one of these fashionable, practical, reliable watches. Behind the rugged styling is a watches brand that excites and thrills as you strap it to your wrist when embarking on your next adventure. (more…)

    Mens Watches & Watches For Men

    Mens watches fall into many categories and there are all different types of watches for men that range from smart, sophisticated watches he’ll wear to work to sporty divers watches with extra features and gadgets.

    If you’re choosing any type of mens watches then the Watches.org.uk top tips will help select the best watches for men that he’ll wear comfortably on his wrist day and night. (more…)

    Timberland Watches – They’re Your Hours Outdoors

    Timberland watches come straight from the rugged outdoor clothing, footwear and accessories brand we know and love which is The Timberland Company. With the iconic tree logo embossed in your mind from the last great outdoor adventure who could argue that Timberland watches are the ultimate outdoor watches.

    Established in 1918 Timberland has served nearly a century providing quality high-tech products including mens watches and ladies watches that are stylish, practical and available at excellent prices online through Watches.org.uk. (more…)

    Rotary Watches From H Samuel At Watches.org.uk

    Rotary watches carefully blend classic and contemporary designs in their distinctive range of watches for the modern man and women. Affordable yet stylish Rotary watches seamlessly cross the old and young divide bringing a new collection of watches to today’s brand conscious sophisticated market of people who want their watches to embrace the test of time.

    At Watches.org.uk we are pleased to present a new offer from H Samuel watches where for a limited time you will receive a free passport holder when purchasing a Ladies Rotary watch. This offer is valid from Sunday the 13th of March until Tuesday the 21st of June inclusive. (more…)

    Police Watches – It Would Be A Crime Not To Look

    You won’t get arrested for wearing Police watches but it would be a crime not to investigate the latest range of these ultra cool watches ready made for today’s men and women.

    With cutting edge designs and extended features, such as day/date, chronograph, water resistance, Police watches available from Watches.org.uk are your perfect partner in time. (more…)

    Citizen Watches With Eco-Drive

    Citizen watches, as worn by England cricket star Kevin Pietersen, use ecologically friendly solar power to produce watches for men and ladies watches that are “fuelled by light” and “never needs a battery”.

    The collection of Citizen watches using the Eco-Drive feature have the ability to run continuously for a lifetime of use. Fuelled by any natural light or artificial light these powerful and stylish watches will never need battery replacements. (more…)

    Watches For Under £20

    If you’re saving money after Christmas Watches.org.uk can help you find the perfect men’s watches, ladies watches and children’s watches for less than £20. There’s no excuse for not making time to choose the perfect watch either as Watches.org.uk has the unique Watch Finder and easy categories to select your next timepiece.

    Cheap watches are great as a second watch, for gardening, sports or any time you want to wear a watch but you don’t want to wear your best watch in case it gets lost or damaged. At Watches.org.uk you’ll find a wide selection of cheap watches from Identity, Casio, Oasis and more. With watches starting at under £5, the gift of time has never been more affordable. (more…)