Most of this was written last week, but just got around to finishing it up tonight. With that said, lets get to it.
We want to start off this real talk by addressing some emails we have gotten recently. We are well aware that other sites have been adopting certain things that many of you believe originated with HFHH. That’s fine. Whether or not it is true, we don’t care. You know by now that we do our own thing. If someone else wants to do our thing too, we’re not mad, but we won’t turn down cards for Father’s Day either. That aside, let’s move on to the real point of this post…
Some of you might be wondering what exactly we mean by “Clone”. If the first paragraph didn’t spell it out for you, we’re talking about imitators. Some people believe that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, and while that may be true, it’s still frowned upon by anybody with an ounce of dignity. Truth be told, most people are clones. The reason being is that people are afraid of being original, or simply just aren’t creative enough to be.
The Style Clone: This is the most common type of clone. We’re not going to sit here and act like fashion is the most important aspect of life, but a lot of people make it out to be. With that said, if you’re rocking the International Hypebeast look daily, you’re probably a clone. What exactly does that look like? This picture sums it up for the most part. I already know what’s coming next…”but I was on all of that stuff first”. That may be true, but nobody knows that, or even believes you to be honest. Right now you look just like every other swagger jacker stretching his last $30 over a two week period, cause you had to cop a new snapback with matching Diamond Supply Co. shirt. Some of you muhfuggas are buying shit, and don’t even know why. You see Kanye or Pharrell rock some crazy new shit, and instantly put all priorities aside to be the first person in your social circle that owns it. That ain’t originality bruh, that’s copying. Some of you got credit card debt, unpaid child support, and are camping out in a tent in 20 degree weather for the Galaxy Foamposites as I type this. All I’m saying is..switch it up.
The Lifestyle Clone: This clone takes it a bit further than just boutique clothes and overpriced sneakers that he/she can’t afford. This type of clone just lives vicariously through other people whose lives are more exciting than their own. Notice how almost everybody you know is all of a sudden very open about their avid weed smoking, and overnight lavish lifestyle? They would fool you into thinking they push a Range Rover when they’re still turning corners in a 98 Accord with less than a quarter tank of gas. Ever seen a clones Tumblr page? If you logged onto one right now you would be surprised (not really) to find pictures of high grade weed (that isn’t theirs), Jordans, their latest snapback purchase, the artwork to The Weeknd’s latest mixtape, probably some photos of a bad bitch rolling a blunt, etc. I could keep going, but you get the idea. Who are you really trying to convince here? Yall are living vicariously through other people’s moments, and not your own. If you really live that lifestyle for real, then there is really no need to flaunt it. Real recognize real. Do you, and people will take note.
The Music Clone: Simply put, if you were an iPhone, you would have 2% battery life in terms of originality here. If you make music based on what is currently hot in hopes to break into game, you are wasting your time and mine as a listener. Curren$y even said it himself, he hates “weed” rappers. He raps about his lifestyle, you also rap about his lifestyle that you are currently trying to portray. Notice how most emcees that have broken into the game in the last few years, brought their own style to the table at the time. Drake, Wiz Khalifa, Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky, Tyler the Creator, etc. They didn’t try to ride the trends of the time, they just did them…you should do the same.
Clone Bitches: I’m not going to spend too much time on y’all, but there’s a few things I want to get off my chest. First off, Yoga Pants ain’t for everybody bitch. Second, cheetah print is getting played out faster than YOLO, find another pattern. That’s really the only noteworthy topics I needed to address towards you ladies at this time, y’all are dismissed
I could keep going on forever about this topic, but I think you get the idea by now. If you want to be just another pair of cut-off jeans in the crowd then be my guest, just don’t expect to ever be looked at as a true individual. There is nothing wrong with acknowledging something that is dope, and partaking in it. Whether that be a snapback purchase, or your newly created tumblr page. Just make sure you have your priorities straight, and you aren’t OD’ing. If you’re making $7.55 an hour and the most important thing on your mind is 10 Deep’s Spring line, you fucked up somewhere between the last sentence and this one….and if you’re reading this on a curb outside of Footlocker, you’re fucking up currently. On that note, I’m out.
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