I have been so inspired to do a post on The Original Charleo for a few months now and I feel like now is fitting especially with the holidays peeking around the corner. What is The Origin Charleo you may ask, well to answer your inquiry, it’s the authentic and official Charleston clothing brand that speaks volumes in the 843 as a whole and has now taking larger strides to other states with the interests of celebrities rocking Charleo gear for all to see. I LOVE the love and exposure Charleo Clothing is getting.
I love it because this one dream and/or vision of an official clothing line that was cultivated by the founder or founders has brought unity and support to a culture (urban culture) and city of people that is hard as hell to get support and love from. The Charleston hip-hop and entertainment scene is one that you would have to know about to speak on. If you know anything about the hip-hop and urban music scene in Charleston you would know that unity and support of fellow artist is as cold as an Antarctic draft. Since The Original Charleo has launch I see and feel consistent love and support of the brand and a culture of people has finally pooled together to support their own through the love of being fresh to def and the culture of hip-hop.
1103 Bacons Bridge Rd. Summerville, South Carolina
I came across one of the dopest cyphers I’ve ever seen. A production of 843DopeTV in South Carolina. This cypher featured one of the best rappers I know, Marcus Blackk Boi Greene, aka Bishop Drippa from the largest rap group in Charleston SC, the Juice Gang (Bang! Bang!) Other artists featured on the cypher are Aasen B, Corrupt C, and Lucky Lucciano. Some of the lyrics may be a bit racy, but look at the style of each artist as they grace the mic. Their raw, uncut and organic. The third artist, Blackk Boi, is truly a lyricist. He has a particular way with word articulation, an easy flow, and his use of words and word play are very smooth.
Marcus “Blackk Boi” Greene
Inland Skate Shop, where the Cypher took place.
Inland Skate Shop just doesn’t offer freestyles and cyphers for your entertainment. They also have skate gear, boards and anything you may need pertaining to that skate board life. It’s just an added bonus that you and I got to watch a cypher, that was put together very well I may add. I loved it and I’m not a heavy rap head. I can respect two cultures coming together to make it do what it do. The culture of skate boarding and rapp through the concept of a cypher, combined with a production team and what seemed like great chemistry was an experience to remember and something good.