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Trina Turk is fully embracing a seasonless, buy-now-wear-now approach to design. She lives in Los Angeles, where it’ll be hot when pre-fall delivers in July, and her customers expect travel escapist fashion that’s lively and lightweight.
The theme for her latest collection was “Found in Translation,” culled from “Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA” exhibitions around Southern California celebrating the cross-pollination of Los Angeles and Latin American fashion. Vibrant splashes of red, pink and blue derived from architecture by Luis Barragán were found on graphic Azulejo Especial (special tile) and Flor de Jalisco floral prints cut into breezy georgette tops, cloth pants and faille dresses. The tile print was cut comfortably into a chic matching tunic and pant set easily imagined on a woman lounging poolside or exploring a bustling city. A punchy floral wrap dress could also transition day-to-night. Most playful were chenille-embroidered sweatshirts and tees that read “Hola LA.” A similar spirit of ease was seen in men’s tunics, two-tone shirting, printed pants and popular jumpsuits, cut this season with a bomber jacket collar. There was plenty of festive flair through textural play and embroidery while maintaining a signature element of lighthearted fun.
(AllHipHop News) N.W.A got the feature film treatment with Straight Outta Compton. Could the Hot Boys of Cash Money Records be next? One member has already penned the story for a potential movie about his life.
Turk sat down with DJ Smallz Eyes to talk about his time in prison. The YNT Entertainment founder revealed he spent part of his time locked away working on a script.
“I wasn’t only writing raps. I wrote a screenplay called Reckless about my life. The whole play on everything about me that went on with me [and] Cash Money,” said Turk. “I also wrote a book called The AutoThugography Of Turk which will be out soon.”
Watch Turk’s interview below.
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(AllHipHop News) Two of the Hot Boys have reunited on a new cut. Turk recruited his New Orleans brethren Lil Wayne for the remix to his “You Mad Yet?” single. Before the YNT Empire founder drops the entire song, he gave his Instagram followers a taste of Weezy’s verse.
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“This n*gga Wayne freestyled his whole verse,” wrote Turk on IG.
Besides working together again on new music, Turk and Wayne have other things in common at the moment. Both artists are in the midst of legal fights against their original music label Cash Money Records. Turk recently issued subpoenas to CMR’s parent company Universal Music Group and its publishing wing.
Hot Boys fans can expect the full “You Mad Yet? (Hot Boyz Remix)” to hit the Internet in the coming weeks. The cover for the single was chosen via an Instagram contest which included 3,200 entries. The winning artwork was created by IG user @GalvanOscar13.
Listen to a snippet of Lil Wayne’s verse from “You Mad Yet?” Remix below.
(AllHipHop News) Tab “Turk” Virgil has already claimed one victory in his attempt to earn back royalty and publishing payments from Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams’ Cash Money Records. The New Orleans rapper won a default motion against his former label earlier this month.
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Turk is now seeking information from Cash Money’s parent company Universal Music Group to help determine how much he should be rewarded from the suit.
According to a source with firsthand knowledge of the case, Turk’s legal team has issued subpoenas to UMG and Universal Music Publishing Group in order to get access to accounting on the artists’ master recordings and publishing connected to Cash Money.
In the original court documents, Turk requested at least $ 1.3 million, but the judge could award him a higher amount. It is suspected Cash Money owes Turk payments regarding over 100 recordings with the imprint. The parties are scheduled to return to court in July.
Between 1997 and 2001, Turk released several singles as a member of Cash Money’s Hot Boys including “We On Fire” and “I Need A Hot Girl.” It is estimated the group has sold over 2 million albums to date.
As a solo artist, Turk released his debut studio album Young & Thuggin’ via Cash Money. He also appeared on records by other CMR acts Juvenile, Lil Wayne, and Big Tymers.
AllHipHop.com contacted representatives of Universal Music Group and Universal Music Publishing Group. As of press time, UMG declined to comment and UMPG has not responded to the matter. Turk and his attorney Patrick Costello declined to comment on this story.