1994 was groundbreaking for urban culture. Most Hip Hop heads will cite it as the year Nas debuted with Illmatic and Biggie dropped Ready to Die. Streetwear fans will mention it as the year Supreme opened on Lafayette Street and NEIGHBORHOOD set up shop in Harajuku, Tokyo. But it’s also the year Common released his underground classic, Resurrection and Outkast changed the perception of southern rap with Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik. It’s the very same year that Hardy Blechman founded the cult U.K. streetwear brand maharishi. And while Resurrection and Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik appear on fewer top ten lists than Illmatic and Ready to Die and maharishi is less coveted by resellers than Supreme or NEIGHBORHOOD, Common, Outkast, and Blechman have been just as influential as their more broadly praised peers over the past twenty plus years.

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