FEATURED NEW ARRIVAL: THE CREATOR HAS A MASTER PLAN

The Creator Has A Master Plan

If Trane is the Father then Pharoah Sanders is the Son. ‘The Creator Has A Master Plan’ is a Skoolwerk Apparel tee inspired by tenor saxophonist Pharoah Sanders who emerged from John Coltrane’s groups in the mid 60s. Sanders is an important figure in the development of spiritual and free jazz. Sanders is best known for ‘The Creator Has A Master Plan,’ a spiritual jazz epic with a very much needed message of peace and happiness. The 32-minute epic features vocalist Leon Thomas and pianist Lonnie Liston Smith and was released on the Impulse records label in 1969. Our Pharoah Sanders inspired tee is designed using the Impulse records signature colors.

The creator has a master plan,
peace and happiness for every man.
The creator has a working plan,
peace and happiness for every man.
The creator makes but one demand,
happiness through all the land.
– Pharoah Sanders

Available In:
Short Sleeve TShirt:
Black w/ White and Orange Print
White w/ Black and Orange Print
100% Fine Jersey Cotton 4.3 oz – Double Stitched

3/4 Sleeve Baseball Raglan:
Black Front w/ White and Orange Print
White Front w/ Black and Orange Print
Poly-Cotton (50% Polyester / 50% Combed-Cotton) construction
Raglan 3/4 Sleeve Tshirt 3.7 oz – Durable rib neckband
*Some colors may not be
available in all sizes.

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FEATURED NEW ARRIVAL: MILES AHEAD OF EVERYBODY

Miles Ahead Mock Up Navy

‘MILES AHEAD OF EVERYBODY’ Tee by Skoolwerk Apparel is a nod to Don Cheadle’s independent film ‘Miles Ahead’ based on the life of Miles Davis, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. The film made it’s New York Film Festival debut on October 11, 2015 and opened in select theaters April 1, 2016. The film takes it’s name from Miles Davis’ 1957 album with Gil Evans.

“Always look ahead, but never look back” – Miles

Made With American Apparel 100% Fine Jersey Cotton 4.3 oz
Short Sleeve Tee-Shirt
Available In:
Navy w/ White Print
Red w/ White Print
Royal Blue w/ White Print

Ash Grey Apricot w/ Black Print
Baby Blue w/ Black Print
Heather Grey w/ Black Print

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A Tribute To Donald Byrd Tee + FREE Tribute Mix CD

Donald Byrd Tribute Tee + Tribute Mix CD

The Funk N Soul of Donald Byrd Mixed by DJ ConscienceThe Funk N Soul of Donald Byrd Mixed by DJ Conscience

Purchase the new Skoolwerk Apparel Love Byrd Tee and get a FREE Donald Byrd Tribute Mix CD! The Funk N Soul of Donald Byrd Mixed by DJ Conscience.
You can’t buy this compilation in stores and there hasn’t been anything in the market place that combines 80s (Isaac Hayes produced) Donald Byrd and 70s (Mizell Brothers produced) Donald Byrd. The Harlem -based DJ Conscience brings both eras together for this funk n soul Donald Byrd tribute mix presented by Skoolwerk Apparel.

Love Byrd Tee by Skoolwerk Apparel

Liner Notes:

‘Love Byrd’ celebrates the work and legacy of trumpeter Donald Byrd. From hard-bop to jazz/soul/funk, Donald Byrd took jazz and jazz listeners to another space in the 70s and early 80s. In 1981 Donald Byrd along with his 125th Street, N.Y.C. band released the soulful, jazz-tinged “Love Byrd” LP produced by the legendary Isaac Hayes. By the late 90s “Love Byrd” became a highly sought after rare groove classic LP by DJs and rare groovers worldwide. By the 80s Donald Byrd had already transitioned from his hard-bop jazz roots to a more soul/funk groove. That transition and groove can be credited to his collaborations with the Mizell Brothers (Blue Note Records) in the 70s.

100% Fine Jersey Cotton Tee-Shirt

Brown w/Blue & White Print

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New Arrival – The Miles Quintet Tee

THE MILES QUINTET TEE AVAILABLE NOW!

The Miles Quintet

Liner Notes:

The Miles Quintet honors “The Second Great Miles Davis Quintet” (1964-68) consisting of Miles Davis (trumpet), Herbie Hancock (piano), Wayne Shorter (saxophone), Tony Williams (drums), Ron Carter (bass).  The Quintet’s approach to improvisation came to be known “time no changes” or “freebop,” because they abandoned the more conventional chord-change-based approach of bebop for a modal approach.

100% Fine Jersey Cotton Tee-Shirt

Black w/White & Athletic Gold Print

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Kendrick Lamar Makes A Social Statement With His Reebok Ventilator Sneaker

Kendrick Lamar Reebok Ventilator

We love rapper Kendrick Lamar for his electrifying verses and social commentary. While on the heels of his highly acclaimed sophomore masterpiece ‘To Pimp A Butterfly,’ Kendrick really takes his message to the streets with his new Reebok Ventilator sneaker.  The Los Angeles native collaborates with Reebok and aims to use his influence and fashion footwear platform to unite street gangs with his “Unity” inspired Reebok. The shoe brings both notorious street gangs, the Bloods and the Crips, together on your feet with a pair of Reebok Ventilators. One off-white suede shoe has a BLUE accent and the other shoe has a RED accent.  Other shoe details include Kendrick’s signature on the outside of each tongue, the word NEUTRAL inscribed on the inside of each tongue, red and blue striped rope laces and Kendrick’s signature and TDE branding inscribed in the insole.  Kendrick Lamar’s Reebok Ventilators are expected to hit stores July 18.

Kendrick Lamar Reebok Ventilator

Kendrick Lamar Reebok Ventilator

Kendrick Lamar Reebok Ventilator

Check out the latest Kendrick Lamar video for “Alright” off of his highly acclaimed sophomore album ‘To Pimp A Butterfly.”  The captivating black and white visual speaks to the growing problem of police brutality in America.

Iconic Soul Tees by Skoolwerk Apparel – Restock Alert

Iconic Soul Tees Available Now!
Iconic Soul Ladies Tee

Iconic Soul Men Tee

Iconic Soul Tees by Skoolwerk Apparel are back in stock! Order your tees today at SkoolwerkApparel.bigcartel.com.  

The Mind Of Kye – The Art And Soul of Kyemah McEntyre

Kyemah McEntyre

By now we’ve all seen this sensational Afro-centric prom dress designed by New Jersey teen Kyemah McEntyre. This talented young lady and her dress instantly went viral on the net and has received mainstream love via networks like MSNBC and BET and talk shows like ABC’s The View and The Wendy Williams Show to name a few.  Recently the 18 year-old had the opportunity to design a BET Awards red carpet dress for the Starz “Power” co-star and fellow New Jersey native Naturi  Naughton. Naughton debut the dress during the BET red carpet telecast this past Sunday June 28.

Kyemah McEntyre Designs Dress For Actress Naturi  Naughton

Like the rest of the world I am fascinated by Kyemah’s design talent and fashion aesthetic at just 18 years of age.  In addition to designing fabulous dresses, Kyemah is also an amazing painter. She says the central idea behind all of her paintings is, “to love one’s self regardless of other’s expectations.”  For Kyemah, art is a way of communicating with people and to reflect her interpretation of society. “Ultimately, I see myself being the voice of young women. I plan to uplift the spirits of young women of all race,” says Kyemah via her MindOfKye Etsy store bio.

MindOfKye - Free

Kyemah is a high school senior at Cicely Tyson School of Performing Arts in New Jersey and is planning to attend Parsons the New School for Design in the fall. For those who would love to support this young promising artist/designer and her journey by owning a piece of her artistic vision you can purchase her beautiful print posters via her etsy store MindofKye.

MindOfKye - Warmest Winter

Connect and keep up with Kyemah McEntyre on her social media networks:

Instagram: @MindOfKye_

Twitter: @KyeTheCreator

Facebook: Kyemah McEntyre