I was today's years old when I discovered...
1. LL Cool J had a line of quality urban wear called 'Todd Smith by LL Cool J' in the early 2000s. The line was discontinued shortly after it launched. In January 2020, LL announced the launch of his newest clothing venture, Rock the Bells (https://www.rockthebells.com/). Rock the Bells celebrate classic Hip Hop fashion.
2. Teyana Taylor and her business partner Bianca Stewart launched their unisex clothing line 'Unbothered' in December 2014.
3. 'Shago by Bow Wow' was a children's clothing line for boys. The designs were heavily influenced by the clothing lines of other rappers. Shago was available in more than 150 department and specialty stores, including Macy's.
4. Actor Blair Underwood launched a line of men's suits in 2013. His 'BU Collection' was exclusively available at K&G Fashion Stores.
5. Trina launched 'Pink Diamond Couture' in 2008. The clothing line featured embellished t-shirts, jeans, and even perfume.
6. Jaden Smith has a gender-neutral clothing company called 'MSFTSrep'. Pronounced "misfits", Jaden created the clothing line after being unable to find clothes that he felt truly expressed him.
7. Whoopi Goldberg launched 'DubGee' in 2019. It's available on Neiman Marcus and Amazon.
8. Serena Williams' namesake clothing line 'Serena' launched in 2018. She's had clothing collections with HSN and Nike, but Serena was her first opportunity to have full creative control.