EXCLUSIVE VIDEO INTERVIEW: Hip-Hop Artists New Boyz' Follow In Kanye West's Fashion Footsteps

Sep. 14 2010, Published 11:35 a.m. ET

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In just over a year, music duo the New Boyz have gone from being your average Los Angeles teens to hip-hop sensations.

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With their latest single, Break My Bank, quickly climbing the Billboard charts, and their merchandise flying off the shelf at Hot Topic, the Boyz are definitely on track for a life in the fast lane.

Ben. J and Legacy took's Jessica Campbell along for the ride,?as we joined them on a shopping trip to trendy boutique Moods of Norway, where they tried on fly fashions and dished on their ultimate

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Though both teens dress to impress and have been recognized for their funky and eccentric sense of fashion, each has their own, unique identity.

"It is similar in a way," admits Ben J., "but it's like different 'cause he (Legacy) got more like the classy look and I got more of a hard core look."

"I ain't playing with this," Ben J. exclaims when he sees a hoodie and a blazer, which he tries on.? "This is fly, right?"


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The Boyz draw inspiration from fellow hip-hop stars Kanye West and, by not allowing other people's opinions to tarnish their taste.

"I'm about to start doing what I do," Legacy explains about staying true to himself.? "And if nobody likes it, then oh well."

Not only do the Boyz have a new album Too Cool To Care coming out this year, but they just wrapped filming a movie directed by Mario Van Peebles called Where Da Party At?, which follows in the footsteps of Kid 'n Play's 1990's film "House Party".



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