On June 25th at The Paperbox in Brooklyn, Dapa Don, held his Unplugged: Live From The 718 event. It was a pretty fun night and I got to catch up with performers Nitty Scott, Chase N. Cashe and the host, Cleverly Chloe. Visuals by Kumo Shai of KuPointOfView.
Ride into East Flatbush, Brooklyn and you will be smacked with a wave by Surf. He's known in the streets, an entrepreneurial hustler, an intern at Vibe Magazine, the first black gallery guide hired at The Guggenheim and he was featured in The Source for his dope street style. As you can see, he's a force to be … Continue reading ToD Interview: Surf
Last night I got the opportunity to head to Niketown in Manhattan for a special event sponsored by Teen Vogue coordinated with Nike's newest Tech Pack collection and track and field sprinter, Allyson Felix. Allyson is an Olympian, gold medalist, world champion plus more and last night we all got an inside look into her … Continue reading Teen Vouge & Nike Present: Allyson Felix at Niketown
Cleverly Chloe and Shenae Curry, better known as Cleverly Curry, are the masterminds behind The iN-House, which is an event that serves to put a backing of support behind the underground of New York whether it be from musical artists to chefs. I got the chance to chop it up with them both about their … Continue reading ToD Interview: Cleverly Curry Talks 1 Year Anniversary of The iN-House
South Bronx native, Scuzz Ortegé, cultivates his debut project, Fight, aesthetically and musically from his environment growing up in NY. The artwork for the project is symbolic of the day to day life of a child living through rough circumstances. At first you see a grenade as the centerpiece but a closer look reveals it is also … Continue reading Dazzi Recommends: Fight x Scuzz Ortegé
A year ago this week, I got the chance to attend Statik Selektah's private listening party for his just then released album, Lucky 7. Renowned MTV journalist, Rob Markman, was the host for the show/listening session as he weaved questions and commentary into plays of the album. The audience in the room got the chance to get … Continue reading Flashback Friday: ToD on Statik Selektah’s Showoff Radio on Shade 45 (Video)
Staten Island, NY artist/producer, Kidswithsoul, is claiming his royal roots in his newest visual, "KING". Soul and director Jorge Rivera keep the visual simple by shooting on the streets in front of graffiti walls so you focus on the unique flows and soothing melodic singing. His message doesn't just go for him but everyone should … Continue reading KING x Kidswithsoul
Hus Kingpin aka Lord Wavy is a NYC representaive doing big things out in LA now and today he has released a dual visual for his tracks, "Ghost In The Sunshine" and "Wizard of Dons". We find the front man of #TheWinners crew starting off the short film with lyrics such as, "How everybody a … Continue reading Ghost In The Sunshine/Wizard of Dons x Hus Kingpin
Yesterday was Sunday Funday in Brooklyn as the 50/50 Music Festival went down at The Paperbox NYC featuring over 30 acts on three different stages. The traffic was light on my drive to the city because it was a Sunday so I knew the evening would be promising. I arrived around 4:30 and found a … Continue reading ToD Recap: 50/50 Music Festival
The Rotten Apple TV has released the official recap video of Dapa Don's #Hunger event at The Basement Bar. The event was hosted by Funny Julius and Mouse Jones with performances from Ab$o The Great, Req, Loyal Duce, She's Ryan, Wordsmifff, Qua'lity and of course Dap. Check it out below.