As you may already know, I’ve been working with Ryan Leslie over the past two months. He launched a very unique artist-to-fan platform that is sure to change the music industry called Disruptive Multimedia.
It’s been cool for me because I’m learning so much. Outside of being able to pick the brain of one the smartest people I’ve ever met (1600 on his SATs.. Harvard at 16.. Graduated at 19), he’s really taught me how to change the way I think. I already think outside the box but now I think further outside and am always trying to figure out how to perfect my craft.
Anywho, I’ve been helping Ryan with different aspects of press and this past Tuesday he had a fireside chat Q+A at the AlleyNYC called “Hacking The Music Industry with Ryan Leslie.” The space was an intimate location in Midtown but the crowd was packed. He delivered insightful information to up and coming artists about how to brand themselves and make a successful career as an independent artist.
On Friday, I stopped by Red Bull Studios to check out my client Smoke DZA record a session. As I expected, Red Bull had a dope set up! See pictures below!!
Smoke DZA cooking up some fire!
The coolest room ever.. The plants grow on the wall and they stay healthy and alive through special lighting and music that has unique vibrations. And it has some natural lighting from the street too. I WILL get a room like this in my house one day.
So I just had the coolest experience ever on Wednesday, July 9th. Like the title of this post, I had the chance to be in a music video recently… For French Montana! He is gearing up for a new video release for the song “Don’t’ Panic”! Not to mention French’s new beau Khloe Kardashian was there. She will also be making an appearance in the video.
I got the chance to show off some of my acting skills in the video. My lips are sealed #StayTuned
Last night, I celebrated 4th of July in Philly at the Riverdeck with my friends Jade and Jade (yep they have the same name!). It’s always a great spot to kick it and see a beautiful view of the bridge.
I wish I had more photos but I had such a good time I didn’t even have time to take any!
Aside from Hot 97′s Summer Jam, another premier event in New York City during the summer is the NBA Draft. For me, getting to see all my favorite college players getting drafted is the coolest experience ever outside of watching March Madness.
NBA Draft Weekend is a great time to meet people, network, and attend really cool events. This year, my friends and I went to the “Return of Puff Daddy” (Yes, P. Diddy!) event at a new spot called 29 West.
Me before heading in the club. Total hip action compliments of a dress made by my friend Anthony Chad Styles (@anthonychadstyles)
A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting the very talented artist Brian Kirhagis (BK The Artist). I actually met him at his “Levels” exhibit grand opening while attending with a client. And from there, we instantly developed a friendship.
He’s extremely talented and his work had recently been dubbed by the New York Times as the “New Kings of New York’s Art Scene.” He is absolutely amazing. I can’t brag about him enough so I’ll let his work speak for itself.
On June 19th, he teamed up with Served Fresh to do a special event honoring Sarah Baartman. The event was at Milk River in Brooklyn and he unveiled his newest painting “The Ghost of Hottentot Venus.”
Afterwards, we celebrated the night by kicking it at Dame Dash and Cam’ron’s newest restaurant (that hasn’t opened yet) in the Dumbo part of Brooklyn called Dish & Dash. Good times with good people!
Ghost of Hottentot Venus (Location: Milk RIver, Brooklyn)
Brian explaining the explanation behind the piece!
Brian and I (peep my Miley Cyrus inspired hair lol)
The ladies I met that night! Left to Right: Sarah, Kia, Me, and Julissa (who is also an artist!)
Some of the crew… oh yeah I was doing my makeup at this moment