Nº21: EGO

It takes great courage and confidence for anyone to perform In front of hundreds of folks, especially in a crowded train station like Grand Central, a place he mentioned that the crowd is very hard to please. Very difficult to believe that it was once a very humiliating thing for the young trumpeter to do, he spoke on it saying “ It took time for me to get to this, at first i was horrible, missing notes and stuff.” “People use to walk past with their heads down, because i did not sound good at all” “ after putting the time in, just three years later i was able to perfect my craft, people now listen to me, their heads turn and to me it makes me know that my music has reached them.” “it got to people’s hearts.

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seanella abraham
Nº22: ALESSANDRO SIMONETTI


Alessandro Simonetti is an Italian photographer and designer/ owner of the rising brand U.P.W.W. He invited us into his workspace where we were greeted wonderfully by his charismatic Italian ways. We sat with him got comfortable, and immediately we were given a tour of his upcoming projects like his collaboration with REEBOK, the new line, and the dope items that were just picked out from his wholesaler. You could see the joy and passion he had for the brand and just workwear altogether. We didn't want to get the traditional story from him about starting a clothing line, we knew that he was heavily influenced by photography and that's a huge part of the story we wanted to share with you, our faithful readers.

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seanella abraham
Nº4: MAXINE ASHLEY

Maxine Ashley is from The Bronx, the only borough in New York City that is not located on an island. When asked about how growing up in the borough influenced her, Maxine had this to say; “It helped me with the way I handle things. I just pretty much didn’t take sh*t from anybody. Do you know what I’m sayin’? I learned my manners out of The Bronx, but I learned how to defend myself and knew what I liked, so it made me very strong-minded.” “The Boogie Down,” as it is affectionately known by the residents of the borough, has a long-standing tradition in the underground music scene.

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Pedro Bermejo
Nº5 : NANA BOATENG

With a sturdy and noteworthy career spanning 12 some odd years, creator and menswear designer, Nana Boateng has made himself an in-demand worldwide entity in the fashion and entertainment world with his brand Akua Adoma. His rare eye for colors and textiles is ever apparent in all he cultivates. From showcasing his wares in full-length feature films like the Spider-Man franchise (both 2 and 3) and Duece Bigelow to keeping the likes of Forest Whit - taker and James Franco looking dapper, Boateng is clearly a forerunner for being a household name in the world of fashion.

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GIA SHAKUR
Nº21 : CONVERSATIONS WITH ADRIAN DANIEL

Adrianne Daniel is from Brooklyn NEW YORK, a singer, songwriter. An artist that's telling stories of his life through music, his hopes being that his fans and new listeners are able to understand his message and his overall goal in this music industry while being as cool as possible.

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seanella abraham
Nº21: CONVERSATIONS WITH AARON COHEN

Aaron Cohen is a rising artist from Seattle but resides here in NY. We first got introduced to Aaron in 2013 when my good friend, Colm, had an epic dinner right before the grand opening of the Kidsuper store. I instantly fell head over heels for his music and his calm personality…

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Seanella Abraham
Nº21: CONVERSATIONS WITH KADEEM JOHNSON

Kadeem Johnson born and raised in the Bronx is a full-time model agent and a part-time street photographer. Being from the Bronx, Kadeem, describes his environment as a great inspiration for what he’s currently doing with his craft, “ being in the Bronx felt like I was in the West Indies. My mom is from Belize and my dad from Dominica…

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Seanella Abraham
Nº21: John & Fallon The Secret Ingredient: Meet The Seymours pt1.

When  a young  aspiring model  from Trinidad came  to New York and fell  in love with the son of  Irish immigrants, it was impossible  for them to have known then what they  know now; the spark of their love and dreams  would ignite the creation of an empire. John and Fallon  Seymour have lovingly created a beautiful universe of their  own, one that has three beautiful daughters, multiple successful  brands, and thousands of fans orbiting around it…

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Lizzie Mac
Nº15: Mick Jenkins

…True to its Fashion, the Windy City has a new wave of young artists who are putting their hometown on the map all over again. Conscious rapper Mick Jenkins is one of those rising stars who has music fans gripping their seats in anticipation for what’s to come from Chi-Town…

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Kwesi Mark