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tHE dETOX

Social Media

The biggest drug in the world. 

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December 1st, 2017 I am beginning a Social Media Detox where I will delete all my social media apps for the month of December. Reason being to recharge my mind to think differently than "scroll, scroll, tap, comment, scroll, scroll". Freeing myself from my phone is something I not only believe I need to do but something we all should try from time to time. Its difficult running a business and just abandoning your social media feeds, but may be beneficial if it jumpstarts me to engage with actual humans more, or read and meditate more frequently instead of being zombified by my phone and social media. Secondly my attention span is so short these days, and I get scatterbrained too easily for my liking so this will be a time of focus and self reflection. A great way to end the year out and to bring in my fifth year as a business owner. If you want to join in on the detox with me leave a comment below or send an email because these will be the only ways to get in touch with me unless you've got my number.

Anyways, Life is Gucci.

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See you in 2018 IG, Twitter, Snapchat, Blitter, Tumblr, Facebook...

sTAPLE iN tHE gAME

This past throwback Thursday I went as far back in my iNstagram as I could and kind of reminisced ok everything I’ve done in the IG age... yes the IG age, our time has been broken down into social media ages instead of years or centuries... right now we’re in the IG age, the age before was twitter, yes it’s still here but we’re about to go into the Live age where everything is recorded live.

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Anyways I digress, I came across a old pic of me on 106th and Park in Tabi Bonney’s video TOHL (Time Of Her Life) feat. Fat Trel. Now I owe this occurrence to my girl at the time who was actually casted for the video I was just there for her ride to and from, ended up staying the entire shoot each day and finessed my way into a party scene thanks to Tabi and Director 6 so shoutout to those guys... I say all this to get to the point that I’ve been behind the scenes for years now like a fly on the wall soaking up game. The things I speak on are factual because I was there I can tell you first hand how a video shoot is supposed to go, I’ve been to magazine shoots, I’ve been in the studio with niggas like glizzy, trel, lightshow way before the world knew DC had talent. Feeling like I’m a staple in the game. #YouWasntThere 

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sTUDENT oF tHE gAME

As you all should know, this week is NYFW, and unfortunately I am in bed with no way up at the moment. But that does not mean I am missing out. The best invention this generation has revolutionized today is the camera. Phone cameras and live feeds, are literally making the world as small as your smart phone of choice. So as I lay here in my laziness I am actually in class with Virgil Abloh at the Nike Ten Off Campus event via youtube and simultaneously front row watching the Tom Ford and Vfiles S/S '18 shows via Instagram Live. Now I would much rather be in New York getting looks off but this is the broke students crutch. Watching everything I can from true events this week gaining much needed inspiration, insight, and just raw knowledge of the fashion industry. I'm really into the Off Campus events with Nike and Virgil's "the Ten". Watching these discussions has been like watching the OG's discuss their old war stories, dropping gems that kids rarely hear. From failures to upcoming ideas, to why Jordan chose Spike Lee back in 85... Virgil has put together a code breaking culmination of fashion invention alongside the most known brand in the world (Nike) and I am here for it. Check out some of the discussions here and continue to follow via Nike on YouTube. 

fOR tHE cULTURE

I saw this doc about a year or two ago and instantly got to rethinking how serious I take social media. Using social media to my advantage, as well as learning how to put my phone down and actually do something. So many hours out of my day get wasted scrolling Instagram, twitter, snapchat, Facebook, and Tumblr. But is it really a waste if I'm taking all that i see in as data to learn from? What hashtags to use when selling, what topic is on fire on twitter, what brands are dropping new shit. Social Media has become a job, and Im torn between wanting my brand seen by every living person on this planet, and being the shy guy I am in real life. Even more so, how do I balance time on social media and real life tasks because everything must be documented right? But I digress, checkout the documentary and let me know how you guys feel about it in the comments section.