sound mood: In a Sentimental Mood Duke Ellington and John Coltrane

On the heels of The United States Vs. Billie Holiday movie a lot of individuals who werenโ€™t familiar with the historical great now weโ€™re introduced to not only Billieโ€™s music but the fashion and everything that exudes Harlem, NYC.

Itโ€™s because of the strides of Billie, Josephine, Eartha, Baldwin and so many more that founder and owner Teri Johnson is able to produce and represent Harlem in such a sophisticated way through the essence of Harlem Candle Company.

Teri Johnson had the vision to not only come up withโ€ฆ


sound mood: Super Rich Kids Frank Ocean F, Earl Sweatshirt

Fashion, art, and tattoos sound like an r&b group that always tends to go together and in this case, that statement would be deemed true.

When we think Delaware we think Joe Biden or if you are a business owner you think tax-friendly state. You wouldnโ€™t think an African American successful tattoo shop owner, and thatโ€™s where Mr. Oba Jackson changed that narrative with Push Tattoo Wilmington, DE.

Oba saw a lack of representation in the Delaware area for people of color and women in the tattoo career field andโ€ฆ


Cajou Creamery (Kah-jลซ)

sound mood: Ms. Lauryn Hill Featuring Bob Marley & The Wailers

Spring is around us, and those nostalgic feelings of warm weather, summer memories, and ice cream run synonymous and for many who maintain a plant-based approach for food having a selection of plant-based ice cream with international cuisine, flavors are sweet melodies to our tummyโ€™s and definitely worth an entry into our vegan culture black book.

Cajou Creamery (Kah-jลซ) Maryland, USA is absolutely worthy of inclusion, representing the DMV tristate area. They arenโ€™t just your average ice cream shop. Cajou has infused international cuisine in theโ€ฆ


Just Another Day

sound mood: Adore (2020 Remastered) Prince

Adeline Michele was the lead vocalist of the Escort, an American nu-disco band from Brooklyn, New York. Born and raised in Paris, this French-Caribbean artist has been performing since the age of five. Brooklyn is home to Adeline and her appreatiation for the arts and culture of this borough is evident and it exudes in her music.

Her debut solo self-titled (Adeline) album released in 2018 and included several musical genres like disco, soul, and R&B. The album was critically acclaimed and was praised by the industry gems such as NPRโ€ฆ


sound mood: Brooklyn Go Hard Jay-Z featuring Santigold

Metaphors and punchlines are something that can make an average rapper a phenomenal one. Brooklyn alumni Big Daddy Kane, Foxy Brown, Lil Kim, Biggie, and Jay-Z all have entrepreneurship in common from music, investments, fashion, and the Brooklyn artistry which can be translated into any form of hustle.

BK native Jude Bernard chose the field of real estate and is one of the pioneers of his field. When it comes to a financial career, you have to be at the top of your game to make a great legacy out of itโ€ฆ


sound mood: Dead Wrong Ms. Jade Featuring Nate Dogg

A savior in the urban music industry, Wendy Day is an active mentor and consultant for rap and hip hop artists. She founded a not-for-profit organization named Rap Coalition in the 90s to prevent exploitation of the budding artists in the music world. Wendy is a student of the culture of arts and created her brand to educate and protect the integrity of hip-hop artists.

Day comes with nearly 3 decades of experience under her belt of guiding and consulting. Day has managed to pull countless artists from being trapped inโ€ฆ


STP Tattoo Culture Biannual Digital Issue

Sound Mood: Andre 3000 & Tyler the Creator โ€” Playerโ€™s Ball (DJ Critical Hype BLEND)

In the world of the digital era, it is no secret that the art of tattooing has been an essential part of the art culture for the last 25 years and if you want to do further research tattooing is a part of cultural and religious practices since the beginning of time.

Often artists of color are overlooked in the industry that contributions have been so relevant. When I started Subject Thread Podcast in August of 2020, it was a product from a labor ofโ€ฆ


Gloves and Glory

sound mood: Feng Shui, (from insecure season 4 soundtrack) Jidenna Featuring Raedio

Franchรณn Rebecca Monich Crews made an appearance to the world in 1987 her name similar to a french dessert out of Paris, However, Franchรณn born and raised in Virginia and prides herself on her southern routes. As a youngster, Franchรณn knew she was special from her talents of music which morphed into boxing in which she made her career debut in 2016 against Claressa Shield, a two-time Olympic Champion and she currently holds the title of unified super middleweight world champion. Crews-Dezurn also goes by the name โ€˜Theโ€ฆ


Music Streaming Profitability

sound mood: Southern Hospitality, Ludacris Featuring Pharrell Williams

It is safe to now say that the city of Atlanta is now a transit city and according to The Census Bureau roughly 284,541 moved to the peach state in 2019, with the top people moving from the NY-NJ-PA Metro Area you would be lucky to meet someone born and raised from Atlanta, GA which is why it makes the city so magical the growth. โ€ฆ


#WEARBRIMS

sound mood: Bonita Applebumโ€ A Tribe Called Quest (Pharrell Williams Remix)

The sentiment that history repeats itself in culture and fashion would be a statement of truth and in the case for WEARBRIMS co-founders Archie Clay III and Tajh Crutch, fraternity brothers who met in college and joined the historical Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, INC which was originated by distinguished gentleman born in the 1800s. The parallel of the Fedora is believed to have made an appearance in the late 1800s we can establish a full circle moment between the two.

The history of the Fedora was believed to beโ€ฆ

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