The Ruse x Leisure Life NYC Mural and T-Shirt Release Party Was Jammin’ With Music From DJ J.Period

Reflecting on his life inspired by art, music, fashion and travel, Charnier Corey created Leisure Life NYC to provide creative business professionals aspirational living with an edge. I dropped by for the Ruse x Leisure Life NYC mural unveiling and t-shirt release jammy jam. The back yard was so cozy.

An inside, the store offers meticulously curated selection of vintage clothing and accessories, mixed with their in house brand. The physical space is a reflection of the products they sell; the room pulsating with a classic, intellectual feel.  The vintage pieces and main label pieces have stories. The space has stories. Charnier has stories. Visit the shop to hear some.

Leisure Life NYC Address: 559 Myrtle Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205 | Phone: (347) 725-3167


Brownsville Ka Speaks With Chevon About His New Album: ‘DAYS WITH DR. YEN LO’

I took some time to talk with gritty, but impressively self-packaged Brooklyn emcee Brownsville Ka. His new project, titled: Days With Dr. Yen Lo’ features production from Preservation. Peep a the video from our chat, below. Peace to artist Roc Marciano who was out in support of Ka’s signing event.



Chevon Drew and More Speak At ‘Lessons Learned’ Series for Willie Jackson’s Abernathy Magazine

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Lessons Learned is a live storytelling event series founded by Winnie Kao. The event series features a curated speaker lineup, intimate setting, and stories from smart people about hard-earned lessons. Founded by Willie Jackson, Abernathy Magazine is an online publication where black men and some of their closest supporters discuss race and culture in a thoughtful way.


In keeping with the Lessons Learned format, Abernathy Magazine’s launch event featured 10 speakers each giving live talks about their own personal stories on lessons related to identity and race.

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After the talks, the attendees networked and posed questions to each speaker. It was an unforgettable evening of raw, intense and even humorous stories from a diverse range of voices.

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A Birthday Wish For Large Pro (and a PLP video)

Today is Large Pro’s birthday so I’m saluting him by sharing a lesson I’ve learned from the Professor over time:

Stay true to what your passion is and you’ll be able to provide for yourself and be successful.

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Happy Born Day Large. Thank you for teaching those who are coming up in this world after you. Your creativity is our inspiration. I wish you countless more days of joy on this earth.


Watch @PLargePro ‘s NEW music video “Own World”, from his forthcoming Spring 2015 album.  Purchase “Own World on Google Play or iTunes now!



New Music From @LordFinesseDITC, A New Video From @SadatX, Plus The Roots Announce #RootsPicnic2015 Lineup


To celebrate the digital release of The SP1200 Project: A Re-Awakening, Lord Finesse has recorded another 8 tracks. The new expanded edition A Re-Awakening is currently available for pre-order on iTunes now, and here on CD.



Here’s the new video “Get Yours” from Sadat X, featuring Black Rob off Sadat’s new LP ‘Never Left’. The album is available now on Amazon and iTunes.


The Roots, Erykah Badu,The Weeknd, and ASAP Rocky are set to Headline Roots Picnic 2015. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 13, 2015. Learn more about get all the details from Grungecake now!



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