Posts Tagged ‘Events and Production’

 

1Plus1Plus1 Closing

White Rabbit, hosted the closing reception of our 1Plus1Plus1 art show in the summer of 2013.  The exhibit featured works by artists TTK, Klashwon, and Sam Woolley. A good amount of the artwork was hip hop themed or had references to the 80′s. DJs Large Professor, Nina Azucar and Mirandom killed it on the turntables while people danced, purchased art and merchandise. Be sure to watch the video I commissioned at our closing party.

See you at the next event!
-Chevon

 

 

Get Down to Give Back

Being born on New Year’s Day usually means that people are sleeping off the festivities from New Year’s Eve. January first doesn’t lend itself to typical birthday celebrations. I was fully prepared to mark my birthday with a cupcake and a few friends at brunch, but an article in The New York Times changed my mind. The article, a story about teen mothers, touched me for two reasons: I used to work at the NYTimes and I live in Brooklyn.  I had no idea that young mothers in the area faced such high levels of discrimination, frustration and alienation.  Was there something I could do to help?  It turned out there was.

Being a supporter of the most positive elements of Hip-Hop culture afford me a special relationship with notable Brooklyn DJs and producers, one of whom was adamant that I celebrate my birthday in a bigger way than just a lonely cupcake. I had declined the offer but, upon digesting the article, called up the deejays.  “Would you still be open to throwing me that birthday party?” I asked.  I explained my concerns regarding young mothers in Brooklyn and asked if I could turn my birthday into a fundraiser.  DJ Akalepse, DJ Evil Dee, Lord Finesse and Rich Medina gave me free reign.  I was responsible for the conception, publicity and production of an event to benefit The Brooklyn Young Mothers Collective and I am pleased to say we raised funds and awareness of the struggle that young mother’s in Brooklyn face. It was one of the most fulfilling events I’ve put together so far.

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Top Of The World Video

topoftheworld220I was responsible for production and styling of Steele, Memphis Bleek and Tekomin on set for the video ‘Top of the World’ from the Pete Rock | Smif-n-Wessun album, “Monumental”. Working with artists on set is exciting because you need to coordinate a lot of moving parts and personalities in a short space of time. “Monumental” is on Duck Down Records and is available at major retailers (Best Buy, FYE), Independent, Mom & Pop stores, and more.   To watch the final video, click here.