Stirring up as much hope as hot topics, (WWW) is a Hip Hop meets political science video project connecting culture and lyricism to relevant issues and social trends like social revolution, "bad bitches," immigration & personal success. It was originally presented at an academic conference, an indie film festival & shared with incarcerated peoples in several US states.
"The announcement of confinement struck us all. Some may be more than others. This is the case of the New York rapper EMMA LEE. To escape the anxiety and depression that such a situation could have caused, she used her art as catharsis. By addressing the virus personally in “Dear Corona,” it makes it even more alive."
- Laurent Perrin for "Les rappeurs et le coronavirus"
"Across the globe, bloggers are showing love and support for EMMA LEE's remedy for the quarantine blues on "DEAR CORONA." With her visionary skills, soulful imagination and lyrical prowess she slices through the fear and panic of the COVID-19 pandemic with song, art & video to match."
(Big thanks to Maishah Hendrix & Asanteworks Public Relations!)
What's in a journey? Visibility may be low but there's so many women slaying on the mic, on stages AND building behind-the-scenes! In anticipation of my solo debut album "THE PEOPLE vs. EMMA LEE," I pulled up for some table talk on having my feet in different parts of the arts, entertainment and production industry with young maven Marie-Elizabeth Telfort (BA Public Relations '19, MS Integrated Advertising Communications '20) and her GLAZED brand of female empowerment.
Let me ease your #WealthGap pain with a heavy dose of pop culture references.
(YouTube link inside) Why do some have and others have not? Is "the common good" subject to politics, economics and social wealth? An analysis of Oscar and Grammy nominated youth, arts, and leadership training organization "Impact Repertory Theatre" from Harlem, New York City.
This research project and short film was presented in 2013 for induction into the Society of Fellows at Pace University's Dyson College of Arts and Sciences.
Much thanks to founder and editor David Weiss for publishing this studio visit, community spotlight and exclusive interview with TME Pro Studios owner Fred Ones; veteran DJ, graffiti artist and audio engineer. I helped coordinate and document the piece for Sonic Scoop, a leading media brand in all things audio, tech, and the *free* yearly engineering and production event "MIXCON."
Seems like ever since the beautiful Adeola Ariyo from Ghana/Nigeria became Elizabeth Arden's first African Brand Ambassador, more stories about African models, designers, and "African inspired" fashion weeks have flooded the media-waves.
He's a business, man! Check out Houston native and rap star Chamillionaire in his successful climb to tech and financial icon.
They say "youth is wasted on the young" but the NBA's breakout star, quietly established champion* and former Defensive Player of the Year Kawhi Leonard has proved otherwise since his low-key entrance to the league. What's his story and exactly what did he take from the legend Kobe Bryant to get here?