Let me ease your #WealthGap pain with a heavy dose of pop culture references.
My "DEAR CORONA" music video is now a part of the #SolidarityShows art initiative! A global collaboration between the World Health Organization and Create2030, the virtual art gallery, programming & media network highlights contributions from the creative community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"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"
1 minute portfolio with captions, descriptions and bonus links to filmography, video editing, directing, and creative production by Emilia A. Ottoo (emma lee).
2020-2021 reel coming soon!
Table of contents and executive summary of the first strategic business plan of "Ottoo Brand Artivism," an arts, activism, financial education and community development nonprofit based in New York City and Uganda. This organization was launched on May 24, 2013 by Emilia A. Ottoo and her father Dr. Richard E. Ottoo.
How are today's activists using digital platforms to boost their missions and make social change from social media?
He's a business, man! Check out Houston native and rap star Chamillionaire in his successful climb to tech and financial icon.
The Struggle Is* Real: Proving class issues and the urban housing market are under serious stress, 88K+ apply for the “Poor Door” apartments many thought were a joke. Is this "the new segregation” or nah?
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."
#LegendsNeverDie #SayHerName. Tap into this 1 minute-30 second trailer of intelligent hot takes and a community labor of love. An untold story and original documentary uplifting the teachings, tools and legacy of mother, teacher, therapist, counselor, organizer, writer and revolutionary thinker Patricia Murphy Robinson in which I was editor, producer and creative director.
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?