I was home in NY from the 21st of December till the 7th of January. Each time I'm home, I am painfully reminded of why I call New York home. From being around family, namely my mum, to being reacquainted with old, yet familiar faces, the sights, the sounds and the endless opportunities lurking in every corner and every crevice. Initially I planned to embark on a fun-filled, solo shopping-trip before my departure, but ended wandering the city streets aimlessly. I sailed from Times Square to the SoHo streets. As fate had designed it, I bumped into a great friend of mine, Rich P., whom, if you don't know by now, is due to populate TV screens, headphones and speakers worldwide sooner than later. He's a Harlem-bred, strong-willed, Hip-Hop artist on the rise. We were super awe-struck to have bumped into each other, seeing as every attempt to meet up has failed due to our heavy schedules. The day went on to urge my path to cross with that of Max and Cyrus of Dead Heart NYC and Jovany Perez. We sailed the overly cultured streets of SoHo where I had the pleasure of visiting BAPE, Blvck Scvle, and Tokyo7 stores for the first time. Peace.
I have to admit, when Rich informed me he was to meet up with his "homies from Dead Heart , which I learned of through Rich, I expected to see some young men, about my age, and, definitely, of African-American descent. I was shocked, yet amazed at these 16-year olds. Then, when Jovany joined our caravan, I was all the more awe-struck at being in the presence of the future. My familarity with him stems from his former partnership with Jimmy Vega of ADEEN! ; at first, I wasn't sure if it was him frankly 'cause he appeared much smaller in-person, that is--till I heard his name mentioned. I've been business-minded since as far back as I can remember, but entrepreneurship has indeed, ushered in a new breed since I was at their age. From the conversations I overheard and took part in, I'm excited to see what these three young men have to offer to the world and I commend 'em for how far they've come.
Visit: www.DeadHeartNYC.com and www.JovanyPerez.com
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