Shaheed Rucker, Gianni Lee and Myself organized a event every first sunday of the month called Arts, Beats & Eats. It is a networking mixer in the city of Philadelphia that contributes to the well-being of society through health initiatives and community service efforts. Arts, Beats & Eats is an event where individuals can grow personally and professionally. Monthly themes focus on “giving back” through toy, book, clothing and food drives. Other themes surround educating our guest on health, political and social ills that plague our community. Individuals are able to enjoy live art, spoken word, and fine music while shopping different local vendors. -K.R.T.
This Month’s efforts surrounds the collection of canned goods for those many families less fortunate.
Live Artist: Bariq Cobbs
Spoken word: Voices in Power
The event takes place from 7pm-11pm at Primo Bacio Ristorante (8460 Limekiln Pike) Towers at Wyncote.
For advance tickets go to http://artsbeatseats.eventbrit
“From High Tops to Hard Bottoms”
“Quell Collections is the idea that men can and should dress equally well when theyre dressed casual and comfortable and dressed up and more formal.”
“Its the little things”
I am honored to be displayed under the “Style Watch” section of the upcoming November issue of Ebony magazine. I was photographed by photographer Hannan Selah back in February during New York Fashion week. This feature really shows how little details can really pull together an ensemble. Although, it doesn’t show my face it has my name and my site for those who read the article or are curious about the man in the riding boots and House of Ra’oof medicine bag. Thanks again to Hannan and Ebony magazine for the feature. - K.R.T.
“I always wanted someone to draw me in a cartoonist like character”
Started in 2006, Freekugly Lifestyle Group began creating a familiar but different form of art. Freekugly Lifestyle Group artistically expresses themselves by creating cartoon artists that mirror the image of some of the people we know best but they add a little bit of “Freekugly” to their work of art. Founder and artist, Kareem is always working to produce a cartoon character everyday for 365 days straight. Kareem also creates, and sells distinct but innovative apparel. Promoting the term Ugly is not so commonly used in today’s society but Freekugly Lifestyle Group shows you the beauty in the term “ugly” but in an artistic manner. – K.R.T.
Can you guess who these characters below are?
“The inspiration behind the characters, is somewhat how I see things. I tend to find humor in all things, even some things that I shouldn’t. A lot of the characters are based off of people I know, celebrities, and personalities that I create or have come across.” – Kareem
Status- 252 south st
Kamouflage Concept Store- Cheltenham Square Mall
Lodge 215- 177 West Girard Avenue
Pass & Stow- 204 Mill St Bristol, PA
”A outfit you wear all day that is suitable in all occasion/ every situation”
Long days and even longer nights are common for the average mover & shaker of today. Most days I leave the house and may not return until the sun is rising. When you are young and eager to take on opportunities there will be times when sleep is the last thing on your mind. Some may call this being a entrepreneur but I call this being a 24 Hour Man.
When leaving the house for the day one must be dressed for a number of occasions that may present themselves. It can be challenging to dress in an ensemble that is multi-functional, stylish and suitable for most ocassions. The 24 Hour Man must push the envelope, not blending in and staying on point throughout the day. Finding the right outfit to carry you through is a skill that the 24 Hour Man must perfect.
Take a trip through the day of a 24 Hour Man