What really determines a great year? The amount of money, happiness, or love..? 2011 was an awesome year for myself but there was always an opportunity for improvements. I started K.R.T. in November of 2010, taking a chance putting myself and work out there not knowing what peoples reactions would be. Even if it did not catch their eye, I still worked hard because it is something I believe in.
“Recongize, Inspire and then motivate” – Young King
Pusha T of the Clipse & Ab Liva came pass my fathers clothing store Kamouflage Concept store the other day. Got a chance to talk to him about his clothing line “Play clothes” and the steps he went about starting his line. Got a chance to learn about his perpective on the fashion industry and being an artist starting their own line. -K.R.T.
” The colors don’t make the man, the man makes the colors.” – Young King
When you think of a King what’s the first thing that comes to mind, a strong masculine man of power with a deep voice that is charming? Maybe? Maybe not? A King is a gentleman who is highly respected in some fields, carries himself with the utmost dignity and holds a preeminent position amongst competitors. It is the 21st century and I can assure you that the idea of a King has changed drastically. Not looked upon as someone sitting on a high throne, I do not look for the approval of others, being a King is a mindset.
Tyga rapper (left) rocks a Givenchy Rottweiler print t-shirt ($265) from the Fall 2011 collection and on your right Terrance J rocks a K.R.T. sweatshirt ($40).
106 and park, a B.E.T. hit series and home of the top ten countdown can be viewed on air between 6:00pm to 8:00pm eastern time. Each and every show viewers can find hosts, Rocsi and Terence J dressed in the best of the best. Thanks to stylist Kwasi Kessi, on December 16th 2011 Kings Rule Together hit national television, as Terrence J rocked the black Kings Inspire Kings sweatshirt. – K.R.T.
Special thanks to all K.R.T. supporters who tuned in.
Recently participating in the Villa Dream Project, I had the opportunity to speak to some students in a classroom setting at Benjamin Franklin High School. The irony of it all is that I was actually attending because I knew there would be over 40 industry leaders— such as former president of Def Jam Kevin Liles, Mayor Michael Nutter and top executives at Nike, Twitter, NBA, BET and more—came together for the Villa Dream Project. Through a series of panels and networking opportunities, the executives provided mentorship and advice to hundreds of Philadelphia high school students.
Essence magazine offers an online publication that caters to the wants and needs of all their readers. When I first started K.R.T., I did not know what it would bring but I was fortunate to have features on online publications, with Essence being one of many. My various features with Essence in the past were usually solo spotlights and very spontaneous. This time was very different, there was a game plan and I was asked to bring some friends along.
Arts, Beats and Eats is a event that is designed to bring out the best in its attendees from choices of music, conversation and even style. Promoting uniqueness and individuality, every first Sunday I scope the room looking for the guy that deserves the Arts, Beats and Eats Best Dressed Spotlight. Although, my blog highlights men fashion, my partner Gianni Lee, of Babylon Cartel, features the Best Dressed women on his blog.
“An event where individuals can grow personally and professionally”
Arts, Beats & Eats is a monthly 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 guests on health , political and social ills that plague our communities. Individuals are able to enjoy live art, spoken word, and fine music while shopping different local vendors. – K.R.T.
This month’s theme will include the collection of toys new and used for children less fortunate.
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
Check out the video form last months Arts, Beats and Eats “Canned Good Dr” by Social Scenes