For the first time since its existence, the prestigious Harvard law school was a long awaited participant of the 39th annual regional law school basketball tournament, held on March 9 – 10,2013 at the western New England law school in Springfield , Massachusetts. Harvard law school and K.R.T recently joined forces and collaborated for the optimum experience.
I can remember a few years back reading the Philadelphia Magazine in the barbershop saying I need to be in this magazine. I always considered myself as a fashion maven residing in the area so I knew that one day a kings dream would come true. Now 3 years later I had the pleasure of being featured in the March 2013 issue for fashion highlighting “20 best dressed Philadelphian’s”. It was a honor to be recognized in such a notable level amongst many other fashionable people in the city of Philadelphia. As fashion is something I breathe, to be labeled as this in the city that I was born and raised in and carry it on my back everywhere I go is an honor and truly an amazing feeling.
The inspiring and talented singer/songwriter Marsha Ambrosius continues to be a loyal supporter K.R.T. Marsha was recently spotted wearing the iconic “Queens Inspire Kings” sweatshirt, while spending time with her family. Marsha is no stranger to the brand, you may remember seeing her debuting some of her talent on K.R.T’s blog, as she was the first Queen we interviewed for our “Queens Inspire Kings” video segment. Which can be viewed Here. – K.R.T.
“How do you feel pop culture influences peoples perception of sex?” -DJ Damage (GenerationNext: Uncovered)
Recently Kings Rule Together had the opportunity to be part of a great production titled “GenerationNext: Uncovered” which was produced, directed, and written by Shenille Latrice, CEO & Founder of iChoose2live.
Some of the topics that were mentioned were:
1. Why is Philly burning? (Philly’s in the top 10 cities for most STD’s!)
2. Why are teens not strapping up?
4. Getting naked for social media
5. Is it Beyonce or Lil Waynes fault?
6. Who’s fault is it that you got burnt?
7. Do you need to get tested?
The documentary features DJ Damage (Radio Personality for Hot 107.9/BET On-Air Personality 106th & Park), GoGo Morrow (Singer, Songwriter Dancer – Toured w/Lady Gaga), Melissa Hopely –(International Speaker) and Lafayette Kanard (Philly Stylist & Designer).
PRODUCED, DIRECTED, & WRITTEN BY: Shenille Latrice
DP: Patryk Depa High DEPinition
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS & WRITERS: Tobi Gadison and Ayla Tolosa
MUSIC BY: DJ Travelling Miles and Shawn from Cali
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One of Kings Rule Together supporters Bow Wow was recently seen wearing K.R.T. Apparel on more than one occasion. The picture above shows the entertainer at work hosting the B.E.T. hit series 106 and Park wearing our “Young King” hoodie in red.
The picture below shows Bow Wow hanging out with a group of friends enjoying lunch, while wearing our “Young King” hoodie again but in Black. I guess its easy to say that Bow Wow considers himself a “Young King”. This hoodie is availble for purchase at our online store. – K.R.T.
The young King will be featured in the movie premiere of “Split Second” starring Todd Anthony and Neil Carr directed by Tim Fontaine. These three guys are supporters of myself and the brand K.R.T. so when they asked me to be apart of the production it was a honor to help out.
Acting was always something I was interested in since an early age. My mother use to take me on auditions but I never got picked lol. Those days are now over. Director Tim Fontaine had a vision for me to play a role that most people are not used to seeing me as. I believe that I did a great job, this is the beginning of the beginning of a new talent of mines.
Saturday’s show is sold out but tickets for Sunday’s show for “Split Second” are still available. It goes down OCT 14TH at 6m at The Enterprise Center 4548 Market street Phila, PA 19139. Check out one last promo clip for “SPLIT SECOND” and get your tickets at www.splitsecondthemovie.com
“Killing two birds with one stone”
I recently had the opportunity to style the leading man Kevin Moore in R&B singer Vivian Green’s come back video “Anybody Out There” directed by
Patryk Depa. I styled Moore in all three outfits provided by Kembrel and Culture Couture Vintage. Of course one of his looks would be the signature K.R.T. “Kings Inspire Kings” T-shirt. (white with baby blue inspire) available Here. Check out the video below. – K.R.T.
Blazer and v-neck provide by Kembrel
I had the honor to be featured on GQ Uk and Hypebeast street style segment online during my recent visit to London, England for fashion week. You can see more pictures and details HERE (GQ) and Here (hypebeast). – K.R.T.
A King’s Wardrobe:
- Hat from House of Ra’oof
- Red Jacket by House of Ra’oof
- Long sleeve oxford by Club Monaco
- Belt by Polo Ralph Lauren
- Pants from Culture Couture Vintage
- Loafers by Gucci
“Above picture posted on theybf.com”
Recently Julito McCullum, best known for his role Namond Brice starring in the HBO’s hit series the wire was spotted on set on a new movie being film in Brooklyn with Sparkle actor Jordin Sparks wearing the new K.R.T. “Living A King’s Vision” tank in black available HERE. The movie is called “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete” .
This directed by George Tillman Jr (Soul Food and Men of Honor) and produced by Alicia Keys. It tells the story of two inner city kids who are forced to protect themselves over the summer after their mother was taken away by authorities.
Jordin Retweeted Julito’s picture, Whoo good work today!! RT @IamJulito @JordinSparks & I Shooting “The Inevitable Defeat Of Mister and Pete”! (picture shown above)
Special shout out to the stylist for the movie Charlese Antoinette. - K.R.T.
Back in December I had the opportunity to be apart of a video for Pharrell Williams for an innovative movement called i am OTHER. As explained by Pharrell “i am OTHER is a cultural movement dedicated to Thinkers, Innovators and Outcasts.” Here is a behind the scenes look at the i am OTHER video. Director, Justin Francis, explained the videos concept, which was a loose parody of the extraterrestrial and science fiction films of the 20th century (more than likely “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”).
The overall message was that it was time for those who are creative, different, and socially outside of what is considered to be normal to step outside of their comfort zones and just be who they are. Pharrell as well as his artists Buddy, Maxine Ashley, and Leah LaBelle gave cameos and spoke of the project.
Check out the video below. You can see the young King at the 34 second mark and even speaking of my experience during the filming of the project at 2:10. mark. – K.R.T.
The wait is finally over! Back in December I took a trip to Los Angeles, California with my good friend Shaheed to be apart of a video for musician, producer and entrepreneur Pharrell Williams‘ new media group called i am OTHER, which has finally launched. i am OTHER is a cultural movement geared towards thinkers, innovators and outcasts bringing these likeminded individuals together to create and share on one platform.
I also had the pleasure of meeting Pharrell and his artists Leah LaBelle & Maxine Ashley and they all received some K.R.T. apparel. Pretty dope right? Well regardless if they wear it or not the experience was worth it within itself. Check out the video below as you will see the Young King at the 15 second mark. - K.R.T.
Recently I had the pleasure of meeting the young superstar Jaden Smith. Jaden and his father Will Smith are currently filming a movie in Philadelphia called “After Earth” and it’s scheduled to be released in May 2012.
Since his arrival he has grown very fond of KRT, this will be the 3rd time he’s sported our apparel. Be sure to check out “After Earth” when it hits theaters we all know his talent doesn’t fall far from the tree. - K.R.T.
Jaden takes a picture wearing the signature K.R.T. design “Kings Inspire Kings” in his trailor on set at “After Earth” and posted it on his instagram.
Jaden has a sock line called Stance and he happily gave me a two pairs for myself.
This past Friday host of B.E.T.’s 106 and Park Terrance J was wearing the K.R.T. Limited edition black “Fatigue” hoodie on their popular freestyle Friday segment. This is now his third time he has been seen wearing the brand thanks to stylist Kwasi Kessi. He styled the hoodie with the Air Jordan IX “Olives” which are not due to be released until 11/2012. You can purchase this item for a short time period HERE. - K.R.T.
One of the guest on the show was west coast “Bay” area ambassador E 40
(Picture) I had the pleasure of watching the show live. This was my first time at 106 and Park and I didn’t want to be in the crowd so they let me watch from the v.i.p. section
which isn’t really v.i.p. because i had to stand the entire time.Nonetheless It was an awesome experience.
Young 13 year old superstar Jaden Smith (Son of Philadelphia native Will Smith) recently took a picture wearing the Limited Edition salmon K.R.T. King hoodie. Looks as though he was impressed and took a picture in his trailer which he is currently shooting a new film with his father called ” After Earth” and decided to share it with his millions of fans by sharing his new hoodie on Instagram. Maybe Jaden could be the spoke person for my K.R.T. Kids line coming soon, stay tune! - K.R.T.
You can purchase this hoodie HERE
Had the pleasure of meeting the Young King Jaden Smith at the mid party for After Earth at the trust building here in Philadelphia the other night. S/O to the Actor Todd Anthony (Far Left). – K.R.T.
Anyone that knows me personally knows I am not a fan of public speaking. Even though you may find me with a mic in my hand occasionally, its usually never by preference. I feel that once you’re in a position to lead, you must step up to the plate and do so. That was my thought process on March 8, 2012, when I was nervously waiting to present at the Apple Store for “Dukes Inspire Kings.”
Once I saw the amount of people that came out to support Seun Olubosum and myself for our collaboration event with HyloBoutiques, the excitement presented was unmatched compared to what I was actually feeling. We ended up having a full house, packed with people from all over to come watch us as we discussed our companies and brands. We focused mainly on the beneficial roles that technology and social media has played with brand-building in today’s market. - K.R.T.
“GQ.com loves the Young King”
Its always an honor to be photographed by Tommy Ton for GQ.com. This was my fourth time being on the top men’s fashion site. This time I was next to a fellow blogger friend Steven of ostentationandstyle. I really like how we look cohesive but with two different type of styles. Check out more Street Style shots on GQ HERE. – K.R.T.
“Catch Tawfeeq Gaines & Myself at the 3:02 mark”
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the global trade show Project in NYC. Project has evolved into more than just a marketplace for menswear buyers & vendors but it has become an overall experience with an artistic flare where brands are putting more creativity into their visual setups, collaborating, spending more time building lasting relationships with consumers & showing you how certain products are being made.
In this recap video above you will find the president Andrew Pollard, Designer Todd Snyder offer impressions of the event. You will also catch Tawfeeq Gaines and myself cameo at the 3:02 mark as we have a friendly conversation with the curator of the bloggers lounge for Project, Marcus Troy.
I plan to do a more in depth write on the whole trade show experience at Project Las Vegas. I will also cover other tradeshows going on at the same time, such as capsule and ENK . Stayed tuned. - K.R.T.
Terrence J wearing the Limited Edition “KING” hoody ($60) with the South Beach LeBron James sneakers ($160)
Kings Rule Together hit national television for the second time on December 20th 2011, as Terrence J rocked the Limited edition “KING” Hoodie on B.E.T. 106 & Park. This was a great way to end off 2011. Thanks to stylist Kwasi Kessi for the opportunity. 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.– K.R.T.
Pre-order this Limited edition “King” Hoody HERE
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.
During my trip to New York Fashion Week 2011, I had the pleasure of meeting Shana also known as @Queen_lovee. An inspiration to the fashion scene and with a powerful voice Shana is known not only for highlighting essential fashion topics but also educating her followers on other life skill topics, something that fashion bloggers rarely engage in. Shana featured me on her site. Check it out HERE .
Street style photo of myself in the streets of Philadelphia. Photo taken by Hannan Saleh
I had the privilege to photograph Marcus Sucram, the owner of the Skltn Magazine during one of my Street Kings series during the summer. I was intrigued by his look and eager to capture some stills of him. Always prepared for new ideas and challenge after maintaining communication, I allowed Marcus Sucram to interview me in the presents of my home. This was the first time an interview of this caliber was done. Needless to say, good things come to those with an open-mind. Now you can find me in the second issue of Skltn Magazine. Check it out HERE.
N3 Magazine is a digital publication reporting on all global trends, persons and events that are NOW, NEW and NEXT. I found out about them through a group on facebook. I’m honored to be featured on their site.
“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.
“A King should always travel in style”
I recently had the opportunity to test drive a 2011 Jeep Compass for a week for being a influential blogger in the city of Philadelphia. When I first saw the car I thought to myself “Soccer Dad” but I soon came to realize that that wasn’t the case.
The Jeep XP is in fact a smooth ride and it is very good on gas with 23 City and 27 Highway mpg. I would know this because I put 350 miles on it. Throughout the week, the Jeep Compass came in handy with storage and getting me from meetings and photoshoots. I also received a lot of compliments on how nice the car was and how it complemented my fly.
With the help of Sammy Tarantino I was able to capture my experience with my first video on K.R.T. below. – K.R.T.
One goal that many people have is to be recognized in their craft and be noticed for their creativity. Since fashion is one of the many things I love and am dedicated to, it is an honor to be photographed by the world’s top men’s fashion magazine’s GQ. While this is not my first time on GQ, it is still thrilling to be included among so many stylish men, fashion professionals and to be in the consideration set of stylish gentlemen.
Attending NYFW, the difference between this season and last season is that people knew my name & brand rather then just my face. It also bought up thoughts of the GQ article on Worst Dressed Cities in America and Philadelphia being #6. I am not only representing myself when I travel but for all the stylish people that come from Philadelphia and all the men around the world who may not get the recognition they deserve. This street style photo is only the start for many collaborations, my fashion career and furthering the Kings Rule Together mission. - K.R.T.
Outside of the lincoln center with fellow blogger Josh Kissi of Street Etiquette.
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