datwon Shout to the homie @djmars404 He made the illest book on the art and sound of mixtape culture and speaks on its importance in the new issue of @RESPECTMAG. Cop it cus its dope! Plus his hour long mix that spans the history of mixtape hot tracks is on the way. #RespectHisAuthority! S/O the whole @artbehindtape crew! @saintboogie @mauricegarland

Repost By @djmars404 "All respect due to the team @respectmag! Thanks to @datwon and Rachelle for the dope ass article! Me and my team,Maurice,Tai and Bril have worked our butts off to document the mixtape culture. We appreciate the article guys. Party people go pick up the new copy and turn to page 20! Respect! #djmarsapproved #yogotti #nipseyhussle"
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datwon The fam @daylyt2k14 got something to say hahah! My battle rap heads know what up.

In the meantime, go pick up that fire issue the @RespectMag fam put out. We worked hard on it so I'm reppin it as well. Shout to @beheardphoto on Day's flicks in the mag!

Repost By @daylyt2k14 "@datwon ....@daylyt2k14 @nipseyhussle @jrock

Markams finnest"
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  •   micblaque Dope 1h
  •   phatlace Picked up the magazine last week. Good articles and pics. @datwon 59min
  •   slav818 It's the best mag in its category and I say that knowing The Source got my nig Ty on the cover and dope shit within @datwon 58min
  •   thelegendaryblackice @datwon WHAT UP BRO!!! You gave me my first major mag interview.... Love you always for that....and you hooked me up with my first celeb chick!!! Remember that?!?!! 46min
  •   datwon Thanks @phatlace and @slav818 much respect! 17min
  •   iam1up Dope! Neighborhood Nip! 17min
  •   datwon @thelegendaryblackice Haaaaaaa! Bro!! What up! Ok. Catch up session long overdue. Calling ya! And of course I remember! Hahah! 16min
  •   slav818 @datwon humbled respect lol 41s

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datwon We at @vibemagazine are honoring Women's History Month by posting daily interviews with incredibly intelligent, influential and inspiring females. Yesterday we showcased @wnba President Laurel J. Richie. Her story is compelling and grounded.
Today's focus is on TV Host/Media Producer @soledadobrien. She gives her take on balancing a career, a business, marriage and four children all at once...superwoman status. She also drops some tips on relationships and navigating the waters of journalism and politics.
Go to www.vibe.com and learn about the women that keep shining bright! #VIBELeague
Shout to @adelleplaton and the staff for making this awesome package come to light. #Soledadobrien #VibeMagazine #StarFishMediaG
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datwon I'm live on @realsway up on Sirius/XM right now! Tune in!! What up @thehappyhourwhb! #Shade45! And my sis @itstracyG, thank you as always! 2d

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datwon Pac over here making beats and training for Floyd at the same time haha

Repost By @emmanuelpacquiao "First day of training here in wild card gym, feels good to be back. Thank you Lord for the strength that you have given me day by day. 1 Corinthians 9:25-27 NIV
[25] Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. [26] Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. [27] No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize."
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datwon #MemoryLaneMonday Big shout to the homie @velousmusic for coming through @vibemagazine today. He's the producer that made Kanye's new single #AllDay. Yall know it's my theme song for obvious reasons haha. But for Disco Vel, @mikeyfresh_1 played him the CDQ verison of the song and it was his first time hearing it. The young King jumped around and got amped like he was supposed too! It was good to see that energy...non-Jaded, just pure joy! And when he realized that Paul McCartney was on it he really lost it!
It took me back to the excitement that @pharrell had the first time he played #TheClipse for me. He lost his mind bouncing around the studio, jumping up and down on the couch yelling the lyrics with the brothers...and that was for their song "The Funeral". Noone even remembers that one, but he said they would be great. And I believed him cus of his passion.

Now Vel is ready to take off creating a hit track with Kanye and more joints on deck with your favorite MCs. "You got to hear my album!" He said. His ampness got me amped. He said it's crazy...and I believe him. Savor the moment fam. #Salute #AllDay
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datwon Yooooo!! I'm crying cus I sing the same part but he goes in!! Peep Mom's face!! Happy Sunday folks!

Repost By @defjamrecords "When your little brother's favorite part of the song comes on during the car ride. : @beautiful_keoni #IDFWU #DarkSkyParadise"
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datwon Crazy how I had the #JuiceCrew energy pumping earlier today with those Kane and Biz posts...check what Ace just posted. If one of yall DJs don't make this happen.... Repost By @mastaacepics "Back in 2000 i had the belief that a Juice Crew compilation could be a reality. I made up a "mock" tracklisting with fake song title and wishlist producers. Looking back coulda been a dope project huh...?" 5d
  •   nilsonmartinez Disappointed that the Juice Crew movie never came into fruition. 5d
  •   out2balljy527 Now that would had been a instant classic 5d
  •   sir_match_mckenzie @datwon How can I send you music to be featured as an unsigned hype bredren I'm from St.Christopher s via Brixton trying to do what I can to open some other opportunities blud I'm stateside till Aug. Just need someone to listen.....Stay blessed and congrats on your blessings bredren 4d

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  •   iheartjas Congrats on the EIC boss man !!! I know you'll do great things for the brand. Still one of my inspirations for true music journalism so I'm@excited to see what new and different ideas you bring to the table @datwon 5d
  •   datwon @iheartjas Thank you! Going to work hard to bring that heat!! Keep doing ya thing and holla soon! 5d
  •   blackbootie @datwon This Juice Crew documentary seems to be taking as long as Detox... 5d
  •   djmadlinx I miss these days. Who knows maybe in 20 yrs this generation will feel the same about Young Thug 5d
  •   dafreshbeatmaker Memories 5d

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datwon #RIPAnthonyMason one of the best to ever wear the orange and blue. He did work in the league with style and grit. Defined that New York toughness by way of hardened Queens streets. Brought hip-hop to the NBA everytime his sharply designed haircuts flashed on screen and newspapers...and made waves with it sans social media. This is before Iverson and crew came through. We all wondered what his message would be to the streets through the curves of his barber's skills. Seeing him in Diamond D's "Best Kept Secret" video solidified his gold status with Hip-Hop heads, regardless if they loved the #Knicks or not. He might have been on other teams, but he's only ever a Knick in NY's heart.

I got the chance to chill with him in the fall of last year at Daymond John's Empire State building office. We were both there for meetings and ended up talking about our various biz endeavors. To see him excited about real estate and other plans he had on deck was inspiring. Here was this legend explaining his future in business. We planned on linking and never got the chance to do so. I'm sorry for that. I'm sure it would have been a great time.
Sending his family, friends and fans love and condolences. #NYKnicks #14 #NewYorkKnicks
Repost By @brandenlsk "RIP Anthony Mason "In God's Hands""
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datwon I don't know how but @adelleplaton caught the illest pic of me giving my "I'm Back" speech at the @VIBEMagazine HQ today. It's so crazy to even think of being back and as Editor-in-Chief no less. Summing up this time and the energy I'm living in is beautiful. That's all I can say. For some reason this brand and I have been locked for years.
The legacy is enormous. VIBE's history is so important to urban and mainstream culture...I just want to do it justice and continue its life with quality work. The team is dedicated and smart and energetic. I'm determined and dope, just sayin' haha.
So expect great things from us. If you happen to feel our flow, rock with us. We're still here. Will talk to most of y'all out there as I get settled and line things up, but I want to thank everyone for the well wishes and good lucks.

#DontCallItAcomeback #ShoutToAllTheVibersThatBuiltTheBrand #GotWorkToDo #InternToEIC #VibeMagazine #VIBETribe

Repost By @adelleplaton "back where he belongs #allDAY" via @PhotoRepost_app
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datwon So much heat dropping this week...another #NewHatAlert! The black and gold colorway for ya Get Fresh Friday! No debate on the flow with this one. Just cop and rock...the kick selects go perfect with it.

Get it now at www.Twnty-Two.com!
#TwntyTwo #WeHere #NoGames #BlackAndGold @twntytwo_22 @president_dope
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datwon Oh dip! They out early!! Cop two!! Check ya newsstands damn it! I did the interview and it's bangin'! Nothing but real talk and knowledge from making mistakes and then succeeding. That's what we in this for people! Fall back for a great comeback! Don't believe me just Watch!!
#BackOnMyShit
@NipseyHussle @YoGottiKom @RespectMag #BreakTheIndustry #WithBareHands! #NipseyHussle #YoGotti #RespectMag
#PeepTheNextMove

Big shout to @rayonrichards for shooting this dopeness! Aye @kaliflower1 with the photo direction! #FamilyBusiness
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datwon And the new @RespectMag is ready! Get with two of America's Most Wanted in @NipseyHussle and @YoGottiKom on the newest cover of RESPECT Magazine. They speak together on the Art of Hustling and how to stay paid in a changing music industry. A really deep convo on the independent mindset. They not only rock jewels but drop them as well. On stands March 10th. Hustle Up! #BreakTheIndustry #RespectMag #NipseyHussle #YoGotti 1w

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datwon Gotta love that... Repost By @russwest44 "We opened the 2nd #RussellsReadingRoom today with @whynotfoundation & @scholasticinc. Great time reading with the kids #whynot" 1w

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datwon #MemoryLaneMonday even though these are new mags all on stands now they represent a huge gap in mainstream media's coverage of successful black males. I had a layover in Philly last week and saw this line up of Kobe on GQ, Will Smith on Esquire and Kevin Hart on Men's Health. It was startling to see. Proud moment as I'm a print mag junkie but also amazed at three dudes from Philly are so successful and repped well this month. Is it a play for Black History Month? Eh. Even if it is, it's dope to see.
Now we just need this to happen more. GQ tends to share the spotlight a bit more. Esquire gets busy. The Men's Health piece was ok. It's the only one I read. I just feel like some nuances are missed on these levels at times. That's when I miss the KING Mag voice we had for these dudes. Kevin Hart was in our Coming Kings package stating he was going to take over the game. This is the Soul Plane era haha. Kobe is a beast. Period. We acknowledged that early and often. Will Smith, still the interview I have to do. Ever since I've been in the game I've wanted to sit with him. So much to cover over his career. It'll happen.

Support the cover of the one you want but lets show that we got them and like when we see ourselves in the mainstream. It can open doors for the ones inspired by them. #Philly #TopOfTheirGame #BlackHistoryMonth #WillSmith #Kobe #KevinHart #NBA #Hollywood
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datwon I've been a fan of @Common's since buying his songs on cass-single tapes. Seeing his first video debut on Rap City, going to his shows whenever he was in NY. To interviewing him for all the brands I've been with...to see this moment is a win for him, his fans and the power of hip-hop. Just think, John Legend was introduced to the world by Kanye West...hip-hop. Love the movement. Enjoy the talent. Live the message. #Congrats fellas. #Selma Those lives dedicated to the civil rights movement are honored and proud. #BlackHistoryMonth 2w
  •   eatpraydream YESSS! 2w
  •   skyyhook Tell Em Bout It!!! @datwon 2w
  •   jacqking82 Had the pleasure of meeting him n being a guest of a show he was MCing...super nice, perfect gentleman...crazy talent. Just so deserved of this win! 2w
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  •   nicolechaplin Such a proud moment. So grateful to see the power of music. It's important. We have to much of the other we need more of this. @datwon beyond proud. Go Common 2w
  •   mikestylesagent Yeap Ditto This One @datwon . Had to post about this also 2w
  •   mrsjojos So happy for them! 1w

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