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User Image datwon Posted: Nov 8, 2017 2:42 AM (UTC)

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This is the rhyme that rocked the @diddy #RMC2017 Independent label panel. The young man before you @_kinghoodie of Dade County Miami got up to ask a question and was prematurely cut off before he could ask the 3rd question which was promised by the program producer. Pleading with the panel and the producer and with the backing of the audience, King Hoodie final got the mic back and instead of asking a industry question, he asked "Can I do a quick 16 for yall?" He was met with a few groans but once he started spitting about his home, Dade County and what makes it dope regardless of its issues, he rocked the spot!
So many crowded this man after he actually spit like 32 bars (haha)...some stood to their feet and the panelists all kicked it with him after. I had a great talk with him later in the day, even had a new journalist interview him (piece coming)'s moments like that, that make me love this crazy industry. Seeing him fight for his shine and rocking it is what hip-hop is about. The crafting of your talent to finally get shine, is the ultimate validation of hardwork and creativity that can change a life.
Shout to you King Hoodie, I know ya gonna win big bro. And shout to @dadewear for picking you for this campaign.
Follow him yall. #DadeCounty #MIami #KingHoodie

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User Image datwon Posted: Feb 24, 2018 3:03 AM (UTC)

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The homie @thearthubnyc is having a Kanye inspired Art Party in BK tomorrow.
301 Ten Eyck Street.
Over 50 artists, all with Kanye themed art. I saw some pieces and you Kanye fans will want to Congrats bro! #SoaLife #ArtWorld #YeezyYeezyYeezy
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 24, 2018 1:56 AM (UTC)

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Righteous rap master mind @elzhi and beat sensei @khrysis_ join forces as #JerichoJackson for the perfect blend of rhymes and rhythm with their newest 11-track effort...I swear hearing projects like this one let's me know I'm right that Hip-Hop can mature in ways that we haven't experienced yet.

Detroit based rappers are just next level introspective beings from a special area on earth. El, of #SlumVillage fame, brings that old soul, young O.G. wisdom to the forefront over Khrysis' piano, bassline and drum melds that sit on your brain cells.
Boom Bap lives on in fly form. Respect it. #JamlaAtItAgain
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 23, 2018 5:57 PM (UTC)

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What. A. Night!! @vibemagazine @bonsudreamz @jsharpeceo came together to present the first #StyleAndSound Honors Night Brunch for those that live #BlackExcellence in fashion and music. We bestowed this award to @2mabasa of Spotify, @lovingrachel celeb wardrobe stylist, @infamousmstish celeb hairstylist, @kahlanabarfield Editor-At-Large of InStyle, @stefflondon UK recording artist and @tttorrez radio host and Executive @hot97.

The spot, #CarribeanSoul in Flatbush Brooklyn, was super cozy and made for the perfect location to mix and mingle with old and new friends.

Everyone's speech was heartfelt and sincere as their friends, family and industry colleagues cheered them on. Having @Oliviadope and @djgoldfinger on the music was a sure highlight cus they both got busy!! Big shout to #Martell for the drinks and thanks to everyone that came out to support!

Check @bonsudreamz IG story for the live feel of dopeness last night. More great events to come!!
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 23, 2018 3:00 PM (UTC)

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Facebook took me back to this magical moment in Elmina, Ghana back in 2015. Walking with the young men I befriened on the shores of the beach behind the Slave Dungeon I just much is in this pic. I remember the lil guys just asking me mad questions and me trying to do the same to them. This moment was followed by our van being stuck behind a tour bus in the entrance of the dungeon when we tried to leave. Crrraazzzy story. Ask me about it when you see me. I pray that those young men are all well. #Africa #Accra #Elmina #5HourDriveGoing #5HourDriveGoingBack #MyHeartIsStillThere #FBF 📸: @iamsuede
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 22, 2018 11:49 PM (UTC)

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Whenever those tough days try to get me I just throw on instrumental albums...straight sonic plates of soul food does the trick on negatives vibes looking to pull me down.
Today, the Soul Stirring sounds of super producer @9thwonder saved my day. Now I've been known to rock his tunes all day before, especially Zion, the funky feel good 36 tracks of dopeness beats album he dropped in 2016. Yet, how in the hell did his incredible 43 track follow up, Zion II, get by me?! I mean I talk to 9th pretty regularly and we didn't even touch on this epicness that came out in December of last year!! Man, "CouldMeetYou!!!" has been on repeat for the last 30'll probably be on for at least another 30 as I power through these emails. Salute 9th on such a banner year with #Jamla, @rapsody and being the all around coolest Hip-Hop scholar and family man. Your spirit comes through in the music really does. Thank you for your time and talent. #Respect.
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 21, 2018 11:05 PM (UTC)

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Last night I had the pleasure of sharing the @SquareSpace office stage with the excellent moderator @mounamai and my super smart panel mate @jasmynbegrammin (newly of @netflix)! The theme was Black Representation in Media and Tech. Insightful and introspective for Jas and I, the hour and change session also included questions from the audience. Refreshing to get asked about the future of media and tech from those that are the future of media and tech.

#SquareSpace Thanks for the great atmosphere and to all those I linked with, thank you for the words of appreciation.
Much respect.
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 21, 2018 12:08 AM (UTC)

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datwon 3d ago
About to get my talk on with @jasmynbegrammin at #SquareSpace for #BlackHistoryMonth... shout to the team over here!
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 20, 2018 10:05 PM (UTC)

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datwon 3d ago
"Yo! I be a #BlackPanther all in your dreams..." - @TheLilDap
Loving all the love the historic project is getting...would like to see it in some "other" media outlets though. I took this pic at the press conference a few weeks ago. While amped I also see some lanes that can be filled. It's so hard to keep everyone happy on all levels when a million different boxes need to be checked...yet, some are necessary for this time to be told from a view point of the people that live this black media platform on the daily. If that theme is raised, however, then all these other aspects are drawn up. I won't get into all that, but I will say this, when time passes and reflection comes, and you try to explain this moment and it's only viewed in certain publications and media outlets how will it be explained? Don't forsake the ones that you take for granted for "the look." #WakandaForever
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 19, 2018 11:50 PM (UTC)

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Almost time... #CosaNostra teaser shot and edited by: @alexreavis x @knghenryiv ⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫️⚫⚫️
FULL VIDEO COMING SOON FROM THE EP "Favor Ain't Fair" (link in @knghenryiv bio)
·Curated by @datwon
·Performed by @geeslab
·Produced by King Henry
·In cooperation with @vibemagazine
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 18, 2018 8:01 PM (UTC)

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My bro Leo has expanded the #SoaLife vision. The art takeover starts with the breakdown of where we are seeing art and artists of color. Art is colorless though...yet, we need to show it in all aspects of status and locations. More visions on the way... (and I never heard this #QTip track before)

#Repost: @soalife BLACK ART?! GIMMIE SOME MOMA!

Last nite I went on a mission to find out how much Black Art/Artists that is currently exhibiting at the MoMA. 
#art #artist #blackhistorymonth #africanamerican#video #boomerang #me #dope #soalife#scavengerofart #hiphop #nyc@themuseumofmodernart #museum #artdealer"
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 16, 2018 5:36 PM (UTC)

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datwon 1w ago
Shout to @darianrobbins on the T'challa money design! 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 #Repost @jsharpeceo
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 16, 2018 1:23 AM (UTC)

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You have to hear this version of the album. You just have to hear it. @thundercatmusic @ogronc @candlestickem #ChoppedNotSlopped #FromDrunkToDrank #LayBackWitIt
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 15, 2018 10:11 PM (UTC)

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I swear I'm in tears right now😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 #Repost: @bibathediva!
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 15, 2018 6:22 PM (UTC)

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User Image datwon Posted: Feb 15, 2018 2:23 PM (UTC)

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Black culture is woven into the fabric of America. Understand what we overcame and how we continue to rise in this digital collection of black thinkers, creators and world leaders. #CelebrateBlackHistory with @GoogleArtsCulture at #BlackHistoryMonth #workingwithgoogle
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 15, 2018 12:01 AM (UTC)

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Big shout to #TheArtOfJewelry team @stackscustoms & @shopallthatjazz They put on for Miami in a major way showcasing the collab of art & jewelry for local artists and bringing attention on the charity side for @projectdowntownftl, which provides the homeless with food and sleeping bags in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale areas. Thanks for having me as your host for the evening. Had a great time! Support the team, get some icey pieces from those that support the less fortunate.

"@stackscustoms🥂 The Art of Jewelry was a success! 🥂 Thank you ALL for coming out and supporting #TheJewelers! To the staff of #ATJ x #SCJ a.k.a my brothers and sister I love y’all to the moon & back, we did it! #DreamTeam 💎 @tiff_prince and @datwon you’re greatly appreciated 🎨 Artist: @alessandragold13/ @kruzinfootwear @therealtoe @berlaineheart @aholsniffsglue @chadsquiat @billionberg @chessmovesforever Thank you again for participating and making history, this will be something that’s held annually!🍴Catering: @tys_sweet_treats_catering
🥂Cocktails: @cestlavie_events
📸 Photographer:@shotbyham 🎥 Visuals: @visualizefilms 🎷Saxophonists: @marcanosax 🎧Sounds: @djteflon305 🏍 Bike: @classiccarclubmiami"
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 13, 2018 5:01 PM (UTC)

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Happy Birthday to my Nek!! I wish you this type of happiness forever... #MrsThomas #EnjoyYaDay #ThatSandDuneRideWasCrazy #AbuDhabiDays...🎉🎉🎈🎁👑
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 13, 2018 3:49 AM (UTC)

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Classic. No debate. Listen to it.
@mobbdeephavoc Let's Go...
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 12, 2018 3:20 PM (UTC)

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Happy Birthday to the Big Homie @EdLover!! This past October we hung out for RMC weekend. Talk about good times...these are just two of the many wild videos i have of that epic boat ride. Ed got busy on the dance floor!! I was officially the Flavor Flav to his Chuck D (#GetEmEd!!😂😂)! Thank you for your many years of Hip-Hop schooling and friendship! Enjoy ya Bday!! #HollisCrew #YoMTVRaps #RadioKing #WhosTheMan
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 10, 2018 10:13 PM (UTC)

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Somehow the last few years I find myself in Miami around Dilla's days...I end up playing his music endlessly, even more than normal and tend to zen out. This year Miami has me on the day he passed away. While his beats and rhymes mixed excellently by #2DopeBoyz @mekdot rocked mainly (best mix of JD's highlights I've heard in forever bro), I took the time to listen to two guys I've been seeing progress with their talent as well.

First is @kayanthonythe3rd. We linked on social media I believe, a few years ago. He is an intense soul. A beast of pure agitated energy let loose on tracks. With his new project, Submerged, he is that same wild style MC. But I see he is starting to tame his words in the direction he wants to hit more so now. He's learning his super powers and it's dope to see the growth. His ear for beats and experimentation is developing as well. Glad he didn't send shots at me like he did on his last album haha! Good work Kay. I see you.

And 2nd is my nephew @9passionmusic #BlahRocca project...he should be an A&R, sculpting these young artists projects but his dream to write and rap and be a poet is too great at the moment. His beat selection is dope (I mean he has my ears for music...ya know😉) but delivery and breath control will be what I'm looking for as he pursues his dream. Passion is in his name and veins...I know you'll be good youngin'. Glad you took this in your own hands.

Back to #Dilla...if ya in Detroit tomorrow hit up his celebration event. @bibathediva wish I could make it. Will rock my Dilla pin in honor tho.