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User Image datwon Posted: Nov 17, 2017 7:42 PM (UTC)

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My oldest daughter performed with her dance team at her High School's Open House last night. That's her standing with her arm up and rocking the afro puff (on the right side of the stage) at the beginning. Just four years ago we attended this very same event as she was looking to attend the school's dance program. We watched the then dance team perform and I was like, "You gonna be ready to do that?" She shrugged, "I think so." She would soon have to audition for the program and that day we went she had her game face locked in. Since parents couldn't watch I had to anxiously wait the 2hrs til she was done. "How'd you do?" She smiled, "I think I made it." I laughed cus I knew she did. I wanted her to pop shit like I do when I rock hard situations. But she's smarter than me...wasn't gonna get beside herself. She felt she needed more to learn. And dancing with her church and these last 4 years at school (improving her gpa as well), she's done just that. I'm loving on her so much right now cus as much as I'm her hero, she is mine. #GoTayTay #SeniorStar #MyTwinAllDay #ThatsHerByHerselfInTheSecondPic

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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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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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"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 6d 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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datwon 1w ago
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.
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 10, 2018 8:20 PM (UTC)

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Happy Saturday Good People. #AuntDeb & #IyanlaVanzant
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 10, 2018 4:07 PM (UTC)

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My Sister. My heart. The beautiful @hairbytok is the main image on celebrity hairstylist @ursulastephen's salon window on Lafayette Ave in BK...not only did my Sis rock this 'do and look to perfection, she also works there doing hair and is very good at it I must say. So if you need that wig tightened up (😂😂) or your girl's hair needs some flair, or you are tired of your mirror telling you to switch it up...go to @thesalonbyursulastephen and ask for my Sister. She'll lace you... Love you Kho. You are my #BlackGirlMagic😍😍 #Congrats #NYFashionWeekKilla!!
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 9, 2018 2:45 PM (UTC)

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Please join me in wishing @syreetagates, the Young Queen and Hip-Hop Historian, a Happy Birthday! She is currently producing the incredible @writeonthedoc and to see how far she's come with it is heartwarming. Thank you for my inclusion. If she reaches out to some of yall, please holla back and help. And for everyone else, support the project by helping fund the project by clicking the link on her IG page bio.

This is gonna be epic...I already see it.

Enjoy ya day Syreeta!! #WriteOnTheDoc #SheIsSoFocused!! #HipHopHeavy
User Image datwon Posted: Feb 9, 2018 1:16 PM (UTC)

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RIP to the Icon of Hip-Hop @LoveBugStarski Growing up listening to the early days of Hip-Hop, you had to know this rhyme. It was the jam that played in the streets. Everything about it has the structure of a hit record. The groove, the break for you to sing with him, a cool stanza line...but most importantly the commanding presence of rocking the crowd. HE made you feel like HIM when you recited the words.
I won tickets to the World Famous Fever night club as a youngin' young that my Uncle and his best friend had to take me waaaaay uptown from Brooklyn to get in. I was bugging cus I remembered LoveBug shouting the club name out on the song. NY night life was so lit that I wanted to hit every club I heard of so I could say I been there. And LoveBug made it fly to say that was the ultimate spot for dopeness. He's of the era where your name was the illest if it had the word "Ski" in it haha! Kinda like how everyone has "Lil"...LoveBug made it cool.
Just look at how he's rocking here. Full stride confidence. Master of Ceremonyin'. Biggie even lists him in "Juicy", "Peace to Ron G, Brucie B, Kid Capri, Funkmaster Flex, LoveBug Starski." Legend. DJ and MC. A true live motivator...Rest In Peace King. And thank you. #LoveBugStarski #LuvBugStarski