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BRNDD: Conversations with Creatives

Branded by dictionary definition in the commerce world means carrying the brand or trademark of a manufacture. In today’s world, the definition of a brand has opened up much more. Brand’s can be the label names we wear, the companies we support, down to our own individual selves. Join BRNDD hosts, Donte’ Cotton and Ronald James as they interview not just people behind the brands but also some of the influencers on these brands. Musicians, artists, athletes and store owners have created their own brand and we want to examine how these worlds collide. So tune in as BRNDD takes you inside the world of today’s creatives.
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Dec 8, 2016

City of Gods has become a pillar in Baltimore. Not only have they created a staple for themselves in the fashion department but also the community aspect. From their Conscious Book Club to feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving. We sat down with part of the creators of the brand to talk about C.O.G. beginnings and how they became such a strong pillar in East Baltimore. 

Donte' and Ronald sit down with Fraizer to talk about their book club, community service, Team City of Gods basketball team and more. The Morgan St. graduate by way of New York started with a booth at Towson mall and turned his dream into a store and brand. Listen as Fraizer breaks down how winning the heart of the community saved the brand during the uprising, race relations in today's time and everything related to fashion. 

Fraizer's

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/thegodsneverdie/

Instagram:

@godsneverdie

website:

http://city-of-gods-shop.com/

BRNDD Podcast:

E-Mail: brndd@debonairmaterial.com

Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/brnddpodcast

Twitter:

@DebMaterial

Instagram:

@debonairmaterial.com

facebook:

www.facebook.com/DebonairMaterial/

Ronald James

Twitter and Instagram:

@RonIsUnthawed

Donte Cotton

Twitter and Instagram:

@Cotteonsmooth

Dec 1, 2016

     From working with musical legends to traveling the world. Daniel Biltmore has done a lot in his lifetime. Donte' and Ronald sat down with Daniel to tell his story, the highs and the lows of his DJ Career. 

     Daniel Biltmore is 1/2 of the Duo MSSL CMMND, the other being Chad Hugo of The Neptunes. Daniel talks about how the two became friends, going to Virginia to work with the Neptunes and traveling the globe with Chad DJing amazing sets. From Abu Dhabi to Hip-Hops first Banaroo jam session, Dan's seen a lot and he talks about it all. Listen as Dan goes from a college DJ with now Hot97's Peter Rosenberg to the top of the musical world and back.

 

Daniel Biltmore's

Twitter/Instagram:

@danielbiltmore

 

BRNDD Podcast:

E-Mail: brndd@debonairmaterial.com

facebook Group: facebook.com/brnddpodcast

Twitter:

@DebMaterial

Instagram:

@debonairmaterial.com

facebook:

www.facebook.com/DebonairMaterial/

Ronald James

Twitter and Instagram:

@RonIsUnthawed

Donte Cotton

Twitter and Instagram:

@Cotteonsmooth

     

 

Nov 19, 2016

Reed BMore is one of Baltimore's most unique street artists. While many of his friends and peers are known for tagging walls, he's mastered a different craft, wire bombing. Known for hanging his works in a busy intersection on traffic lights so everyone that rides by sees his work, Reed Bmore has been featured on the local news, designed pieces for Tyler the Creator, and lead him to meet Chance the Rapper. Listen as Ron and Donte' learn the story of Reed Bmore along with you. 

 

 

Reed BMore's

BRNDD 10 Playlist:
open.spotify.com/user/brnddpodcas…mkdSGc1LKgHVKu2a

Instagram:

@reedbmoreart

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ReedBmoreArt/ 

BRNDD Podcast:

E-Mail: brndd@debonairmaterial.com

facebook Group: facebook.com/brnddpodcast

Twitter:

@DebMaterial

Instagram:

@debonairmaterial.com

facebook:

www.facebook.com/DebonairMaterial/

Ronald James

Twitter and Instagram:

@RonIsUnthawed

Donte Cotton

Twitter and Instagram:

@Cotteonsmooth

 

 

Nov 3, 2016

     Sun Zulu is a Baltimore born and bred Emcee and Producer. He has traveled the country with great indie acts such as Blu and J*Davey. He's also a youth mentor and supporter of the city. 

     The BRNDD hosts sit down with Sun to talk about growing up in Baltimore, finding music at a young age and his inspirations from anime to Wu-Tang. The trio also discuss today's trend in hip-hop, recording in the same space Chance the Rapper recorded his first projects and more. 

Sun Zulu's

BRNDD 10 Playlist: 

https://exit.sc/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fopen.spotify.com%2Fuser%2Fbrnddpodcast%2Fplaylist%2F6KE3onmkdSGc1LKgHVKu2a

 

 

Twitter:

@Sun_Zulu

Instagram:

@thesunzulu

website: 

http://thesunzulu.com/

 

 

BRNDD Podcast: 

E-Mail: brndd@debonairmaterial.com

facebook Group: facebook.com/brnddpodcast

Twitter: 

@DebMaterial

Instagram: 

@debonairmaterial.com

facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/DebonairMaterial/

 

Ronald James

Twitter and Instagram:

@RonIsUnthawed

 

Donte Cotton

Twitter and Instagram: 

@Cotteonsmooth

 

Oct 6, 2016

Harrison Davis is the owner of For Rent Shoes Baltimore, a top streetwear boutique in Baltimore established in 2013. Since its opening it has become an integral part of Baltimore's fashion scene. Housing exclusive brands you can't find anywhere else in the city. 

    Ron and Donte' sit with Harrison to discuss how bringing an image boutique to Baltimore was a new, challenging experience; how the riots affected his business, how the store has become a part of Baltimore and the overall good and bad of what it takes to run a fashion spot. 

Harrison Davis'

BRNDD 10 Playlist: 

https://open.spotify.com/user/brnddpodcast/playlist/51HmvZ8fN6Olhr7jUDerjl

Twitter & Instagram:

@LifeinHDD

website: 

http://www.frsbmore.com/

For Rent Shoes Social Media: 

@frsbmore

 

BRNDD Podcast: 

E-Mail: brndd@debonairmaterial.com

facebook Group: facebook.com/brnddpodcast

Twitter: 

@DebMaterial

Instagram: 

@debonairmaterial.com

facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/DebonairMaterial/

 

Ronald James

Twitter and Instagram:

@RonIsUnthawed

 

Donte Cotton

Twitter and Instagram: 

@Cotteonsmooth

 

Sep 29, 2016

Ronald brings on his good friend and rising R&B star, Beya Likhari. The BRNDD hosts dig deeper, discussing her influences, what being on Elle UK's Magazine "R&B Artists to Watch" list, and the intricacies of her songs and projects. Listen and learn about Baltimore's next R&B star, Beya Likhari. 

 

Beya Likhari's

BRNDD 10 Playlist: 

https://open.spotify.com/user/brnddpodcast/playlist/25AJrLamRtf694KaNvr2V6

Twitter & Instagram:

@soundsboutwrite

website: 

http://www.beyalikhari.com/

Soundcloud: 

https://soundcloud.com/beya-likhari 

 

BRNDD Podcast: 

E-Mail: brndd@debonairmaterial.com

facebook Group: facebook.com/brnddpodcast

Twitter: 

@DebMaterial

Instagram: 

@debonairmaterial.com

facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/DebonairMaterial/

 

Ronald James

Twitter and Instagram:

@RonIsUnthawed

 

Donte Cotton

Twitter and Instagram: 

@Cotteonsmooth

 

 

Sep 22, 2016

Host Donte Cotton sits down for a brief introduction of the show. Donte' breaks down what BRNDD is, what Debonair Material is, who and what to expect from the show and prepare you for the ride that is BRNDD

 

BRNDD Podcast: 

E-Mail: brndd@debonairmaterial.com

Twitter: 

@DebMaterial

Instagram: 

@debonairmaterial.com

facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/DebonairMaterial/

 

 

Donte Cotton

Twitter and Instagram: 

@Cotteonsmooth

Sep 22, 2016

Donte' and Ronald sit down for the 1st time to talk about what to expect from the show, their expectations, what type of guests to look for and set you up for the premiere episode.

 

BRNDD Podcast: 

E-Mail: brndd@debonairmaterial.com

Twitter: 

@DebMaterial

Instagram: 

@debonairmaterial.com

facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/DebonairMaterial/

 

Ronald James

Twitter and Instagram:

@RonIsUnthawed

 

Donte Cotton

Twitter and Instagram: 

@Cotteonsmooth

Sep 22, 2016

     The BRNDD hosts sit down with Apparel Designer Jordan C. Jackson, who has worked for the likes of Giorgio Armani and Under Armour. Jordan tells his story of going from an HBCU in Atlanta to FIT and taking fashion design head on. Listen to Jordan's story as he goes from almost failing out of his fashion program to heading the design of an entire UA collection. 

     Jordan also talks about how Massimo Osti inspires him, checking Highsnobiety for what's trending and how technology is playing a part in the progression of fashion in today's world. Ron and Donte' also discuss Jordan's plan to move to Africa, wanting to get into furniture design and some of his favorite books, movies and more. 

 

Jordan C. Jackson's

BRNDD 10 Playlist: 

https://open.spotify.com/user/brnddpodcast/playlist/1lmcNMN7uO5JEelreqPsk0

Instagram:

@jordancjackson

Portfolio: 

http://jordancjackson.work/

Tumblr:

http://jordancjackson.tumblr.com/ 

 

BRNDD Podcast: 

E-Mail: brndd@debonairmaterial.com

Twitter: 

@DebMaterial

Instagram: 

@debonairmaterial.com

facebook: 

https://www.facebook.com/DebonairMaterial/

 

Ronald James

Twitter and Instagram:

@RonIsUnthawed

 

Donte Cotton

Twitter and Instagram: 

@Cotteonsmooth

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