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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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Now displaying: April, 2020
Apr 26, 2020

Donte' and Ronald catch up with an old friend, Michael Haskins Jr. Better known as Currency Michaels. Michael is the owner and founder of Currency Studios, a staple brand in Baltimore, established back in the late 2000's. They got a chance to talk about the history of Baltimore Streetwear, break down old industry beefs and more!

 

Highlights: 

  • 4:15: The Legend of Garth
  • 12:12: "The Cool"
  • 16:57: Baltimore to Ball Harbor
  • 22:33: Building a Legacy Brand
  • 29:27: Respect Your Wealth
  • 37:15: PedX and Gentai
  • 48:06: The importance of a team
  • 55:23: Helping by not helping
  • 59:57: Ronald vs. the Baltimore Sun
  • 1:03:19: Reconciliation and understanding
  • 1:09:24: Seeding and Celebrities
  • 1:14:36: The stages of being a Creative
  • 1:20:57: Creating Spaces and the future
  • 1:23:51: The Favorites
  • 1:25:57: The BRNDD 10
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