“My work is meant to inspire. It’s meant to perpetuate whatever dream you have. My work is meant to make you feel better” – Ronald Draper
Ronald Draper’s short-lived career serves as a quintessential example of one’s destiny being manifested, drawing inspiration from his personal experiences to springboard onto the inevitable road to success. The Harlem, NY native prides himself on utilizing his platform for the greater good of humanity, aiming his artistic efforts towards achieving the ultimate goal of change and equality in a world where a deficiency of the latter is prevalent.- STAN SUNRISE
This is one of the many interviews coming up for my guy Stan Sunrise’s new site KnowOpinions, formally know as TheFactsRemain. This relaunch is focusing on the arts and the amazing people involved. First up, Ronald Draper, a good friend of mines for years who is taking care of harlem with his amazing art, charities and much more. Dive into the full article on Mr. Draper over at KnowOpinions, and view the visual piece I had a hand producing above to learn more about Mr. Draper and his work.
My good friend Ronald Draper just had his One year anniversary of his Gallery/Art Space in the BX. It’s always great to see friends do amazing and impactful things in the community. Ron’s art and character can be seen all through New York, especially uptown in Harlem.
Of course I had to support his success, but I also wanted to help be apart of his event. Last minute (literally the night before), we decided to host a station somewhere in the room to showcase a recent documentary he was in. We got a few iPads and headphones provided by Sol Republic and set up in the middle of the room. His guest were able to sit down and relax with one of their drinks from the open bar, mini cheesecake cups and dig deeper into the artist.
Towards the end of the night, Ron had a raffle. I donated two pairs of headphones that Ron will customize for the winners in the near future. Cant wait to see what he does to them..
Continue reading The Draper Space: One Year Anniversary
My girl Angela Simmons asked me to handle the media for an amazing event, GirlTalkTakeover. Angela along with a lot of other generous people, donate their money, time, & talents to little girls growing up in rough neighborhoods. It’s such a meaningful topic, I could not pass the opportunity to help capture these moments with my team.
The day consisted of about 300 little girls in the Boys & Girls club of Harlem. About 15 different stations including make up, nails, hair, t-shirt designing, fitness workouts, dancing, yoga, healthy eating, a mini fashion show, and some special guest appearances at the end of the day.
Continue reading GirlTalkTakeover 2015
Where do I begin? Remy is an amazing woman. Working with her now for a 2nd time, I’ve witness her love and care for her family and friends.
After not being able to celebrate life of her husband properly for some years, she convinces Papoose to dress up in a Suit & Tie (Pap is usually in a hoodie and a snap back) and go to “Dinner”
Continue reading Remy Ma & Papoose’s Harlem Nights