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Timothy Roquemore talks Street Culture, Building a Brand, Luxury Sneakers and Ralph Lauren

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Live from Tompkins Square Park today’s guest on the show is Timothy Roquemore. Timothy and I talk about building a brand, design, product development, street culture and visual merchandising. We also converse in-depth about his luxury sneaker company, Ralph Lauren and Loro Piana.

 

 

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The Cliff Notes

  1. Tompkins Square Park
  2. Jean-Michel Basquiat
  3. Fashion Institute
  4. Jeffrey Wright
  5. Julian Schanbel’s ‘Basquiat’
  6. The 44
  7. Zoned for Livestock
  8. Sombreros and the Texas Heat
  9. Great Sense of Community
  10. Walking Straight Down a Crooked Road
  11. Have Options
  12. Design and Exploring
  13. Taking Prided in your Overall Personal Appearance
  14. GQ & Esquire
  15. Perry Ellis
  16. Ralph Lauren
  17. The True Calling
  18. Knowing Ones Self is Paramount
  19. Old Soul
  20. Get Still and Get Unto Yourself
  21. An Amongst but Apart Mentality
  22. Circumventing the Isms
  23. Listening to Understand
  24. Not Hearing to Refute or Offer an Opinion
  25. Cross Colours 
  26. Karl Kani
  27. Willi Smith
  28. Dapper Dan
  29. Walker Wear
  30. The Mighty Shirt Kings
  31. Rap Masters Magazine
  32. Word Up! Magazine 
  33. Style • With Elsa Klensch • 1993-95
  34. Ralph Lauren: The Man Behind the Mystique
  35. Phat Farm
  36. Marc Ecko
  37. FUBU
  38. Daymond John
  39. Keith Perrin
  40. J. Alexander Martin
  41. Carl Brown
  42. Street Culture
  43. Everything Comes from the Street
  44. Tommy Hillfiger
  45. Gucci
  46. Move a Way to Make a Way
  47. Buckle Down and Go For It
  48. Parsons New York
  49. Pattern Making
  50. Designers & Artists
  51. The Architect and the Structural Engineer
  52. Industrial Juki Sewing Machines
  53. Rhinelander Mansion
  54. Color, Space and Balance
  55. The Silent Sellers
  56. 2 Suits and Some Tie Combinations
  57. Retail Sales Strategies
  58. Being a Human with Humanity
  59. Don’t Recycle Negative Energy
  60. The Importance of Relationships
  61. Taking Self Inventory
  62. Interpreting and Executing the Vision
  63. Lifestyle and Commodities
  64. Loro Piana
  65. Study The Greats
  66. Make Yourself Hot First
  67. The Business of being Independent
  68. Inspired by the Most Classic Sneaker Silhouettes
  69. Diego Della Valle
  70. Finding an Italian Manufacturer
  71. Meeting the Artisans
  72. Gaziano & Girling
  73. Patina
  74. Denim Tells a Story
  75. Triple 5 Soul
  76. Aglit Italy
  77. Talking to the Buyers
  78. Acustom Apparel
  79. Alex Sumner 
  80. The Fear of Complacency
  81. Staying True to your Brand’s Sensibility
  82. Deliver on Time and Have Great Customer Service
  83. Followers Don’t Equal Dollars
  84. Walk It Like Your Talk It
  85. Take your Happiness Serious
  86. My Success is Not Depended on Your Failure
  87. When You Ask For Help, Be Prepared to Be Helped
  88. Speak Like a Child by Herbie Handcock

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Kenny Vera talks Ecuador, LOOT Lifestyle and Poco a Poco

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Kenny Vera talks running a small business, launching his LOOT Lifestyle brand, learning new languages and overcoming mistakes.

Keep Up With LOOT

  1. LOOT
  2. Instagram
  3. Twitter

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BlusterOne: The Birth of a PNB Nation, Spirituality and Graffiti

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This episode is brought to you by Peralta Project. Well not officially, I didn’t actually speak to Tony and his team but I’ve love what they’re doing over there. I’m a fan of Tony’s art and of course I love the clothing. Plus he’s been a guest on the show, click here.

BlusterOne

Photography by Laurie Markiewicz

When Tony opened up his shop Taller Peralta, he connected with today’s guest to paint the front gate. Today’s guest is James K. Alicea aka BlusterOne. This is going to be a two part episode. In this episode, Bluster and I talk about growing up in the Lower East Side, his early graffiti days, Rakim lyrics, religion, spirituality, the Five Percent Nation and his introduction to Islam.

Enjoy.

Keep Up with BlusterOne

  1. Official Website
  2. Instagram
  3. 1xRUN

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Part 2 Show Notes

  1. Islam
  2. Quran
  3. Hadith
  4. Hafiz
  5. Islamic Cultural Center of New York
  6. Charlie Hebdo shooting
  7. How are you trying to grow as a human being?
  8. Christianity
  9. Buddhism
  10. Dogma
  11. The globe is bigger than the books
  12. Nuyorican
  13. Latin communities that are Muslim
  14. Moors
  15. History of Spain
  16. Mecca
  17. Make it to Mecca
  18. Malcolm X Explains His Pilgrimage to Mecca 1964
  19. PNB Nation Part 1 from The Limited Edition Magazine
  20. PNB Nation VIBE Article
  21. The 50 Greatest Streetwear T-Shirts of All Time by Jeff Staples in Complex Nov. 19, 2013 (Just a note tying this all together- Jeff was on the New York Said Podcast too- here’s his episode: Jeff Staple talks Streetwear Ambassador, 20 Years of Staple Design and Reed Space
  22. PNB Logo
  23. Post no bills
  24. Cooper Union
  25. Hardcore into Stamps
  26. Casey Rubber Stamps
  27. Afro-Latin Americans
  28. Afro-Puerto Ricans
  29. Shout out to Chessa
  30. Graffiti Culture
  31. Racking- stealing supplies for graffiti writing
  32. Sullivan County Community College
  33. Writer
  34. Behold the Pale Horse (book) by milton william cooper
  35. The Spook Who Sat By the Door YouTube Full Film
  36. SS3Tony
  37. Kahlil “Zulu” Williams Twitter @sergefc
  38. Yuri Kochiyama (political activist)
  39. Roger “Brue” Mchayle Twitter @Brueroc
  40. Issac “West” Rubinstein
  41. Sung Choi Twitter @sungchoi_
  42. Post No Bills
  43. Free Stylin‘: How Hip Hop Changed the Fashion Industry: How Hip Hop Changed …By elenaromero
  44. Futura (artist)
  45. 48 Laws of Power by robert greene (book)
  46. Hello my name is…
  47. Sean John
  48. FUBU
  49. Rocawear
  50. Phat Farm
  51. Phillies Blunt Street Wear
  52. The 50 Greatest Pop Culture References In Streetwear by Complex
  53. School of Hard Knocks (visual)
  54. School of Hard Knocks Founder
  55. 555 Soul
  56. Union
  57. FUCT
  58. Stussy
  59. Eric Brunetti Book FUCT
  60. West Coast Streetwear
  61. GAT-Gypsies and Thieves streetwear brand
  62. Freshjive Streetwear brand
  63. Tribal Streetwear
  64. D12 Logo for Anger Management Tour
  65. Keds
  66. RockRubber45s Original Poster Art was done by BlusterOne
  67. What’s Good with Stretch & Bobbito Podcast
  68. ‘Rock Rubber 45s’ Q&A with Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love New York Said Episode
  69. Respect for the culture
  70. WBAI FM Third World Cypher Radio Show with BlusterOne and Brue
  71. Shabba Ranks – Wicked in a bed – YouTube
  72. Duffed
  73. Lose with the mouth
  74. Quality of Life
  75. We don’t want no smoke
  76. Many an L taken
  77. Cool with those who are cool with me
  78. If I have my headphones in that means don’t ask me
  79. Amon is giving out fives
  80. That was brought to you by the letter…
  81. Most important lesson thus far is to be about your word. BlusterOne
  82. Honesty
  83. Deathstyles vs. Lifestyles
  84. Forward
  85. Fuse Green Episode: Gun Pockets: The Triumphs and Challenges of Fuse Green
  86. Tony Peralta Episode: M. Tony Peralta shares Insight from his Growth as an Artist and Entrepreneur
  87. Leo
  88. Vault of Culture
  89. Arturo Vega shares his Journey to the Ramones and Beyond Episode
  90. TMNK – Art is my Weapon Episode
  91. Lower East Side

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Contact High: 40 Years of Hip-Hop Photography with Vikki Tobak

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We’re back in Brooklyn, DUMBO to be exact and this time we are kicking it with Vikki Tobak. Vikki is a journalist, producer and the author of Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop. In this episode we talk about growing up in Detroit, her photography moment, working with Gang Starr, working at Paper Magazine, interviewing Diddy when he was on the come up and her journey to Contact High.

About Vikki

  1. Purchase Contact High: A Visual
    History of Hip-Hop
  2. Twitter
  3. Instagram

VIKKI TOBAK is a journalist whose writing has appeared in The Fader, Complex, Mass Appeal, Paper, i-D, the Detroit News, Vibe, and many others. She is a former producer and columnist for CBS MarketWatch, CNN, Bloomberg News, TechTV, and other leading media organizations. Vikki is also the founding curator of FotoDC’s film program and served as the art commissioner/curator for the Palo Alto Public Art Commission in Silicon Valley. She has lectured about music photography at American University, VOLTA New York, Photoville, the Library of Congress, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

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