BRNDD: Conversations with Creatives
About This Show
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 to much more. Brand’s can be the label names we wear, the companies we support, down to our own individual selves. This podcast will focus particularly on Brands in the streetwear world.
As a part of Debonair Material, BRNDD will 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 hosts, Donte’ Cotton and Ronald James take you inside the world of today's creatives.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 16: Ericka Blount Danois
Ericka Blount Danois is an award winning author who has worked as a staff writer, editor, freelancer, and stringer for a number of publications including: Spin, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Vibe, and The Source. She also has written a non-fiction book on the history of Soul Train, entitled, Love, Peace and Soooooouul! The BRNDD hosts caught up with her to talk about her career over the past couple decades; from interviewing Pac to meeting former Cuban President Fidel Castro. Highlights: 15:01: Behind the Scenes of All Eyez On Me and Rooming with Benny Boom 23:40 Journalistic fairness and the story behind Little Melvin 29:45 Working for Vibe and Covering Nas before illMatic 38:32 Writing for the Legendary Source 41:38 The world of Freelance Writers 44:29 Writing Love, Peace and Soooooouul! 51:25 the Transition from Traditional Print to Digital and Blogs 54:26 Black Comedy 1:02:15 Unsung Stories and Charlie Murphy 1:08:28 Sports Figures and 30 for 30 1:11:52 Interviewing Fidel Castro 1:17:18 Fake News 1:23:00 Where Were you When Prince Died? 1:30:41 The Impact of Love Peace & Soul 1:32:28 Advice to Upcoming Writers; is it still fun for you? Ericka's Website: http://www.erickablount.com/ Love, Peace & Soul Fanpage: https://www.facebook.com/lovepeaceandsoul/ Purchase Love, Peace & Soul: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/love-peace-and-soul-ericka-blount-danois/1114718203?ean=9781480341012 BRNDD Podcast: Website: debonairmaterial.com E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/brnddpodcast Twitter: @DebMate