"Unconventional". Announcing the Heritage Collection at the end of Black History Month doesn't make much sense to most. But, we at Debonair have always progressed by going against the grain. By being "Unconventional". The "Black Is The New Black" tee was released originally in 2015 at the Black Heritage Festival in Tampa, FL. The shirt became an instant hit and sold out almost immediately. Over the years, we have been hearing our peers speak a lot on pride in our blackness. How it is frowned upon. How, even the color black itself, has always had a negative connotation attached to...
When it comes to black history, most people automatically think of one specific event: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech. It is, by far, one of the most influential moments in black history. Even Google showcases in their newest commercial, that the "I Have A Dream" speech is the most searched speech in the history of Google searching. Amazing, right? The list of noteworthy and instrumental moments in black history is long and never ending. But one thing in our history that I personally have loved the most, is the musical influence behind the movements. From the...
This week, we decided to do CDSD a little differently. We always get the chance to meet and mingle with some great creatives in the city. Some of those meet and mingles then turn into dope collabs. Here's a recent favorite. Sultry vocals layer into rhythmic melodies as singer-songwriter SVNOIR (“s-v-nwar”) blends elements of Alternative R&B, Left Field Pop and Hip-Hop. We were first introduced to SV online when we saw her name on a flyer for a show we were to attend. From there, we took a listen to her music, and even caught one of her live shows. If you've...
If you're reading this then that means that you've made it to another day. That also means that you've made it to another year. You've even made it to another decade. How amazing is that? How amazing does that feel for you? Sounds like a pretty significant high note, if you ask me. We ended the year on a high note with a playlist that would get you pumped for everything new. For new beginnings, for new ventures, for new money, and for some, for new love. A playlist of something to motivate you for what's to come. Ok... I'm...
The new year is approaching and so is a new decade. So we are gonna keep this one short and sweet. May this new year and new decade be prosperous and productive. May you find your path and continue forth to greatness. May the tragedies of the past be fuel for many blessings in your future. Stay motivated. Stay hungry. Cheers to the New Year!
There's a face that most people make when they hear a beat or hear a flow that is too hot to handle. You know the face. I'm sure you've made it a few times and probably don't even know it. It's what some people refer to as a "screw face" and is usually accompanied by "OOOOHHH RUN THAT BACK!". That's what this playlist is. I guarantee that if the beat doesn't hit your soul, the lyricism will. I won't bore you with any more of a description. Only thing I ask is for you to make sure you have your...
Music. If you are anything like us, music surrounds virtually every aspect of our lives. Personally speaking, we all collectively agree that every mood that we are in, we can find a song to match. Every road trip has a soundtrack. Every emotion has a tribute track. Sometimes, even walking down the street has a theme song, and with these songs, the infamous playlist is created. Our vibe changes depending on the day. Sometimes it even changes multiple times throughout the day. Now we know we aren't the only ones. Let's be real, how many times have you scrolled through...
Wally Clark is one of those kinds of people who lets his actions speak louder than his words. I remember when we first met, I complimented him on his Clark wallabees at crowbar years ago. Since then, he's consistently been making moves and establishing his name at the epicenter of all things music, hiphop, production and unity in the bay. We spoke about , The S.E.T., Hardships, His work/life balance and how he stays active and booked. At about the 1hr mark the other cameras died so you'll notice 1 angle for the last 20 or so minutes.Hopefully some of...
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Blue collar work ethic, innovation, and a Zeus sized ego come together through Patrick Hughes. A dynamic creative who’s story, ethics, and struggles are brought to life through melody in his music, speech in his podcast, and design in his art. And it wouldn't have been right if we didn't link up with the God. In the midst of building his empire, Patrick was finally able to bless us at the warehouse and check us out while letting us capture some visuals. We decided to shoot him in the Enthusiast Brim. Perfect choice for a fellow creative enthusiast. Make sure...