Episode 12: Joey Malinski(of Across the Bridge Productions)
Joey Malkinski is a Brooklyn Park, MD native. growing up with a love of film, he always pursued his dream of directing and producing visual content. Ronald and Donte' sit down with the creative behind the company, Across the Bridge Productions and break down how he got to this point.Read more
The BRNDD hosts go over the beginnings with Joey, from him starting his own class in high school and how he felt the need to move to NY to start his career(6:34). After moving to New York, Joey got the opportunity to be able to work with Justin Timberlake and Ciera, for their "Love, Sex, Magic" video(8:42). From there, he speaks about feeling the need to come back home and bring some of the projects back to Baltimore(9:30).
The BRNDD hosts also get Joey to expound on working with the great Wally Pfister(cinematographer for The Dark Knight Trilogy and Inception), Def Jam and even working on Future's I'm Just Being Honest documentary (10:53).
The show leads into ATB's future and what Joey wants it to stand for. From envisioning Baltimore being the East Coast Portland to and ATB being one of the city's major video content exporters(18:01). He also talks about how they currently do work for Comcast, have some viral PSAs and an upcoming commercial for March Madness(23:42) and gives advise on how to get into production and how you could possibly work for ATB(25:40).
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Episode 11: Jerrill Sankey(of Creative King)
The conversation leads into dealing with criticism and how it helps personal and business growth(16:22). He also talks about the transition from janitorial work to working at Sewlab USA(25:15). To rap it up, the three talk about the future of Creative King; from working on being carried in Dover Street Market and Opening Ceremony, expanding the brand to bags and building the team(42:33)
Episode 10: D. Watkins
The BRNDD podcast has reached double digits! To celebrate, they bring on one of their most successful guests to date. Two-time New York Times Best selling Author, Editor-At-Large for Salon.com, and contributor to a hosts of publications; from ESPN, to Rolling Stone, to the New York Times, D. Watkins.
Later, D. Speaks on getting into Johns Hopkins for his Masters, being inspired to write and submitting his work to 500 agents before getting his first deal(20:55)! He also speaks on the process of getting his work out through essays such as Too Poor for Pop Culture, which had over one million hits in one day. This lead to a three hour wait for his first book deal(24:34). D. also speaks on planning his future projects, and how hard it is to release a book when he's working on writing for movies such as; Mike Brown's biopic, a possible Netflix series and Jada Pinkett-Smith's directorial Debut(50:45). He ends the podcast by being the first guest to ever give his BRNDD 10 playlist live(1:12:35)!
Episode 9: Brian Bomster-Jabs
Ron and Donte' are back with their first podcast with a guest for the year. They sit down with Brian Bomster-Jabs A.K.A. Bomster-Jabs Studio. They dive right into it and talk about being stereotyped being an adopted Korean raised in Baltimore(4:06). Brain also talks about what inspired his art and how he chose art at a young age by way of a traditional Korean custom(8.10).
Bomster speaks on being able to go back to Korea and teach for two years and meet his biological family(28:05). He then talks about returning home, grinding and getting his art on Nicekicks.com(34:04), landing a job painting murals for Baltimore Raven, Eugene Monroe via facebook(37:10) and how being born with a cleft palette inspired him to give back to Operation Smile which changed his life(41:13).
Episode 8: Best of '16, Welcome to '17
The BRNDD podcast is back for 2017! Ron and Donte' sit down and discuss their absence, how they spent the holidays(1:09) and what they are looking forward to in 2017 along with the official announcement of Debonair Material Media(10:14).
The two wrap up the show by going over their favorites; podcasts(1:13:31), shows(1:24:42), actors(1:29:01) and comedians(1:32:40). You'll finally get to hear the hosts give their BRNDD 10 lists(1:35:33)! BRNDD is ready for the new year and we took some time to get you warmed up for the rest of season 1 of this amazing show!
Episode 7: Fraizer (of City of Gods)
City of Gods has become a pillar in Baltimore. Not only have they created a staple for themselves in the fashion department but also the community aspect. From their Conscious Book Club to feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving. We sat down with part of the creators of the brand to talk about C.O.G. beginnings and how they became such a strong pillar in East Baltimore.
Episode 6: Daniel Biltmore (of MSSL CMMND)
From working with musical legends to traveling the world. Daniel Biltmore has done a lot in his lifetime. Donte' and Ronald sat down with Daniel to tell his story, the highs and the lows of his DJ Career.
Episode 5: Reed Bmore
Reed BMore is one of Baltimore's most unique street artists. While many of his friends and peers are known for tagging walls, he's mastered a different craft, wire bombing. Known for hanging his works in a busy intersection on traffic lights so everyone that rides by sees his work, Reed Bmore has been featured on the local news, designed pieces for Tyler the Creator, and lead him to meet Chance the Rapper. Listen as Ron and Donte' learn the story of Reed Bmore along with you.
Episode 4: Sun Zulu
Sun Zulu is a Baltimore born and bred Emcee and Producer. He has traveled the country with great indie acts such as Blu and J*Davey. He's also a youth mentor and supporter of the city.
Episode 3: Harrison Davis
Harrison Davis is the owner of For Rent Shoes Baltimore, a top streetwear boutique in Baltimore established in 2013. Since its opening it has become an integral part of Baltimore's fashion scene. Housing exclusive brands you can't find anywhere else in the city.
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Episode 2: Beya Likhari
Ronald brings on his good friend and rising R&B star, Beya Likhari. The BRNDD hosts dig deeper, discussing her influences, what being on Elle UK's Magazine "R&B Artists to Watch" list, and the intricacies of her songs and projects. Listen and learn about Baltimore's next R&B star, Beya Likhari.
Episode 1: Jordan C. Jackson
The BRNDD hosts sit down with Apparel Designer Jordan C. Jackson, who has worked for the likes of Giorgio Armani and Under Armour. Jordan tells his story of going from an HBCU in Atlanta to FIT and taking fashion design head on. Listen to Jordan's story as he goes from almost failing out of his fashion program to heading the design of an entire UA collection.
Episode 0.5: Welcome Ronald James
Donte' and Ronald sit down for the 1st time to talk about what to expect from the show, their expectations, what type of guests to look for and set you up for the premiere episode.
Episode 0: The Preview
Co-Host Donte' Cotton breaks down what the meaning behind BRNDD is. He Also Discusses what Debonair Material is and what to look for from the show.