Presented by the classic gin brand, the Tanqueray Trunk Show 6-city tour brought fashion and music together in an effort to give insight into the industry. It’s final stop in Houston included a panel of vets that included Jason Geter (Grand Hustle Records founder,) Maxwell Osborne (lead designer for brands-Public School and Black Apple,) Ronnie Fieg (Owner of KITH) and the popular DJ M.O.S. who provided business gems to an invite only crowd that included Houston’s own Bun B.
Closing out the night was lyricist Common, who spoke to the crowd before killing the stage saying, “I’m grateful to be here in The H right now at the Tanqueray Trunk Show because it’s something that’s here to really spark all of us as entrepreneurs, as people, as artists, and find our voice. I say that because the first step to our entrepreneurship is to find our path, finding what we are really passionate about, finding our voice.”
Having already won the highest awards available in both film and music, he’s not showing any signs of slowing down, though he did take a moment to answer a few questions for us.
How words can be misconstrued in the media:
I feel like I definitely haven’t always been portrayed right with headlines. I feel like I gotta speak my mind. I know who I am, I’m a Black man who loves Black people. I know that I wasn’t saying extend a hand to the police officers that have killed people but I never chose to elaborate on it you know. I didn’t see the need.
Returning to network television:
I’m going to act on another TV show hopefully, I do have some projects on the way. I’d like to try script writing. I like everything from August Wilson plays to Death of a Salesman.
On lending his voice to another video game:
Weapons of Fate was fun, I actually like the video game roles, I’m not a designer but I do like when it’s someting that I can get into.
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