Yellow Kid Slanty spotted on REYNOLDS 2.2 show. Yellow Kid Slanty is seen in this never before seen footage of the all new REYNOLDS 2.2 show. In this footage Yellow Kid Slanty is seen with Danny Mota & Brad Simon of HOT PRESS TEES on a rooftop in NYC.
On the scene is Tobias Truvillion. Tobias will be featured on a up-coming episode of FASHION & STYLE. The episode will be giving the FASHION & STYLE spotlight to the trend-setting hot-brand HOT PRESS TEES with founders Danny Mota & Brad Simon. I had a lot of fun producing the episode. In addition,Tobias will have a spotlight moment on FASHION & STYLE discussing his point of view on fashion, musicandstyle. You want to know more about Tobias? Sure you can visit his website directly at www.tobiastruvillion.net
Now my next interview is with the two young men in the above image.They are extremely talented and they developed a unique brand titled Dee and Ricky. I had the opportunity of meeting one of them sometime ago at a Karin + Raoul magazine party in Tribeca, NYC at Dam Dash's - DD172 Gallery. I have to admit Dee and Ricky are brilliant at creating a brand using toy Legos and their brand collabos are fab! So without further delay I present to you the exclusive REYNOLDS 2.2 interview with Dee and Ricky...
REYNOLDS 2.2:Where are Dee and Ricky originally from and where do you both live now?
Dee & Ricky: 10303 we still reside in 10303.
REYNOLDS 2.2: Are Dee and Ricky your real names?
Dee & Ricky: Yep! & you snow that.
REYNOLDS 2.2: I'm sure my viewers would like to know are you both twins?
Dee & Ricky: Actually we are triplets, that's another story though.
REYNOLDS 2.2: How did you both start creating product out of Lego toys?
Dee & Ricky: An offspring from a couple of other things were doing.
REYNOLDS 2.2:When was Dee and Ricky officially created as a brand? Dee & Ricky:Since 1995
REYNOLDS 2.2: What type of company is Dee and Ricky?
Dee & Ricky: Contemporary Fun, lifestyle.
REYNOLDS 2.2: Who is the brains and who is the talent of Dee and Ricky?
Dee & Ricky: Dee & Ricky
REYNOLDS 2.2: Can you both talk about the G-Shock & the Dee and Ricky collabo?
Dee & Ricky:Casio wanted us to do a watch for years. But we were being picky. We finally produced one with them. When it came out it was instantly the best selling G-Shock.
REYNOLDS 2.2: How many brands have you collaborated with in the past?
Dee & Ricky: About 3-5
REYNOLDS 2.2: Are there any new collaborations we can expect from Dee and Ricky in 2011?
Dee & Ricky: Top secret
REYNOLDS 2.2: What are Dee and Ricky plans for the future?
Dee & Ricky: Expand to other types of products.
These guys are sure to be around for sometime to come and I can't wait to see what they will be dropping next! Thank you Dee and Ricky for the interview and I look forward to work with you both in the near future.
The Man... The Myth... The Legend... Cliff White featured in Skin & Ink magazine for Feb 2011 edition on news stands now! The above image is a exclusiveREYNOLDS 2.2 sneak peek from the Skin & Ink 6 page spread. Cliff has been in the business of tattooing for over 20yrs. He is a living legend and creative artist that expresses deep passion for his craft at being a tattoo artist. He also paints in a tattoo style on furniture and I must say it's very unique. Cliff is not only my client, he is a great role model showing artist around the world that if you want to be the best and be at the top of your game then it's all about experience and taking a risk at doing what you love. Cliff is also a collector of tattoo art and has traveled the world applying his art. You can see many of his art pieces at his historical & famous Cliff's Tattoo Studio in Long Island, NY. Visit Cliff's Tattoo website to contact them directly at www.cliffstattoo.net
If you want to see more on this story of the man that is bringing history into the future. Then go out and pick up the latest copy of Skin & Ink magazine now!
Allow me to introduce Lord Nez! Nez is my friend and an aspiring MC that is clearly making headway in the game of Hip Hop. I have known Lord Nez for sometime going back to his days when he worked for Russell Simmons at RUSH. Since knowing Nez from day one, I have always seen a light in him and knew it would be only a matter of time until he would shine bright. Fast Forward to today and Nez has been hustling hard and getting his music out to the streets and the world of Hip Hop. Nez was actually kind enough to do this exclusive interview with REYNOLDS 2.2. So as always without further delay let me share with you all my interview with Lord Nez...
REYNOLDS 2.2:Where are you from?
Lord Nez:I'm from Hollis Queens, NY and Woodhull Ave to be exact, Born & Raised.
REYNOLDS 2.2:Where did you get the name Lord Nez?
Lord Nez:At first in the hood and back then I was MC Strangler for about 3-4 years from the ages 13 to 16 or 17. Then me & my boy Seth was reading books, and he was building about the past like on different names, different people and he said Lord of Nazerith. I was like oh shit, Lord Nezerith lol! Then I cut it to Lord Nez because Nez is my real name. Then After High School I got up with Russell Simmons, and I told him my name and ever since he has been calling me that name... the rest is history.
REYNOLDS 2.2: When did you first discover your passion to be a MC?
Lord Nez:Maybe at 10yrs old, I wrote my first rap at my grandma's crib and from there it was on. Yet even earlier than that time my mother took me to see the movie Beat Street in 1984, I was a kid that shit had a big impact on me as far as wanting to be involved in the Hip Hop culture. I kind of just grew into it, also Video Music Box played a big factor!
REYNOLDS 2.2: How long have you been practicing your talent at being a MC?
Lord Nez:Man easy, 19 Years...
REYNOLDS 2.2:What inspires you to be a MC?
Lord Nez:Life and the struggle not having shit wanting to be heard. Girls lol! Rapping so the females can like you. Art, seeing dope pieces of work whether it's illustration or paintings. Music or just the sound of mother nature, music is moods & emotions whatever you go through at the time the sound will manifest into that. That's why if you look at the past, all of the great MC's spit about their world and what they went through, and just reality. So it took into natural form and into greatness cause the REAL can relate.
REYNOLDS 2.2: How do you see yourself being in the game of Hip Hop to bring change?
Lord Nez: Well Change is for Obama and them lol! Na! Seriously nothing is new under the sun to me and everything is being done in Hip Hop. But I will bring a change of direction when my time comes, as far as substance in my lyrics, feelings and a quality production with a vintage feel. I'm not following what's hot. I'm sticking to my own lane and influencing others just to be honest and be themselves as living truth. I just want to add on to the contributions of the greats before me. When I leave my music it will be remembered forever by someone.
REYNOLDS 2.2:We both have a common friend named Saer AkA Slanty Asian Eyed Rebel. Can you tell me more about the track I heard with you & Saer?
Lord Nez:Yeah me and Saer worked at Rush together with Russell and he's still over there now. We both had common interest in Hip Hop and so we clicked. A while back ago I had a spot in Battery Park City that I was holding down lol! I had my studio equipment with me, so I hit Saer up and he was in the area and came through. We was just building and 3 hours later we had that song. It wasn't planned that's just how life is great minds create when inspired.
REYNOLDS 2.2:What's the connection with you and Mobb Deep?
Lord Nez: Funny, I think maybe 2002 I ran up on Alchemist when I was at Rush. I told him who I was and we exchanged contact information. Long story short he linked me with Prodigy and the rest was history. I'm definitely more tighter with Prodigy than Havoc and Alchemist as well but its all fam! It's definitely a Queens thing non-the-less and since I was 14yrs old I've been rocking with MOBB Deep, so to have them as fam years later is a honor.
REYNOLDS 2.2:What would you tell other aspiring artist who want to be in the game of Hip Hop?
Lord Nez:Man stop wearing tight clothes and trying to dress like your from Europe lol! No disrespect lol! Na! Seriously just be original and don't think getting a deal is everything, brand your name and your music. We are in a different age and I'm from a era where you could run up to a person at a label with a demo to just getting on for being around paying dues. Now its dick riding and politics as a motha! Everything from if you want to be a big ass kisser and be political or if you want to be great just be original and the music will speak for it's self!! Everyone isn't going to make it as a rapper that's just reality, so if u really want it hard body then grind non-stop! People are going to front but you just have to keep going!!
REYNOLDS 2.2:What can we expect from you in 2011?
Lord Nez:Man the Take Over! "Lord Nez - Presents Wanted" mixtape I dropped on Christmas and my last mixtape also dropped on January 1, 2011 - titled "Golden Era 90's edition". Shout out to Danny Mota of Palis & Hot Press Tees for doing the cover!! Danny is doing big things online right now! I'm dropping a LP with French producer M7 fts, Ilacoin, Capone, Imam Thug, Big Noyd, 40 cal, Sha Stimuli, Shawn PenakaLiL Shawn, Ty Nitty of Imfamous Mobb just to name a few. Pure gritty NYC album all around its about to speak for it's self. I think that's going to make a nice dent in the underground Hip Hop world. Plus more mixtapes & collaboration projects! I also have 3 EPS I'm dropping, more videos and performances to come. Hopefully model for some clothing brands on some fly shit. I'm also branding my name with apparel hats, bandannas & etc - lol! Promo shit and It don't stop til the casket drop. Giving praise due to the Most High! Keep Pushing!!!! Peace!!
So there you have it people! Lord Nez is focused, determined and already in the mix with smoking guns! I listened to the "Golden Era 90's edition" mixtape and it for sure takes me back to that original 808 NY Hip Hop! Nez laces each track with his own flow and style that will surely gain the interest of those true Hip Hop Headz and new comers!
Nez thanks for the interview and as always keep doing ya thing playa!