Dame Dash: Gotta Respect His Hustle!

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A native of Harlem, USA, Dame Dash was an early pioneer of marketing and branding; in terms of hip hop. Enter Roc-A-Fella, alongside rapper/businessman Jay-Z and business partner Kareem Burke, the ultimate tri-fecta!

Even after the dissolution of hip hop’s premier clique, Dash still represents the true essence of what it means to hustle. Dame Dash has faced numerous setbacks during his professional career as well as personal life. From broken marriages to losing his love, Aaliyah; these experiences would have crushed the average man. Dame’s “never quit” mentally is prevalent in virtually every word he speaks, which certainly needs to be emulated by others. Not too many in his industry have such a high level of perseverance and focus. Even with the legal issues he has faced, D. Dash manages to come out on top or at the least break even.

Dame Dash is an experienced director, actor, film producer, writer, record executive, media proprietor and entrepreneur. This is quite a number of accomplishments for one person. When not spending quality time with loved ones, Dame Dash is consistently building and maintaining his various brands. Dash founded DD172, a media collective which encompasses: America Nu, a magazine; VNGRD79, a web design firm; BluRoc Records, a record label division. It also includes an art gallery. He curates a visual streaming platform, similar to the likes of Netflix, through his Dame Dash Studios imprint. Dash offers quality products and services for sale from his Poppington brand site.

Whatever you do don’t count this man out or doubt his drive or ambition. Dame Dash is sure to show you that he doesn’t just talk-the-talk but he can walk-the-walk.

Here are some important links:

https://www.damedashstudios.com/

https://www.poppington.com/

http://www.dd172newyork.com/

http://duskowineandspirits.com/

The T-Shirt Biz: Where Did I Go Wrong?

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At an early age, when I was first able to pick up a pencil, I became fascinated with drawing. During my teen years, I wanted to be a comic book artist but unfortunately fate had a different plan in mind.

There were real life experiences that forever altered the path to my original dreams. These life occurrences previously mentioned consisted of bad relationships, health issues, as well as insurmountable debt; among other things. I still kept determination and perseverance on my mind to get me to the next level.

In the earlier part of my adult years, while attending college on Staten Island, I became inspired by a hip hop group to get involved with fashion. With me being more in control of my destiny, I decided to pursue my interest in clothing primarily printed t-shirts. At the beginning, I had a business partner with whom I formed a clothing label other than the one I have now. We eventually parted ways due to some creative differences.

Fast forward years later, I made my first attempt to strike out on my own with another fashion label. It never worked due to a lackluster name. Then came my solo project number two which ended up being the next miss. That didn’t stop me from creating until finally I came across a name I could get behind.

I had an epiphany…”Rhorie Drey Brand”. It flowed so perfectly and there was such a positively proud air about it. That lead me to add “Strength – Leadership – Focus”  as a tagline to promote self-empowerment. Through all the adversity I’ve faced I knew my new brand had to convey a positive message to inspire others.

There are many lessons I learned throughout the entire process of building a brand and being an entrepreneur. With whatever business you plan to start, make sure you do some homework on the subject matter. This is key and instrumental in making the journey to success move much more smoothly. Come up with a strategy from start to finish of how you plan to build your brand. It’s important to also have an endgame whether you plan to license your business or sell it outright. Insure you trademark, copyright or patent your idea to prevent thieves from jacking your vision.

Here are some starter links to help you on your way:

https://www.sba.gov/

https://www.trademarkengine.com/

https://www.angelinvestmentnetwork.us/entrepreneurs-home

https://www.legalzoom.com/

https://www.customink.com/

https://www.copyright.gov/

http://www.ooshirts.com/

 

#RDFB Top 5 Fashion Forward Rappers “Ladies 1st” Version 1.0

Now it’s the ladies time to shine, we review women of the Hip Hop world, who are making a big splash in the fashion world also. Check out our picks as we count down from #5 to #1!

 

5. Lauryn Hill

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4. Light Skin Keisha

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3. Meg thee Stallion

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2. Cardi B

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1. Nicki Minaj

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…And, YES, these are our choices for Fashion Forward Female Rappers! Stay tuned for the NEXT wave!>>> Click on images to visit their individual Wikipedia pages!

Free T-Shirt Giveaway!

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We are switching up the pace a little bit by promoting this Free T-Shirt Giveaway for the Rhorie Drey HEF radio show on the Stationhead app‼️ Make sure you are tuning in on a regular @ rhoriedreyhef on Stationhead and put your user name in the comment section with your gender‼️ The deadline is between now and 11:59p June 26, 2020 to be entered to win a free t-shirt repping the Rhorie Drey Fashion Blog via WordPress – 1 girl and 1 guy will win‼️ US entries only…‼️ Don’t let this opportunity pass you by…if successful we will have more giveaways in the future… 👕👩🏾👨🏽👂👍🏾♾✅🤷🏽‍♂️🙏🏽💡‼️ #freestuff #giveaway #tshirt #thankyou #crowdparticipation #freebies #trending #usonly #limitedtime #unitedstates #viral #blogger #stylist #fashion

 

Contact me @dre_from_jerz via DM on Instagram with any questions, suggestions or comments!

#RDFB Top 5 Fashion Forward Rappers The 4th Edition

Here in the 4th installment, we review a who’s who of the Hip Hop world, who is making a giant splash in the fashion world also. Check out our picks as we count down from #5 to #1!

 

5. Drake

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4. Maino

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3. Nasir Jones

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2. NAV

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1. O.T. Genasis

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…And, YES, these are our choices for Fashion Forward Rappers! Stay tuned for the NEXT wave!>>> Click on images to visit their individual Wikipedia pages!

#RDFB Top 5 Fashion Forward Rappers Part III

With the 3rd installment, we review a who’s who of the Hip Hop world, who is making a giant splash in the fashion world also. Check out our picks as we count down from #5 to #1!

5. Jeezy

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4. Rick Ross

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3. Fabolous

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2. Gucci Mane

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1. Jim Jones

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…And, YES, these are our choices for Fashion Forward Rappers! Stay tuned for the NEXT wave!>>> Click on images to visit their individual Wikipedia pages!

Rhorie Drey H.E.F.™ “Where Street Meets Chic!” EPK

Rhorie Drey H.E.F.™ (a/k/a Rhorie Drey Brand) is an independent fashion label & lifestyle brand. The prevailing message behind Rhorie Drey H.E.F.™ is one of self-empowerment and entrepreneurship. The niche brand is geared towards young entrepreneurs, college students, tastemakers, jetsetters and fashionistas. The design of each garment and select piece of footwear is understated, simply articulated  and what we like to call street chic.

Here is a list of reference links to past articles/features/events:

Interview with Big Boy Dogg on medium.com (2016)

https://medium.com/@dominos197822/where-were-you-born-drey-f83a14edc724

Brand was featured in the Stylin-n-Profilin section of www.koncreteflava.net (2015)

Exclusive Q&A in Nucentz Magazine Issue # 5 – Hip Hop Edition – page 13 (2014)

AVAILABLE NOW! http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/818468

Advert in Nucentz Magazine Issue # 1 – page 27 (2013)

AVAILABLE NOW! http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/386164?__r=233938&s=w

Interview for Downtown Orlando Fashion Week  (2013)

http://orlandointernationalfashionweek.com/designer-watch-rising-shirt-designer-rhorie-drey-increases-brand-awareness-by-bucking-conventional-wisdom/

1st Magazine Advert in Desirable Mag Issue May/June – page 39 (2012)

Link: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/402287

Music:

Sponsored Artist Rav.P EP Listening Session (2012)

Link: http://hiphopnews.spatemag.com/2012/06/rav-p-listening-session-july-3rd-2012.html

“Dressed To Chill” The Fashion Soundtrack by Rhorie Drey Brand [No DJ] (2012)

Download for Free Now! http://www.datpiff.com/No-DJ-Dressed-To-Chill-The-Fashion-Soundtrack-mixtape.374077.html

Dj Blazita R&B Summer Jams Vol. 5 sponsored by Rhorie Drey Brand (2012)

Download for Free Now! http://djamandablaze.com/2012/05/dj-blazita-rb-summer-jams-vol-5/

Music video featuring our 1st Hoodie [Rav.P – Make This Dough & Visions Freestyle] (2011)

Music video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g13czh3Dtuw

#RDFB Top 5 Fashion Forward Rappers V.2

Here is the 2nd Round! We review a who’s who in the Hip Hop world who is making a giant splash in the fashion world as well. Check out our picks as we count down from #5 to #1!

5. Tory Lanez

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4. Meek Mill

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3. T.I.

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2. Wale’

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  1. Nipsey Hussle* (*post-humously)

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…And, YES, these are our choices for Fashion Forward Rappers! Stay tuned for the NEXT wave!>>> Click on images to visit their individual Wikipedia pages!

R&B Singers & Rappers Wanted for NEW Compilation!

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Do you rap…or can you actually sing??? Well, we are looking for true masters of their craft to submit original compositions to help promote our brand. Enter…”Rhorie Drey H.E.F. brings you Dressed to Chill: The Fashion Soundtrack Part 2” which is a mixtape/compilation. This will not only promote our clothing line but the artist themselves as well.

The Original Dressed to Chill” was just a short offering of musically-inclined local talent. This time around, we want to take things up a notch with our next effort. Fresh acts over awesome beats…so what are you waiting for? Here is your time to shine, youngin!

Hit the Contact Us link to find out more…

RHORIE DREY BRAND’s Top 5 Fashion Forward Rappers.

In this segment, we review a who’s who of the Hip Hop world, who is making a giant splash in the fashion world also. Check out our picks as we count down from #5 to #1!

5. Pusha T

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4. Young Thug

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3. 2 Chainz

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2. Jay Z

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  1. Future

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…And, YES, these are our choices for Fashion Forward Rappers! Stay tuned for the NEXT wave!>>> Click on images to visit their individual Wikipedia pages!