Collaborating with friends is one of my most favorite parts of what I do . This time, it was curating tunes for the stream of artists, athletes and industry folk being photographed by my dear friend, the incomparable Jonathan Mannion over two days at a DTLA studio turned Beats chill spot.
As if my front row seat to watching a master at work wasn't enough of a treat, the project that brought everyone together is also something I am really happy to have had a tiny part in. The STRAIGHT OUTTA SOMEWHERE campaign is designed not only to promote the Straight Outta Compton film depicting the rise of Beats bossman Dr. Dre and fellow N.W.A. members, but to inspire all of us to pay homage to where we come from and really, to own who we are. That is something I'm always in favor of.
Straight Outta Compton hits theaters August 14th.