Steff Reed is a singer, songwriter, producer and self-taught multi-instrumentalist who is currently touring and working on the follow-up to his self-produced debut EP, #TheIntervention. Reed is also promoting his latest single "Frontline" which has been heard at marches and protests throughout the east coast and mid west. The song reflects on the difficult time we face dealing with police brutality, much like great artists before us with songs that made question the harsh realities like Marvin Gaye's “What’s Going On?" Reed has won various awards for his work behind the scenes as a songwriter, composer and producer: working with artists such as Trey Songz, Swizz Beats, Eric Roberson, Kenny Lattimore and Jhene Aiko.
As a performer he has been invited to grace the stages of landmark New York City performance spaces (The Legendary Apollo Theater, S.O.B’s, The Bitter End and Webster Hall). He's performed at Protests and Rallies with prolific scholar and orator Dr. Cornel West, and toured iconic international performance venues (London’s Royal Albert Hall) with the late great soul icon Bobby Womack.
He has received attention from respected online media outlets such as NPR.com, AfroPunk.com, Vibe.com and print magazines including Essence Magazine. Reed's music has been played on National radio (107.5 FM WBLS with Lenny Green), Sirius Satelite Radio/Shade45 with Angela Yee and Power 105.1 FM and has been nominated for a GRAMMY award as Music Educator.
Although his career started in music he has now expanded his brand to include education, curating live music and art events, filmmaking, activism and philanthropy.
With a father who successfully owned his own business since 1978 and a mother who supported his dream and oversaw the daily production, JannahNaima’s childhood fascination with being an entrepreneur was inevitable.
As a lifelong lover of art and fashion, discovering stylish and unique products has always been an aspiration for JannahNaima. At first, the idea of introducing something different and distinctive into the fashion world seemed challenging. However, growing up in New York City instilled a significant amount of courage and determination in JannahNaima. Inspired by the beauty and elegance of Arabic, the JannahNaima Collection introduces the fashion world to the exotic gracefulness of the language. Each bag is handcrafted designed in a fashion to display the simple beauty of the language using Arabic calligraphy brushstrokes.
As a devoted wife and mother of three, JannahNaima is proud to share products that represent across both cultural and ethnic lines. The JannahNaima Collection attracts those from all walks of life.
Styled By Zubaidah
STYLED BY ZUBAIDAH is a fashion and accessories company founded by Zubaidah Abdul-Hakim, who is an accountant by profession but a designer and fashionista at heart!
Styled by Zubaidah was founded in February 2013 with Islamic jewelry and in 2014 branched into modest dresses for women sizes 12-22.
There is a huge void in the fashion industry for Muslimah's over the size of XL. Being a curvy woman myself I found that my options were very limited, so my new mission was to create a beautiful product that you ladies would love to wear but also make covering for the pleasure of Allah much easier.
Every piece of jewelry and clothing was designed with you ladies in mind
S.GARVEY is a line created by self-taught designer Sam Garvey. The collective of pieces exemplifies what I like to call "Eclectic Chic'. The line consists of bright pieces mixed with different fabrication.
Currently working on branding herself, S.Garvey is currently doing fashion shows, building with stylists and working on tear sheets and editorials. For more information email S.Garveycollection@gmail.com
Argentina-born and New York-raised, Patrick was exposed as a youth to the cultural melting pot of New York City's Lower East Side. His upbringing was set to the backdrop of Latin rhythms, hip-hop beats, rock ballads, and pop music staples. "CBGB's was only a couple of blocks from my house,” he recalls. "That place birthed the Ramones as well as countless other acts that fueled the movement and vibe that really defined that NY feel and attitude of the 70's and 80's. That was the era that gave NY its infamous personality known all over the world today.” Patrick began his adventure with music in college where he co-hosted a radio show for over three years at the university's station. Piggy-backing off the radio show, he soon began Djing local parties in and around the university. After graduating he continued organizing parties and soon decided to take his career a step further by attending audio engineering school in NY, which he completed in the summer of '08. Soon after, Patrick began working as a freelance engineer gaining hands on experience working with different producers, singers, and songwriters from various different genres of music. In the meantime, he continued to Dj parties all over the city, gaining a name and following for himself after landing a weekly residency at the popular Lotus nightclub in NYC’s Meat Packing District. Due to this residency, he soon found himself playing gigs and traveling throughout the country bringing his music to many different venues and nightclubs. In '09, Patrick began engineering and working with longtime friend Filsonik. While in their studio sessions he started to dabble with the production of electronic music, and now after more than two years of collaboration the two decided to combine talents and start the Gran Manzana record label. The 2010 launching was successfully celebrated with a label tour in South America that included Brazil, Chile, and his native home land of Argentina, which began to create an overseas fan base for him. Now 2012 is set to be an exciting year as various albums have already been completed by multiple producers and will be released within the upcoming months along with productions by Patrick himself.
New York City Based Hip Hop Artist
Help For Humanity
Every month, Help For Humanity feeds underresourced families in Senegal, West Africa. Our mission is to address the problem of hunger, one family at a time. Since the beginning of 2012, we have fundraised over $5,000 and distributed more than five tons of rice to families in Senegal. With our #25for25 campaign, we set out to recruit 25 ordinary people to donate $25 towards a family in need. This $25 donation can feed a family of four for an entire month. We have accomplished that goal and now we are soaring to new heights.