The second installation of Pineapple Express by t.brownmedia and GodBody represented the DMV's own and had a cultural impact that could not be denied. There was an array of talent featured, from photographers to fashion designers, and artist to music makers. Vendors t.brownmedia, Ninth Life, and Girls and Green Co. featured some of their newest merchandise. The Pineapple Express visors designed by T.brown herself, collaborated with MiNK, made an enormous debut and caught the eye of the whole venue. We at Ninth Life were in attendance as well, showcasing a few unreleased F/W17 pieces, as well as some of our most recent pieces, such as the MiNK capsule.
While vibing out to some of the most hype tracks orchestrated by a variety of rappers, there were many connections made with other creatives from the area. The aura in the air thats felt when multiple millennials come together to support one another is captivating. The vibrations going through your body while you're surrounded by nothing but good energy and people wanting to rage and have fun right with you is such a rush. Each artist brought electric energy to the stage, while each vendor represented strongly for their brand. The comradery that comes with supporting black businesses are one of a kind connections. With the right drive and intention, there is nothing that can deter you from maximizing your potential and putting your talents on display for the world to see.
Major shout outs to a few of the artist involved and photographed in the following pictures i.e. Mikey $avage, Air Jxhnie, Lul Big Brother, Papi Pujols, Al Hostile, Filth 800, Kontradiction, Scottie Piff, Brad Litt, Dizzy Gordo, and Tay Cool.