34 episodes

Branded by dictionary definition in the commerce world means carrying the brand or trademark of a manufacture. In today’s world, the definition of a brand has opened up to much more. Brand’s can be the label names we wear, the companies we support, down to our own individual selves. This podcast will focus particularly on Brands in the streetwear world.
As a part of Debonair Material, BRNDD will interview not just people behind the brands but also some of the influencers on these brands. Musicians, artists, athletes and store owners have created their own brand and we want to examine how these worlds collide. So tune in as host, Donte’ Cotton, Owner of Debonair Material takes you inside the streetwear culture.

BRNDD: Conversations with Creatives Donte Cotton & Ronald James

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Branded by dictionary definition in the commerce world means carrying the brand or trademark of a manufacture. In today’s world, the definition of a brand has opened up to much more. Brand’s can be the label names we wear, the companies we support, down to our own individual selves. This podcast will focus particularly on Brands in the streetwear world.
As a part of Debonair Material, BRNDD will interview not just people behind the brands but also some of the influencers on these brands. Musicians, artists, athletes and store owners have created their own brand and we want to examine how these worlds collide. So tune in as host, Donte’ Cotton, Owner of Debonair Material takes you inside the streetwear culture.

    Cheresse Thornhill-Goldson and Liz Connelly

    Cheresse Thornhill-Goldson and Liz Connelly

    Donte and Ronald are joined by Cheresse Thornhill-Goldson (Design Director of Adidas S.E.E.D. and No Shoes Creative) and Liz Connelly (Co-founder and program manager of Adidas S.E.E.D.). The BRNDD duo get to chop it up with Liz and Cheresse about their history in design, forming the S.E.E.D. program and more!
     
    Highlights:
    5:50 - Introductions
    17:29 - What is Adidas S.E.E.D.?
    20:15 - Taking a Leap of Faith
    25:58 - Creating a Comfortable Space
    31:39 - The moment of Clarity
    33:56 - Getting into Adidas S.E.E.D.
    38:00 - Age Ain't Nothing but a Number
    42:34 - Working at the Brooklyn Farm
    50:05 - The Favorites
    55:33 - The BRNDD 10
    Check out Cheresse and Liz's BRNDD 10 Playlist on Spotify:
    Cheresse:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4fGt7Obz4cWRn1OBih90hh?si=Nob41-kURIy4f3KJx3F_Lg
     
    Liz:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/78KPEK41I4YouHR77Esi3h?si=aVamPRkTS3y2FBLefOLe7w
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Dexton Deboree

    Dexton Deboree

    Dexton Deboree is a filmmaker and branded content creator who has worked with the likes of Nike and Jordan Brand. He's also the founder of Falkon, a creative production agency. Ronald and Donte sit down with Dexton to talk about his journey into becoming a director, working with Will Smith, his Unbanned: The Legend of the AJ1 documentary and more. Time Stamps:
    6:21 - Finding Sports
    12:03 - Moving from Athlete to Artist
    17:41 - From Cigar Talk to Commercial Work for Jordan Brand
    32:20 - Unbanned: The Legend of the AJ1
    38:24 - The Importance of Minority Storytelling
    48:45 - Will Smith's "Best Shape of My Life"
    58:19 - Favorites
    1:01:43 - The BRNDD 10
     
    Check out Dexton's BRNDD 10 Playlist on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/46gdlUkr9xXSIcSfQ2ONje
    Visit http://brnddpodcast.com/ to subscribe to the podcast, listen to past episodes, and find out about future projects!
    Follow us: https://www.facebook.com/brnddpodcast https://www.instagram.com/brnddpodcast https://twitter.com/brnddpodcast

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Numa Perrier

    Numa Perrier

    Numa Perrier is a creative whose artistry extends to curation, acting, producing, directing and beyond. Her devotion to authenticity and quality has insured that she is a staple in the entertainment industry. Her movie Jezebel , distributed by Ava Duvernay's Array, is now streaming on Netflix.
    Highlights:
    0:00 Intro / Catch Up 22:06 Numa Perrier Introduction 28:15 BLACK + SEXY TV 41:42 Smilf and Frankie Shaw 48:09 When did you first start creating? 52:30 Jezebel, Sex Work, and its relevance 1:17:48 Queen Sugar 1:18:52 Black People are Light 1:24:17 Jordan Peele A.K.A. "Boyfriend Jordan" 1:28:03 The Perfect Find, Blood Mother and Toxic 1:35:19 Which artists are on Numa's radar? 1:41:53 House of Numa 1:43:03 The Favorites 1:47:15 BRNDD 10 Playlist 1:50:22 Closing / Parting Words To Creatives Check out Numa's Toxic Edition BRNDD 10 Playlist on Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/46gdlUkr9xXSIcSfQ2ONje
    Visit http://brnddpodcast.com/ to subscribe to the podcast, listen to past episodes, and find out about future projects!
    Follow us: https://www.facebook.com/brnddpodcast https://www.instagram.com/brnddpodcast https://twitter.com/brnddpodcast

    • 1 hr 56 min
    Jazerai Allen-Lord

    Jazerai Allen-Lord

    Jazerai is a Sneaker Strategist, Designer and writer from California living in New York. She's worked with the likes of Reebok to put out her own shoe and is featured on Lena Waithe's Sneaker docu-series "You Ain't Got These" now streaming on Quibi. 
     
    Highlights: 
    4:07: Blue Chucks 7:19: The Birth of Sneaker Internet 9:30: The Challenges of being a woman in to Sneakers 13:50: The Club C x Jazerai 25:59: Sneaker Mom 28:30: "You Ain't Got These" 32:45: Lena Waithe 34:58: Working with Reebok 44:03: the importance of Women Empowerment 47:40: Kicks on Fire 55:28: Life after KOF 1:04:21: Being "That Bitch" 1:08:00: The Wall of Fame 1:21:06: The Favorites 1:37:00: The BRNDD 10

    • 1 hr 48 min
    Tommie Battle

    Tommie Battle

    Tommie Battle is a professional photographer who got his start shooting sneakers for fun and Baltimore Night life in college. Over the years he's progressed to shooting for the MLS in New York, podcasts and more.
    Highlights:
    3:50: Life in Quarantine 6:25: sneakers and Kodak cameras 13:06: radio is dead 21:17: The Smoking Section and Early Blog Days 24:54: Going off Instinct vs. Technique 27:42: Taking a break from photography 34:54: Nike Talk to Twitter 45:03: picking the Camera back up 57:07: The Favorites 1:10:30: The BRNDD 10

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Jacques "Kustoo" Slade

    Jacques "Kustoo" Slade

    Jacques Slade is one of the biggest personalities in Youtube Sneaker media. His video of his tour of Michael Jordan's famous Illinois Mansion recently hit 16 million views. Donte and Ronald talk to Jacques on how he went from a music teacher to where he is today. 
    Highlights: 
    3:11: Who is Jaques Slade 6:10: Kicks on Fire Days 14:32: Jacques first video 18:24: Quality vs. Content 20:29: Can't smell your own roses 27:24: The Brands are Watching 31:35: The Future of Sneaker Media 34:09: Working Outside of Youtube 39:50: The Last Dance 41:48: Technology in sneakers 44:28The Favorites 47:00: The BRNDD 10

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

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thasweetestang ,

Awesome!

I really enjoyed your first episode. The chemistry that Donte and Ron has is amazing. I will definitely continue to follow all that you do!

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