Reebok Classics with the help of Suite Nation’s Ian Callender and Rock Creek Social Club hosted “Kunta’s Culture” at Ben’s Next Door (1211 U Street) yesterday. The afternoon centered on fashion, art, music and education.
While guests ate brunch and sipped on Hennessy cocktails, they were also treated to a fresh pair of Reebok Classic Leathers, some with the Gum Sole. Guests also enjoyed artwork from somewearmasks, graffiti artists Andrew Funk and Brian along with illustrator Rob G., which adorned the walls. (If you get a chance, stop by Ben’s this week. Their artwork will be up all week!
The deejay even played a Reebok-inspired playlist, which included tracks from King Kendrick, Swizz Beatz and others.
The Mellowtones, a Jazz vocal club from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, opened the program with six soulful songs, including a rendition of “What’s Going On” from D.C. native Marvin Gaye.
Later, Bens Next Door Creative Director W. Ellington Felton dropped a few tracks.
Hip-hop artist Rapsody, who was featured on Kendrick’s latest album To Pimp a Butterfly, was featured front and center at the event. She sat down with Washington Wizards’ host Rodney Rikai for an intimate interview on her involvement with Kendricks project and the process of production.