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Moët & Chandon announced today its collaboration with renowned streetwear
designer Don C, featuring champagne bottles and an NBA-inspired hoodie imagined with the fashion forward NBA fan in mind. The storied French champagne House and Just Don founder are debuting the Moët & Chandon and NBA Collection by Just Don to fuse the culture of the NBA with the vibrant energy and heritage of the Maison, inspiring champagne-enthusiasts and basketball-lovers alike to celebrate a season of extraordinary moments.

As an echo of Moët & Chandon’s partnership as the Official Champagne of the NBA, the House is thrilled
to work with Don C, a cultural connector in his own right, to offer a fresh perspective on the design of the
brand’s iconic Impérial Brut and Nectar Impérial Rosé offerings. A longtime friend of the House, Moët &
Chandon tapped Don to cultivate the natural synergy between his artistic vision and the culture of both

“The fusion of sports and luxury is here now, and it’s here to stay. Collaborations like this will keep this
intersection of culture, luxury and sports, at the forefront of people’s minds, and I am excited to bring
together two worlds that mean so much to me, personally,” says Don C, Just Don Founder and Creative
Strategy & Design Advisor, Chicago Bulls. “As seen through their partnership with the NBA, Moët &
Chandon paints the picture of cultural relevance, while maintaining their luxury and centuries-old

Available exclusively in the United States, the limited-edition Moët & Chandon and NBA Collection by Just
Don draws inspiration from the heritage of Moët & Chandon blended with Don’s favorite sport: basketball.

The fashion savant’s keen eye for design is evident in the seamless integration of the two worlds, with an
attention to detail that fashion lovers and fans of Don have come to know as a mark of his work.
The collection, inspired by the game of basketball itself, infuses NBA marks that evoke a fun and whimsical feel while reflecting the quality of the Moët & Chandon brand, as well as logos from eight NBA teams including the Los Angeles Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans, Memphis Grizzlies, Miami Heat, Oklahoma
Thunder, Dallas Mavericks, Charlotte Hornets and the Milwaukee Bucks. The collaboration can be
collected, displayed, worn and enjoyed at the many occasions, big and small, that are meant to be

“We are thrilled to partner with our longtime friend of the House, Don C, giving him carte blanche to
revamp the design of two of our most coveted champagne bottles,” says Anne-Sophie Stock, Vice
President of Moët & Chandon. “Aligning with our brand identity, this collection of limited-edition Impérial
Brut, Nectar Impérial Rosé and customized hoodie brings to life the worlds of luxury and sport. Through
this collaboration, we encourage celebration around the extraordinary moments in life: from the big
championships to smaller life victories, and everything in between.”

The limited-edition bottle of Moët Impérial, adorned in an all-black finish with NBA team logos, is filled
with the House’s flagship champagne, defined by a bright fruitiness, seductive palate and elegant
maturity, all distinctive characteristics of Moët & Chandon’s blends. Its assemblage is designed to mirror
the richness and diversity of the Champagne region’s vineyards, structured with a slight dominance of
Pinot Noir, textured by Meunier and enhanced by the freshness of Chardonnay. The limited-edition Moët
Impérial bottle has a suggested retail price of $52 USD.

The bottle of Nectar Impérial Rosé, featuring team logos while left clear to allow the deep pink and copper color of the champagne to shine through, is filled with the most radiant and voluptuous expression of the Moët & Chandon styles. A champagne of choice for lovers of demi-secs, this wine pleases the senses with its refined and sophisticated richness, and distinguishes itself by its extravagant fruitiness, density on the palate and crisp finish, which surprises and delights. The limited-edition Nectar Impérial Rosé bottle has a suggested retail price of $60 USD.

To complete the capsule collection, Don C created a limited-edition hoodie that melds the luxury and
heritage of the Champagne house with an edgy, modern flare, crafted with intricate details, ideal for
celebrating your favorite teams during the 2023 NBA season and beyond.

The collaboration bottles in the Moët & Chandon and NBA Collection by Just Don will be available in
limited offerings beginning May 8 on and at select locations nationwide. The hoodies will
be packaged with the bottles exclusively on available beginning May 16 for $480 for the
set, while supplies last. A limited number of the hoodies will be available for purchase individually at the
Just Don store in Chicago.

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No Label Academy (NLA) is thrilled to announce its highly-anticipated return this fall, in partnership with renowned rapper, producer and entrepreneur IDK. As a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for social progress through the arts, No Label is committed to empowering BIPOC students with the knowledge, skills, and resources needed to jumpstart their careers in the music industry. NLA is  excited to announce its  return, and thrilled to see the impact that this innovative course will have on the music industry and beyond. With its commitment to social progress and innovation, NLA is truly setting the standard for educational excellence.  

With the support of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research and Harvard Art Museums at Harvard, the 10-day tuition-free music business seminar will bring together talented students from around the country for an immersive and unforgettable learning experience. Through active collaboration with industry and academia, NLA breaks down barriers and expands its programming to reach even wider audiences. This year, NLA has partnered with NIKE Inc. for the second year in a row, Nike, Converse and Jordan Brand will lend support to NLA along with Warner Music Group, and Sony Music Entertainment

With a roster of powerhouse curriculum advisors and previous guest speakers, including cultural icons such as the late Virgil Abloh, Amber Grimes, Tremaine Emory, and Tuma Basa, NLA is committed to providing a unique and stimulating educational experience that inspires future leaders and drives the culture forward. 

Check out a few testimonials from former NLA students: 

No Label changed my life forever by teaching me the ins and outs of the music business and putting me in rooms with individuals I thought I could never meet. We did a lot of great exercises in class that efficiently painted the picture that Professor Mills had on his agenda. No Label changed my approach to my artistry and expanded my mentality to go beneath the surface level when creating music. I’m personally making the greatest music of my career right now and I’m very proud of how I evolved, thanks to No Label.” — Brandon Scott

No Label Academy opened my eyes to the infinite possibilities the field of music offers me and fellow young creatives, confirming that success in this ever-changing music industry is more than possible.” — Kojo Oduro

NLA was a life changing experience that I am so grateful to have been a part of. I learned so much from the guest speakers, field trips, students, and of course Professor Jay/IDK. So much so that upon graduation I relocated from Detroit to Los Angeles shortly after completing the program and am now a Digital Marketer at RCA Records.” — Ashley

This year’s course will include live streaming at Howard University, remote activations for students on campus, and creative workshops that tap into the full breadth of students’ innovation. From the fundamentals of music business to studio sessions and peer-reviewed exercises, NLA offers a unique and engaging educational experience that is second to none. 

But NLA’s commitment to social progress doesn’t end there. The organization is also dedicated to providing access to its course to prison systems so that those looking to change their lives can do so with the best education in entrepreneurship and creativity.

“After an incredible year one, we’re excited to continue building a pipeline for BIPOC talent in the music industry. Breaking down barriers continues to be more important than ever. We hope our curriculum, coupled with the lessons from actual practitioners, continues to shed light on the need for increased equity and helps inspire more BIPOC to aspire for a career in the music business,” say Marcelo HD and Miles Weddle, Co-founders of No Label.

No Label and IDK’s ultimate goal is to level the playing field for BIPOC students entering the music industry, showing them how to apply knowledge and that it is possible to have a sustainable career in music. They will be announcing more details about their selective application process in 2023. 

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R&B/Soul Music’s Newest Star: Oshanna Listeners on a Journey of Self-Discovery and Empowerment





Meet Oshanna Naomi Davis, the rising star in R&B/soul music. She hails from Toronto but grew up in Brampton, and is currently based in Vaughan. Oshanna draws her inspiration from some of the greatest musicians, including Michael Jackson, Lauren Hill, Alicia Keys, Kiesha Cole, Mary J. Blige, and Jhene Aiko. Her music is a unique blend of R&B/soul, chill, and alternative sounds that represent her perspective on life.

For Oshanna, music is more than just a hobby; it’s her passion and calling. It provides her with a safe space to express herself and connect with others. Oshanna’s music invites her listeners on a journey of self-discovery, vulnerability, and empowerment. Her latest project, “Energy,” is a testament to the power of authentic connections and the transformative nature of friendship. It’s inspired by Oshanna’s close friendship with someone who taught her the real meaning of unconditional love.

“Energy” is the first single from Oshanna’s upcoming EP, which is scheduled to be released in August 2023. Her performance at the NXNE Festival in Toronto in June will be something to look forward to. Additionally, as the first-place winner of the Coast to Coast Artist Showcase, Oshanna will be going to the finals in Miami on November 11th to perform some unreleased music.

Through her music, Oshanna hopes to inspire her fans to follow their dreams and conquer their challenges. Her message of self-love, authenticity, and vulnerability is a source of liberation and empowerment for her listeners. As a rising star in the world of R&B/soul music, Oshanna’s future is undoubtedly bright. Her music is a beautiful invitation for her listeners to embark on a journey of self-discovery, vulnerability, and empowerment.

Check out her new single “Energy” below.

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Harry Martin: Re-Aligning Roller Disco & Hip-Hop




Long before roller disco and hip-hop were even a thought, the trend of roller skating was beloved worldwide. The first ever pair of skates were designed in 1760 by John Joseph Merlin but would ultimately fail due to an inefficient structure. However, the potential of the new skatewear was quickly realized, and by 1819, French inventor M. Petitbled patented the three-wheel inline model.

It wasn’t until 1863 that Petibled would forever “revolutionize the roller skate” and introduce the quad skate that we all know and still use today. From then on, mass production would start, quickly followed by the opening of the first-ever skating rink in 1866 at a resort in Rhode Island.

For the next century, roller skating would be considered an activity everyone can enjoy: no matter age, gender, or race. However, as popular as it was, not even roller skating could break the white-and-black separation barrier. Even after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, skating rinks would still follow segregation precedents.

This would cause the black community to adopt certain venues as their own, including three legendary rinks in New York City. The Skate Key (Bronx), the Roxy in Manhattan, and the most legendary one of the all, EMPIRE in Brooklyn.

[Photos by Patrick D. Pagnano (1980)]

Ironically enough, a new genre of music in the urban world was rising in popularity in the mid-1970s within the City that included deejays and break-dancing with a more up-tempo sound; Hip-Hop. With roller skating slowly starting to lose its edge around this time, a revolution was needed once again, and the rising, new rhythmic was the exact piece necessary — and by 1979, roller disco was born.

The two sub-genres would help elevate one another tremendously. Roller disco transitioned rinks to upgrade their sound systems with DJ booths — and Hip-Hop would rely heavily on the fresh new atmosphere to showcase talent and break records. For years, the skating rink was the new nightclub, and similar to all other hotspots, that setting can attract just as much bad as good.

Violence would start to plague the roller disco world, and by the late 1990s, rinks were being forced to close. In 2007, the birthplace itself, EMPIRE, officially closed its door as well, marking the end of an era. And with the rise of technology and other sports such as baseball, basketball, and football fully thriving, roller-skating/disco was fading into a past-time hobby.

Nonetheless, a young entrepreneur by the name of Harry Martin is here to change that. Growing up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, and once an avid skater at EMPIRE himself, Harry was there to experience it all. The rise and downfall.

Like many others, Harry would lose his passion for roller skating following the closure of venues and not skate for years.It was until a company party nearly a decade later at Lakeside Prospect Park, that Harry would rediscover his love.

[source: instagram/harryjrmartin]

From that point forward, Harry’s mission was to revive that feeling for everyone else; by 2016, he founded The RollerWave. Initially, the concept was pop-up rinks, as he hosted multiple sold-out events at Webster Hall, the Hudson Hotel, and the W Hotel.

Although he was finding much success, Harry’s ultimate goal was to provide a concrete outlet he and many other Black Americans once depended on. And what better place than in his neighborhood of Brooklyn?

On February 11th, 2023, Harry officially opened the flagship Roller Wave location in Atlantic Terminal Mall, directly across the street from Barclays Center. The 24,000 square venue houses a 9,000-square-foot skating rink, along with modern amenities and aesthetics.

Furthermore, Harry also made it a point to include elements of what started it all—art, disco lighting, and most importantly, the music: Hip-Hop.


Hip-Hop started in the streets of New York City, just like roller disco. The two are synonymous with one another. We used Hip-Hop as an outlet to escape our troubles. It helped people tap into a source of light that’s inside all of us. 

It gave us a sense of confidence… and brought our communities together. That, in turn, started a lot of movement to fight the systems that keep us down. Everything successful is based on community.”


“Roller-skating has the same effect. It makes people feel whole again. Even as outcasts, we can find a tribe of people going through the same daily struggles and cope together in a fun, positive way.”

Harry has hosted multiple events synced with Hip-Hop in just four months of being open. Whether it’s with an artist or DJ such as Alicia Keys and Roxanne Shante, to the finale of Hulu’s Wu-Tang: An American Saga series with the cast, the trendy CEO always makes it a point to implement the soundtrack of the culture in some shape or form in the hottest new rink of the millennium. 

So the next time you’re in the mood for fun, fitness, and hip-hop, be sure to visit The RollerWave in Brooklyn- and lace up!


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