Karena Evans, Director, Popp Rok (Photo by Ryan Bolton)

The Power of Creative Collectives: (Printed in Applied Arts magazine)

Back in 1976, on a stoop in Staten Island’s projects, a collaboration was born between two eight-year-old cousins. With breakdancing and freestyling finding its footing in New York City, the group grew by adding varied musical artists and friends. Selling marijuana on the side, they would produce their work in dark basements, nightly. Fast forward…

DJ M-Rock on his rooftop

Meet DJ M-Rock

A recent article I shot and wrote for blogTO. DJ M-Rock loves the hustle of the game. Getting his start in '99, M-Rock got serious after getting fired from his advertising job in 2008. Ever since, it has been a steady flow of DJ battles, mixtapes, some producing and of course, straight-up DJing. Having rubbed shoulders with…