MAKING HISTORY…AGAIN

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All photos courtesy of William Ingalls

Excuse the pictures, as they are a little smaller than usual, but nevertheless a snap shot of the moment. I had the pleasure of being the “first” hip hop act to perform at the new $3 million Burchfield-Penny Art Center building on Saturday, Nov.22. 

From what I gather, hip hop wasn’t the entertainment of choice in the initial grand opening planning, but I’m grateful that I was given the opportunity to show and prove that my brand of music can be fun, positive and entertaining. Thanks Don!
The crowd was massive and more diverse than people would imagine a hip hop performance to be: Babies in strollers, foreign students, high school students in Nike Air sneakers, mid-age women in fur coats, skateboarders, parents, singles, etc…………….All having a good time in the name of love, peace and hip hop. 

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DJ’s LoPo and Cutler. Plus by nephew, B-Boy X who tore the roof of the joint with his poppin and lockin moves.

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About by Edreys

Edreys Wajed is a catalyst of inspiration and a walking enterprise of all things creative. The Buffalo native boasts a toolbox chock-full with talents and experiences ranging from a visual artist, jewelry designer and musical entertainer, to an educator and entrepreneur with notable recognitions respectfully in each. His approach in each endeavor is soundly unique, high quality and signature in presentation, having found his course as a creator early in life. As early as 14 years of age, when his mother invested in a pair of hair clippers for him, seeing as she could no longer afford to pay for his haircuts, Edreys taught himself the trade of barbering and soon began making money for himself in the basement of his childhood home. With his artistic ability he also began growing a client base and reputation for customized hats and clothes as well as logo design by hand, long before learning graphics in college. His creativity, craftsmanship and passion to inspire people are what drives his spirit of entrepreneurship. From having run his own stationery boutique and art gallery shared with his wife; touring nationally and internationally as a hip hop artist, Edreys is exceptionally diverse with his avenues of expression, including the fine craft of jewelry making, passed down from his father and master craftsman. Edreys is most recently recognized locally for his contribution as an artist on the Freedom Wall which features 28 civil rights dignitaries, 7 of which he painted with his unique style and use of line. “Creativity is my neighbor, I live by it,” says Edreys. View all posts by by Edreys

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