DAY 117 GRAMMY CHASE: ARTVOICE AWARD 2010


Best Hip Hop Act – Artvoice Best of Buffalo 2010.
I hustled over to the Town Ball Room after an evening of soccer practice with the boys, knowing that I would be late for the awards ceremony. I went solo as I normally do to most events, arriving at around 745, thinking surely that I missed all of the food and ceremonies, as it started at 6 pm.  As I walk in, one woman approached me after only being inside all of maybe 5 minutes, she says, “I really hope that you win tonight?” Hmmm…Not sure where she saw me or how she knew me, but I graciously accepted and thanked her for her kind wishes. Shortly after she walked away, I got a text from Selina Kaye from Skunkpost congratulating me on winning. Apparently I missed the announcement. I wasn’t sure if she knew for sure, as I didn’t know she was even present. But once it was confirmed by a friend of Clark Dever’s, Chris Smith, then it hit me. WOW!…I’m not sure that I’ve ever won anything 2 years straight.

Thank you to everyone, even Melody for her ATLien best wishes, in helping me be recognized by the hometown and Artvoice. I truly appreciate it. Still on with the Grammy Chase, the coveted Gramophone!!!

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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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