In 2002, J Dilla – aka “the most unbelievable beat producer on this earth” – was diagnosed with a rare blood disease. In the next few years to come, he was to continue working and creating some of the most inspiring beats known to the avid Hip Hop admirer, and stun the world (and all of its harsh critics) with the 31 tracks for his last album, titled “Donuts”, which was released just 3 days prior to his death.
Because sometimes, after a load of kimchi fries at Banh Mi Boys, you need to walk through the Richmond Street back alley and take some pictures. All you need in -20 C degree Toronto weather is a vintage faux-shearling and suede coat, purchased in South Korea in 2004, which somehow still allows a number of layers underneath it.
I am an international soul, with deep roots in my native Bulgaria, blessed with the greatest of opportunities to grow up around a variety of cultures over the years. Through a lifetime of adventures in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America – with numerous visits to a plethora of countries – I have grown to appreciate the very cultural differences that this platform aims to explore.