For Randall Yarborough, being highly in tune with his surroundings as an adolescent was the foreshadowing of his future career. The footwear designer grew up on the west side of Detroit, MI — off of Joy Road to be exact — and was fascinated by the buildings in the downtown area. While he didn’t know exactly just what architecture was at the time, he knew he wanted to get his hands on it.
Mar 10, 2023
Dr. Dre represented for South LA when he showcased the records that have shaped his legendary career this past Super Bowl Sunday and the proof showed in the numbers. AfroTech previously reported that the Dr.Dre and Snoop Dogg -laced track, “Still D.R.E.” hit over a billion views on YouTube after their halftime performance. The record was released in 1999 and for more than two decades it’s re-appeared on the Billboard charts. While sitting in the wins of still being a long-standing force in the industry, now, he’s helping the next generation break the mold with a new partnership. The music mogul has teamed up with adidas and PENSOLE Design Academy to launch an innovative school program “that blends fashion, technology, and entrepreneurship,” according to Rolling Stone. Joining him to teach the young entrepreneurs is his longtime business and music partner Jimmy Iovine. Students located in LA County will be offered a new curriculum spearheaded by the Iovine and Young Academy, the USC...
Feb 18, 2022