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Syreeta Gates Breaks Barriers As The First Black Woman To Appear On FOX's 'LEGO Masters'

Syreeta Gates strikes again! According to Because of Them We Can (BOTWC), the hip-hop archivist will make history as the first Black woman to appear on FOX’s “LEGO Masters.” An art collector, creative, and owner of The Gates Preserve, Gates uses her work to archive hip-hop culture and content for brands, content creators, public figures and creates live experiences and campaigns pushing hip-hop culture forward. Gates is also the co-founder of Most Incredible Studio, a creative studio that creates hip-hop-inspired LEGO art. The Queens, New York native is working alongside digital designer and LEGO enthusiast Randall Wilson to merge their love of hip-hop and LEGO to create innovative art pieces whose inspiration is drawn from groups like A Tribe Called Quest, Run DMC, and N.W.A. Both Wilson and Gates have been chosen to appear on season two of “LEGO Masters,” the LEGO building competition that allows contestants to “compete to be crowned the country’s most talented amateur LEGO...

Shanique Yates

Jun 11, 2021

Meet the Masterminds Behind the First Black-Owned Creative Studio For LEGO Art

A creative studio…for LEGO art? Sign us up! According to Because of Them We Can (BOTWC), Most Incredible was created by Syreeta Gates and Randall Wilson to be a studio “aimed at celebrating and commemorating the artists and moments that continue to elevate and define hip-hop culture — through LEGO.” Wilson, a front-end developer, and avid LEGO enthusiast, and Gates, a hip-hop activist and founder of The Gates Preserve — a multimedia company that focuses on the preservation of hip-hop through innovative experiences — have joined forces to create some masterpieces that display their love for LEGO and hip-hop culture. Gates, as a New York native, draws her inspiration from creatives who shaped hip-hop culture from films like “Belly”– which was filmed in her Queens neighborhood –and legendary stylist Misa Hylton. On the other hand, Wilson’s experience was similar having grown up in Atlanta and developing his love of hip-hop through groups like Organized Noize and labels like So So Def....

Shanique Yates

Dec 23, 2020