Rych E Ry

Just like some wish to succeed in their own lives, some wish their success brings about the success of many others. They invest time and money within their respective communities in hopes of making a difference. 24-year-old Rych E Ry from Kansas City, Kansas, has refined her skills while helping those around her flourish. A…

Ja’Male Morrow Jr.

From the outside looking in, a barbershop may appear as just a spot where people go to get haircuts. Besides being a place customers can receive the freshest fades and trendiest tapers, barbershops are regarded as epicenters for African American cultures and communities. The cultural impact of barbershops resonated with 25-year-old Barber and Entrepreneur Ja’Male…

Michaela Charles

All too often the skillfulness of hairstylists is overlooked despite how needed they are. There is a certain mastery required in the braiding, crocheting, and pinpoint precision placement of hair that hairstylists have to earn through constant practice. 22-year-old Michaela Charles out of Kansas City, Kansas is a hair extraordinaire on the rise. Growing up,…

Dairionn Billberry Sr.

You can reach your goals by taking a specific skill and honing it to its maximum potential, yet, while there’s nothing wrong with this route, many prefer to take a set of different skills and improve on those all at once. It’s said that most millionaires have at least seven streams of income because the…

Tezzy Tez

The term, “product of your environment,” generally has a negative connotation. Despite this, oftentimes we find it’s our environment that plays a part in pushing us to become the best versions of ourselves. Tezzy Tez, instrumentalist and 1/4 of Tha Goonez out of Wyandotte County in Kansas City, Kansas, has been surrounded by music for…

Sachhi

Everyone in life has a calling. Knowing what that calling is and how to achieve it isn’t always laid out in bold letters; it takes some searching. Luckily, life has a way of attracting us to what it’s meant for us to do. 28-year-old Sachhi out of Kansas City, Kansas, is a Music Producer working…

Drizi Dre

Sampling is an underrated skill in the world of production. Outsiders looking in don’t see the work it takes identifying the correct scale, BPM, and pitch of a sample to shape it for the beat. 28-year-old DeAndre “Drizi Dre” Arnold from Wyandotte County in Kansas City, Kansas, has gained and grown his expertise with chopping…

Guvinchi

Often we see how one’s upbringing has a direct impact on their interest and talents. Surrounded by music all his life, 29-year-old Guvinchi or “Gu” is a Producer and 1/4 of Tha Goonez production team. Bouncing back from Kansas City and Houston, Guvinchi credits both cities for raising him. Although predominantly musically inclined, Gu has…

Noah Blount

To think how much creatives can learn from others is crazy. The aesthetics and styles created in past times are still being emulated presently. When one values something, it’s normal for them to apply their signature twist to it. 22-year-old Noah Blount out of Kansas City, Missouri is a Videographer and Music Maker who’s been…

Amira Wang

Funding the life you want while working with your craft doesn’t always go hand in hand. Fortunately, some creatives have been able to find ways for their skills to work for them. Big Wang Baby is a multifaceted creator in her 20’s from both Kansas City and Raytown who’s turning her craft into cash. Proficient…