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July 1, 2014

New Music: Gill Graff feat. Emilio Rojas – Crown (Prod. by Cmplx)

Gill Graff feat Emilio Rojas New Music: Gill Graff feat. Emilio Rojas   Crown (Prod. by Cmplx)

“After releasing the singles “Until I Win” and “Police on My Back”, Gill Graff decides to drop one final single before his “Let Me Fail” project drops this summer 2014. This time, he links up with Rochester artist Emilio Rojas and producer Cmplx to collaborate and give us “Crown”.”

Day before yesterday I saw the bro Gill Graff shared that this track, “Crown”, featuring Emilio Rojaswas about to be released. This morning I check my email and there it was. If you’d like to give the track a listen do so here: Listen To Crown.

Reason why Gill and I shared the stage together, why we discussed plans for our ten city tour together, why have a couple tracks in the valut for you is because he’s a hustler who’s all about quality; alike every other artist whom has my respect. With that said, I expected nothing but quality, however, if this is your first time hearing about Gill’s music, don’t be too surprised about it.

I’ve never heard about Emilio Rojas before….One sec….That’s another reason why I respect the bro Gill, we’d be talking about music and he’ll be like, “yeah, you know so and so…”then I’m on Google like, “Oh Emilio, yeah, yeah, okay okay….” then eventually, if I think the artist is talented, I follow up with their work.

Emilio Rojas is an artist who I recommend you follow as well.

Other than overal “quality control” which holds a lot of weight for me, what makes a good track “for me” is quality content….basically people who communicate with relevant, sensible, listen-worthy ass shit.

Emilio & Gill’s verse did that..don’t believe me give a listen….

I’m out.

D. TUCKER

Connect with D. TUCKER on Twitter: @DwayneTucker

June 19, 2014

Things To Know About The Beats by Dr. Dre World Cup Commercial

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Nabil Elderkin for Beats by Dr. DreRobin van Persie of Holland featured in the Beats by Dr. Dre 2014 World Cup commercial, directed by photographer Nabil Elderkin.

Exploring this case study of The World Cup’s Beats by Dr. Dre commercial, “The Game Before The Game”, was enlivened by my love for ingenious advertising. Thanks to Oliver Laurent’s  Time Lightbox article (the best article covering its “Behind The Scenes” with words from the commercial’s director, Nabil Elderkin), sharing details to support, making analyzing easy.

We get a “supernatural-euphoric” feeling (at least I do) when we see an advertisement / a visual that we know will stir tidal boars in the internet’s seas. Unfortunately, Sony has legal damns built for Beats by Dr. Dre’s brilliantness; too bad it won’t stop them. When you create an awesome product, with brillant / knowledgeable artist (with a huge capital and connections) behind promoting, if you’re lucky, you’ll create a master piece alike the commercial. At least I’ll love to think that; I’d love to truly experience that; I will someday.

Over the years I’ve studied Advertising Design and Advertising at the Savannah College of Art & Design and Miami International University of Art & Design. In school you learn the fundamentals and recipes to crafting an AD, but for me, analyzing via case studies is fuel keeping my drive high in the creative lane. Before you continue reading, this blog post is for the kid online in his room thinking about a future in advertising like I once did, for the people who randomly appear to my blog to creep around, and for the people who want to read my thoughts on the commercial.

Oliver opens his article with, “The World Cup isn’t just about the love of soccer.” As I grow older, I learn neither, The World Cup, The NBA Finals, The Superbowl etc. are never solely about the love of the sport. My first observation is for stirring the ocean is Placement & Timing.

Because of the new partnership, Beat’s mark in our generation’s history, it’s only right for me to mention Apple’s 1984 AD aired Superbowl January 22nd, 1984. It seems the places to kickoff into history are football and futbol events. After reading about Beat’s recent band from FIFA because of the competitor Sony, I feel as if “The Game Before The Game” would have aired durning the game; luckily for them, it didn’t because the story line would have been different. Now they’re playing the best headphones game with Sony; I’m looking to the quality that’ll come. (What’s up with my headphone’s deal Beat’s By Dre!?)

The Brazilian start Neymar stars in the commercial-music-video on a phone conversation with father; right in time for father’s day past. Timing.

Before I share the video with my blog to conclude the entry, I’ll brush on the topics of Lifestyles, The Director and the agency he represents, then I’d like you to head over to Time Lightbox to read the Behind The Scenes article.

“The video also features Germany’s Mario Götze, Mexico’s Chicharito and other guest stars from Serena Williams to Lil Wayne.”

It only makes sense to communicate a product like Beat’s with multiple targets. Reset Content, the company Director Nabil Elderkin represents, illustrates the slice of life advertising the best I’ve seen. Until this commercial I’ve never heard about Rest Cotent, have a visual examination of the work of their other artist. Each artist is awe-inspiring.

I said enough already, the commercial is 10/10, I’m lost for words, Nabil, you’re the man and I’ll be studying your work and hopefully you’ll shoot for me someday…..that’s all.

June 3, 2014

D. TUCKER featured in Chanda Mbao’s ‘Champagne’ Music Video!

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US-Based Zambian Rapper Chanda Mbao premiers his new video for the song “Champagne” that features Alternative Hip-Hop Recording Artist D. TUCKER.

Song Written and Performed by Chanda Mbao and D. TUCKER
Song Produced by Gronery
Song Engineered and Mastered by Robert Dante.

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June 3, 2014

An Open Letter To Young Bahamian Males + Lady Millz ft. Dro Capone ‘Get Away’ Music Video

Dear Young Bahamian Men,

Welcome to my website if you are here for the first time, and if this isn’t your first time here, welcome back. My name is Dwayne Tucker a.k.a. D. TUCKER and I am the US-Based Bahamian Alternative Hip-Hop Recording Artist / South Florida Commercial Lifestyle & Advertising Photographer. In 2011 – recent, I returned to the island, and I am utterly appalled at the islands’ current state – New Providence in particular. I’ve been gone again a few months, and I checked-in with a partner / childhood friend of mine from the High Society Ent. group to see where we (Young Bahamian Males) in the country are at. His reply, “Everything’s getting worse.” The reason why I joined the board of under 20 members was to create networking events for young professionals in the Bahamas, with a goal to have our audience / guest viewed as civilized future leaders of the country. Ultimately for other young Bahamian’s who hear about the great vibes / positivity from the events, to promote living in unity, and realize that the future of the Bahamas belongs to young Bahamians; you and I….and we can’t afford to fuck it up.

I was inspired by ‘Lady Millz (She’Milly) featuring Dro Capone – GET AWAY‘ to write this open letter to you, with the hopes of Bahamians on the internet to share it, for my writings to truly motiviate another young Bahamian male/ inspire another young Bahamian male to put his life on a better path. Two years ago, I wrote a verse over Kayne West & Jay-Z’s ‘New Day’ track (Listen Here - read the Lyrics carefully in the video’s description please) to shine light on what I’m writing to you within this letter, and the message that Lady Millz & Dro Capone embeds within their blessing to the young Bahamian male. I’m happy to see that I’m not the only one who sees that “things aren’t the way they should be for we.”

I don’t give a flying fuck which way anyone else decides to quote this after I write what I am about to write, but, the country lacks guidance, our older “leaders”, the majority of them, aren’t worth shit when it comes to having male figures to look up to (not all but most), and we are wired to feel accepted when we do “fuckery”. It SEEMS cool to want to “rob a nigga”, it feels cool to be “Mr. Macho” and think that everybody fears us, it SEEMS cool to share a story about how we “tear that nigga head off last night” etc. etc. Actually it’s fucking sad man…

…It saddens me because I know for a fact that we have the most ambitious men in the world, some of the most talented men in the world the only thing that’s missing is being loved from early childhood, and feeling as if we can actually do something positive, meaningful and be somebody in the world. Not only the country but in the world.

Lady Millz Get Away An Open Letter To Young Bahamian Males + Lady Millz ft. Dro Capone Get Away Music Video

Lady Millz & Dro Capone’s video highlights examples of why things are the way the are. Example the letter from BTC, bills are high, BEC, bills are high, VAT taxes and not being able to afford rent already…all bills are going up besides our paychecks.

I watched a video on Netflix not too long ago and the actor said, “There’s no right way, or wrong way, it’s only the need way.” We lack guidance of how to survive as a nation when we face the need way.

I don’t expect people to read this article and some lady to fall down in church because the holy ghost touches her sending a miracle. However, I expect you to really look within your heart and say, “man that little picky-head, big-teeth mother fucker D. TUCKER, who started out in Thelma Gibson Primary School and who still doesn’t have it all is trying his best to be the best he can be. I want to seriously make an effort to change. I know he’s saying all of this talk about guidance etc. and his father was one of those guys in 2000 who died in Exuma working for Batelco when their phone towers collapsed but he still strived to be the young man his dad would have wanted him to be; mudda-sick-dred; di proper bey.”

People, there’s a lot we have to work on man…

I feel as if I’m cutting my own heart right now because it really hurts to have to write this; but nobody’s saying anything. We already know that nobody’s doing anything so we have to start with a change for the better within. If you’re reading this and you’re like “but damn Tucker I have bills to pay and I have a living to do” what I want you to do is to grab a piece of paper, take a few mins, write down your life’s goals, write down how much you make a week / how much you desire to make a year, do the math and work towards it. The road won’t be easy but it’s worth it man. I haven’t accomplished all of my life goals but if you/I/we fight to get there and you can do the same.

Before I leave you all with Lady Millz & Dro Capone’s video, final note, shout-out to the Director of Photography Cubes Productions, keep pushing with your videos man I like your progression!

Thank you Lady Millz & Dro Capone for shinning light on an issue that we’ll fix in the Bahamas sooner than the general public thinks.

Bless the power of music.

Sincerely,

D. TUCKER

 

June 3, 2014

Responses To The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think

It’s often mistaken that I went to university to study photography. While in college I took a Photography course, but I was there to study Advertising & Advertising Design. I’ve always been a fan of quality advertisements, and I’m hoping to leave some of my own for the generations to come (hopefully they’ll be for my own products…we’ll see.) Most of my love for advertising is owed to whom I call my / the grandfather of advertising, the great late, David Ogilvy. Throughout the past week I saw an article from BoredPanda.com of 40 Of The Most Powerful Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think. The majority of them are extremely clever therefore I’m leaving my thoughts on what was shared. In advance, to all of the agencies, keep on being awesome creatives…and call me in as a Creative Director sometime!

Torture Victims Are People Just Like You And Me

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Advertising Agency: Advico Y&R, Zurich, Switzerland

An interesting ambient advertisement to say, “Victims are people just like you and me.” When creating an ad one of the first things you think about is target audience. This agency is based in Switzerland. I’m not sure how many black people ride the transpiration that holds this ad….using multiple skin-tones should have been considered.  This one gets a 5/10.

Stop The Violence: Don’t Drink And Drive

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Advertising Agency: Terremoto Propaganda, Curitiba, Brazil

The headline “Stop The Violence Don’t Drink And Drive.” is one that needs body-copy to support. I like the overall concept with the cars etc. – I really like it. I’m interested in seeing the creative brief for this ad. I’m wondering if this was just a stock image that the agency stumbled upon and found good use for it. Or was the photographer apart of the project as well….I’d really like to see that image in black & white with the cars standing out, and the green truck to be a different hue because the hue is present in the logo…it’s not the company’s car of the logo in the bottom right with the drunk driver right? I’ll give this one a 7/10. Good job.

Premature Ending: “If you smoke, statistically your story will end 15% before it should.”

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Advertising Agency: Iris, London, UK

The copy reads, “THE END. If you smoke, statistically your story will end 15% before it should. For help with quiting call QUITTLINE on 0200 00 22 00″

I’m all for this one.  Very clever concept and to the point. Iris, if you need a photographer, please contact me. This could have been photographed better! Because the photography is shit I’ll give it a 7/10 because it’s a brilliant ad; points are lost because I don’t know the company behind the ad….who is giving the message?

World Wide Fund For Nature: Frightening vs. More Frightening

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I’m pro everything Nautical, and because of that I’m not sure if this is automatically one of my favorites. It’s amazing to see side by side the power of a strong concept. The AD is simple, the concept is strong it holds ingredients of – a headline, body-copy, logo, call to action and a strong visual. Very well done….buy hey this is DDB&Co. we’re talking about. 10/10.

Your Skin Color Shouldn’t Dictate Your Future

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Advertising Agency: Publicis Conseil, Paris, France

This is one of those advertisements that really makes you stop and think. Sadly, this is how it is….right before I started to write this blog entry I saw a link about NYC cops targeting young blacks and Latinos…I’m just going to sigh on this one, and give it a 10/10. Awesome job Publicis Conseil! – (One little note – in the little girl’s ad, you placed a little bucket and gloves..I think for the little boy it would have been nice to see a little traffic cone or some other prop in the photo….this is a really strong ad….thank you for creating it. Sad yet powerful.

Deforestation Continues With The Turn Of A Page

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 Advertising Agency: LINKSUS, Beijing, China

Why does this feel as if a high-school student thought of this? Is the message of this Ad, ‘Thanks to this AD we killed another tree’? The body-copy  needs to support this, maybe it was printed an alternative medium of some-sort? The concept is clever but yeah…..6/10.

Unhate

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Advertising Agency: Fabrica, Italy

Inorder for me to “UnHate”, they’ll have to respectfully tear the creative brief for this bullshit. One of my lead Aftereffects Editors is sitting on the side of me as I write this and I asked her if this AD was real; apparently it is and it has been banned within the U.S……I wonder why….”Com’ On Son!” 1/10.

Elm Grove Police Department: Slower Is Better

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Advertising Agency: Cramer-Krasselt, Milwaukee, USA

I like the idea of this; I’d like to see this in action though. I’m wondering if it’s programed to not display your speed if you’re driving 25 and under. It would be quite hurtful to read ’24 Days In Hospital Bed’ etc. – Please be safe on the road people! For its concept / purpose I’ll give this AD a 10/10…providing the technical aspects are proper.

Save Paper – Save The Planet

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Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Copenhagen, Denmark

This AD is similar to the ‘Deforestation Continues With The Turn Of A Page’ AD. To make this AD great, what should have been done was to create a piece of cloth that looks like paper, and have the user pull the cloth until the ‘green-filling’ is empty as shown on the right side of the AD above. Next to the dispenser should be a blowdryer for the hands; everybody who chooses to use the paper will see what’s happening to the planet and they’ll be encouraged to use the dryer. This one gets a 6/10.

Air Pollution Kills 60,000 People A Year

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Advertising Agency: unknown

It’s unclear if this ad ran or not but who ever thought of the placement “cheers to you!” It’s a pretty interesting concept, I’m wonder how the owner of that building feels if this was placed on the side of the building. Maybe he/she didn’t care at all because putting that AD there would pay for the building’s rent for year or so….who knows. 6/10

Liking Isn’t Helping. Be A Volunteer. Change A Life

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Advertising Agency: Publicis, Singapore

I wrote a post a few weeks back about the #BringOurGirlsBack campaign. The ADs above provides glue to patch the post’s debate. ‘Hashtagging’ isn’t enough. ‘Likin” isn’t enough. You must move your but and make sh*t happen. To be honest, we as a people are to stand up and make change…say no to the violence; say no to the wars. Light some Bob Marley and play some Bob Marley people. This concept gets a 8/10. (P.S. The photography is really nice…looks like that special Nikon’s 14-24 mm lens; dope.)

Bird Conservation: If You Don’t Pick It Up They Will

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Advertising Agency: TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Johannesburg, South Africa

A video for this campaign (See: Chris Jordan on The Midway Project) did justice for this photograph. Come on people, keep the waters clean…(YACHT)…This one saddens me a little too much to continue to write about it…..10/10.

What We See When You Smoke

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 Advertising Agency: JWT, Atlanta, USA

I “highly” doubt the smoker is going to care about what you think about them when they smoke….(I’m not a cigarets smoker)…If you smoke cigarettes please stop; the shit is nasty. End of story. JWT, there you go…that’s an AD for you….(P.S. There are so many ways those ADs can be miss interpret. – While at it; take that car to a mechanic my dude!) 5/10

Animal Anti-Cruelty League: That’s Not A Football

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Advertising Agency: Lowe Bull, Cape Town, South Africa

Powerful. 10/10.

Bangalore Traffic Police: Don’t Talk While Driving

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Advertising Agency: Mudra Group, India

The past episode (9) of Californication’ Season 7, sorry to spoil it for you, Karen get’s in an accident….this was the first thing that I thought of when seeing these Ads. They are really graphic, but this is exactly what needs to be seen. “Don’t Talk While THEY are driving.” 9/10.

Child Soldiers: It’s Not Happening Here, But It’s Happening Now

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Creative/Art director Pius Walker, Amnesty International, Switzerland.

I know very little about why this AD ran in the country it ran in, however, the message is pretty clear…but what’s the goal? If one of the readers (You) want to elaborate with me on this please feel free to do so… 7/10.

Censorship Tells The Wrong Story

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Advertising Agency: Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, UAE

I’m all for it…freedom of speech; freedom of reporting. 10/10.

Distracted Driving: Think Of Both Sides

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Advertising Agency: Red Pepper, Ekaterinburg, Russia

Distractions. Pretty awesome concept and follow through…it’s clear that we all get what’s happening here so now that that’s out of the way, we have to admit that buddy in the back’s pose is comical. Very well done AD. 10/10.

Every 60 Seconds a Species Dies Out. Each Minute Counts

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Advertising Agency: Scholz & Friends, Berlin, Germany

Another awesome AD. I’m going to need somebody to back these facts up for me though…that’s pretty arm-hair-raising to think about….damn. Nice graphic. Well done. 10/10.

Innocence In Danger: Where’s The Pedophile?

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Art Director: Michael Arguello, Copywriter: Bassam Tariq, Additional credits: Jason Musante

What a crazy fucking world we live in. Awesome AD. 10/10

Sexual Predators Can Hide In Your Child’s Smartphone

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Advertising Agency: Herezie, Paris, France

Innocence Danger. Educate your kids of what they should watch out for and how to act; to be…how to live….this AD is pretty creepy man. I couldn’t help to stop and think how to create a photograph like this….if anybody else is thinking the same I’ll breakdown my approach to it for you: You’ll need a camera (duh), a tripod, seamless backdrop (white / grey – depends on how much photoshopping you’re up for.), a model, a creepy ass hand, a phone, a reflector, place your light to the left, take the photo with the hand in pocket, have the model stay still, place the phone in the pocket in the second shot, some a smart layer in Photoshop and get your image…nice work to the creators! 10/10

Smoking Causes Premature Aging

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Advertising Agency: Euro RSCG Australia

If you don’t want to look as old as this lady looks at 42 then you should stop smoking…and respectfully, if you don’t want to be where she’ll be in another (x) of years or so then you should stop smoking….Here again we see to make an awesome AD that get’s a 10/10, a strong concept is a must; well done!

You’re Not A Sketch. Say No To Anorexia

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 Advertising Agency: Revolution Brasil

I’m wishing I could have printed this AD in every fashion room at the art schools that I went to. Ladies, please feel comfortable in your body. If you feel as if you need to workout, workout and eat healthy but there’s no need to O.D. on the mental….You Are Not A Sketch….this message goes to the guys as well trying to look like they have thighs for arms and shit….be beautiful within. 8/10 for this one.

Neglected Children Are Made To Feel Invisible. Stop Child Abuse Now

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“To dramatize the issue of neglect, we placed mannequins dressed as children behind billposters. When the inevitable happened, we revealed a second message.” (Australian Childhood Foundation, JWT Melbourne)

10/10.

Global Action In The Interest of Animals: Plastic Bags Kill

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Advertising Agency: BBDO Malaysia, MALAYSIA, Kuala Lumpur / Advertising Agency: Duval Guillaume, Belgium

Another amazing concept. 10/10. Keep the ocean clean my people.

What Goes Around Comes Around. Keep The Sea Clean

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Advertising Agency: JWT, Dubai, UAE

These ADs and the last one goes hand in hand. I’m a huge sushi and mussels fan. If you are to, then I’m sure you appreciate the concept of this. Again, keep the ocean clean people. Well done AD, 10/10.

Tailgating Isn’t Worth It. Give Trucks Room

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Advertising Agency: Amélie Company, Denver, Colorado, USA

When I saw this it took me back to second year at the Savannah College of Art and Design when my class was assigned to create ideas for billboards. It’s not as easy as it looks giving the canvas size. Great job. I love the power of billboards but I’m a bit against it as a creator because of the mafia’s involved for its pricing etc. Blah….9/10. Good shit.

Sea Shepherd Conservation Society: When You See A Tuna, Think Panda

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Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Singapore

This one needs a bit of body-copy to support the visual. What I take from it is that Pandas are dying as rapid as Tuna from the sea? Can I have a representative from agency make this one crystal for me please. Thanks. 8/10.

Sleepiness Is Stronger Than You. Don’t Drive Sleepy

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Advertising Agency: BBDO Bangkok, Thailand

Been there, done that. Great AD. Pull over and take a nap people, it’s not worth it. 10/10.

See how easy feeding the hungry can be?

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Advertising Agency: TBWA\Hunt\Lascaris, Johannesburg, South Africa

I’d really like to see one of these ADs made with a little white kid man. This time I’ll let it slide because I have to remember target audience, I have to think of the placement of the store that this AD will run in and the majority of its consumers etc. etc. etc….sigh. 10/10.

Causing Cancer By Yourself

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Advertising Agency: Dentsu, Beijing, China

10/10…(I feel as if a smaller version of this add placed inside a circular ashtray alike the ones on the bar counters would be more effective.)

Deforestation And The Air We Breathe: Before It’s Too Late

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Advertising Agency: TBWA\PARIS, France

Great concept. Brilliantly done. When I see ADs alike this one it bothers me because, what are we as the people supposed to do? It’s not like we are the ones going into the forest cutting trees down and shit. To be honest, most of us can’t leave our 9-5 to go and see an alike forest; be honest with me, have you ever in your life seen a forrest like that not on the screen? The argument will be to not by books with paper, this and that this and that….be honest with yourself are you willing to never accept a paper-receipt, not get a ticket so they put a piece of paper on your car, not print a throw away a D. TUCKER flyer that you see on your car door (you better don’t be doing that shit!), not use your sketchbook, not keep a late night menu in your junkdraw etc. etc….I say use hemp paper and let’s move forward with the future. For creativity, creating awareness that will hopefully get some people to use “paper” signs to stand in the front of the doors of the huge corporations for a protest etc. (You get the point)….I want to say 8/10 but as an AD and it’s design being what I’m rating I’ll give it a 10/10.

For The Homeless, Every Day Is A Struggle

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Advertising Agency: Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne, Australia

Sadly, you don’t know who is who in the world anymore. I’ve seen people give a “homeless” person money then that person drove off in a car parked near by. I can go on with a list of alike stories. Here in Miami, I see $500,000 cars drive by and splash a homeless on the side of the street. You won’t always have the time to stop and talk to a homeless person, but if you do, spend a little time with them, you’ll know how to identify bullshit; if you can help then help man. People really go through shit and it can happen to any of us.  I’m not going to rate this ad.

The Prevention Beer Mug: Please Don’t Lose Control Over Your Drinking

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Advertising Agency: EURORSCG Prague, Czech Republic

I wish the mug was available during my first years of college….but then again if it was the world probably wouldn’t have facebook…or a lot of awesome songs that are out there…etc. etc. I wonder how effective it is when a person is drunk…4/10.

One Child Is Holding Something That’s Been Banned In America To Protect Them. Guess Which One?

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Advertising Agency: Grey, Toronto, Canada

It’s funny to see that this is an AD about the United States coming from Canada. But wait, time out, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ is banned from schools???? What is this world coming to man. Fuck. You guys at a 10/10.

Breast Cancer Awareness Bra

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Advertising Agency: Bolero, Fortaleza, Brazil

Don’t wait until October to get checked out. This is a brilliant AD and it gets a 10/10.

What Goes Around Comes Around: Stop The Iraq War

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Advertising Agency: Big Ant International, New York, USA

Stop all wars. 10/10. Very clever.

UN Women: Auto-Complete Shows Perceptions Of Women

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Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, Dubai, UAE

I can’t speak too much for the culture of the UAE but everybody should been seen as human. Love to the people behind this. Not going to rate it.

Don’t Buy Exotic Animal Souvenirs

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Advertising Agency: LOWE GGK, Warsaw, Poland

One of the strongest AD visuals that I’ve seen in a while. Cheers to the creative team of that project! 10/10 (Awesome photography as well!)

Animal Abuse And Shelters: Same Pet, Different Owner

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public interest public awareness ads 50 2 Responses To The Most Powerful Social Issue Ads That’ll Make You Stop And Think

Advertising Agency: TBWA-Santiago Mangada Puno, Philippines

Love to all of the people who care for their animals. However, I can’t help but to sit here and think of all the kids who deserve better parents. Great AD. Simple, factual, and meaningful. 10/10.

Buckle up. Stay alive

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Advertising Agency: Lg2, Quebec, Canada

There aren’t any excuses anymore people. It’s 2014. Buckle up and be safe in your vehicles.  Love to everybody from 1988! 10/10

Again, love to all creators behind the masterpieces!

 

May 26, 2014

Win A FREE Photoshoot + A FREE Bottle of Champagne!

bardot flyer Win A FREE Photoshoot + A FREE Bottle of Champagne!

 

Hello,

What’s up it’s your boy D. TUCKER!

This coming Wednesday, May 28th, 2014, at Bardot, Miami, FL, I’ll be performing with my bro Chanda Mbao, and he’ll be premiering “Champagne’s Music Video” that I’m featured in. (Listen to the song here!)

I’m sure the majority of people who’ve ever been to Bardot share the same review of its venue – it’s a good vibe, always a good time, and an awesome audience.

If you don’t know, now you’re about to know….n***a…other than being an Alternative Hip-Hop Recording Artist, the past dinosaur years of my life I’ve spent as a professional photographer. Once a photographer, always one. This is the first time that I’m going to giveaway a FREE Photoshoot to one lucky person in the audience; hopefully it’s you! I am a huge fan of people following their dream. I’m hoping that my images for you will be of great value for your modeling portfolio!

How To Win

Upload the flyer to your Instagram, tag @dtuckerofficial and let your friends help you win. It’s that simple!

- The winner must be present the night of the show.

- The winner will also receive a FREE bottle of Champagne to share with friends!

The show is 21+, I’ll see you there and let’s make the night awesome!

Best,
D. TUCKER

May 15, 2014

25 North’s Photos & Inspiration For You

I Remember Paradise

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(D. TUCKER in Wynwood, Miami, Florida.)

If you saw this photograph to my instagram first (IG: @dtuckerofficial) it’s obvious I striped the color making the photograph Black & White. Reason being, it feels a pinch “historic”, like the details of what I’m about to write. Also I want the photographs that my buddy / project-partner, Ace Noguera, and I (Dwayne Tucker a.k.a. D. TUCKER) made for 25 North.

While thinking about what to write for this blog entry, I stared at this photograph for a while. Things that I thought about to help me write this inspirational blog entry to motivate someone out there creeping online like I did when I was looking for people to look up to: “I Remember Paradise”, “The Complex Parten In The Back Of The Stripes Behind The Type”, “The Reflector In My Hand”, “The Longboard That I’m Standing On” (for some strage reason), and “The Three Lines On The Pavement.”

I Remember Paradise & The Reflector – As I sit and reflect, it’s fair for my heart to accept that I’m living a little of the paradise that I “YACHT-ed” for. It sounds good writing it down, but I wish that it came without the nights I’ve scarified, the social-life I mismanage time to time, and without being so-somewhat-distant from my true Paradise with my family, Bahamas.  The “refocusing” part to help me get out of those comfort of words is knowing I have such a long way to go to truly accomplishing what hustling for; damn; fuck-damn.

When I made the decision to focus on building myself as the Alternative Hip-Hop Artist D. TUCKER, it was in the plan to make a few dollars for live performances, merchandise, product placement etc. etc. from the music then eventually open an Advertising Agency like David Ogilvy’, with a team of my own photographers like Trish South Management’. So far I have a few photographers & videographers to work along with me, Ace being one of them in the Miami area.

It’s amazing to see Ace’s improvement / success from we first met as a student of mine back 2009 or so…(time is moving fast gad dammit!). He know’s what I look for when shooting, he’s crazy skilled with the camera, and this makes my jobs directing & editing our sessions much easier.

The Complex Parten In The Back Of The Stripes Behind The Type - Back to the part when I said I have a long way to go before fully piecing my life’s puzzel.

The Longboard That I’m Standing On – This was the same longboard in the press photos Ace made for me when I released for the Portfolio Day EP’s Press (see the photo here)…and because it’s on most of our shoots; we use it to cruse around looking for locations etc.

The Three Lines On The Pavement – I thought of 25 North’s founder, Billie Carroll, and Ace & myself, on our paths on the road of success. Blah. Really though…(If you feel a little inspired by reading this, tweet to @DwayneTucker on Twitter, “Tucker Inspired Me!” and see what happens for the first 10 people only.

For those who are behind on what they should be following on Instagram, Tumblr and should be sharing with their friends even in a text message - 25 North is Billie Carroll’s latest project. If you want to find out more about it and see more photos, then visit this link and follow her as she continues to do some kick ass shit! –  www.25-north.tumblr.com

Here are the photos, I hope you enjoy!

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Best,
Dwayne

May 10, 2014

#BringBackOurGirls

Real Men Don’t Buy Girls

Real Men Dont Buy Girls Big Sean #BringBackOurGirls

(Photo Above: Big Sean Creating Awareness)

The power of a photograph (and its message)  is often underestimated. I pulled the photograph from an acquaintance’s timeline on facebook. He rambled about how pointless it was for celebrities to post alike photographs on the web. To make matters worse, his post grew comments from other jackasses missing the point. Don’t be a jackass and miss the point!

The lighter-fluid for the fire was comments about why Big Sean wouldn’t donate his millions to help the campaign but instead he post the above photo. One comment went as far to say, “The only celebrities who do shit are Angelina Jolie and Bill Gates.” Really now, Bill Gates’s money compared to Big Sean’s?

Please don’t miss the point people…….the growth of our generation’s stupidity saddens me.

Hopefully you’ve read about the #BringBackOurGirls campaign, and it made you aWARe of the the missing Nigerian girls, who were abducted April 14 from their government-run school in Chibok by Boko Haram gunmen, who drove off with them into the jungle.

Chris Brown was the first celebrity to post / create awareness for the girls, then twitter and other social media wen’t crazy with spreading the word when the First Lady, Michelle Obama, posted her photograph to send her prayers and create awareness for the girls. Big Sean has more money than I do (right now), I don’t even have a couple hundred thousand to donate. Therefore, this blog post is my contribution to the movement to help create awareness for the girls. There’s very little that I can do so I’m sending my prayers because my prayers are often answered.

#BringBackOurGirls

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May 8, 2014

Performance Recap Of D. TUCKER At The Villa MIA

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(I zone out on stage; that’s me doing what I love.)

D. TUCKER GillGraff 2 Performance Recap Of D. TUCKER At The Villa MIA(Above, That’s the Gill Graff and I on stage. Gill brought his track Until I Win.)

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(Ms. Von Haze’s voice is a gift to us from the music gods! We performed Miami Love.)

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(Chanda Mbao and I performed Champagne and  Comin’ To America.)

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Hello, D. TUCKER here, it was an amazing night at The Villa Mia last Saturday night.

Thank you to the venue, the audience, and a super-special thank you to all of the other artist who performed – Ms. Von Haze, Eva Ramos, Chanda Mbao, Gill Graff, Iaconiq & Jay Pneuma.

The energy / vibes felt that night was unreal, or maybe a bit too real. Miami came out to support artist of Miami.

If you din’t make it out to the show, you semi-suck but if you want to be cool again then make it out to the next one!

However, it’s all love. I hope you enjoy the sample recap-images above and the sample video links below of last weekend’s performance.

Warmest Regards,
D. TUCKER

May 4, 2014

Good Beats on the Money

Hip hop’s presence on the world’s poker tables

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Hip hop has always been founded on the principles of just going out there and taking risks for the sake of improving in all aspects of the genre. Whether it’s coming up with new beats while producing a mixtape or spitting hot fire on the microphone in front of sold-out crowds, it’s not uncommon for hip hop artists to go all in with their high-energy performances. So perhaps it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise to find out that a growing number of high-profile hip hop icons are increasingly gravitating towards pushing their chips and laying their bets on the line at high-stakes poker tables.

Ja Rule is well-known for hosting friendly home games with fellow hip hop stalwarts like Jay-Z, Irv Gotti, and Fat Joe. Ja Rule was actually introduced to poker by his good friend Phil Ivey – easily one of the most decorated professional poker players in the history of the card game. Additionally, both Ja Rule and Ivey can be found riffling chips and living it up at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

Grammy Award winner Nelly had a memorable poker debut at the 2007 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, even making it to Day 3 before busting out. The St. Louis native would return two years later to play in the $1,000 no-limit Texas Hold’em tournament of the 2009 WSOP. In fact, 2009 was a really prolific year at the poker tables for Nelly; he was one of the many high-profile celebrities who participated in the inaugural Ante Up for Africa Monte Carlo charity tournament on April 27. Six days later, Nelly played in the esteemed European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final held at the gorgeous Monte Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort. More recently, Nelly competed in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open in Hollywood, Florida on August 22, 2013.

There’s at least one professional poker player who’s also an avid hip hop fan. Canadian poker pro Max Droege claims to have been immersed in hip hop culture and music growing up in Toronto. After winning a Partypoker online satellite qualifier, Droege earned a coveted seat at the World Poker Tour (WPT) Borgata Winter Poker Open in Atlantic City, New Jersey on January 31, 2014. The following month, Droege finished in 15th place and nabbed $13,283 at the Fallsview Poker Classic held at the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort on February 22, 2014.

And then there’s Hip Hop Hold’em. This short-lived show originally debuted on October 6 as a late-night offering on the ESPN family of channels. Featuring Ed Lover of Yo! MTV Raps fame as a host and Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie as a commentator, Hip Hop Hold’em featured outstanding matchups between a diverse cast of stars such as The Game, DJ Clue, Lord Finesse, DJ Envy, Rhymefest, AZ, Pete Rock, and Rahzel the Human Beatbox.

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