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Last month some friends at @uber used my studio to shoot some scenes for an intro sequence of a new video series directed by @officialspikelee (I can brag about that since it’s the closest I’ll get to actually meeting him)—check out the full story today in my stories or go watch “Da Republic of Brooklyn” featuring “Rodney” on YouTube! 😂🎥
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The hustle don’t stop can’t stop #darepublicofbrooklyn #thebrooklynhustle #SpikeLeeJoint #jdnfiles
“The Heart of Hustle” being presented to Spike Lee at the premiere of Uber Presents: Da Republic of Brooklyn at BAM. Honored to be a part of this project and represent where I grew up. Bay Ridge and Dyker Heights in the house!! ..website link in bio. #uber #art #brooklyn #uberdriver #SpikeLeeJoint #darepublicofbrooklyn #artwork #painting #spikelee ##brooklynart #fineart #portrait #hustle #rodneychristiansen #artist #vocals #singer #documentary #nyc #nycart #bayridge #dykerheights #dotherightthing
Early March I was given the opportunity to dress 5 people that told their life stores about their Brooklyn hustle and how it changed their lives. I’m so proud to have been apart of this campaign. Check them out!!! https://www.uberpresents.com/ {Link in Bio} #DaRePublicofBrooklyn
#darepublicofbrooklyn by @officialspikelee ! We shot posters for his docs and now you can see them all over the city! Photos @waynelawrence production @wojtek.nyc styled by me @zusbstylist
Uber chronicles: this is how we give it up! My cousin @junetheboss pulled up to DC to celebrate his bday and rock out with me and my bro @kwamedubois #purevibes #dcnights #lifeandtimesofJiGzNYC #familyfirst #soulrebellion #DaRepublicOfBrooklyn
Friday Night Brooklyn Jump off. It's always certified... one of NYC's best kept secret that everyone either knows about or ya don't cause your not cool... joking... get connected! Weekly fly shxt happening with a beautiful eclectic crowd. Dancers be in the house too and that's #thebrooklynword 🖤 via @natashadiggs - Cuz it’s a disco night.. catch me vibin out wit my soul family @soulinthehorn tonight @diviera_drive_nyc ft. Fly ladies @djreborn x @sunnaay joinin me on the decks + live performances from @chiarafasi + her badass collective of Goddess musicians + the lovely @sharisrhodes performing live.. the dancers will b in full effect as it’s the official @ladiesofhiphop afterparty! #curatedby #DProsper Slide thru, get lifted on the dancefloor & come see me before I take off for a mini European run.. this Sunday 7/15 in Bari, Italy @lido_lullabay * 7/19, 7/21, 7/22 @suncebeat Croatia * 7/27 @kvarteret_sthlm Stockholm * captured by 📷 @mderricotte at the premiere party for @officialspikelee ‘s new project #DaRepublicofBrooklyn earlier this week in coordination wit @uber wearing #vintage #Diggs from @suitevbrooklyn #musicislove #loveisthemessage #gratitude #eclipse #blessings #disconight #diggsaroundtheworld 💙❤️🧡
Da Hustlers Club. ... It’s an honor being a part of this crew of OG Brooklyn renegades making it happen (Malka Kahn not pictured, but in our hearts). @sunnyschild @jdnfiles @leftsideofsteph30 @rodc_arts . Pick us up, follow the journey. This is only the beginning.... .. #darepublicofbrooklyn #uber #SpikeLeeJoint #spikelee #uberdriver #documentary #brooklyn #brooklynhustle #fashion #hulu #youtube #teeny #hustle #photography #bedstuy #bushwick #bayridge #premiere #bam #brooklynacademyofmusic #dahustlersclub #art #bikelife
Cuz it’s a disco night.. catch me vibin out wit my soul family @soulinthehorn tonight @diviera_drive_nyc ft. Fly ladies @djreborn x @sunnaay joinin me on the decks + live performances from @chiarafasi + her badass collective of Goddess musicians + the lovely @sharisrhodes performing live.. the dancers will b in full effect as it’s the official @ladiesofhiphop afterparty! #curatedby #DProsper Slide thru, get lifted on the dancefloor & come see me before I take off for a mini European run.. this Sunday 7/15 in Bari, Italy @lido_lullabay * 7/19, 7/21, 7/22 @suncebeat Croatia * 7/27 @kvarteret_sthlm Stockholm * captured by 📷 @mderricotte at the premiere party for @officialspikelee ‘s new project #DaRepublicofBrooklyn earlier this week in coordination wit @uber wearing #vintage #Diggs from @suitevbrooklyn #musicislove #loveisthemessage #gratitude #eclipse #blessings #disconight #diggsaroundtheworld 💙❤️🧡
These are just a few of the people that put so much hard work in the past few months into editing, curating, producing, finalizing and so much more for the Uber Presents: Da Republic of Brooklyn, a Spike Lee Joint. I am so appreciate of them, thank you again to everyone at Uber who was a part of making this happen 🙏🏽 #uber #uberpresents #spikelee #spikeleejoint #darepublicofbrooklyn
More shots from the premiere of the @officialspikelee documentary depicting people living the Brooklyn hustle. #darepublicofbrooklyn #countyofkings #giglife @rodc_arts
It's alive! Check out our Spike Lee joint at uberpresents.com. So proud to be a part of the crew who worked on this for the last 9 months. Exhale. #darepublicofbrooklyn #uberpresents .com
#darepublicofbrooklyn | Colin BK is the illest, the best in the world. It’s all love here, and that’s felt by anyone that comes here. There’s no other place like it, that’s why we call it The Planet.
WEEN the @uber presents #DaRepublicofBrooklyn directed by @officialspikelee premier was not only INSPIRATIONAL but also made me PROUD to be living & working in BROOKLYN. #Brooklyn has served up an infinite amount of inspiration with EVERYDAY bringing new & exciting adventures where literally anything & everything is possible in a community like no other. #UberPresents is a short film series which highlights Uber driver-partners. #DaRepublicofBrooklyn highlights 5 Brooklynite driver-partners and their hustle. Peep all 5ive stories at UberPresents.com now!!!! ****Link in Bio #sponsored
Last night was a good reminder of how Brooklyn is the home of the hustler, the multi-hyphenate, the creative. Love my adopted home and its tremendous talent and endless opportunities. It’s here that I get to build a startup (@geeniebox ) AND work w/ culture innovators like @afropunk. It’s been dope working w/ their brilliant team (@producedbyquan @emilwilbekin @jocelynacooper @dariashavon @keytwolife @notapologizing @bridgetmarieindc + more ✨) on the rollout of SOLUTION SESSIONS. This show is timely and impactful - ft conversations w/ experts around challenges facing us and real solutions. We’re 6 episodes into the 1st Season #AFROPUNKSOLUTIONSESSIONS , listen on AFROPUNK.com (also on iTunes, @howstuffworks , etc.) - episodes drop every Wednesday and Twitter Talkbacks every Friday. 🙌🏾✊🏾 #rootingforeverybodyblack #marketingtoeverybodyblack #whatatimetobealive #multihyphenatelife #tbt
That moment when you present Spike Lee with a piece of art you labored over. @officialspikelee @rodc_arts #giglife #darepublicofbrooklyn #thathustlelife
Let me tell you about real friends. Friends who go with you because you asked. They don’t ask questions, they just say “tell me where to be and I’ll be there.” @officialspikelee is THAT friend. He was first my boss, then a mentor, and now a friend who shows up with his brilliance, dedication, and fierce loyalty. In my last project at @Uber , he showed up and showed out to create MAGIC on film capturing the stories of 5 drivers from #DaRepublicOfBrooklyn . I watched the films and cried knowing what it took to get these made... to show the true humanity of survival and hustle. My greatest thanks also to my incredible brand team @uber who worked their asses off to make sure this saw the light of day— Carey, Mike, Brent, Jesse, Sam, TJ, Nima... y’all are da truth!!! Keep up the GREAT work. Please support these films by watching at uberpresents.com. #GreatWorkAlwaysWins #WeGonFightButImGonWin #RealFriendsAlwaysShowUp #WATCHMEWORK 💃🏿❤️✌🏿
Last night I witnessed Brooklyn celebrate its hustle and diversity by coming together to experience @officialspikelee & #UberPresents latest film series #DaRepublicOfBrooklyn ✨ 〰️ If you’re in need of inspiration, head over to uberpresents.com to peep the film of 5 incredibly hardworking @uber drivers that are upping the ante of what hustle is! 〰️ #Sponsored Featured photos by @markhartman
Full spread over the Williamsburg Cinema. LA/SF/Austin/NYC murals. Go check out all the films on Hulu or uberpresents.com #aspikeleejoint #darepublicofbrooklyn
Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way. @rodc_arts stars in a @officialspikelee joint about being a hustler in the best borough. Be sure to check it out on YouTube #darepublicofbrooklyn #thathustlelife #artist #nycartist #mixedmedia #giglife
With the crew making it happen
The boys of Six Demon Bag were spotted celebrating @rodc_arts starring in a short film by @officialspikelee in partnership with @uber. More fun shots from last night’s premiere to come! #darepublicofbrooklyn #thathustlelife #giglife #mixedmedia #visualartist #brooklyn #countyofkings
A hustla is the female version of a hustla! Yesterday I was out in the streets of Brooklyn with my daughter. @Uber x @officialspikelee ’s #DaRepublicofBrooklyn was thoroughly surprising and inspiring, you can watch the short films at UberPresents.com. As you’re on your grind, keep in mind so is the next person. Don’t be afraid to be kind to your neighbor or a stranger —we’re all brothers and sisters tryna figure it out in this thing called life! #sponsored but from the heart xxML #UberPresents
Recording Artist Maseo of De La Soul spins during the celebration for the UBER Presents DA REPUBLIC of BROOKLYN-A Spike Lee held at BAM on July 11, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Terrence Jennings/terrencejennings.com) #uber #spikelee #darepublicofbrooklyn #spikeleejoint #photodre #andrewagner #russellfredericks #brooklynacadenyofmusic #bam #photojournalism #images #makephotos #photographersofcolor #terrencejenningsphotography
DJ Natasha Diggs performs during the celebration for the UBER Presents DA REPUBLIC of BROOKLYN-A Spike Lee held at BAM on July 11, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Terrence Jennings/terrencejennings.com) #uber #spikelee #darepublicofbrooklyn #spikeleejoint #photodre #andrewagner #russellfredericks #brooklynacadenyofmusic #bam #photojournalism #images #makephotos #photographersofcolor #terrencejenningsphotography
(L-R) Photographer/Curator Wayne Lawrence and Photographer Russell Fredericks attend the Photo Show Curated by Photographer Wayne Lawrence during the celebration for the UBER Presents DA REPUBLIC of BROOKLYN-A Spike Lee held at BAM on July 11, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Terrence Jennings/terrencejennings.com) #uber #spikelee #darepublicofbrooklyn #spikeleejoint #photodre #andrewagner #russellfredericks #brooklynacadenyofmusic #bam #photojournalism #images #makephotos #photographersofcolor #terrencejenningsphotography
(L-R) Photographers Andre Wagner and Russell Fredericks attend the Photo Show Curated by Photographer Wayne Lawrence during the celebration for the UBER Presents DA REPUBLIC of BROOKLYN-A Spike Lee held at BAM on July 11, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Terrence Jennings/terrencejennings.com) #uber #spikelee #darepublicofbrooklyn #spikeleejoint #photodre #andrewagner #russellfredericks #brooklynacadenyofmusic #bam #photojournalism #images #makephotos #photographersofcolor #terrencejenningsphotography
Excited to be a part of all things Brooklyn for the new Spike Lee Joint x Uber Presents ‘Da Republic of Brooklyn’ premiering tonight. My twin sister @tk_wonder and I know a thing or two about hustling hard to turn goals into a reality. This activation focuses on different kinds of hustles featuring @Uber driver partners in Brooklyn. All of those who are familiar with @officialspikelee work knows his iconic work has featured memorable characters over the years with different kinds of hustle that have resonated with a universal audience. We look forward to being a part of that journey in showcasing a young Uber woman driver and her own hustle as TK and I share our own stories of hustling in Brooklyn to make our dreams come to fruition. ▫️▫️▫️ Photo 📷: @terrygates ▫️▫️▫️ #UberPresents #DaRepublicOfBrooklyn #SpikeLee #QuannSisters #sponsored ▫️▫️▫️
Super cool seeing a project you were apart of come to life (start to finish) ... 5 unique stories of @uber drivers who represent the Brooklyn Hustle. A @officialspikelee joint /@spikeddb project on uberpresents.com #DaRepublicofBrooklyn
A very super serious couple. 🖤 Thanks @uber #DaRepublicOfBrooklyn
Go pick up the 2018 issue of @filmcommentmagazine check out the #spikelee interview & essay about his new movie #Blackkklansman #MyBossIsBetterThanYours #YaDIGG #ShoNuff #darepublicofbrooklyn #filmcommentmagazine
Behold: the awkward motions that lead to a pretty cute gif. Good times with @uber at #darepublicofbrooklyn
Major shoutout to my cousin @leftsideofsteph30 for being featured in Da Republic of Brooklyn film. Shoutout to the rest of the cast and their amazing stories! __ #SpikeLeeJoint #DaRepublicofBrooklyn
At @bam_brooklyn to peep the premiere of @uber #DaRepublicOfBrooklyn stories by @officialspikelee and the pre-show exhibit with @edwardubiera and all these ill BK images has me OPEN! Also feeling a sense of pride as I’ve been coming to this borough to play ball since the ‘70s (shout out Manhattan Beach Courts yo) and I now rep Crown Heights for the kingdome. Woooord. Check the joint out at https://www.uberpresents.com/?utm_campaign=influencerprogram-collectively_1_-99_US_National_R_All_MBR_CPM_en_US&utm_content=KOOLBOBLOVE #DaRepublicOfBrooklyn #spikelee #UberPresents #uber #sponsored I’m hoping @djclarkkent is rocking afterwards!
Screening startingbsoon, oooooo #darepublicofbrooklyn
Excited to be a part of all things Brooklyn for the new Spike Lee Joint x Uber Presents ‘Da Republic of Brooklyn’ premiering tonight. My twin sister @tk_wonder and I know a thing or two about hustling hard to turn goals into a reality. This activation focuses on different kinds of hustles featuring @Uber driver partners in Brooklyn. All of those who are familiar with @officialspikelee work knows his iconic work has featured memorable characters over the years with different kinds of hustle that have resonated with a universal audience. We look forward to being a part of that journey in showcasing a young Uber woman driver and her own hustle as TK and I share our own stories of hustling in Brooklyn to make our dreams come to fruition. ▫️▫️▫️ Photo 📷: @terrygates ▫️▫️▫️ #UberPresents #DaRepublicOfBrooklyn #SpikeLee #QuannSisters #sponsored ▫️▫️▫️
photo by: @aundre
I met Malka through @officialspikelee and #uberpresents new documentary, #darepublicofbrooklyn , which highlights the stories of 4 @uber drivers living and hustling in New York City. Malka escaped an abusive marriage, arranged for her in Pakistan when she was only 16 years old. When she arrived in the US she barely spoke English, knew no one except her husband, and didn’t know how to drive. After fleeing her marriage and finding safety in a domestic violence shelter with her two sons, she hustled to get her driver’s license and go to cosmetology school. Eventually she found freedom for herself and her sons by driving Uber—a job that constantly surprises her with how much joy it brings her. The best part, she says, is having the flexibility to set her own hours, so she can still spend time with her sons. “It’s important for me to spend as much time with them as I can,” she says. “I want them to see me working for their future, I want them to know how strong women can be.” When we met, we swapped stories about our respective hustles—what we do and what we hope to do. What it’s like to be women in male-dominated fields, and how we find joy in our work. We talked about food, the foods she likes in Brooklyn and the ones she misses from Pakistan. “Good chicken biryani is what I miss most, so I make my own. The key,” she says, “is layering fresh mint so it gets in every bite. That and the raisins. You have to have raisins.” This chicken biryani sausage is for you, Malka, your hustle inspires me, I’m proud to know you! Catch Malka and 4 other inspiring drivers in @officialspikelee ’s #darepublicofbrooklyn on uberpresents.com today! (And get these sausages @fostersundry all weekend) 💖 #sponsored
What is your hustle? Sometimes my photo & acting jobs have call times at odd hours, so I rely on @uber to get me around Brooklyn. That hustling spirit can be found in #UberPresents Da Republic of Brooklyn by @officialspikelee | Check it out at uberpresents.com (link in bio) #darepublicofbrooklyn #ad
#darepublicofbrooklyn | Colin, Myrtle Avenue “Brooklyn is the illest, the best in the world. It’s all love here, and that’s felt by anyone that comes here. And there’s no other place like it, that’s why we call it The Planet.” Check out the link in my profile to preview the new @uber x Spike Lee (@officialspikelee ) joint, Da Republic of Brooklyn. #ad #uberpresents
Last year, as part of a side hustle, I had the pleasure of interviewing @officialspikelee twice about his life and work. As a filmmaker, Spike has taught us all a lot about hustle and more, what makes Brooklyn such a unique place. Tonight, I'm looking forward to the premiere of his latest project highlighting his greatest love, #DaRepublicofBrooklyn made for @Uber 's new short film series #UberPresents . In this series, Spike follows five drive-partners to get a perspective of the day-to-day grind of today's Brooklyn. Visit UberPresents.com to take a look. And, don't forget to tip your drivers! #Sponsored #UberPresents  🚕 Image description: Selfie in front of wheatpasted signs for "Da Republic of Brooklyn"
Please Check Out #DaRepublicOfBrooklyn -5 Short Films About The Drivers Who Rep The Brooklyn Hustle All Day/Every Day To Achieve Their Dreams. These Joints Drop TODAY On uberpresents.com YA-DIG? SHO-NUFF. Peace And Love,Spike [click the link in the bio]
Excited to be a part of all things Brooklyn for the new Spike Lee Joint x Uber Presents ‘Da Republic of Brooklyn’ premiering tonight. My twin sister @ciprianaquann and I know a thing or two about hustling hard to turn goals into a reality. This activation focuses on different kinds of hustles featuring @Uber driver partners in Brooklyn. All of those who are familiar with @officialspikelee work knows his iconic work has featured memorable characters over the years with different kinds of hustle that have resonated with a universal audience. We look forward to being a part of that journey in showcasing a young Uber woman driver and her own hustle as Cipriana and I share our own stories of hustling in Brooklyn to make our dreams come to fruition. Check my insta story for more from the Uber X Da Republic of Brooklyn event. 📷: @terrygates #UberPresents #DaRepublicOfBrooklyn #SpikeLee #QuannSisters #sponsored
I’ve been blogging for 10 years now, my hustle has been the same. Stay true to yourself and the rest will follow. This is why I’m so excited about @Uber ’s new short film series #UberPresents and @officialspikelee ’s new joint, #DaRepublicOfBrooklyn . Join @Uber and I as we showcase and show love, the Brooklyn way. #WhereTo #ad .
What is Brooklyn hustle? @Uber and @officialspikelee created #DaRepublicOfBrooklyn to try and answer this question... @aundre spoke with a true Brooklynite about what BK hustle means to me -- I say: Brooklyn is the place where legends are born. It sits at the intersection of grit & hustle & creativity & endurance. It is canvas & playground & changing. Brooklyn will forever be home.
DREAMS - How do you hustle to make yours a reality? 🌠 Excited to watch @Uber 's new video series #UberPresents and their @officialspikelee joint #DaRepublicofBrooklyn that showcases how 5 Brooklynites are chasing their dreams with the help of Uber - a story I’m sure a lot of us can learn from and relate to! I know I can! Learn more in my stories or visit UberPresents.com #sponsored
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