A Journey from 1997 to 2017's "Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Documentary."
By Isoul H. Harris
S eptember 29, 1997. Bill Clinton was President of the United States. Microsoft released Internet Explorer 4. And it was the night that I lied my way into the super-exclusive, grand opening party of Sean “Puffy” Combs’s first restaurant, Justin’s.
I was not in the “industry.” I was a graduate student at NYU. But, a friend in Los Angeles knew my ambitions.
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UPTOWN Editor-in-Chief Isoul Harris's 28 year-old nephew, Brandon Harris was murdered in Winston-Salem on Thanksgiving Day. He was the victim of a street robbery and the person has eluded police so far. If anyone in the Winston-Salem area (or the region) has info on Brandon Harris's murder, please contact (anonymously) Crimestoppers at (336) 727-2800. There is a $2K reward. Watch the news video here.
UPTOWN’s editor-in-chief Isoul Harris speaks with 80s R&B ICON, Jody Watley. The former Shalamar member talks about being an influence to young artists and setting trends in fashion and music.
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Former Ralph Lauren Polo supermodel Tyson Beckford covers the Aug/SEPT 2013 issue of UPTOWN magazine. UPTOWN Editor-in-Chief Isoul Harris explains why he selected Beckford for the Fashion issue.
"Months ago, when we were discussing our September Fashion Issue and who we wanted to cover it, we had the idea of paying homage to the male supermodel. And there is only one, universally recognized, iconic male supermodel: Tyson Beckford," said Harris. "He has transcended the times and with his new Ralph Lauren campaign, various business endeavors and television projects around the world, he remains a relevant force in the fashion industry. His 10-page fashion spread in this issue not only features a great selection of this season's best looks for men, but each frame is simply beautiful."
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