What's up Yardbarker!!!
Haven't checked in for a while, hope everyone's doing GREAT!
It's been a great off-season so far. I had the great honor of introducing President Barack Obama in March at a fundraiser in San Francisco. What an awesome moment that was in my life and what a great leader he is...
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The President asked me to play for the Chicago Bears when we got on stage. Don't worry, I'm not gonna do that to you, San Francisco!!!
Another great honor was meeting Magic Johnson who sat down with me and my business partner, Antone Barnes, to give us insight into running our design company efficiently. Magic has done it the right way, he’s built an empire and I see why he's so successful. He has a lot of talented people working with him. Big shout out to Mr. Earvin “Magic” Johnson for all the time he took to share his world with us.
As you know, me and my business partner, Antone Barnes launched our design company Modern Class Design (MCD) last year and have a growing list of clients, but we just got a great opportunity to do something that means a lot to both of us: We're doing something called the "Positive Impact Project." It's a redesign of the Multicultural Family Resource Center at the Crescent Park Apartments in the city of Richmond, California. The Mayor of Richmond, Gayle McLaughlin and Mary Murtagh of EAH housing are doing some great things for the folks in their community and we're glad to be a part of that revitalization.
I'm practicing with my team again preparing for next season. Watch out, now!!!!
Keep your eyes open around the Bay area. Me, Jack Black, Quincy Jones, the cast of “Glee”, Placido Domingo, The Edge, Maria Shriver, Wolfgang Puck, and Frank Gehry are all on a bunch of billboards and bus stop signs in San Francisco and Oakland for a great cause: ARTSPL8. When you get an Arts Plate license plate you help bring Art Education back to California schools. You all know how I feel about art education, so go get a license plate when you renew your registration --- or order one early! Check them out at http://artsplate.org
Also, look for me on an upcoming episode of the Travel Channel's show "Trip Flip" and on ESPN's "E:60"! And Modern Class Design (my design company) is featured in an article in Ebony magazine. Go get your copy!
Thank you to all the good folks that stopped by last Monday to check out the FTM (Free Time Machine) in Union Square and the new Nokia Lumia 900. It's a pretty nice phone, huh?
That’s it until next time, and I’ll try to make it sooner!
I'll catch up with you later!