Steven Brown, known by colleagues as Steve-O, has been trailblazing a path within the arena that is entertainment for over 10 years. In that time, he's been evolving, taking on new challenges all the while broadening and reinventing his scope and that of the artists & brands he's worked with.

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Born in Harlem, NY, the 33-year-old entrepreneur began his discovery and foray into the entertainment industry while attending LIU as a Media Arts major. During his enrollment at the university, he took on a marketing internship at Marc Ecko Enterprises. While there, from 2002 to 2004, he witnessed the growth of the company as they became synonymous with mainstream pop culture, comprising of Ecko Unltd, EckoRed, G-Unit clothing, Zoo York, Complex Media, and more. During his tenure at Marc Ecko Enterprises, he was inspired to venture out and begin building a brand of his own. At the beginning of 2005, Brown launched Laced magazine with long-time friend and stylist, Kwasi Kessie. 

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Laced was a publication that chronicled the booming sneaker & hip-hop culture from the street' perspective. "Laced up from the ground up" was the motto. As creative director and co-founder, Brown spotlighted a crop of upcoming artists and designers before mainstream media took notice.  Artists such as The Cool Kids, Chris Brown, Lupe Fiasco, The Clipse, and brands such as Lemar & Dauley, Rocksmith, and Japanese brand Swagger and Phenomenon were just a few featured in Laced. 

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Later on that year, Brown co-founded a collective called GFCnewyork with another friend and colleague, Saint Louis. GFCnewyork, a public relations & marketing firm, has become the platform and catalyst for a new breed of musicians and creatives taking over public consensus. The company's innovative media marketing strategies, and foot to the pavement hustle, has allowed them to break such acts as Big K.R.I.T., Jesse Boykins III, Big K.R.I.T., Raury, D.R.A.M., Smoke DZA, and more. 

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In 2010, Brown co-founded one of the most popular, branded hip-hop tours to date, "The Smoker's Club," with partner Jon Shipes. Early this year (2016), Brown co-founded creative collective BOOOTLEG with SAISTV, who among other projects, created and designed the cover for D.R.A.M.'s "Big Baby D.R.A.M." album.The avenues for opportunities are endless for Brown, who likes to hide behind dark shades and a camera lens. If you ask him what keeps him going, he'll tell you it's the constant pursuit for inspiration. 

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