Steven Brown, known by colleagues as Steve-O, has been trailblazing a path within the entertainment industry for over 15 years. Within that time, he has evolved with the changing landscape, taken on new challenges and reinvented the creative scopes for the numerous artists & brands he's worked with.

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Born in Harlem, NY, the 35 year old entrepreneur began his discovery and foray into the industry while attending Long Island University as a Media Arts major. During his enrollment, Brown took on a marketing internship at Marc Ecko Enterprises - Comprising of Ecko Unltd, EckoRed, G-Unit clothing, Zoo York, Complex Media and more. From 2002 - 2004, he witnessed the growth of the company as they became synonymous with mainstream pop culture and was inspired to venture out to curate a culturally influential  company 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 celebrated the booming sneaker and hip-hop cultures from the street perspective. "Laced up from the ground up" was the motto. As creative director and co-founder, Brown highlighted a crop of up & coming 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 for a new breed of musicians and creatives reshaping the society norms.  The company's innovative media marketing strategies and stomping 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, DRAM, 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 Jonnyhipes. In early 2016, Brown co-founded creative collective BOOOTLEG with SAISTV, who among other projects, created and designed the cover for DRAM's "Big Baby DRAM" album. The areas of opportunity 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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