Rick Ross, Zaytoven, Ray Murray host music master class by Craft Syndicate

Success in the music industry rarely happens by accident. In order to achieve consistency and greatness, it takes time to master the craft. Rick Ross, Zaytoven, and Ray Murray have all mastered their craft in some form or fashion. Ray Murray introduced the Dungeon Family sound to hip-hop as a member of the production trio, […]

Rick Ross and Nipsey Hussle join Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters

Are you an aspiring artist waiting on a chance to work with some of the hottest artists and producers in the game? Well, Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters is looking for you. Craft Syndicate has teamed with some true star power in the music industry for the 5th edition of their mentorship and collaboration competition. […]

Craft Syndicate hosts Quigi Theodore x Dreu Beckemberg Collection unveiling

Quigi Theodore (Brooklyn Circus), Host Bevy Smith (Page Six), Dreu Beckemberg (Beckemberg Cricket Club) (Photo Credit: A1 Visuals) Several of the nation’s most stylish ladies and gents were front and center at The Space NYC in Brooklyn, New York for the collection unveiling for Quigi Theodore of the Brooklyn Circus and Craft Syndicate by Dutch […]

Don Cannon, Lil Durk, hip-hop elite honor Craft Syndicate’s next top producer

The hip-hop elite, celebrities, and top influencers recently joined Don Cannon and Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters to celebrate the culmination of his project with who he calls a stand-out music producer with a unique captivating sound. Craft Syndicate is a social platform for creatives to engage and learn; the key driving force being a […]

Don Cannon teams up with Craft Syndicate to find the next great producer

Producers are the architects of hip-hop. A beat that is perfectly crafted can move crowds, make musical legends, and define a generation. Don Cannon teamed up with Craft Syndicate powered by Dutch Masters, a nationwide competition that pairs up-and-coming creatives with established entrepreneurs, to find the next great producer. On July 24, Dutch Masters will honor Koji The Bandit at the Craft […]

Win $15K and a mentorship with producer Don Cannon

Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters wants to give a mentorship opportunity and a $15K grant to aspiring music producers. Craft Syndicate returns celebrating its second year and is searching for innovators with an unwavering commitment to making their dream a reality. Craft Syndicate looks to share the craft by pairing an aspiring music producer with […]

Win $15K and a chance to work with a mentor, Craft Syndicate’s DJ Don Cannon

“Fresh beats, dope music and years of grinding is how Cannon Music was born,” says master producer Don Cannon. “That’s why I joined Craft Syndicate, a collection of entrepreneurs looking to celebrate the newest creators from the fashion, music, art and film industries.” DJ Don Cannon and Craft Syndicate are offering a game-changing partnership and […]

DJ Big X breaks down the craft of dee jaying and controlling the crowd

DJ Big X has over 20 years of experience when it comes to dee jaying and moving the crowd. As the President/CEO of Coalition DJs, DJ Big X seeks to discover innovative ways to take the culture of dee jaying to new heights. During a recent performance at a Dutch Masters event in Miami, DJ […]

How N.O.R.E. crafted a new career in podcasting after success in rap

N.O.R.E. has found a second act after establishing a legitimate career in rap. The Queens, New York native gained prominence in rap after releasing top hits such as “N.O.R.E.,” “Super thug,” and “Nothin.’” His debut album, N.O.R.E, was certified platinum and led to collaborations with artists such as Pharrell, Swizz Beatz, and Lil Wayne. But […]

Jadakiss breaks down the craft of rap lyricism at Art Basel

For Jadakiss, his love for music came when he was introduced to it by family members. “[I fell in love with rap] by hearing the music they were playing as I was growing up,” Jadakiss said. “They introduced me to hip-hop. My early influences range from The Furious Five, Run-D.M.C., [and] The Sugar Hill Gang. When it came to R&B, it was The Whispers and Luther Vandross. My mom was playing that music at the crib.”

Legendary designer Jeff Staple mentors aspiring master in a design incubator

Legendary designer Jeff Staple was tapped by Craft Syndicate by Dutch Masters — which celebrates the worlds of fashion, music, film, art and design — to search out, select and mentor an aspiring master in a design incubator. He worked with breakout design talent Alexander-John, known for his work with Jay Z’s Brooklyn Zoo. Staple is the founder […]

How Jeff Staple and Alexander-John push culture forward with Craft Syndicate

Jeff Staple stands as one of the top creative forces of this generation. He is the founder and creative director of Staple Design and Reed Space and serves as CCO of Intertrend & Imprint Lab. During his career, his work has been honored and displayed at places such as Soho House, SneakerCon Legends, High Museum […]

Jeff Staple and Alexander-John launch ‘Metamorphism’ at Craft Syndicate event

Dutch Masters recently honored the winner of its Craft Syndicate initiative with a celebration and unveiling at Extra Butter in New York. Jeff Staple teamed up with Craft Syndicate to find a designer to mentor, collaborate with, and inspire. With the help of industry judges such Fonzworth Bentley, Sean Malcolm, “Hawaii” Mike Salaman, and Jocelynn […]