Copyright 2016. Philip dos Santos
Aug 30, 2019
The boys from Canada Got Sole were off celebrating a sneaker championship like every true champ, by going to Disney, so I had the pleasure of kicking it with streetwear legend, Nicky Diamonds at a special event for Nazem Kadri @ Exclucity.
Aside from covering the event for CGS, I got to hang out with the good folks over at Exclu, meet Nicky Diamonds, Nazem Kadri and protect a fresh grapefruit from strangers and fruit flies. Good times.
Ps. The shoes are mine, they're still deadstock and I have the receipt from Goodfoot still 🤓
May 11, 2020
Humbled to be featured amongst some notable names in Canadian sneaker culture. Much love Complex & Josh Walker!
Check the article here:
May 9, 2020
You know the vibes. Episode 115: Here
Aug 2, 2019
CF Eaton Centre (Toronto) kicked off the grand opening of their new creative hub "Streaming At CF" with some of the biggest YouTube personalities in the country, including Brampton's own 4YE. I had the chance to chop it up with them in this dope live space in between them recording live, selling merch and letting fans kick random freestyles. Yup, it was a good day.
Jul 25, 2019
Back at it again with the 2 Bad Bros: STF!
My guy Rick is celebrating another year with 4 big events and I'll be on the mic for 2 events. Starting Saturday @ Thompson Hotel (above)
and then on Sunday with the legend, Starting From Scratch:
Jul 25, 2019
Proud to be a part of this great CGS event for the 2nd straight year, join us inside 552 Queen St W (upper level of Exclucity) from 11-4 for the Canada Got Sole pop-up and then I'll be moderating the Sneaker Spectrum Panel from 4-5pm:
Jul 11, 2018
Thanks to Complex Canada for the feature for their weekly "Style In The Stands - Best Dressed" at Crown League. One of my fav summer traditions, Crown League is now in it's 4th year and features a mix of Pro/Am players from the NBA, G-League, Europe, Asia and local legends.
Check the full post here: Complex Canada
Oct 27, 2017
BTS: Just wrapped up shooting for the season premiere of #NBAXL
We discussed Lonzo Ball, the Philadelphia 76ers young squad & more!
Tune in & set your PVR on Thursday, November 2nd 8:30pm EST on NBA TV (Bell: 1415 + Rogers: 96)
Thank you Duane Watson!
Shout out Big C, Femi Lawson, Josh Graham, Phil A, Patrice and the NBA TV crew
God is great!
Check out "The Line Up" segment online here: THE LINE UP (Ep. 1)
May 13, 2017
Feb 22, 2017
I had the opportunity to speak with Isaiah Washington as he took to the red carpet for the opening night of Toronto Black Film Festival 2017 where he serves as Official Ambassador. Isaiah talked to me about music, #BlackLivesMatter and of course, Toronto Black Film Fest!
Isaiah has starred in Grey's Anatomy and many feature films such as "Clockers", "Crooklyn" and "Girl 6" all directed by Spike Lee. He also is an accomplished author, husband and activist.
I had the opportunity to talk about the #Demaraissance and why Norman Powell needs more minutes! Thank you Duane Watson, Kat, Dave & Dill for the great convo as always.
The full episode is available on Bell Fibe, Channel 1.
Dec 29, 2016
Picked these up on release date earlier this year, one of my favourite pairs from the Jordan x OVO collection (including unreleased pairs).
The black pair looks really clean as well, but there is something about white leather that is so nice.
Nov 17, 2016
A few shots from last night's pre & post-game festivities @ The ACC for Drake Night in Toronto.
Shot on my iPhone.
I'll be covering the Raptors this season, so be sure to follow me on my social channels (bottom of the page) to keep up with every home game.
Nov 16, 2016
Friday November 18
La Porte (214 Ossington Ave @ Dundas)
DJ J-Class & Philly
Oct 31, 2016
Toronto's R&B Party is back!
Royale & I are very excited to announce that #CuffinTO will be moving to a new venue (Li'Ly Lounge - 656 College St) on Saturday, November 12th, 2016.
Cuffin' Toronto is less than a year old, but we have been getting amazing feedback and response so far. Both of us are huge fans of R&B music and are very excited to be bringing this unique all R&B experience to the city.
Scorpio season is here and we're expecting a few birthdays already. Wanna celebrate with us?
Email RSVP@CuffinTO.com with any inquiries or to reserve your space on Sat. Nov. 12
We typically hit capacity shortly after 12am, so arrive early.
Full event details are also available here: Cuffin' TO
Oct 27, 2016
Energy ☄️is an interesting thing, isn't it? Sometimes we look/wait/work for that "big" moment that changes things in our life, whether it be professional or personal. But, I'm learning to really appreciate all the small steps that subtly pile up and make that big moment #comeoutofnowhere. For me, my passion for the game of 🏀 started when I was about 7-8 years old. I idolized players like Michael Jordan and Shaq, they were larger than life and had super human powers. It continued when I played for my city (Brampton at the time) at the OBA (Ontario Basketball Association) Provincial Championships years later. I have so many great memories of my Dad taking me across the province for games and tournaments. I could go on, but salute if you've read this far on an IG post. These key moments helped me further develop my passion for sport and love for basketball. My drive, skill set and passion for music kicked in eventually leading me to a few unique opportunities. This past summer I was the official "Internal Reporter" for @nike Crown League (first one ever in 🇨🇦), I captured photos, video and did interviews with NBA players, Olympians, local legends and more. So thankful for each step along the way C. Rankine & D. Gibson! All of these experiences undoubtedly prepared me for everything that I have in my journey.
Last night, I was blessed and rewarded yet again. I never had a season's pass to Canada's Wonderland growing up, but Mama... I'm on a ride
Oct 24, 2016
Toronto's R&B Party.
With it's inaugural season officially underway, I'm proud to have lent my voice to this video & campaign.
Congrats RJ, Jesse, Drew and the whole Megacity Basketball family!
Shot by: Cusi Perspective
Voiced by: Philip dos Santos
Music: The Passion Hifi "One Sound"
Oct 3, 2016
10-Years already? Time really flies eh, James?
Join myself and some of the cities brightest talents as we celebrate 10-Years of "Original Concepts Entertainment", the birthday of James Lowe and many more.
Thank you James for including me in this all-star cast, it's been a pleasure working with you on all of your events in the past decade including Midnight Mix, Love & Lust, Sunday's Best, The Originals, Heart Of The City and of course, Saké & Soul (nka Liive Thursdays)
Congrats on 10 amazing years and much success on all of your future endeavours!
Come through and celebrate with us.