Presented by StockX
In partnership with StockX, Audetorium brings you “Pathways” – a five-part video-interview series featuring five change-makers across different creative industries. Though varying in mediums, the thread between the talent lies in their Midwest ties. Audetorium, a Midwest cultural media outlet, focuses on enlightening the world of the creative community and global influence residing in the Midwest. “Pathways” not only conveys this, but is intended to inspire its audience that immense opportunity for success is evident throughout the region. Audetorium tapped in StockX – a Detroit founded company – to authentically amplify the message.
In this series, expect video interviews and additional content from five multi-hyphenated, diverse innovators with ties to the Midwest. StockX and Audetorium have also partnered for special, weekly giveaways in collaboration with the “Pathways” talent, so make sure to stay tapped in!
CHE POPE | THE PRODUCER
Che Pope is a record producer and songwriter by trade, but throughout his music career, has accomplished much more.
Among his many feats, Pope produced the Grammy Award winning album Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, spent time as the COO of GOOD Music and executively produced the GOOD Music compilation album, Cruel Summer. Now, Che is taking his experience and notoriety to Detroit where he founded the music lifestyle company, WRKSHP.
In his “Pathways” interview, Che talks about his upbringing in Boston, entry into the music space and his goals for WRKSHP.
D'WAYNE EDWARDS | THE FOOTWEAR DESIGNER
Dr. D’Wayne Edwards is one of the most prominent Black designers in the footwear industry. With decades of experience at Nike and Jordan, Dr. Edwards is credited with paving the way for young Black design talent to have a career in the sneaker industry. Edwards has taken that knowledge and is paying it forward through PENSOLE, the first academy in the U.S. dedicated to footwear design.
In his “Pathways” interview, D’Wayne talks about his unique road to prolific footwear designer and how it has all led to a special opportunity in Detroit.
DOE BOY | THE RAPPER
Doe Boy is a rapper hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, known for his raw, gritty lyrics and intense delivery. He first gained recognition for his mixtape “In Doe We Trust” and has since become a staple in the underground rap scene. With a style that blends elements of trap and street rap, he’s collaborated with some of the biggest names in the industry like Future, Lil Uzi, Young Thug and more.
In his Audetorium x StockX “Pathways” video interview, Doe Boy talks about his road to success, being a new face of Cleveland and much more.
DARRYL BROWN | THE FASHION DESIGNER
Darryl Brown is the designer and visionary behind the clothing brands Midwest Kids and Darryl Brown. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Brown has united his talent of clothing design with life experiences in the Midwest as a former railroad engineer.
In his “Pathways” interview, Darryl sheds light on how he got into the fashion world, the birth and goals of his clothing brands and more.
DANIEL ARSHAM | THE ARTIST
Daniel Arsham is contemporary artist that explores the fields of fine art, architecture, performance, design and film. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Arsham was brought back home when hired as the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Creative Director – the first partnership of its kind in professional sports.
In his Audetorium “Pathways” video-interview, Arsham talks about his collaborations with the Cavs and other global brands, failure as a means to success and much more.