I want to start the morning off with a shout out to my awesome friend and fellow @SCState1896 Bulldog, the good Dr. Ada Bacetty (please say the Doctor) aka “Dance Like No One Is Watching” aka “Swaggy B” for donating to the “MAKE H1GHER LEARNING a NON-PROFIT” campaign! This woman has been a great friend to me over the years and I’m inspired by her grind and determination everyday! Thank you, Dr. Bacetty for your love and support, *plays Drake - “WE MADE IT!”*

The BEST part of her donation is that it took us to GOAL! Thanks to all of you, this campaign has become a successful landmark in the development of H1GHER LEARNING and I could literally not have done it without you!

Even though we have reached the goal, you can still contribute to the cause until I shut down the #GoFundMe site on April 30th. Visit http://gofundme.org/H1GHER or just click the link in my profile in you’re viewing this on IG! #H1GHERoverEVERYTHING

Thank you @captfienning for putting us just THAT much closer to finishing up our fundraiser! We are 94% of the way there and with only 11 days to go until the “MAKE H1GHER LEARNING A NON-PROFIT” campaign, I’m more confident than ever that we’ll make it!

If you’re interested in learning about the H1GHER LEARNING mission, WATCHING a video of our first sneaker donation, and donating towards the cause, please visit http://gofundme.org/H1GHER or just click the link in my bio if you’re viewing this on Instagram! #DefendTheBridge #CharlestonOverEverything

Mike Teezy! Literally the first person to make a contribution to the “MAKE H1GHER LEARNING A NON-PROFIT” campaign. As you can see by this 2006 picture, Mike is a fellow @scstate1896 Bulldog. What you can’t see is that he’s probably not happy with my selection of this picture but whatever! Haha #IceCold

The campaign ENDS on April 30th. If you want to learn about the mission of H1GHER LEARNING and help close the 10% gap to goal, visit http://gofundme.org/h1gher or just click the link in my bio.

I started this process in January but I really didn’t go hard until the middle of February after the brunch I put on with the homie @ChiefBJDennis! So in approximately two months, with your support, I’m confident that the 90% raised will turn into 100% (or MORE) in the upcoming weeks.

With that in mind: I will be ending the “MAKE H1GHER LEARNING a NON-PROFIT” campaign at the end of this month on April 30, 2014. You have until then to submit whatever contributions you’d like! I’ll be ending this process because I want to start working on the 501(c)(3) paperwork and establishing my Board of Directors so that we can capitalize on this wonderful momentum we’ve built!

BTW - We’re about TWO pairs of #AirJordans or ONE pair of #Foamposites away from reaching goal, in case you were wondering! #H1GHERoverEVERYTHING #SneakerHead #Hypebeast #Victory #DefendTheBridge

Thank you to my Fraternity Brother (#AphiA), clothing brand owner, published author, sneaker enthusiasts, & college professor Jemayne King aka @solefoodbrand for contributoring to the “Make H1GHER LEARNING a Non-Profit” organization. That’s love, homie!

Visit http://gofundme.org/H1GHER for more information and to contribute!

A special thank you to the man that TRIED VERY HARD to make written musings about hip-hop a part of the Charleston news-alt weekly ecosystem (Our “Bowties & Beats” column would have MURDERED!), blesses the city with beautiful spoken word events & publications, and the World’s biggest Prince fan—Mr. @marcusamaker—for contributing to the “Make H1GHER LEARNING a Non-Profit” campaign!

90% OF THE WAY! Almost home, now! If you want to learn about H1GHER LEARNING’s mission & decide to donate to the cause, visit http://gofundme.org/h1gher or click the link in my bio! #H1GHERoverEVEYTHING #DefendTheBridge #CharlestonSticksTogether

Good morning! I want to give props to one of the coolest entrepreneurs in the Holy City, Mr. Jack Abbott—the owner of Charleston’s best skate shop @ContinuumSC. From boards, equipment, and of course sneakers (I copped the #NikeSB Ferris Bueller joints from him years ago), he has established Continuum as the area’s premier shop. He’s also an active part of the #PourItNow Charleston initiative, helping that organization bring a public skate park to Downtown Charleston. Plus if all goes well, we’ll be doing some H1GHER LEARNING business real soon for the only public high school on the Charleston Peninsula! #FingersCrossed

With your help, 85% of the total fundraising goal for the “MAKE H1GHER LEARNING a NON-PROFIT” campaign has been met! Don’t feel bad if you haven’t contributed yet—just visit http://gofundme.org/H1GHER to make it happen OR just click the link in my bio if you’re viewing this via Instagram! #H1GHERoverEVERYTHING #CharlestonSticksTogether #DefendTheBridge #ContinuumSkateShop #PourItNow

Blessings to the brother Ivan (THE GREAT) Andrews, founder of @SneaksxSpeaks, Nashville’s premier Sneaker and Music experience. And as someone that has personally been to one of these events, I can attest that the “premier” tag is an accurate description. I’ve always appreciated his approach to the sneaker game: one that puts emphasis on building the community & less on trying to stunt for the sake of it. Must be that #SouthernHospitality! I’m looking forward to the next one sir!

With your help 85% of the total fundraising goal has been met! If you haven’t contributed to the “MAKE H1GHER LEARNING a NON-PROFIT” organization campaign yet, visit http://gofundme.org/H1GHER OR just click the link in my bio if you’re viewing this via Instagram! #H1GHERoverEVERYTHING #SouthernHospitality #SneaksxSpeaks #EverydayIsDope #DefendTheBridge

My @SCState1898 Bulldog, #BetaDelta brother (“AAAAAA-PHIIIIIIIII!”), and all around good guy (IG-less?) CJ Cochran donated! I appreciate the support from everyone but it especially feels good when your Frat contributes! GOOD LOOKING OUT, PROPHYTE.

With you’re collective help, 85% of the total fundraising goal has been met! Don’t feel bad if you haven’t contributed yet—just visit http://gofundme.org/H1GHER to make it happen OR just click the link in my bio if you’re viewing this via Instagram!

Shout out to my favorite social media gangsta and the women behind the social media profiles of some of Charleston’s most progressive brands (including @BigMixExpo, natch!), Ms @AceAlexa! Your contribution to the “MAKE H1GHER LEARNING a NON-PROFIT” campaign is as welcomed as your friendship! Keep fighting the good fight, ma’am and tell K’nar Coach KJ said “Wassup!?!” (Also, make sure he daps you three times in a row for good measure)

With you’re collective help a WONDERFUL 85% of the total fundraising goal has been met! Don’t feel bad if you haven’t contributed yet—just visit http://gofundme.org/H1GHER to make it happen OR just click the link in my bio if you’re viewing this via Instagram! #H1GHERoverEVERYTHING #SocialMedia #CharlestonSticksTogether #DefendTheBridge