In The City: Dapper Dan & A$AP Ferg Support Harlem Youth with Gap for Giving Tuesday
The event included a surprise appearance by rapper A$AP Ferg, who donated his first Platinum plaques from his hit-song ‘Plain Jane’ to BroSis
This week in Harlem, Dap and Gap hosted an inspiring discussion with the BroSis youth members, a performance by The Peace Poets and a surprise appearance by Dap’s friend A$AP Ferg, to celebrate the launch of the latest Gap Dap hoodies, available online now.
The children received the latest hoodies and can be seen excitedly wearing them as they met Harlem icons, Dap and A$AP Ferg, and learned about their life journeys.
This event was in celebration of the latest hoodie drop from Dapper Dan and Gap, which is now available on Gap.com. The latest limited edition drop comes in 4 new colorways — Red Plaid, Green Plaid, Yellow Plaid and Camel Herringbone — and is perfect for the holiday season.
During Giving Tuesday’s Gap House Session, Dapper Dan led an inspirational discussion with local Harlem youth and Khary Lazarre-White, Executive Director and Co-Founder of BroSis, where they discussed Dap’s personal and professional growth, experiences in Harlem and around the world, and his inspiration for his projects, including Gap’s DAP hoodies. Dap and Khary were then joined on stage by rapper and Harlem-native, A$AP Ferg, to speak to and meet with the BroSis youth members as a surprise guest.
A$AP Ferg, who grew up across the street from BroSis, emphasized the strong impact the community had on him. The rapper surprised the youth organization by donating one of his Platinum plaques from his hit-song ‘Plain Jane’ for BroSis to display.
The event also featured a performance by The Peace Poets — a collective of artists that celebrate, examine and advocate for life through music and poetry — and poems performed by BroSis youth members. The youth in attendance received DAP Harlem hoodies from the latest drop, which they excitedly wore for photo opps with Dap and A$AP Ferg.
“Dapper Dan, a son of Harlem, is a cultural icon. For more than a century, Harlem has been a unique and powerful epicenter of creativity and culture,” said Khary Lazarre-White, Executive Director and Co-Founder of BroSis. “Dap has developed a strong partnership with Gap and we are excited that they have chosen to partner with us — to amplify the work of The Brotherhood Sister Sol on Giving Tuesday, highlighting the style and voice of Harlem and our work to guide and build youth leaders. We greatly appreciate Gap’s support of our work to educate, to train the field, and to organize.”
In addition to the Gap House Session series at BroSis, Gap proudly donated $100,000 to BroSis to further its arts, education, and community focus.