In this, the latest installment of filmmaker Levi Maestro’s tell tale aesthetics, Maestro Knows, he is warranted some quality time with his homie Tyrone Davis, who much to Maestro’s liking, recently joined him in his favorite place on earth, Las Angeles. Follow the two as they pop up in a few local spots, and listen as Maestro unleashes with his newly faved inspirational narration. Also, witness a cameo from JD roughly mid-way through. Is this dude really boys with everyone?
In this episode follow Maestro and his friend 9th Wonder to North Carolina’s own DUKE University for Mr. Wonder’s class on sampling soul. Also gain insight on the way one of hip-hop’s most important producers feels about the importance of understanding one’s own culture. 9th Wonder is the illest.
The film above was created with the intent to make myself re-REALize why I do what I do in life, whether it be my work or just my mental daily ops…it’s all done for the LOVE. This film was shot in 7 hours in the cities of Harlem, Brooklyn & Manhattan. Special appearance by Nigel Sylvester. Maestro is one of those dudes who really loves what he does and you can always see that. I hope I get the chance to meet him one day.
From NYC to Tokyo and now on to Berlin, Maestro is now on the third leg of his tour showcasing adiCup, in conjunction with the World Cup. How fitting to drop this episode just after Germany dismantled Australia yesterday, but go figure, right? Enjoy another piece of Maestro’s mastery.
In the second leg of his global tour in leu of the upcoming World Cup, Maestro takes his act overseas to one of his favorite spots, Tokyo. Hop on board as Maestro visits with Kazuki Kuraishi of adidas ObyO and Kazuki gives him a little taste of his six string abilities. Then they head on over to the Tokyo adiCup for a little football action. Maestro also puts on a short exhibition showcasing his own soccer skills. What doesn’t this kid do?
As the Tour De Maestro, Maestro’s traveling expedition dedicated to the upcoming World Cup, begins in NYC, Maestro and his new intern Devlin hit up Marc Ecko’s Complex studios, the Three Days In Paris expo by Philip Andelman, and finally finish up at the adiCUP at NYC’s Pier 40. Be sure to stay tuned in to Maestro and his journeyings throughout the upcoming weeks.
In this episode check out Maestro & Mr. Oriol as they take to downtown Los Angeles to visit Patrick Martinez, shoot for Nylon Mexico, and later Estevan meets Geoff Rowley to make for the first episode of Maestro Knows headlining two of Levi’s friends.
In a slightly different medium than we are accustomed to seeing Maestro, but it’s super dope to see the kid giving back to those in dyer need of direction. Since the birth of his online show Maestro Knows, now a little over a year go, he has cultivated an enormous following both foreign and domestic. Building his platform on principles of positivity and staying true to what you love, Maestro has the innate ability to act as a magnet. Everyone and everything he comes into contact with, seems to blossom. So check the footage of Levi as he in turn gives back some wisdom to a class of high school kids in Las Vegas. “I do what I love, and I don’t let people tell me I can’t do it.”