Gitoo

Name: Jorge “Gitoo” Wright

Born & Raised: Brooklyn

Current Residence: Brooklyn

What’s your astrological sign and is what they say true?
I’m an Aries. If they say Aries are POPPIN, then it’s true!

Explain your featured look:
My Ian Isiah brother actually dressed me for the shoot, he had this vintage iceberg denim suit. I wanted to rep for 90s Busta Rhymes, Brooklyn, and also myself, so it was a perfect fit.

What are you known for/as?
I dabble. I hate listing the shit I do because I’m from New York-so I do a lot! But I guess I’m mostly known for partying and modeling.

You’ve been a stable figure in the underground New York City underground culture since the early hipster (or should we say blipster) days. Unlike most of the peers you came up with, you continuously progressed and actually managed to launch a career being a multidisciplinary creative. What was the transition like throughout all these years and how much has the scene changed?
I don’t know if I saw much of a transition on my end. Everything I try to do is organic, so if I was approached for a new opportunity that I thought would be a good fit or something fun to try, I’ll dabble. If I was good at it, I’ll keep that shit up (laughs). I think the scene changes a lot. I see people come in and out. Shit get POPPIN and shit fails, but I think that’s any scene. People get tired of seeing the same shit. Change is inevitable.

You had your own Karamloop series, but you also started early on with one-of-a-kind YouTube videos. When did you know you had a unique and funny personality, and when did you first take it seriously?
I decided to take it seriously when I was getting auditions. I auditioned for Wild n’ Out a whilllleee ago after some white man saw my YouTube videos. I was like “Oh shit, I’m decent!” So I hooked up with Karmaloop and they basically were like, do what you want! It was a fun point in my life.

We remember when you had baby dreads and now your style is constantly on mood boards, which have resulted in major modeling gigs and campaigns. What’s your favorite fashion-related gig so far and why?
I think my fav gig that I’ve done was a recent Hennessy ad campaign. I mean fucking Hennessy (laughs). It’s my favorite drink! When I was on their social media page, I felt hood famous. Mad people from my high school were hitting me up (laughs).

Whether you’re hosting a club night or you’re on the mic, you always seem to have a crew of your core friends who always support you at events. It doesn’t matter what type of event it is. Your VIP section is never not lit. How did you manage to move like this?
My core group of friends are literally family! We do way more than “party together” we work together, basically all live together, fight together, vacation together, we’re a unit and if just one of my friends are missing it’s a horrible night.

Highlight career moment:
I think my peak was when I was in a Beyoncé video. I was friends with the stylist at the time and somehow got invited. I was mad young. After that, a lot of opportunities came my way because people basically thought I was Beyonce’s cousin.

Where do you hope to see yourself in the next 10 years?:
In 10 years, I see either two scenarios. Either I’m homeless and under a bridge telling bypasses about the good times, or I’m passing by on my way to the White House for dinner and drinks! It’s all or nothing with me. Either I’m on the top or the bottom!

What’s a rare fact about you or a hidden talent?
Do I have a talent? Ummmm I can’t lose an argument, I’m just always right, it’s crazy!

What’s a song and/or lyric to describe your glow?:
Snoop Dogg’s “Sexual Eruption”.

Photographer: Hannah Sider
MUA: Raisa Flowers
Hair: Kessia Randolph
Style Consultant: Jordan Page
Design: Robert Gallardo
Creative Director: SHABAZZ