Monday, July 27, 2009
I'm always intrigued to find those men of today who are cool and stylish. They hearken back to the Rat Pack era. Fonzworth Bentley has got to be one of those gentlemen. I'm not sure how many of you have ever heard of him. Mr. Bentley's real name is Derrick Watkins. He first burst on the scene as the personal assistant of Sean "Diddy" Combs. Bentley would make appearances on Diddy's reality series Making The Band 2. He also appeared in quite a few music videos for various artists. Fonzworth Bentley is the host of the MTV series From G's to Gents. He has also released both an album C.O.L.O.U.R.S. and a book Advance Your Swagger.
Mr. Bentley has been called by himself and others a hip hop version of Sammy Davis Jr. He definitely sees that hip cat Sammy as one of his role models. He speaks quite often of the fashion and style of the Harlem Renaissance. It's great to see a modern day man doing his part to revive the art of the gentleman. I'm posting a lot of pictures of Fonzworth Bentley so you get a chance to see what he's all about. I'm also posting the music video of his song Everybody (which features Kanye West & Andre 3000) and a video of him on the set for a Giant magazine shoot.
With Sean "Diddy" Combs:
With Girlfriend Faune Chambers:
With Kanye West:
Music Video For Everybody:
On The Set Of Giant Magazine: