"At the NBA All-Star game, all of the players did their courtside interviews in the beats headphones that I designed," Rutland said.
Elijah designed these headphones while in the "Beats Black Creator" program.
Rutland, specifically, will work with the Beats design to create a custom headphone and matching packaging for its 2021 Black History Month collection.
"I also did another illustration for NBA that will be featured in the players locker rooms," he said.
Rutland says this moment is surreal, he can barely describe the excitement he's feeling.
"I'm very happy, very excited, very grateful," he said. He isn't the only one feeling the excitement.