Wednesday, July 11, 2018

THE PROMISE

I very rarely open up or talk about my feelings but sometimes it's good just type it out on a random blog and hope somebody finds it. Another reason I'm posting is that this specific blog has come up a lot recently interviews about my career and how it all started which reminded me of a promise I made to myself to always keep it updated regardless of who reads it.

Crazy to think how blog that launched my career in street culture was the idea of super posh white girls during my AAA days (you know who you are!).

Had a chat with my brother Rolo the other day and we both realized that we've lived amazing lives in our short time on this planet. The projects, the brands, the art, the access, the flights, the network, the features, the women, the beef and it's even wilder when you realize the pants still sagging and the accents still heavy.







Saturday, March 3, 2018

MoMA x Upscale Vandal

This right here is everything!

I've been a huge Upscal Vandal fan and he is proof that street dudes can make it to the top of fashion without having to go to fancy schools or have specialized training. All you need is have that fire inside of you and apply that street smarts.


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

NEVER NOT LEARNING

For the past 7 years this blog has mostly been about sneakers, fashion and music because those are the things that literally saved my life. I started this space to share new and different things within those fields but I think it's time I add another dimension to this. People often ask me "what do you do?" or "what did you study?" and my answer to both is always the same, "I'm an observer of life". I was fortunate enough to realize early in life that I'm actually not really talented or gifted at anything. I never won awards or achieved much in my youth (there were no swag awards in those times), I couldn't even type a CV to get a part time job but I was street smart in a way which made me realize that if I wanted to get anywhere in life I had to out hustle the competition. Often, being talented or gifted can be a hinderance to reaching your full potential I learnt the power of being legitimately the smartest guy in the room. This sounds a lot harder than it actually is. When learning your craft, put yourself in situations where you are able to soak up game, the art of ear hustling. ALWAYS STAY LEARNING. You can get yourself an unofficial Harvard education via social media if you follow the right people. This will only make sense if you yourself have an end game for yourself. Having no end game will just have flip flopping between "motivational" quotes.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

NEW MUSIC

Music is really one of the most powerful things in the world. The right playlist literally can double my productivity if it syncs with my mood (mostly sad #SadBoyz2004eva).

I'll try and drop playlists on here of what I've been bumping recently. Musically we've been blessed over the past few weeks, at least if you're into the shit I'm into. This is what I've been digging lately...








Sunday, August 13, 2017

REALISATIONS: SUCCESS & OTHER THINGS

Success is a crazy thing. When I say success, I don't mean money or material things, I simply mean achieving long term personal goals. So why is success a crazy thing? Because, the effort you've put in and sacrifices you've made can change you, a lot, without you even noticing until you get to your finish line.

More often that not that change is a very good thing, because if you haven't grown then did you really even do anything significant? Reaching your personal mountain top, if you've really worked for it, can bring many unexpected gifts and blessings over and above your original goal. This clip from a J. Cole interview sums up what I'm trying to say perfectly. It gets there at around the 2:00 minute mark. For me personally, my hustle this far has shown me that there only a handful of things that really matter in life: family, reputation & creating good karma.

Peace.