Thursday, July 26, 2012

GIANT Magazine Interviews The Kid @40oz_VAN

Read on as the homie's brand continues to grow.

Did you have a 9 to 5 before all of this? What’d you do? Why’d you quit?
I worked stock at Banana Republic [womens] when I was 19 for about five months, I hated it. I promised myself I would never work retail again so I reevaluated my goals, got my mind right, and stepped my hustle up. 

How did your Tumblr start? What inspired you to do it?
It started off as just for fun. At the time everyone was either faking the funk as fake professional photographers on Flickr or re-blogging pictures of high end clothing on Tumblr, I chose Tumblr [as a platform]. I gave it my twist though— like every normal guy, my phone is filled with nude pictures received from beautiful women. I gathered the best ones and started dropping them daily. The feedback was filled with love and amazement. I added a contribution email beneath my headline for submissions and before I knew I hit close to 7 million page views in a year from 210 countries worldwide.

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