I met R.J., the owner and founder, of Pur3ly Root3d Clothing in 2010 when I launched Million Monkey. R.J. has been a mentor to me and always helps me with ideas and concepts. The word on the streets is that he is like the Godfather of clothing brands here in San Antonio! Check out our interview with him. R.J. thanks for taking some time out of your schedule to talk with us! Please introduce yourself and your brand for our friends and fans that may not know you? Word, Thanks for the interview! Well, most people call me RJ, as you just did, my government name is Ryan Johnson ssshhh don’t tell anyone. I am the owner and founder of the lifestyle brand Pur3ly Root3d. We’ve been around now for just under 7 years and we do cool shit. One of my favorite hashtags is #FREEKINGTUSK ,who is King Tusk, how do we free him, and how does the tree relate to Pur3ly Root3d? King Tusk is our mascot! He represents the 3 principles our company was founded on. Knowledge – because an elephant never forgets, Strength – because well he’s an elephant, and Unity – because elephants travel in herds as a family unit and that’s how we roll as a family. The hashtag #FREEKINGTUSK initially started out as a joke to get me or anyone in our crew
This week we interviewed San Antonio based model, Nikki Love! I met Nikki at a photo shoot I had set up by Caycie Smith of Honey Images for our custom bamboo jewelry line we launch last summer. Check out her interview: Please introduce yourself? My name is Nikki Love and I’m a San Antonio based model. How long have you been modeling? I’ve been in the industry for about 4 years. What drew you to the modeling industry? As a little girl I would always watch the Vicky secret fashion shows and I would fall in love with all the models. Modeling is just something that I always knew I would do. Who are a few of your favorite designers? MILLION MONKEY…hello lol Where was your funnest photo shoot? I would have to say that my best shoot would have to be the one with Honey Images! Everything went as planned and that is very rare for me!! Who are your inspirations? I try to channel my inner Marilyn Monroe. I’m in love with her!!! Where would you like your career to take you? I’m very grateful for all the success that my career has given me. And only God knows where it will take me, but im ready for anything… Any shout outs? Thank you to all the Luv bugs out there that support me every day!!!! How can
Every Friday I plan on searching for the HOTTEST up and coming brands and interviewing the owner/owners. This Friday is our first one and we choose none other than Deli Fresh Threads for our first interview! I met Biggie via Social Media and have been friends with him every since our first interaction. It has been really exciting to see his vision become reality! Check out his interview below: Please introduce yourself, your brand, and tell us the story behind your brand’s name. Thanks for the great opportunity Dicky. My name is Anthony “Biggie” Bencomo and I am owner of Deli Fresh Threads. Growing up I’ve always been a big sandwich eater. I would like to try and make everything I ate into a sandwich. I’ve always had a passion for food. I love t-shirts and use to have a t-shirt line after college and loved it, but it just didn’t work out. I waited a long time and life kept moving (marriage, kids, etc). I always had this desire to start something again. I finally figured I’d sandwich my two loves to create a brand that pays homage to the sandwich, the King of Meals. The sandwich is now over 250 years old and is consumed by millions. So why not show it the love that it deserves. As for the Deli Fresh Threads name- I struggled with it
Here is your chance to WIN a BRIM “On My Grizzly” Snapback. All you have to do to enter is follow both BRIM and Million Monkey Clothing on Facebook and share the photo below on your wall. On Monday, January 14, 3013 we will pick a random winner from the people who follow us and have shared the picture on their wall. Also, D. Wang is willing to customize the snapback for FREE if you win! Good LUCK!
We have officially launch our custom cut and sew line. We are customizing hats by changing out the bill material with what our customers want. Fabric can range from silk to exotic animal skins like Python. Everything is taken apart and resewn by D. Wang himself and packaged in a satin bag also made by D. Wang. We are soon going to offer backpacks, coin pouches, messenger bags, and jackets. For pricing on a custom order email email@example.com
This past Friday I went to Austin for the Dirty Wormz CD release party for thier latest album “Outbreak”. These dudes throw one hell of a show and yours truly even got in the mosh pit!!! Band members include Smackola-vocals, DJ Crash-DJ, Jax-guitar, Dirty D-bass, Mista Swift-drums, and Dok-the crazy dude with the Afro and gas mask! God of Waar was one of the songs on the CD and I fell in love with the track! God of Waar features K.A.B.O.S.H. which is a collaboration of Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, and the Dirty Wormz! Check it out!
Here is the second installment of the 4 Walls project from Josh Springer. Third Label x Million Monkey!
New video from Spark da Beast featuring Ronnie Millionz. This track titled, Double Foam Cup, is off of a joint project called Million Monkey & Ape Sh*t Energy present: Spark da Beast UNCAGED mixed by Dnyce. You can download the mixtape here
Ever since I took possession of my girlfriend’s FLIP camera I have been on a filming spree. I know I have a story to tell with Million Monkey, but more important than that is the GREAT advice I can give to new brands. I wish I would have met people like Steven Cedre aka SoleJunkie, Ryan Johnson of Pur3ly Root3d Clothing, and Daniel James of QBS Graphics earlier! These guys all taught and shared knowledge with me, so I want to pass it on
We have had some very exciting things happening this month and one is the releasing of our cypher videos! I got the team together to record a rolling cypher that goes through the camp. The artist tag one another with the phrase “……you got the monkey on your back!” Here are the videos from week 1. I started the cypher off to be my usual goofy self and then put the monkey on Trizzol’s back, who murdered it!!!! Enjoy, I will post week 2 videos up after Friday (Hittaville and Ronnie Millionz)