Family. when i say family i mean all of you that actually care for a brother. i have lived in many cities and made some good connections in all of them. Those of you that go far back enough to know me as the creative force behind mass confusion, know how long this company has been a dream of mine. to grow it into something that actually makes a difference.
i can say i have given away least half as many of shirts then i have sold. price points capitalism business i really suck at. i mean i could get a dollar, but how do you make an honest dollar. I can buy shit for as cheap as possible and sell for as much as possible but I always feel guilty. don't get me wrong I don't hate money, I hate the concept of it. It breeds separation. it breeds elitism. Unfortunately we are all trapped and have to get it to survive. get it to build. Trapped by a system where are the rules are different for every shade. Where you are rewarded for how you get over on your fellow man, woman. A system where poison is profit. Where medicine is profit. Where we record fights instead of making the peace. Where we are losing sight of touch and connections. Where we spend hours in fantasy while pieces of reality of being taken away pixel by pixel. Who wants to save the world? We will sit in front of a movie screen and watch stories about heroes but who really wants to be a hero? Nobody.
It is almost criminal all the talent I have been bless to meet on my journeys that are still struggling to make it. I wish we would invest in each other more. I am guilty of it myself at times but the older I get the more conscious I am to where my money is spent. I will support an independent over corporation all day. We say we wanna fight the system but then we still flock the the malls and by they shit. We should boycott all brands that have never supported us as people. Brands that poison us. We had a good period in the 90's when there were many brands by us to choose from. What happened?
Nobody forces us to fuck with them. They don't like us. So why do we still spend money with them? I really don't get it. Shit like timberlands, still. Really? Brands like Polo that said they would rather we did not wear their brand. I get the do it in spite but that is still money in his pockets. Dude ain't had to work for a long time and still we give him more money. Meanwhile I feel I gotta write an essay on why it would be good to support this brand of mine.
We need to better take care of us. what i mean by us is human beings that love and respect themselves each other and of course the planet. Build each other up. Create with each other. Stop killing each other. Wtf. starting treating each other like the kings and queens we are. We are our own worst enemy. You got a thousand dollars' worth of bills a month for survival purposes only. A little to play with when your done. You ain't building shit. You and helping anyone. You treading water. One pay check from drastic changes. More you make more you spend so everybody in the same boat, with a hole in it. You're a number. An account number. Sounds like prison to me.
How do we get to a point where we are all doing better, not just some of us. Where quality of life is important for all. Where we are not the slaves of corporations. Many of us not coming close to doing something we love. Doing what pays the bills. what are your dreams? That is important to me. We could all me our own mini corporations. we would come up real quick and there aint shit the man could do about it. But you rather hate.
What is my art worth to me? What is my art worth to you? How do you price pieces of your soul? This is my struggle. I would love to just give it all away. I just love to see people connect and be on the same vibe. Nothing doper than see someone you respect connecting with some of your ideals and breaking bread with you. I wanna spend my days creating art to help us all connect, laugh, and grow but I need your help. Once I am set free, I can help set someone else free and so on and so on.
So if you are someone that has seen this brand and wanted to support but I didn't have the color you wanted or the size or particular design in stock. Or if I went out of business before you got a chance. Or if you never seen this shit in your life and have no idea what the absolute fuck I am talking about but where lead here Visit the rest of the site and lets start building.
all photos by sagaille.