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Those Folks 2012 Recap

We started off 2012 with the release of our very first pair of sunglasses with Crap Eyewear.

The sunglasses would drop on the 19th of January, and later land on the face of Lil’ Wayne in his video for “Mirror” featuring Bruno Mars. It was very surreal to say the least…

We went through a quick “trippy” stage in all respect to Juicy J.


We came together with DTA (Don’t Trust Anyone) to host a “Chill N’ Grill” at Stoner Park

The SMC Corsair published an article on Those Folks in their newspaper.

2012 seemed like the right time to put out a Those Folks x Warm Brew collaboration.
Not only are we very good friends, but they are a REALLY dope hip-hop group from the same side of town; it was only right to come together and give our folks a dope show & t-shirt.

Breaks Magazine interviewed me (Richard Massie) about Those Folks…

Our brother “Black Daniel” was released from jail, but arrested again later in the year…


The demand for a Those Folks x DTA collabo grew strong so we decided to make that happen.

In July we held our very 2nd Art Show in Koreatown with a live performance by Azizi Gibson

We dropped our “Not Like Most Folks” video

After Blake placed 4th at Damn Am Woodward West & won the Zumiez Destroyer Award, he followed up with the release of his 2012 video part!


We accomplished (in my opinion) our best/most challenging photoshoot so far.

We re-released our “Say No To Hoes” t-shirt in 2 new colorways along with a new logo tee at Brooklyn Projects in November.

After the release we took a percentage of the profits and fed the homeless in Venice for Thanksgiving.

2012 was a great year for us and we’re happy to say we survived “The End of The World”
Best wished to everyone in 2013, hopefully the good things keep rolling into the new year.

Randy Joe Slone II a.k.a "BlocBoi Fame"

Interview by Richard Massie

Age:  24

Ethnicity: Black

Where we’re you born?  Cedars-Sinai Hospital in West L.A.

Where’s home?  The West

What do you do for a living?  Make music

Did you graduate high school?  Yes. I graduated from the Los Angeles Center For Enriched Studies (LACES)

What was your first job?  Santa Monica Electric Co.

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?  Listen to my ipod.

What’s your favorite song right now?  They Know” by Nipsey Hussle

When did you start rapping?  I’ve been rapping for awhile but I didn’t start taking it serious until ’09. When I went to jail, that’s when I got serious.

What did you go to jail for?  211. Robbery

What happened?  I just did something stupid, that’s all. I ended up paying more to my lawyer and the city than what a nigga got.

Are you gang affiliated? I’m street affiliated. What’s in the streets is what I know. I’m cool with some crips and I’m cool some bloods.. I’m from Those Folks though, that’s my family.

What was the first song you made?  “No Time Wasted” with Tru Story

Music influences?  No disrespect to anyone, but there’s no artist that makes me want to make music… My life influences me musically. I respect niggas who make good music tho!

What artist would you like to work with the most?  In L.A. it would have to be Nipsey. Outside of L.A. I’d have to say Rick Ross, he’s a genius with his music.

What’s your favorite Rick Ross song?  “So Sophisticated” featuring Meek Mill

What did you eat for breakfast today?  One of those frozen pepperoni pizzas you put it the oven.

What’s your favorite cartoon?  The Simpsons

Favorite cereal?  Honey Nut Cheerios

What’s your favorite tattoo that you have?  My eyelids, of course. (Those Folks)

Drink of choice?  Water

More peanut butter or more jelly?  More jelly

Who’s your favorite athlete?  Travis Pastrana

Who inspires you the most?  My Momma

How’s life?  Copasetic

Money, power, or respect?  Respect

Best pick-up line?  “Ayyeee.. Biiitch!!!” (Laughs)

What’s your weakness?  Seeing my Momma cry.

How old were you when you lost your virginity?  I was 17. It was the night before Prom, I got bobbled and raped. She took advantage of me in the back of the Charger, she knows who she is. And to my girlfriend at the time, I’m sorry you had to find out this way.

What is something you HAVE to do every day?  Listen to music.

Movie suggestion?  Gangs of New York, that’s my favorite movie.

Where were you 5 years ago?  I was working for Menzies Aviation. That was the sickest job I’ve ever had.

Why don’t you work there anymore?  I got fired for trying to stop an altercation that didn’t involve me…  A friend of mine was getting into it with one of the Bosses so I stopped to see what happened, and things just escalated…  The Boss called us “Niggers” and it was pretty much his word against ours. I wish I never stopped that day.

Damn, that’s sucks.. You’d probably still be there making some good money.  Yep!  You know what’s crazy, I haven’t seen the homie “Nolia” ever since.

Ok, so where do you want to be 5 years from now?  On tour, traveling with my music.

How do you think you’re gonna die?  I’m gonna live to be 103 years old, let that be known. However I go, I go. I’ll be satisfied when I hit 103 (Laughs) I’ve been saying that forever.

Last words:  Those Folks!

^ Watch BlocBoi’s brand new music video for “Paper” featuring Killa Twan ^