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Those FOFA Folks | Barcelona, Spain

We took a trip to Barcelona with the FOFA Hardware squad to link up with Miles Silvas in Spain along with Kevin Bradley and Blake Johnson. From skating all over the city, learning the Metro system, brushing up on our Spanish, getting kicked out of our Airbnb, and the endless pitchers of sangria – it was a trip that we will remember for the rest of our lives.

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Those Folks 2016 Recap

WE STARTED OFF THE YEAR WITH A TRIP TO NEW ORLEANS DURING MARDI GRAS.

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THOSE FOLKS SNAP COMPILATION FROM NEW ORLEANS

WE CAME BACK FROM NEW ORLEANS JUST IN TIME FOR THE 2ND ILLEGAL CIV ART SHOW.

RICHARD SHOWCASED A FEW PAINTINGS ALONG WITH SOME BLACK & WHITE PHOTOS.

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WE TOOK A TRIP TO S.F. FOR THE “WHERE WE DWELL” PHOTO SHOW

RICHARD SHOWED SOME BLACK & WHITE PHOTOS ALL SHOT IN VENICE.

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EASTER IS BEST SPENT IN SAN FRANCISCO.

THE ANNUAL BIG WHEEL RACE WAS ONE OF THE BEST EXPERIENCES EVER.

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WE SAID GOODBYE TO ONE OF THE GREATEST BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF ALL-TIME.

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BLAKE TURNED PRO FOR SANTA CRUZ SKATEBOARDS!!!

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WE RELEASED SOME THOSE FOLKS CAR EMBLEMS MADE BY A-TO-Z METALS.

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THOSE FOLKS SUMMER ’16 RELEASE

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FOLK WORLD VIDEO DIRECTED BY RICHARD & SKYLER

THOSE FOLKS SUMMER ’16 RELEASE @ GENERAL ADMISSION IN VENICE.

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THOSE FOLKS SUMMER ’16 VIDEO BY SKYLER DAHAN

WE GAVE THOSE FOLKS SHOT GLASSES TO EVERYONE WHO CAME TO THE RELEASE PARTY.

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GILBERT GOT MARRIED!!!

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WE TOOK A TRIP TO CHICAGO, CELEBRATED RICHARD’S BIRTHDAY, AND WITNESSED THE CUBS RUN TO THE WORLD SERIES.

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THOSE FOLKS REACHED GERMANY, AMSTERDAM, JAPAN, AND ICELAND!!!

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RELEASED A 500 PIECE THOSE FOLKS PUZZLE FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

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WE ENDED 2016 WITH OUR 5TH CONSECUTIVE “FOLKSGIVING” OUTREACH IN VENICE.

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BEST WISHES TO EVERYONE IN 2017 – THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!

Those Folks 2014 Recap

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We started off 2014 in San Francisco for some time to reflect and celebrate on the successes that came from the previous year. The short trip was followed up with new “scratch-n-sniff” stickers and a field trip to Las Vegas for AGENDA

Guerilla marketing at it’s finest!

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Our brother Blake Johnson received his first coverage in a skate magazine with his “Question Mark” article for The Skateboard Mag – then he followed up with his first ad for Santa Cruz Skateboards and dropped a video part welcoming him to the team.

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The (Those Folks) interviews I did this year were my favorite! Thank you Danny Trejo, Rick Klotz, Mikey Alfred, and Kevin Bradley - click their names to read each interview.

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We (Those Folks) found a home for our production over at Mixed Media! Thank you Bobby, Ben, Jon, and Nick a.k.a “Old Man” you guys are the best.

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Alina and Scali from The Hundreds took a trip to Venice in March to spend the day with us and interview me about Those Folks for their blog – click HERE to read it.

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Before the interview and before any type of communication with The Hundreds, we received an email from them stating their interest in carrying Those Folks in their stores; I was in awe to say the least. I’ve always believed if you worked hard and smart enough, the right things will happen at the right time.

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We then released our Spring line which would be picked up by The Hundreds and available at their Santa Monica, San Francisco, and New York stores.

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We took another trip to S.F. to celebrate the release of our Spring line and Those Folks being carried at THSF!

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During this time The Hundreds asked if I would like to be a contributor on their website and I accepted the opportunity.

Click HERE to read my first post about our trip to San Francisco and how I felt about Those Folks being sold in stores.

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Juice Magazine reached out to us back in January offering ad space in their upcoming 20th anniversary issue – I couldn’t believe it. The magazine was published in June and having our very own Those Folks ad was a dream come true! It was without a doubt one of my proudest accomplishments so I decided to write about it on my column for The Hundreds blog.

Click HERE to read it.

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Chris Brown was spotted wearing Those Folks on Melrose outside of Brooklyn Projects.

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The most surprising thing that happened in 2014 was AGENDA reaching out to us which then led to us having our very own booth at the Long Beach convention. After attending the tradeshow for years by sneaking in and/or trading off passes, it was a huge accomplishment to showcase our brand for the first time.

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I met a good friend by the name of Quentin Curtat through my buddy Skyler Dahan who both helped me bring my “Honey, I Shrunk The Folks” idea to life. This is by far my favorite photo shoot that we’ve done for Those Folks.

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We released our Summer line exclusively at Conveyor in Fred Segal and enjoyed the summertime as we always do!

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We won 1st place in the All-City Athletics Basketball League!

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Illegal Civilization was given it’s own radio show on Dash Radio! Much thanks to DJ Skee, Karlie, and Mikey for letting me be apart of it.

Download the Dash Radio App and tune into the Odd Future Station every Wednesday at 5pm! (PST)

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We held our 3rd consecutive homeless outreach in Venice – serving over 200 plates of food.

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BEST WISHES TO EVERYONE IN 2015 – THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT!

Kevin Jamal Bradley Jr.

Interview by Richard Massie

Age:  18, Grown.

Ethnicity:  I’m black & white but I just say I’m black. If you wanna get into it, I’m Creole & Belizean.

Date of birth?  October 27th

Where were you born?  I’m not sure… Yeah, I don’t even know. I think my parents found me floating in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle.

Where’s home?  2nd Ave & 39th

What do you do for a living?  I have fun on my skateboard.

Did you graduate high school?  Uhh… Nope. I dropped out at the end of 11th grade.

How long have you been skateboarding?  8 years

Who are you sponsored by?  Fucking Awesome, Nike, Supreme, Bones Bearings, Spitfire, and Thunder.

How did you start skateboarding?  My uncle Coop gave me a skateboard one day. I don’t know how it happened but I just kept skating.

Who’s your favorite skater?  Damn, I don’t know… Bruce Lee. He’s my hero.

What’s your favorite skate part?  Grant Taylor’s part in Debacle.

What’s your go-to trick?  Kickflips

Who’s your favorite people to skate with?  Nakel, You, Mikey sometimes, not Blake (Laughs), LeAndre, Tyshawn, Jimi Britches & Jesse.

Where’s your favorite place to skate?  The beach (Venice Skatepark)

What’s the best thing about being sponsored by Nike?  Traveling for sure. And they send my family shoes so that’s cool.

What’s the first thing you do when you wake up?  Turn on the TV and kickit. If nobody hits me up by 10am I just got to the skatepark.

What did you have for breakfast today?  Outdoor Grill at like 12 – I had a tri-tip sandwich with potato salad and baked beans.

No bev?  I had full bev, yes. Passion fruit and guava juice.

What’s something you have to do every single day?  Skate. Even if I’m not doings tricks, I at least get a few pushes in. I just gotta get out the house, I can’t be in the house all day.

If you could have any job in the world what would it be?  I would be one of those people that travel and take pictures of animals for National Geographic.

What’s your favorite place that you’ve been to?  Japan. Australia was pretty fun, oh and Gran Canaria in Spain.

What’s your favorite cartoon?  Adventure Time

What’s your go-to choice at the ice cream truck?  If they don’t got the Blizzard then I just get an ice cream sandwich.

Who’s your favorite Ninja Turtle?  Michelangelo, he’s the best one. That’s me in Ninja Turtle form.

What’s your favorite cereal?  Rice Krispies and put sugar in it. The most sugar! Frosted Flakes is where it’s at too. You can eat Frosted Flakes with no milk if you a real one.

More peanut butter or more jelly?  Peanut butter. You gotta have a nice amount of jelly though.

What’s the last song you listened to?  “Pleeze” by Dom Kennedy & Nipsey Hussle

How old were you when you lost your virginity?  14.

Damn, that’s kinda young…  It was chill. I went to this girl’s house and all I could think about is how in movies their parents always walk in. I hit for a cool 10 minutes (Laughs) I was on, first try.

Do you have a girlfriend?  Nah.

Why not?  I just be doing too much to have a girlfriend. Like I could be anywhere… I could be on a remote island and find me a bad one but if I have a girlfriend then it’s all over. You never know, maybe one day.

Any plans for the summertime?  Nigga, just be in the water as much as possible. Let’s go to Catalina! Are you wit that?

Duh, let’s do it.

Any last words?  There are no last words nigga, not yet.