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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.

Olan Francis Prenatt

Interview by Richard Massie

Age:  15

Ethnicity:  Black & White

Where were you born?  Kaiser Permanente in West L.A.

Where’s home?  (Currently) South Central

What do you do for a living?  Skateboard/Model

How long have you been skateboarding?  For as long as I can remember.

Who are you sponsored by?  Rogue Status, Arbor, Orion Trucks, and Neuro Drink

What’s your favorite skate plaza in L.A.?  Stoner Park

What’s your favorite skate part?  Torey Pudwill’s Big Bang Theory

What’s your go-to trick?  Nollie flips

Your nollie flips are weak though..?  Yeah, low key. Nah! That was just the other day.. (long pause) Ok, switch heels! Switch heels!

You’re still in school correct?  Yeah. I’m in 9th grade at Hamilton High.

Who’s your least favorite teacher?  Mr. Sanchez, that nigga is a bitch. My Dad had to press him.

What’s your favorite song right now?  “NU Religion” by Soulja Boy

I’m not a fan of either, but who do you like more: Soulja Boy or Lil B?  Damn that’s hard. I’ll have to say… Soulja Boy.

What did you eat for breakfast today?  Cocoa Pebbles mixed with Cinnamon Toast Crunch

What’s your go-to choice at the ice cream truck?  Choco Taco

Favorite cartoon?  Ed, Edd, N’ Eddy

If you could visit any country in the world, where would you go?  Hong Kong

Is Hong Kong in Japan or China?  I have no clue.

Wow.. really?  Aww that’s fucked up. (Laughs)

Have you lost your virginity yet?  Yes

Damn, how old are you again?  15. I’m a pretty bitch, what can I say.

Do you have a girlfriend?  Yeah, a couple.

Oh a couple? I hope you don’t get in trouble for this.  Shit, it’s a privilege for them to be with me.

When was the last time you pissed your pants?  (Laughs) Damn… It had to be at least 2 years ago. I got off the bus and smashed home, but I was locked out and couldn’t find my keys. I had to just let it out man…

(Laughing hysterically) And you couldn’t just let your dick out and piss on the floor!?  (Laughs) There’s carpet all around outside my apartment.. or I don’t know, I wasn’t thinking. I was scared someone would come out and be like “Nigga, what the fvck are you doing!?” (Laughs)

Ok, enough of that. So how did you end up in InStyle Magazine with Drew Berrymore?  My manager (Suzanne De Passe) booked it for me.

Did you get her number or any play?  Umm… I might have grabbed her ass when I hugged her. (Laughs)

Any last shout-outs?  S/O to “Ocean Gang”, water, and God.