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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.

ThoseFolks 2011 Recap

We started the beginning of 2011 with a trip to MAGIC with the DTA Posse.

We spent about a week back home in Venice before taking a trip up to Sacramento to film for the ThoseFolks video!

On the road again… Off to Sac-town!

On our way home we stopped by San Francisco to visit the Folks for a few days…

Our good friend “Black Daniel” was released from jail. Unfortunately he fell right back in not too long after… He should be home in May 2012!

Legendary Nate Dogg passed away at age 41. Rest In Peace!

We got these dope ass pictures from our Folks in Afghanistan! The sacrifices they’re giving for us, our families, and our future are very honored and appreciated.

I bought my first film camera and started taking black & white portraits…

Rogue Status/DTA filmed a “Day In The Life” of myself, Richard Massie.

Back to S.F. for some fun in the city!

BornxRaised was created and it was only necessary for us (ThoseFolks) to drop a collaboration!

Rest In Peace “Macho Man” Randy Savage!

We celebrated the 3 year anniversary of ThoseFolks!

We re-released our “Say No To Hoes” t-shirt for the summertime!

We held the release party at Brooklyn Projects on Melrose!

Bobby Hundreds hated on us by editing a photo of Jay-Ughh from CBG wearing our “Say No To Hoes” tee to make it illegible on the Hundreds blog.

We adopted a pig into our family of friends and named her “HAM” from ThoseFolks!

We met these cool ass people by the name of Crap Eyewear and got a collaboration in the works! TF x CRAP 2012!

The mini-ramp on Lincoln in Venice got destroyed thanks to the new Pastor at the church!

Steve Jobs passed away… Rest in Peace!

We took another trip up to the Bay area to film for our Those Folks video…

Every time we’re in S.F. it’s almost mandatory we visit Sacramento!

We dropped our “Thank You Skateboarding” video parts on Thanksgiving!

Just before Christmas we held very first art show!

We’re really looking forward to the new year and what it has to offer! Best wishes to everyone in 2012, it’s your time, our time, now let’s shine!

(^This picture was taken 5 minutes ago) Happy New Years Everyone!