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I've known Angel for sometime and I was glad to run across this interview from sneakerfreaker.com. Supra has become one of the most sought out sneaker. If I wear these shoes at a fashion show or at Target, people always stop me to ask what kind of shoes they are and where they can get them. I also sport his clothing line KR3W. Check it out!
I know what you mean. What is the essence of Supra?
Supra is a Latin word that stands for ‘above and beyond’, that’s where I got the word from. Names are very important and it has to sound right. So that’s that.
Has the success exceeded your expectations so far?
I don’t know man, I think we’re just getting started. I mean, I’m happy and I’m satisfied that we’ve caught everybody’s attention and people are loving our stuff. I was hyped to see Little Wayne and Jay Z wearing Skytops at the BET awards recently. A lot of people are embracing the shoes, it’s all organic, it’s happening on its own.
You’ve partnered with Steve Aoki and Samantha Ronson and Chad Muska of course. It seems genuine to me and I think kids are responding to the fact that they’re close to the brand and they’re a nice fit with what you’re about. Are you a little cynical about the way some brands associate themselves with celebrities?
No comment. Everyone does their own thing. I just know that for me personally, I have to make this connection and the people that we have given stuff to are actually our friends. We’re not paying money to place the product. They’re my friends. Like I said, we don’t pay an agency $20,000 a month to place our products (laughs). I mean, you couldn’t pay me to put something on that I don’t like. I think that’s how they feel as well and I appreciate that. I don’t want to mention any names.
For the rest of thin interview by sneakerfreaker click here
Apple computer that is. BoyGeniusReports on the rumors of Jay and Apple starting a record label-
This one’s been floating around like a hot air balloon, but we’ve just about confirmed it. For those that don’t know, Jay-Z left Def Jam as President last month, and everyone’s been talking about where he’s heading. While this might be one of his many other venutures, we just heard that Jay-Z is launching a record label with Apple. No, Beyonce will not be formally attached. This is from a high-up person attached to Jay (no, not who you’re thinking), and it’s said to be a go! Jay is supposedly totally into the business model, and really wants this to happen. Hey, Apple! Send us some MacWorld passes, and we’ll cut down on the leaks, ‘kay?
What's Macworld Passes you ask? From what I can gather Macworld expo is held every year. The Macworld passes get you in. This is where Steve Jobs announces the new products for the year, and I hear a fancy new laptop is set to be released, along with the new iphone. For more on the expo click here
President/ CEO/ Rapper /Entrepreneur Jay-Z steps down after only being with the label Def Jam Records for three years. Jay-Z on the matter“It’s really about trying to invest in the future, trying to invest in maybe coming up with a new model. Because going in hard making records with artists and throwing those records into a system that’s flawed is not exciting for me. It’s not the music; people ingest music the same way. It’s just that the model of selling CDs has changed. So doing things the typical way is not in the best interests of anyone and not exciting for me. My whole thing is, how do we invest in the future? If everyone is committed to doing that, then I’m sure there’s a deal to be made.”
Fortune Magazine ranked Jay-Z #32 on their "The 101 Dumbest Moments in Business, 2007" list. Jays Rocawear brand was found guilty of using dog hair in place of faux fur. Eew that is not cute and should be on mute asap!