Honolulu to Las Vegas, and homesick already. I don’t really have a lot to say, but I’ll try to keep you up to date on our journey. You can also follow us on Instagram: @moralsfiber & myself @mfxnobody.
The little engine that could, barely. Las Vegas to Los Angeles.
LBC. Our brother Tito Rodriguez from The Pricks let us tag along for the shooting of his newest video, “As A Man Believes”. He wanted to give back to his community and those that are less fortunate. It was an experience I will never forget. I wish that everyone could see him get through to these people that have their guard up and seeing their expressions, letting down their guard, hear their struggles. Thanks T-Nut, for keeping me inspired. We all we got. Thanks to the homies T-Nut & the crew, Julio, G-Bone & his family, Buccshot and everyone for looking out.
DO-OR-DIE – Requiring supreme effort to avoid the dire consequences of failure.
MF has always been about providing. Whether it’s a higher quality of life, a better environment to work in, a way to stay out of trouble, or an outlet for those that are stuck in the daily rat race trying to provide for theirs. It has always been about providing options for those that want/need it. You can’t provide if you aren’t making ends meet, and things don’t add up when you’ve got a small brand with an extra large overhead.
We put so much effort into offering a quality product, we end up losing focus on the mission we set out to achieve. Personally, I would rather close up shop than to offer a subpar product. With that being said, in the infant stages of building the brand, we took on production to ensure that we are putting out a quality product. That was one step that consumed my life for over a decade. I apologize to all for getting lost and caught up in the day-to-day struggles and losing focus of the big picture, as well as the small things that really matter in life.
People always tell me that hard work pays off, and that there is always light at the end of the tunnel. I wonder sometimes how long this tunnel is, and if we will ever make it out of that tunnel to see that light.
Living with this much constant pressure. You aren’t allowed to have feelings/emotions. You aren’t allowed sick days, bad days, or time off. Self motivated to work 48 hours a day. Everyone is quick to make judgement on every move we make from the outside. It’s easy to stand there and assume. I’ll give two fucks what anyone thinks when they start to put food on the tables of the families depending on this to succeed. We all make sacrifices and pour everything we have into this brand. I’ve reached my breaking point. Since we’re not allowed to break, this is how I will break.
Our landlords and the electric company doesn’t give a shit how many likes we get on Instagram, or how successful things appear to look from the outside. I’m leaving the island to build. Leaving my family, team, city, and everything I love behind. We appreciate all the love and support that has brought us thus far. Now it’s time to handle business. New rules, everyone pays.
The family out in Las Vegas will be opening up shop right out front of Spearmint Rhino. Hawaiian Hotdogs will be serving up Redondo’s & Portuguese dogs on sweet bread buns. They even got Zippy’s chili dogs.
Kenny did work and put this logo together for us.
Originally it was supposed to be a 15-color print, we brought it down to an 11-color.
Go check out the boys out in Vegas, and grab one of these tees. They’re only available at Hawaiian Hotdogs, and limited to 100.
Kimmy on some ninja shit & some shots from the upcoming Big Tiny capsule release. They’ll be available at your local MF dealer, the Halawa flagship, & online in the commissary this Friday.
With Big Tiny returning to the islands, we find it fitting to drop the Big Tiny capsule. The PURPLE HEART tee will be 1 of 3 tees in the capsule. The capsule will drop this Friday, 8/20/12. It will be available in our commissary, as well as our retailers on Oahu (PROTOTYPE, PREMIER, SINDICATION), & the Flagship (Halawa).
Big Tiny is the owner & creative mind behind Unauthorized Ink. He’s done for work for well known clothing lines and hip hop figures such as Joker Brand, Tribal Gear, Famous Stars and Straps, Grammy Award Winners Sleepy Brown of The Dungeon Family, and DJ Khalil of Self Scientific/Aftermath Entertainment, DJ Muggs of Cypress Hill, Bun-B, and became the Art Director for the infamous kings of the underground, the Psycho Realm and label under Sick jacken, RMG/Rebel Music Group.
Tiny will be out here in Hawaii tattooing the first week of August, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop to book an appointment.