Sunday, December 26, 2010

Brand Of The Week: Blasfome!

By now if you haven't seen or heard Wiz Khalifa's "Black & Yellow" then you've been living under a rock. As we all know the new phase in Hip Hop is to expose the "Illuminati". In the "Black & Yellow" video you see a Blasfome shirt with the Baphomet logo on it, and it has the Youtube conspiracy theorist running wild. The brand Blasfome is from Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania. Aside from their brand they also own their own shop called Timebomb Shop. With dope designs and a I don't give a fuck attitude, see why Blasfome is this weeks Crak brand of the week.

Crak:What is Blasfome and Why The name Blasfome?
Blasfome: Blasfome is a bastardization of the word blaspheme. When we launched the brand we wanted to say something in contrast to the "safe" look that our culture as a whole has been moving toward. Everywhere we turned it felt like the tough guys, the guys that really speak their minds were being frowned upon. It felt like every word they spoke could be considered some sort of blaspheme so we switched some letters up and ran with it.

Crak:What sparked the idea to start Blasfome?
B.E: When I was a kid growing up a friend of mine owned a clothing company called P.U.S.H. so, it was an idea that had been in my head for a while. In 2006 the stars aligned and the brand was born in 2007

Crak:With the recent success of Wiz Khalifa's "Black & Yellow" video has it brought any attention to Blasfome?
B.E: The success of "Black & Yellow" and "Damn it Feels Good to Be a Taylor" has brought us a ton of additional attention. Its an honor to be included in such an amazing movement as Wiz's. Its such a positive thing for Pittsburgh. I'm proud to be a part of it.

Crak: What separates Pittsburgh from every other City in America?
B.E: Our steel built every other city in America. Haha. Seriously its the character of the people here. The people are hard working grind your fingers to the bone type of people. They'll out drink, out shit talk, out fight, of course out smoke anyone and get up at 7 am work a twelve hour shift and do it all over again.

Crak: What type of people you find most wear Blasfome?
B.E: Its such a varied crowd. When we first started the brand I used to walk down the street and try to figure out if the people I passed would wear our clothes or not. For the most part I thought I was pretty good at it but, slowly as time has gone on I realized I don't know shit.

Crak: Which design is most popular for Blasfome?
B.E: Oh man that changes every season. Right this second the Somalia Pirates shirt is killing it. The Keystone Hate has also been doing well. There's a ton of new designs coming for spring that are sick as hell. We're starting to get some samples in right now I'm really excited about them.

Crak: What is the inspiration behind your designs?
B.E: So many things. The people of Pittsburgh have a huge influence on me. I love all of them. I hang out with a bunch of 50 year old men in the bar and listen to them tell stories about being kids. I think everyone can relate to the first time you had to run from the police or the first fist fight you got into. Their stories are incredible. I would finish my beer and step into the alley to smoke a joint and see some kids getting chased by the cops. Shit always comes full circle ya know. We're all hooligans.

Crak:I read Blasfome is into event planning, What is a Blasfome event like?
B.E:Put as many of your craziest friends as possible in a room add alcohol, weed and good music and let them have at it. Lately, we've done some dope hip-hop shows and an art show with Timebomb Spot. ( We try to keep the party vibe goin and make sure everything is a laid back and fun as possible.

Crak: What sets Blasfome apart from the rest?
B.E: Anger.

Crak: Where Do you see yourself and Blasfome in 5 years?
B.E: More clothes more stores, more dough more whores. Haha. I have some things up my sleeve. I don't want to give any of the surprises away the suspense is have the fun right?

Shout to BLASFAMILY, Uncle Arlo, Big Fred, and Hert.

Check Out Wiz Khalifa's "Black & Yellow" & "Damn It Feels Good to Be A Taylor"


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