To me these are the best boots out here. They look good, feel good, and they keep your feet dry like its nothing going on outside. I got the all brown pair myself and they've done me no wrong. Especially cause I walk to everywhere I go, these babies are extra clutch. Check em out - L.L. Bean
Man of the Year
This man is the man. Dominic Vinas. The man who took it from Brooklyn all the way to the other side of the planet. The man who was strong enough to leave everything he knew and go into a completely different world. He was ready for change and he went out there and got it. I respect his actions so much. He's one of the kindest, funniest, most comforting people I've ever meet. This dude could go anywhere and make friends with anyone. And that's always his intentions to make friends, drink, and have a good time. There would be times when both of us were dead broke and we would just walk from the Lower East Side of Manhattan all the way to the West Side then go up to Midtown just because we had nothing to do. And we would look at all these restaurants and these beautiful women and be like damm I can't wait till I could eat there. We were both in a totally different space just 1 year ago and look how everything has changed. Now my man Dom is in the Army. They deported him to somewhere where I forgot the name lol. But its somewhere very far. Dom made the ultimate sacrifice and it paid off. He completed bootcamp. He moved to Texas and got his own place. You could say life is going pretty damn good for that guy right there. I wish him the best of luck and I hope he comes back home safely. Dom is truly a good dude and I have the utmost love & respect for him. Stay safe brother.
Clutch Men of the Year
These guys lol. These guys are like my young big brothers out here in the city. When I first moved here and really didn't know shit about living this life they held me down. I mean I used to come and visit and stay for the weekend but living here is a whole different experience. They taught me not to take shit from nobody and to always be aware. I feel like they're my real life bodyguards lol. When I didn't have a job and was broke they both let me into their homes like it was my home and gave me meals to eat and just a place that has that family feeling to it. Without Rich and Josh I wouldn't still be living in the city right now. They're like my anchors. They come through for me over and over and over again and I really hope I can help them the way they helped me. I love them, straight up. I love all my friends at the end of the day. Every single one of y'all, cause without y'all I don't know how I would still be sane.
Andy H. This guy did a total 360 in life this past year. Have you ever seen a weed smoker stop smoking weed??? Like the change that this man has made inspires me to be a better person everyday. And that's why I feel like great friends are so important because they make you who you are and vice versa. They inspire you to want to do better through their own actions. And big shoutout to his girlfriend Steph who played a huge part in making Andrew the man who he became. I'm telling y'all the changes that this man made to his lifestyle is truly inspiring. I feel like these upcoming years are going to be really good to you, Steph, and Cam. 23, having a child, and basically married. Some might say he's too young for all of that but na I feel like its just right cause its real and true. My brother for life and death, Andrew deserves everything good he's gonna to get.
Woman of the Year
Iram... One of the most beautiful, most wise, most helping, most inspiring, and most kind business women I've met in my short lifetime. She's a teacher, a business owner, and just real good person with a good aura. I haven't spent too much time around her but the time I have changed my life. When I was 20 and releasing my first mixtape and building a team to market it with my friends, she gave me advice to become a boss that I will never forget. She told me to delegate. She taught me to have trust in my team and let everyone do their jobs. She leads with her actions, helping to build a brand from absolutely nothing to one of the most looked up to brands in my eyes. I wish nothing but good health and success to you and yours and I hope this year will be as truly special for you as the last. Thank you for all you have done and for inspiring us.
These two dudes are killing the game right now. From the Profound Bear to the sick new attire they've been releasing lately. They're brand just keeps getting better and better and its not going to ever stop. They taught me that if you want something you got to grind for it. You got to dedicate every second of your time to it. If your going to do something do it right. They taught me that its a team effort and everyone on the team must give a 110% for the greater outcome. These dudes have been focused for so long and have been so consistent that its almost unbelievable. It makes me feel like how do I get to that level. But just by being around them, I get see the realness of what goes into what they do and it taught me that as long as your committed and you work your hardest and you do it the right way that any dream that you have can be realized. And its crazy with every collection, they drop new bombs on the internet. One of the dopest things they created this year to me was a promo video for their Manifesto Capsule. That video literally blew my mind the 1st time I seen it. And its even crazier cause I personally know the people who created it. So that again reiterated to me that you can turn any idea, dream, desire into a reality with the qualities that these dudes possess. So fuckin big up to y'all. We love y'all. Keep inspiring the world.
Company on the Rise
A small company on their way to big things. Refinement's grills are buzzing up the internet right now. Its a real G company lead by a communications genius. In no time your going to see this name everywhere you go. Look out for Refinement's new collection dropping this spring.
These motherfuckers. I spend basically everyday of my life with them and I wouldn't change that for nothing. We all have similar dreams and ambitions but yet we're all so different and its crazy how close we all are. Its always good to have people around you who always keep it 100% real with you no matter if they hurt your feelings or what, 'cause at the end of the day we're all trying to make each other better. Tough love is good love. We're all in this together all the way until...
Have a fun 2014.