In 2006, I started Raised Fist Propaganda. The premise of the company was to promote a lifestyle that intertwined Punk Rock, Reggae, and Skateboarding – 3 things that played a crucial role in my life growing up in New York.
In 2008, I began to expand the business, shooting photos and music videos for my favorite hip-hop & reggae artists in the scene. In 2009, I was fortunate enough to link up with one of my favorite reggae rock groups, Slightly Stoopid. The California vibe added to the overall flavor of RFP.
At the same time, I joined with some of NYC’s OG Skate legends (Zoo York, Supreme, Shut) to produce limited edition Legend Skate Decks at the Etnies Showroom in SOHO. Our party was called “Respect,” and brought together the skaters with reggae, hip-hop and punk bands.
This created the essential “lifestyle” of Raised Fist Propaganda - Music and Culture – promoting nothing but positive vibes. I owe a great deal of that type of thinking to the New York Punk rock and Hardcore scene as well – which can be seen in the very makeup of RFP.