What has been your biggest accomplishment since starting CSC?
My biggest accomplishment would have to be partnering with Nike and Jordan Brand multiple times to give back to my community. I was able to donate shoes to local youth programs such as the Crenshaw YMCA and restaurants such as Earles on Crenshaw.
How do you feel the LA community has helped you grow CSC?
LA helped me grow my brand because of all the access I had to go into dope stores and meet brand owners. I used to go out on Fairfax and La Brea every weekend with 50 stickers with my website and Instagram on them and wouldn’t go back home until I gave them all away to people. This gave me the opportunity to meet so many people and build connections to grow my brand. Most importantly, my community in Crenshaw was essential for the growth of my brand. One thing I love about where I am from is that it’s like one big community that tries to uplift each other instead of trying to compete with each other. Look at what is going on in Leimert Park right now and all the dope stuff going on over there with Neighbors Skate Shop and Harun Coffee. Shoutout to Tre and Cleon from Neighbors. They are like my big brothers and have really helped me with all the CSC content.
What is your favorite part of collaborating with Lacoste?
My favorite part about collaborating with Lacoste is being able to work with such a legendary brand that broke barriers. I also try to break barriers with my brand so it was dope to work with a brand that has similar core values. And the look of excitement on my mom's face when I told her I was doing this collaboration was also a favorite part of mine.
What are your goals for CSC in the next few years?
In the next few years, I would love to grow the brand as much as possible and possibly open a retail location. But most importantly I want to also stay true to my roots no matter how large the brand grows in the next few years.