#waybackwednesday to March 31st when @eight18empire performed at @citywalkla @unistudios. Here’s a little brief interview I did with @theferrrnando and @stefanlopez at the end of the show explaining the history of 818 Empire. •
It’s been almost 4 years since we started developing this company. I never thought in a million years we would come this far or that it would have become the magnitude that it has become. It’s crazy I was dancing and training at IDA and Millennium and teaching for Roy Romer Middle School’s after school program, and literally from there, that’s where 818 came from. For years and years I have dreamt of making it into this industry not only has my dream become a reality but my dream has carried on my students and best friend along this journey. Thank you to everyone who’s ever supported us. Thank you to all my Romer kids who helped get this started: @kassie_annette @cindyydancerr @chelzdancerr @kiinggio @adaalii.xoxo @_nancy___._ @official.ismaell @kathy_the_kit_kat @puff_daddyyyy @valllerriaa @moderate_1, because of you all, 818 wouldn’t be here. Thank you @stefanlopez for being here since day 1. Can you believe that we have made this become as big as it has? @_joshdiaz__ @sydney_sassydancer wish you could had been there for this one but I know this is not the last time we will be on that stage. And to all the followers, supporters, parents, families; thank you for your continuous love. This is still only the beginning. The sky is the limit. •
This Saturday we will be at the @sfstreetfest San Fernando Street Fest. Location of actual spot coming soon. This is the chance to stop by and pick up some gear. To follow the event we will be kicking off our quarterly art show at @sanfernandobrewingco Full details will be posted real soon.
Youngcats, Valleycats, LAcats
It went down in the San Fernando Valley today
Everyone kicked ass and got there asses kicked today forsure. Thank you to all who came out and participated 🤘 Glad you got to feel a bit of the streets Los Valley Cats do for fun.
It aint all flat in the Valley, you just got to explore!
Lets keep it going, Lets make more of this happen out here in the 818.
Thank you to all the Volunteers and Bike shops who participated and helped me with making this all happen.
Congrats to @_kirkorellanaa on 1st place, @alexander_____sc on 2nd place, and @vortex_felipe_ on 3rd place
Thank you for the Support🤘
Sharpened. Fuck you’re CREW (KREW)!!!!!!!!! #INKA#AKA#LOSTBOY#AWC#AWF#CREW#KREW#LA#SUNVALLEY#213#323#818ERS MY BIG BRO TAUGHT ME IT ALL!!! @surfcitymarco you foo’s ain’t writers!!!! No real graffiti artists... y’all @instagram digital followers, but yet call y’all selves Kings and queens... straight street where the shit resides is where this paradox & juxtaposition of the beauty in the vandalism, rt next to the scum of society.TAKE”THAT AWAY” n y’all have no more real graff... fuck heads!!! #ARC#KREW#LA#VALLEY#ART#graffiti#STREET#losangeles#Peruvian#American#dreamers#dontfuckwithus#todospodemos keep art in the street,in the schools, fund programs threatening our betterment for the future,and the hearts and minds of our youth!!!! For god the glory and the enrichment of the human connectivity!!!! Is why we must fight against those trying to infiltrate on and in our thing,this “thing” we built is ours and for our hours, and do diligence and lost (buffed) legacy’s we must continue to push the putter limits of it all Holmes.(“industry”). To forever being a vandal and sparking the mind that will change the future with these bold attempts of actions from love and grit, blended with gratitude and umphth!