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Q&A with Dennis: Meet One Of The Creators Behind The Next Most Seen Brand Good Guy

In today’s society, being authentic and up front about what you have to say is rare, and most can’t handle it. But, today I am going to be discussing a twitter legend. Prominent for always speaking his mind and allowing others to feel comfortable and confident in doing the same, he goes by the name of Dennis formerly known as @OGBEARD on Twitter. Being that his account got suspended he bounced back with a new twitter and within months gained his followers right back like nothing ever happened. Talk about the GOAT.

We consider Dennis an influencer and role model, and we would like for you to get familiar with his quickly rising brand, Good Guy, which he started with his brother just a few years ago. You can literally catch your favorite rapper, basketball player, social media star, instagram model, and even your WCW/MCM wearing the Good Guy brand. If you aren’t familiar with it, we are here to put you on. I was able to ask Dennis just a few quick questions because I wanted to make this short and sweet, and so you can get to know him for yourself.

Read our Q&A down below:

How did your brand come about & what’s the meaning behind the logo?

“The brand came about actually back in 2012 when my brother who is also my business partner Taquil Mason (@goodguyquil on IG) wanted to make a change from the life we were living. I’m from a small town where it’s real easy to get caught up in all the bullshit around it. With everybody knowing everybody there it’s not hard to mess up. We both always receive questions about the logo. He is not a specific person nor does he have a name. He’s more of an ironic image. The “Good Guy” back then always had similar features. Look at Batman and Superman. Middle aged, dark hair, nice glasses, nice smile. A Good Guy. Usually after telling them the name of the brand after seeing the logo they get it. But, he’s more of an ironic image not only because me and my brother are black but also because you don’t have to look like the Good Guy to have good intentions, hence us.”

You opened up your first store for Good Guy in Allentown, PA. How does that feel?

“It was a great feeling honestly! The support in the hometown is unmatched. It’s in a good part of the city as well. It feels like a lounge at times which is cool.”

 

What advice do you have for young entrepreneurs trying to bring their vision to life?

“Honestly, It’s a different path for everybody you just gotta do what feels right and works for you. Just make sure you give it your all. Some people just do it for some quick cash which waters it down for the people actually trying to take their business to the highest level possible. There’s also the scammers too that make it hard for people to wanna buy something online to begin with. Interaction is key as well. The key to loyal customers. More people wanna see you win than lose.”

We’ve noticed you’re real popular with the ladies, do you consider yourself to be a good guy amongst the women? And what does it take to be a good guy?

“Haha, yeah I guess I consider myself a Good Guy when it comes to women. Most of these guys are just too weird tho. It’s really easy to just kick back and chill that seems to be what women like.”

What should we expect from you in the future?

“You’ll see but thank you for having me!”

Go ahead and visit the Good Guy brand via twitter and IG @GoodGuyMIA and keep a lookout for Dennis he really has more things up his sleeve that he just announced on Twitter yesterday.  Keep up with him on Twitter @GOODMIAD and IG @__beard

Clothing Line .@SAGENewYork levels up with new merchandise

Sage New York is here with new vibrant material that is ready for purchase. Not only does legendary, wisdom, and nature come to mind when thinking about the word Sage and its powerful meaning, but the Sage New York collective have taken that energy to disperse it on clothing that customers can see and feel. Sage New York want to keep these three seemingly basic things that are key to the progression of the human race alive. “Take it personal” is one of the main slogans for the brand as it is displayed on a couple of tee’s and hoodies. Check out the multiple palettes of color combinations below and visit the website www.sagenewyork.co for a more in depth look at items.

Your New Favorite Brand: Faded Decade

There are many new underground brands on the rise all across the country but one you all should especially have your sights on is Faded Decade.

Hailing from Huntsville, Texas, Faded Decade has it all. From apparel to videography, music and photography, Faded Decade sets a platform for themselves as well as other artists to push their work to the public and let their creativity flourish.

Beginning in 2014, childhood friends Dedric Linton (Dedd) and Jerome Trout (Rome), decided to team up immediately after discussing each other’s work. Rome had been working on multiple designs and initial branding for Faded Decade and Dedd had just dropped his first mixtape “3rd Place.” Before they decided to join forces in 2014, they had lost contact with each other for about seven years until reuniting at the parent’s house of high school friend of Dedd, Ciz. 213 was formed and the message Third: God First, Family Second, Yourself Third.

Faded Decade was online only until the grand opening of their store on 1213 University Ave, on January 20, 2017. Prior to the store they boys had what they called “The Barn” in New Waverley, Texas where they resided for a year. This location allowed them to create, host parties, shows, and record music, similar to what the store allows now.

The store itself features a variety a vintage clothing, used vinyl records, and all sorts of accessories, along with their very own Faded Decade apparel created by Rome himself.

The team at Faded Decade are driven and dedicated to encouraging aspiring artists in the area and all across the country. They’re different because they offer a wide variety of services that you commonly won’t find in one single location.

Jebediah, their visual director, is responsible for videography. Rome takes care of graphic design and photography.

Rellim, a producer, runs sessions in the studio above the shop. They use that as a personal studio as well as Dedd’s Black Book Recording Studios that he opened with lifelong friend Crisco in Conroe, Texas in June of 2017.

The brand has had a good first year. Since the store opened they’ve hosted underground shows for various rock/hip hop artists in their venue above the shop, and it’s available for bookings as well. They are striving to create an environment where people want to bring their art, showcase it, and create for the love of it. This past summer they hosted what they called Rap Camp, featuring members from the group No.Dom$ along with other local artists. The program lasted about 2 months and all the artists involved felt like they had a place to call home. They want everyone to be able to come there and find something they will enjoy.

Within the year, Faded Decade hosted a meet and greet with Quentin Miller following Dedd’s collaboration with him on their track Balance, which is featured on Dedd’s project entitled “Black Winter II” released on December 1st, 2017. Also, just this past week the team celebrated their 1st year anniversary of the store with a party and performances, featuring Omen XIII of Los Angeles on January 20th. Last but not least, Dedd and Donnie Hardaway of No.Dom$ just released their 3-track collab ep “NO SMOKING ON THE ROOF” on January 22nd.

1 Year Anniversary Recap:

https://youtu.be/pYG-jtCJDXA

Faded Decade are currently planning their next event expected in February for their friend Paul’s one year anniversary of his clothing line, Bare Like Nude.

With the help of their family and friends in their Kayoo Militia, Faded Decade continuously makes every effort to develop a sense of unity and a judge-free creative zone for themselves and those around them with their services. They want to offer a little bit of something for everybody and are always open to hearing suggestions from the public on how they can be better for the community and the culture.

Stay tuned and up to date on what more Faded Decade has to offer, you won’t regret it !

Follow them:

Website: https://fadeddecade.com/

Twitter- https://twitter.com/fadeddecade?lang=en

https://mobile.twitter.com/dedd213

https://mobile.twitter.com/xrome213

https://mobile.twitter.com/ciz213

Facebook- https://m.facebook.com/fadeddecade/

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/fadeddecade

SoundCloud- https://m.soundcloud.com/fadeddecade

https://m.soundcloud.com/dedd-tho

YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnZ9zodMzw0c-o-clTMxxDw

Stream the Music Below:

Balance – Dedd ft Quentin Miller

https://soundcloud.com/dedd-tho/balance-ft-quentin-miller

“Black Winter II” – Dedd

https://m.soundcloud.com/dedd-tho/sets/bw-ll

“NO SMOKING ON THE ROOF” ep Dedd x Donnie Hardaway

https://m.soundcloud.com/dedd-tho/sets/no-smoking-on-the-roof

SPOTLIGHT: Texas clothing brand Flavors Creative Group releases Autumn/Winter collection

Austin, TX based Flavors Creative Group celebrated their 1 year anniversary this past weekend with an exclusive lineup drop featuring some amazing pieces and creative accessories. Moderately priced, with long sleeve-t’s running $32 all the way to custom jackets for $150, Flavors has something for everybody. They even made custom socks, and a coloring book. Nobody is consistently putting out bigger lineups and more creative work then Flavors right now. All pieces are made in America and super exclusive, usually less then 5 available each, so they go quick. For more visit the store here and follow them on Instagram here.

Meet Marley: The Glam Goth Slaying Faces To Your Favorite Rapper

The world needs more beauty influencers like this Glam Goth, she literally does artwork on her face and it is much appreciated. Marley Mitch, is the CEO of Glam Goth she is an amazing, dope creative, bad bitch who will slay your face, jamming Playboi Carti. Growing as an individual she is rapidly building her fan base, and using social media as it should. Providing us with Snapchat tutorials on how to beat your face, and also creating wavy themes that make her stick out. Currently owning her own business Marley, isn’t your typical make up artists I feel like she should be everywhere. Her dopeness is infectious, and the world should get to know her.

What made you wanna start doing makeup?
i think it was my love for fashion that brought me to be a makeup artist. i wanted to be a fashion designer but the fashion school where i lived was just too expensive for me, so i took a year off to “find myself” and i realized that i have a true passion for makeup and just beauty in general.

I notice in your tutorials you play all types of music, how do you decide what you’re gonna listen to when you start your tutorials?
i honestly have no idea haha! it depends on what mood I’m in. for youtube i like to use underground music that relates to the look and creates a vibe. i try to use music from people i know also because i love the fact that i can use this platform to expand their listeners as well. for snapchat tutorials i like to do a mix of songs because its only 10 seconds vids so i like to keep it interesting.

Who’s your favorite artists to listen to while working on makeup?
wow this is hard, is it crazy to say that trap music makes me feel the most glamorous when I’m getting ready? i do realize i listen to a lot of Chief Keef, Playboi Carti, and Lana Del Rey when I’m getting ready and when i have clients its usually Drake and Rihanna

What music and artists influence you?
im really influenced by Amy Winehouse and Paramore. more so alternative, rock and roll, and “back in the day” music like Donna Summer and Jimi Hendrix.

How’s your Glam Goth business coming along? Are you getting a lot of good feedback?

Its going way better than i imagined, i started my company in October 2016 and have already made back like %120 profit and i just recently got my LLC so I’m like official now! but its awesome its everything that i could dream of and there is still so much that i have to do and want to do as a business owner. My supporters are amazing they are always posting pics and sending them to me for me to obsess over and i love them for that. i really do this for them so they’re feedback is whats most important to me.

If you could “beat” any artists face who would it be?
Definitely Rihanna! she’s such a badass man i just want to give her a glitter smokey eye and smoke a blunt with her honestly

I believe you’re a very influential person, what do you have to say to anyone out there chasing their dreams?
stay committed. don’t fucking give up, ever. have faith in yourself, and be patient. everything is a process and you have to put the time in. the people who we see that are up now have been doing this shit for YEARS. way longer than we even know about so please don’t compare yourself. i believe that everyone has a purpose and its not always what we think it is but the universe will lead us to our destiny eventually.

 Where do you see yourself in 2 years?

Because you know a lot can change in just 1 year so where do you see yourself?
in 2 years hopefully I’m either living in New York or LA getting ready to open up a store or a pop up shop. its a hard to tell because like you said a lot can change in a year so i have no idea where ill be in 2 but i just want to be happy and healthy and bad bitch 😉

Do you do anything else other than make up?
as far as Cosmetology goes just hair and waxing, I’ve been dipping into designing my own merch here and there but nothing too major. i do however want to start making visuals soon hopefully in the fall of 2017.

Make sure to follow this Glam Goth on twitter @TheGlamGoth and support her business. She’s really about to go all the way up, and you saw her here first.