Brooklyn Republic Apparel & Outfitters
What happens when a loudmouth child of the Black Panther generation and a smooth-talking, level-headed MC grow up together.....................you get Brooklyn Republic Apparel & Outfitters (the outfitters means we make stuff for outdoors too and it just sounds dope, lol) But in reality we can cater to your every print need, you may want to re-read that, if you've purchased a garment either from us or another retailer and want to have it customized, just email us, send in the garment and we'll take care of the rest, did you get that, ok good. We have an array of custom designs, in-house and also by some amazing indie artist and graffiti tag artist. I'll be honest and say I never really expected to be here, this DID began as a hobby...."but I guess when the recipe is one part pain and suffering / two parts brains and hustling / sprinkled it over Roc Flair production, you can't lose. (Big ups Reflection Eternal) " Stash Madison and Roc Flair are lifelong friends and now brothers (he married my sister, ole slick midwesterner), who share an affinity for music, art, NBA2K, GTAV and a love for their kids that could wrap the world 10 times over, which is one of many reasons they started Brooklyn Republic. Take a look around, click here, click there, spend some duckets and let's move this thing called "HIP-HOP" forward. Much love to Masta Ace, Marco Polo, and Mr. Stricklin for the support and major label love. You can see photos of Masta Ace's " A Breukelen Story" tour featuring Brooklyn Republic Apparel & Outfitters.
THE FAT BOYS FOREVER
The Fat Boys were an American hip hop trio from Brooklyn, New York City, that emerged in the early 1980s. The group was briefly known originally as the Disco 3, originally composed of Mark "Prince Markie Dee" Morales (who died of a heart attack in 2021), Damon "Kool Rock-Ski" Wimbley, and Darren "Buff Love" Robinson, who died of a heart attack during a bout with respiratory flu in 1995.
The trio is widely known for using beatbox in their songs. The group opened doors for beatboxers like Biz Markie and Doug E. Fresh. The Fat Boys were one of the first rap groups to release full-length rap albums, along with Run-D.M.C., Whodini and Kurtis Blow. Beloved for their comedic, self-deprecating rhymes, the group released 7 studio albums, 4 of which went Gold by RIAA.
The first two albums of the group were produced by the legendary Kurtis Blow, and they were successful due to the singles "Jail House Rap", "Can You Feel It?", "Fat Boys", "Stick 'Em", "Don't You Dog Me", "All You Can Eat", "The Fat Boys Are Back", "Pump It Up".
The album Crushin' received a Platinum status due to their single "Wipeout", which was recorded together with the American rock group The Beach Boys. The next album, Coming Back Hard Again, repeated the formula of the previous one and received a Gold status due to the successful single "The Twist (Yo, Twist)", recorded together with American rock 'n roll singer Chubby Checker. The album also included the theme song for the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master, which featured Robert Englund performing as Freddy Krueger.
The group also starred in three feature films in the 1980s, thereby strengthening the popularity of hip-hop in America: Krush Groove, Knights of the City and Disorderlies
REST IN POWER MARK A. MORALES aka PRINCE MARKIE DEE