Q- Where are you from, age, and name?
A- I was born in Camden, NJ, 31 years young, Troy Triz, Beezy, Trigga whichever you prefer.
Q- When did you start working on your line?
A- 2014 but I didn’t launch it officially until August 2018.
Q- Describe your line in 3 words?
A- Young City Dwellers
Q- What or who INSPIRED you to start your business?
A- My Uncle, he owned a small multimedia agency in Springfield Mass named “Visual Designs”. Once I saw him pull up with the logo on the truck I knew ownership was obtainable. I’ve always been an entrepreneur though. Selling my genesis games outside of my building when I was 9 lol.
Q- Since starting your business have you had any setback?
A- Too many to count!!!! Around the time I was working with a major record label and I was designing for sneaker conventions. I found myself working on everybody else’s project but I had nothing of my own.
Q- How did you overcome it?
A- One day I turned off everything and sat in a room with just a pen and notepad. I had come up with the name “Eight n Eighty” and that simply meant “88”. It’s how numbers are said in the Bible. Eight n Eighty was on a blog and we interviewed an upcoming artist. My plan was to turn it into an online streetwear boutique and blog that featured underground artists.
Clip Attached: First Episode Eight n Eighty Tv
Q- What sets you apart from your competitors in the industry?
A- I think everyone has a unique story. My story is just based off authenticity. From the designs to the staff everyone reflects off of each other. We all have different but similar stories. When it comes to being unique we are one big family. The models in our photos, the skaters, designers are all homies. We wanted to keep it family-oriented.
Q- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
A- Multiple investments but still putting out cool shit for the homies. I want to get into tech as well.
Q- What do you want people to know about your merchandise?
A- Cream is literally for the lifestyle of a hard worker. Cream means richness, taste, quality, and independence. When you have on a cream piece we want you to be identified as such.
Q- Provide your social media and/ or other contact information where people can see and/ or ask questions about your brand
A- Instagram Business: @CreamByEighty