In celebration of our new retail experience in Long Island City, we sat down with fellow creatives to speak upon how growing up in Queens. From what the popular hip hop phrase, “Queens Get The Money,” means to them, to the community diversity making it “The World’s Borough,” to how early influences lead them onto their creative path to success.
Dao-Yi Chow, cofounder of Public School
John Kim, senior editor of SneakerNews
Bryan Alcazar aka 1st, video game developer and photographer
Nyemiah Supreme, female rapper
Daniel Navetta, filmmaker and creator of @theairvegan
Remy Banks, Jeff Donna, and Maachew Bentley of The World’s Fair rap collective
Shot and edited by Mike Liu and Mark Chow of Slim Cinema, with original music Michael Kraun.
We dedicate this series to our friend, the late Poe Hwang. A native of Fresh Meadows, Queens, he was a long time supporter of Extra Butter, a wealth of knowledge of streetwear culture, and a kindred spirit to many of us behind the scenes in the NYC industry. Rest in Power.