“This is Jay everday/had no days off/ Ferris Bueller n!**@”-Jay-Z, It’s On feat. Beanie Sigel
Doc Munz is a Renaissance Man-FLAT OUT. He balances modeling (has been featured in various look-books for brands such as 10 deep, Mishka, Fly Society, Mighty Healthy, Only, ExtraButter/First Quality, Slow Bucks, Nike, Vega Records, Puma, Jordan-which appeared many websites on the Internet- Hypebeast and Sneaker Freaker Magazine to name a few), photography (shot photos for various after-parties and concerts of artist such as Fabolous, Tyga, and Cormega, as well as photo shoots for Mischka& Extra Butter), blogger (creator behind the website Anyaknodiz which ranked #50 on WordPress), being a member of the Extra Butter/Soul Science Crew, being a creator of As1(his crew), and First Class The Store (located in Barbados). It would seem all those avenues would exhaust one person. Not Doc Munz-it only fuels his fire.
I’m very happy to do this Q&A. I not only have the pleasure, but to see someone I’ve known for over 15 years build such a lengthy resume’ in that span of time-it’s truly rewarding. Here’s the Q&A:
There’s a saying “Fashion is life and life is fashion”. Do you feel that term best attributes to your vision???
Fashion isn’t “life” to me,.. I think at one point in my life fashion was up there on the priority list but not so much anymore . Fashion was really important in grade school. I could remember kids checking the tags on the back of tees and sweat shirts of other kids for authenticity, being checked and cleared of all fraudulent activities by 12 and 13 year olds was a big deal.. Life was fashion then and there lol but only then and there. Fashion should never dictate life it should only help describe the mood/tone of small groups in society. My vision is more like “life is bullshit, and bullshit is life” , I can sometimes translate that through some of the fashion I wear.. Haha
How has Long Island/New York City/(any other states of your choosing), and the world influenced your style/business approach??
I really don’t know how to explain how region influenced my style, hmmm… my style is basically urban roots stuck in the suburbs , NY hip hop and black comedy/culture is really what molded my style.
My business approach is more of a trial and error sort of thing. I like to learn from others mistakes as well as my own… Sometimes failing on purpose just to see if I can recover .. Playing angles is always fun to me.. ” let’s see what happens if I do this..” its really not the end of the world for me if one of my business ventures flop or don’t go as expected because I know how to bounce back after scuffin my knees (pause). How to get back up is what New York is all about.
What are your thoughts on the “hipster scene”??
A ball of confusion to the untrained eye. To me one of the best movements out, good people, good drugs and ” the bitches ” (gMoney voice) , I jump in and out every once and awhile alot of my good friends are “hipsters” , but just like every other movement it will be watered down and ruined. (I hate that term “hipster” by the way..)
What doesn’t the world know about Doc Munz that they should??
I’mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm black y’all and I’m black y’all and I’m blickity black cuz I’m black y’all.. hahaha I couldn’t resist.
Who have been your biggest influences??
D-Nice, Kadeem Hardison/ Will Smith, Soul Science/Extra Butter .
Who have been your biggest influences??
Wale, Wu-Tang , the kid or kids that didn’t get credit for the style they created or cool great things they started.
What advice can you offer to people on becoming successful and achieving their goals??
I can’t tell you how to reach your goals , only you know that answer. But I can tell you some tips to get you there…
1. No scheming allowed … cut that petty shit out, using someone else’s skill to help u progress is homo if they don’t know that’s what you’re using them for.
2. Honesty , stop lying to people .. Exaggerating what you do and don’t do .. Really this should be #1 but it ain’t so deal with it.
3. Be fair
4. Be original, go out of your way to be original .. Don’t act like you didn’t see that idea or theme someplace else.
5. BE ORIGINAL stop biting… Lol yea twice. Niggas like to switch shit up a Lil and think that’s original , no its not. If wiz got a blonde patch and u wanna copy that’s cool if u admit it’s his… But if you the fag who wants to make your patch green after seein wiz joint … Talkin bout ” how am I copying wiz” you need to stop lying to your self.
What is on the horizon for Doc Munz and his team???
Continue collaborating with people I respect, taking over the world in small stages. I’ve been with EB from the start and learned alot… Took some of what I learned and shared it with my good friend and partner Stunna Parris who is an incredible and accomplished individual. We came up with “First Class” the store which is located in Barbados , the store is doing very well and will continue to grow.. Got some shiiit coming. Anyaknodiz.com is rockin like always, hardest thing there is keeping the cold peanut butter coming.. KookieDope.com is chillin, KD is loving Barbados and BIM is loving KD. the team is solid, always has been.. As1 symbol is as strong as the bat symbol/signal .. Its stronger than any character who plays the lead , bigger than any one on the team.. As1 / Kookie dope is quality … You see the stamp you know what you’re getting.
No shout outs needed
For more information on Doc Munz and his movement, contact him through his blog http://anyaknodiz.com/ and by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org