Keith Perrin interviewed by Ian Lewis and Natalie Milbrodt

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Date: Time Period: 1999 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24825
Description: In the second part of his interview with Queens Memory, Keith Perrin focuses on the development of FUBU, the clothing company he founded with three of his friends in the early 1990s. He describes how ... More
Date: Time Period: circa 1999
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24801
Description: Keith Perrin and the rest of the FUBU founders were invited to come to South Africa to open a FUBU store in a mall in Johannesburg. Visiting South Africa was a surreal experience; they even received a ... More
Date: Time Period: 1997 - 1998
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24780
Description: FUBU first got its clothing into a small store on Jamaica Avenue (in Jamaica, Queens) called Montego Bay. It was their first introduction to having their clothes in stores. They were then able to get ... More
Date: Time Period: 1997 - 1998
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24830
Description: FUBU had many clothing contemporaries such as Mecca, Enyce, 1020 Blues, Cross Colours and Russell Simmons' Phat Farm. The founders knew their biggest challenge was to get their clothing in department ... More
Date: Time Period: 1995 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24784
Description: Keith Perrin talks about the places he's lived in the past couple of years. He had moved upstate to a beautiful house to be at peace, but it was too far from his workplace to travel every day. He live ... More
Date: Time Period: 1995 - 1999
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24803
Description: In 1999 Keith Perrin traveled to Japan to promote the opening of a new FUBU store. It was a surprise to see how everyone in Japan dressed like he did and how huge hip-hop was there. It was a feeling o ... More
Date: Time Period: 1992 - 2000
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24794
Description: FUBU came out at the same time that a lot of famous artists were starting out. While the FUBU founders weren't rap artists, they were part of the same generation. Keith Perrin also talks about the par ... More
Date: Time Period: 1980s
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24795
Description: Keith Perrin describes the type of role models he saw in his neighborhood. As a youth, he would see them and think of the possible routes he might take in life. He also talks about the start of the cr ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24786
Description: Co-founder Keith Perrin describes the start of the FUBU clothing line, including how the founders came up with the name, and how they began by selling tie-top hats at the Colosseum Mall in Jamaica, Qu ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24828
Description: In FUBU's early days, Daymond John, Founder, President, and CEO of FUBU, persistently asked LL Cool J to wear the company's products. LL Cool J eventually agreed to wear the clothing, making them prom ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2015
Subject: Neighborhoods | Bullying | FUBU
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24785
Description: Keith Perrin talks about growing up in Queens Village, dealing with bullies and having to be tough. He was raised mostly by his mother, who taught him how to protect himself.
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24807
Description: Keith Perrin explains how he connected with the other founders of the FUBU clothing line. He met Daymond John and J. Alexander Martin in high school and then met Carlton Brown through Jay. He also tal ... More
Date: Time Period: 1970 - 2015
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:24773
Description: One of the four founders of the FUBU clothing company, Keith Perrin grew up in Queens Village in the 1970s and 80s. As a teenager, he lived through the crack epidemic that swept through New York City, ... More
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