Category: LSMC

DOOMSDAY 2018

 

DOOMSDAY 2018 is this Friday!  I really don’t know if anyone else in the world celebrate DOOM. For one we usually and only celebrate a famous or influential person when they DEAD. Well, MF DOOM released OPERATION DOOMSDAY on April 20th, 1999 and to me DOOM’s music is more than just lyrics and beats.  The added significance is my MC partner and brotha, Kapuni EP/IG88 is the first one to hip me to Sev Love X transformation to MF DOOM. And since both DOOM and i had a brother pass on too early, even more so, DOOMSDAY.  So, 20 artist, food, drank, and music, plus major product drops.  Stay Tuned and Don’t Sleep.

Front & Center

As i was moving this chair i had in my shop since we opened, that my wife picked out from Re-Use in Kalihi i decided to take a photo in front of the shop before i loaded it up to take home. As much as im blown away how far we came, from a 300 watt college radio show, im not surprised that we are here. I envisioned a shop, always talked about if i had a shop, and even took notes as i visited other shops on my travels. Whats dope is when the opportunity came to open a shop, it didn’t surprise anyone we opened.  The feeling was “it was about time”. Ask me if i was ready, nah.  Did i have the money to open, nope.  Did i wanna quit a dope job with my own office, unreal benefits, great coworkers, NO!  So why did i do it?  Why not…why not me? Since i was a kid i had to operate on “zero” conditions.  No money, got a paper route in 3rd grade. Got my first full time job at fifteen and a half working at a hospital in the medical supplies department, i was the youngest employee they every hired.  I worked every vacation, every summer, Christmas, Thanks Giving, New Years, & Birthdays…that was when i was a Junior in High School.  When i went to college it was no different, we would go out an party or i dj’ed til 2am, then went to an After Hours or ate, got home at 5-6ish, took a shower and when to work at 7am.  Didn’t take out one school loan, i worked, and applied for every grant and scholarship. Zero debt after graduating. What does it all mean? I worked my ass off to get here, am i better than the next man? Nah, but i stand on mine that fo’ sho. So as i sit in front of our first LIGHTSLEEPERS brick & mortar, am i amazed to be here the answer is Yes! but not surprised it was all planned back when i was slinging news paper at 9 years old on the streets of Kapahulu.  God Bless & Don’t Sleep.

INFINITY KIDS

As we almost reach our 21st birthday (hooray for being alive) that only means one thing…we old. And with old age comes, kids. Not all of us have em, some do, some don’t know they got a kids, but most of us try our best to provide, guide, and mold little “us’s”. Apart of that is keepin’ our kids cool and dapped up. Whats more cooler than an INFINITY SHAKA Tee for da keiki. Don’t Sleep, cause by the time you read this its sold out. No worry we gonna reup fas. Mahalos & Let Da Kids Play!

MLK DAY

Martin Luther King Jr. an integral leader in the Civil Rights movement in the 50’s & 60’s.  I always feel odd when we have sales in honor of a historic person, its like thats the only reason why do have a sale or have a holiday.  On the business sense i need to make ends so for all here is the deals:  FREE SHIPPING online use “MLK17” at check out. & LIGHTSLEEPERS McCULLY %15 off all clothing & if you spend $50 or more get a free play on our SneakerChestHI.  Much respect to all the people fighting for Civil Rights.  Don’t Sleep.