Tell us about Tokyo underground scene in the early 2000s. What was any features in that time?
We're proud of our city, and will stand by it no matter what. But with that being said, the '00s was a tricky time in Tokyo. After the huge explosion of street culture/mentality in the mid to late '90s, around from post 9/11, trends and mentality of our generation was kind of hijacked into a noticeably whack direction. Fucked up pants that look like diapers became all the rage, and the whole street thing was pushed back to the side lines. At the same time, BAPE and other OGs started to venture into the majors with moves like a collab with Pepsi. So it was kind of like a polarizing time, but we also feel like we were in the vacuum right in the middle of that.