We had the good fortune of connecting with Kevin Atkinson and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kevin, is there something that you feel is most responsible for your success?
The most important factor behind the success of my brand is a multiple of things. Integrity & quality
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve been through it all….. a former school teacher (16 years) to label owner (Kraftykeyz The Label) and now… Brand Apparel CEO. StakkMoney Brand Apparel Designs and Customs. (seven years)
www.StakkMoneybrandApparel.com ( Relaunching 6/1/2022 )
Hi! My name is Kevin Lamar Atkinson: Stakk for short lol: Comedian: CO-HOST: WICKEDTRUTHTV: STAKKMONEY BRAND APPAREL DESIGNS & CUSTOMS CEO & 2X GAMUSIC AWARD WINNER (Producer of The Year 2014 & 2016
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It started with a few sketches and a thought…. Oan a friend that was doing shirt designs, lol. I came up with the name StakkMoney really because it sounded kool and to my surprise, it wasn’t out there so I ran with it and made it stand for something totally different from what most people may know. STAKK or S. T. A. K. K. (standing tall against knowledge killers ) over money, My friend Grant was creating different fly designs and I made a deal with him to do my shirts for an undisclosed split of profits from sales! THERE IT IS !!! The birth of StakkMoney Brand Apparel Designs! After one year, I learned all I could about vinyl and designing, making and pressing shirts and anything that vinyl could be pressed on, lol. Here I am, six years later! The CEO & Founder of my own brand: of the StakkMoney Family Brand! On our website is the about me section…. It reads below as the following: (it will give you a feel of where the brand is now and information)
Welcome to Stakkmoney Brand Apparel World
A world where no design is impossible and no order is too big or small. At Stakkmoney Brand Apparel designs, our motto is to not sell you anything but to give you an experience. When you support this brand, you are supporting a way of life, thought and action!! When you put on your Stakkmoney gear, we know that you are standing for all that is good. Did you know that some of the most legendary artists and entertainers in the business can attest to such a claim? : *Big known fact.. HipHop/Rap artist: Starting with, the legendary legends: “𝑮𝒉𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒐 𝑴𝒂𝒇𝒊𝒂”, “𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒀𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒈𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒅𝒛”, “𝑺𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒎 𝑪𝒂𝒍𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒏”, and the one and only “Mr. Keys to the City Of East Pernt” “𝑺𝒊𝒓 𝑳𝒖𝒄𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝑳𝒆𝒇𝒕 𝑭𝒐𝒐𝒕” “𝑩𝒊𝒈 𝑩𝒐𝒊” of arguably the best Hip Hop duo or group, the Multi-Grammy Award-winning “𝑶𝑼𝑻𝑲𝑨𝑺𝑻”. The above mentioned legends and many more of our supporters nationally and internationally can all attest to the creative design and craftsmanship that the Stakkmoney Brand can consistently provide to “YOU” Our Valued Customer: in fact, you are our Family! The fitting word is “Grateful”.
** Little known fact………………………..
The very meaning of the name 𝑺𝑻𝑨𝑲𝑲 is: Standing Tall Against Knowledge Killers. We love, respect and appreciate each and every one of our supporters; from Atlanta all the way to the UK! This has been my personal dream to clothe the entire world Stakkmomey…Thanks for making this little guy from College Park Georgia a believer. I hope I make you proud.
Let me tell you… it hasn’t been an easy path any way! Fortunately tho. Only in hindsight! From a life-threatening illness to homelessness I’ve been through it all!
I had to struggle to get the brand up and running without knowing much about design hardware or software! I quickly learned that it was the main cause of success or failure for a start-up and I had no capita (?… money lol) Once the hardware/software issue wasn’t an issue anymore, there still was an issue lol!
No one knew of me as a brand, but…… I knew people!!!! I had to start out as a custom design creator by starting with doing or offering my services as someone who can do their T-Shirts by offering any designs they could think of and has great quality and service! (the hard part)
Another struggle was the marketing. A very scary word, lol.
Believing in your own brand!
I had to learn to place value on my creations so that others would also do the same! That really was a challenge and sometimes still is a struggle. Especially as time change!!!! Reinvention in key !! Yup learned that the hard way also.
I do creative custom designs and I’m the CEO of my own brand, the StakkMoney Brand: StakkMoney Brand Apparel And Customs. I specialize in vinyl, anything vinyl. Shirts hats or entire outfits, also wall and sign vinyl. I’m known for designing outfits for major artists and music festivals as well as a few major restaurants and eateries.
There are a few moments that I’m proud of in my professional career. The highlight of my design career was being able to outfit some of my favorite artists such as Youngbloodz Ghetto Mafia DJ Swiff ( OUTKAST DJ ) Slimm Calhoun Lil Will and I’ve designed custom apparel for Big Boi as well.
The other special moment was in my musical journey. I produce music as well! I’m a 2x Ga Music Award-Winning Producer of the year: 2014 and 2016.
What sets me apart from others is my design skills and service! People know exactly the skill and quality that they will receive for their hard-earned money! With a great personality to boot!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Haaaaaa: We’d definitely go to Oz pizza, located in East Point Georgia! Good Ole Main Street USA! Monday thru Friday lol! This is my hand down favorite pizza spot on earth! The fresh ingredients and customer service is 2nd to none. Come the 4th day we’d most definitely have to go to my other home “ This is It BBQ & SEAFOOD not just for the food but to meet the VP himself and good friend of mine’s Mr Telly Anthony. Talk bout mental strengthening! Now if if you want to dine with a melting pot of beautiful people…. Then Chairs on Main Street East Point is the perfect to be! Besides the fact that we’d be there lol so will other awesome people. Enjoy
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to thank Mr. Telly Anthony, VP of This Is It BBQ & SEAFOOD. We have a saying and it goes like this….. Iron sharpens Iron. “ This Is It “ will forever be apart of me! Through friendship mutual understanding and zeal for self improvement we were able to also establish a business relationship as well and I was afforded the opportunity to create and design work aprons with the “ This Is It “ logo design. This in turn, let me to have the opportunity to create the Pepsi/This Is It combined heart new partnership logo hoodies for Mr. Telly Anthony personally! A true highlight of my life! Much Respect! Iron does indeed sharpens iron!
Did you know that some of the most legendary artists and entertainers in the business can attest to such a claim? : *Big known fact.. HipHop/Rap artist: Starting with, the legendary legends: “𝑮𝒉𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒐 𝑴𝒂𝒇𝒊𝒂”, “𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝒀𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒈𝒃𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒅𝒛”, “𝑺𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒎 𝑪𝒂𝒍𝒉𝒐𝒖𝒏”, and the one and only “Mr. Keys to the City Of East Pernt” “𝑺𝒊𝒓 𝑳𝒖𝒄𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝑳𝒆𝒇𝒕 𝑭𝒐𝒐𝒕” “𝑩𝒊𝒈 𝑩𝒐𝒊” of arguably the best Hip Hop duo or group, the Multi-Grammy Award-winning “𝑶𝑼𝑻𝑲𝑨𝑺𝑻”. The above mentioned legends and many more of our supporters nationally and internationally can all attest to the creative design and craftsmanship that the Stakkmoney Brand can consistently provide to “YOU” Our Valued Customer: in fact, you are our Family! The fitting word is “Grateful”.
Special Special shouts TalkDatsh*tTv our 2nd largest client to date at StakkMoney Brand Apparel Designs
Super Special shout outs to Shanta Lana LLC
Founder of “ The Star Factor Effect “ Advertising/Marketing
Website: www.StakkMoneyBrandApparel.com ( 6/1/2022 )
Facebook: Kevin Lamar Atkinson