We had the good fortune of connecting with Tahir “Mr. Legacy” Murray and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tahir “Mr. Legacy”, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
My goal is for LegacyHistoryPride(LHP) to be the face of HBCU lifestyle and fashion. I want to continue using the brand’s platform to share the stories and excellence that is rooted in the HBCU DNA. I would love to collaborate and work with other brands as a way to shine a greater light on the culture in a way that has never been done before. When people go back for Homecomings, visit their school, or are an incoming freshmen, I want LHP to be the first brand they think of buying to truly rep their school and community in the most unapologetic and fashionable way possible.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I followed my grandfather and my father’s footsteps in the fashion industry. From a young age I admired their work ethic, their love for the business, and the purpose they lived in. I learned from them how to “figure it out” and to not make excuses. if you want something, go make it happen. I am a multi-faceted creative who enjoys designing, DJing, photography, amongst other gifts. I want to use my platform to share the depths of my family’s legacy and dreams along with several other dreams of others who may have their own family legacy story to share with the world.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
The greatest times I have spent with my best friends have been at my house or at a park playing basketball. Growing up, I spent a lot of time outside playing sports in the neighborhood or just chillin in the backyard. Nothing crazy at all. With my friends, you never know what you are going to get because we are all so spontaneous. A day of activities is cool but we have spent several hours in one sitting just hanging out and catching up on life. George, Noah, and Farrukh have been my solid friends since the 6th grade. George left to go to college early, I went to boarding school in high school, and we all went to different colleges in different states. So now, whenever we do get a chance to link up together, we spend a lot of the time hangin out in one place, eating good food and just catching up and looking back on the “old times”,.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My grandfather came to the United States in 1966 with the dream of providing opportunity for his family. He built a sneaker repair store that later transition to a sneaker/streetwear store where him and my dad acquired the first Black-owned Nike account in the United States. His story constantly reminds me that anything is possible as long as you have passion. Him and my father showed me how much you can do in life if you dedicate your purpose to your passions in life. I credit their success to my fire and desire to do so much more and continuing my family’s legacy in the fashion industry. My mother plays a huge role in my life. I have always looked up to how the men in my family carried themselves as men and as businessmen. BUT my mother, has taught me several valuable lessons on patience, speaking the “business” language, how to network, amongst several other things. She is a true play caller and is one of the smartest business savvy people that I know. I credit her on my success as a young Black entrepreneur.
red jacket photo: NIKE Bike Photo: Tayler Murray