Villains is a tribute to our past, a promise for our future, and most importantly, a declaration of our time here now. This is for your people, for my people, for us: artists, hustlers, skaters, aerosol magicians, activists, minorities, and immigrants; for all the street-raised “ghetto kids” from Chicago to L.A to Brooklyn. For those labeled by the very people that try to keep us from what is ours.

A declaration, not just to those who try to hold us back, but to our community, as a reminder that we are in this together. And we declare: We will claim our part in this world. We will be heard, we will be seen, and we will not stop until you know exactly who we are. We will no longer be forced to carry your label, but make it our own and wear it proudly for all to see.

Villain Brigade