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Have you ever thought,

you have some friends around you who have done something you didn’t know,

and they will surprise you a lot.

I met Stephen Penny in a local event I hosted in early 2018,

at first he was quietly wandering in the event,

but when I talked to him about streetwear,

he became a different person,

he could keep talking about different things for hours.

And after that I know,

Stephen used to be a banker in several famous banks,

he also hosts The Otherz Podcast.

At the same time,

Stephen is one of the most known Billionaire Boys Club (BBC) collectors in Europe,

and even in the world.

On a recent weekend,

we visited Stephen’s house,

we chatted for a few hours and covered from the streetwear scene in the early 2000s

to his most memorable BBC pieces,

and things happened between him and the BBC brand.

 

Guest: Stephen Penny ( @steverpenny )

Text: @zed.zee

Photos: @maisboi

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Introduction

Kalle Kallonen is the founder of Blockfest, it is a hip-hop festival established since 2008, he devotes his passion and time into Blockfest and makes it nowadays Nordic’s biggest hip-hop festival. In 2018, Blockfest brought 75,000 visitors, 22,5 million Euros and 500 jobs to its host city Tampere, while the number is still growing every year. It is undeniable that Kalle’s hard work has grown Finland’s hip-hop culture and industry.

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