8&9 Clothing's Ray Guilbault on Miami Hip-Hop and Defying "That's Impossible"

It's 2001 and Ray Guilbault is attending the University of Miami. He has begun to customize his clothing with various logos. And soon, the numbers "8&9" catch his attention.

Guilbault calls his friend, Figgs, to let him know they're about to launch a clothing line. The reply isn't one of optimism.

"He was like, 'That's impossible,'" says Guilbault. "Literally, he said that to me. I was like, 'No, I'm pretty sure we can do that.'"

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