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Ham A. Holic (Ear Bangers and Oinks)

Posted by da Front Porch on Sunday, June 3, 2012 Under: Designer
WHAT’S YOUR NAME?
MY NAME IS HAM A. HOLIC .

WHY THE NAME HAM A. HOLIC? 
BECAUSE I GO HAM IN EVERYTHING THAT I DO. HAM MEANS MORE THAN JUST A SPIRAL MEAT. IN THE DICTIONARY, DEFINITION TWO MEANS TO OVERACT AND THAT IS WHAT I DO, FROM MY GRINDING ABILITIES TO THE WAY THAT I DRESS. I AM ADDICTED TO GOING HAM, SO MY NAME IS HAM A. HOLIC. MY MAMA NAMED ME THAT. IT IS WHAT IT IS. 

OCCUPATION?
I AM AN ARTISTIC BUSINESS PROFESSIONAL. THIS SIMPLY MEANS THAT MY APPROACH TO BUSINESS GENERALLY INVOLVES A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT ART FORMS AND LEVELS OF CREATIVITY. I AM A LICENSED COSMETOLOGIST, AUTHOR, MODEL, STYLIST, DESIGNER AND BUSINESS OWNER. THE NAME OF MY PARENT COMPANY IS EAR BANGERS WHICH SPECIALIZES IN JEWELRY THAT IS ALL AUTHENTIC, ALL ORIGINAL AND NEVER DUPLICATED. EAR BANGERS’ SISTER COMPANY IS CALLED OINKS, WHICH IS A COUTURE HEEL DESIGN COMPANY THAT ALSO OPERATES UNDER THE ALL AUTHENTIC, ALL ORIGINAL, NEVER DUPLICATED MOTTO.

WHAT MAKES YOUR COMPANY/ YOUR DESIGNS DIFFER FROM YOUR COMPETITORS? 
FIRST I THINK IT COMES FROM THE FACT THAT I AM NOT A DESIGNER. I AM A CREATOR. A DESIGNER IS SOMEONE WHO IS IN A SMALL BOX AND BC I AM A PERSON WHO THINKS, LIVES AND BREATHES OUTSIDE OF THE BOX, MY WORK IS TOTALLY DIFFERENT FROM ANY OTHER DESIGNER. I HONESTLY THINK THE ONLY COMPETITION THAT I HAVE IS MYSELF. LITERALLY EVERYTHING THAT COMES OUT OF HAM CITY IS ONE OF A KIND. SO MY CUSTOMERS NEVER HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYONE ELSE EVEN OWNING THE SAME ITEMS AS THEM. FASHION IS A WAY TO CREATIVELY EXPRESS YOURSELF AND SINCE WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT WE SHOULD ALL LOOK DIFFERENT. THEREFORE EAR BANGERS AND OINKS ARE NEVER THE SAME. 

WHERE DOES YOUR INSPIRATION COME FROM?
I AM INSPIRED BY ALMOST EVERYTHING. THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE. I MEAN, CAN U IMAGINE THE LEVEL OF CREATIVITY IT HAD TO TAKE TO DESIGN THIS PLACE? FOR EXAMPLE, LOOK AT A TREE. WITH ALL THE LEAVES ON THAT TREE NOT ONE IS IDENTICAL. THEY ALL MAY GENERALLY LOOK THE SAME BECAUSE THEY COME FROM THE SAME PLACE BUT THEY ARE ALL DIFFERENT. THAT IS THE MENTALITY I HAVE WHEN I APPROACH DESIGNING. 

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
THE START UP WAS CRAZY! I WASN’T REALLY INTO JEWELRY BC I NEVER SAW ANYTHING THAT I LIKED THAT WENT WITH ANYTHING I WAS WEARING BC I WAS CREATING MY OWN CLOTHES. EVENTUALLY MY FRUSTRATION REACHED A BOILING POINT AND I DECIDED TO MAKE MY OWN. AS A RESULT, EAR BANGERS WAS BORN. 

OINKS JUST STARTED IN 2012. I HAVE NEVER BEEN A HIGH HEEL TYPE OF CHIC BECAUSE 1. I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO WALK IN THEM AND 2. THEY LOOKED UNCOMFORTABLE AND I CAN’T STAND TO HAVE MY FEET HURT. I HAD A FRIEND THAT STARTED SCHOOLING ME ON THE DO’S AND DON’TS OF THE HIGH HEEL GAME AND I FOUND WHAT WORKED FOR ME AS FAR AS COMFORT BUT ALL THE DESIGNS OF HIGH HEELS I SAW WERE UGLY AND LOOKED REALLY BASIC. SO, I STARTED TO DESIGN MY OWN AND IT TOOK OFF. CONSIDER OINKS THE PREMIUM OPTION OF HEEL DESIGNS. THERE IS NO OTHER DESIGNER THAT MATCHES THEIR EARRINGS TO THE SHOES EXCEPT FOR HAM! THIS IS MY NICHE. WHAT CHIC WITH A MEAN SHOE GAME WANTS HER EARRINGS LOOKING WHACK AND VICE VERSA? THE ONLY SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM IS TO COME SEE HAM AND LET ME BANG!

WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT YOU WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I AM LEGENDARY. MY GOAL IS TO TURN THE FASHION INDUSTRY UPSIDE DOWN. MY CREATING ABILITIES ARE NOT JUST A HOBBY OR SOMETHING TO MAKE MONEY. IT’S A GOD GIVEN GIFT. I AM BLESSED WITH THE NECESSARY INSIGHT TO CHANGE THE WAY A PERSON FEELS ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THEIR APPROACH TO LIFE SIMPLY BY CHANGING THE WAY THAT THEY LOOK TO MATCH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL. EVEN WHEN THEY DON’T SEE IT WITHIN THEMSELVES. I CALL IT:SPRINKLING THEM WITH HAM SEASONING!

I’VE NOTICED IN EVERY PICTURE YOU HAVE YOUR TONGUE IS STICKING OUT? WHAT IS THAT ABOUT/ WHERE DID IT COME FROM?
HA. HA. THE “TONGUE THING”? WELL, I AM FROM DETROIT AND IT’S A RULE IN THE HOOD THAT I COME FROM THAT U KEEP YA MOUTH SHUT. I HAVE SEEN INSTANCES WHERE PPL WHO HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THEIR TONGUE END UP SAYING THINGS AND SUFFER DIRE CONSEQUENCES. ON TOP OF THAT, THE TONGUE IS THE ONLY THING ON THE BODY THAT IS UNDER MAXIMUM SECURITY. FIRST YOU HAVE YOUR TEETH AND THEN YOU HAVE YOUR LIPS. ANYTHING THAT HAS THAT MUCH SECURITY MUST BE DANGEROUSLY POWERFUL! SO I MADE IT MY BUSINESS TO DISCIPLINE MYSELF AND CONTROL MY TONGUE BC IT DOES HAVE SO MUCH POWER. AS A EXPRESSION OF MY COMPLETE CONTROL, I STARTED STICKING IT OUT EVERY TIME I TOOK A PICTURE BC MOST PPL DON’T HAVE CONTROL OVER THEIR TONGUE. HAM IS NOT JUST A PERSON, IT’S A BRAND AND THERE IS A CERTAIN MENTALITY ATTACHED TO THE BRAND. SELF DISCIPLINE, UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL EXPRESSION AND  GETN MONEY ARE WHAT THE BRAND IS BUILT UPON. THEREFORE IT IS MY RESPONSIBILITY TO STAY TRUE TO MYSELF AND MY BRAND BY EXPRESSING THAT TO THE FULLEST. BRR

WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS FOR EAR BANGERS AND OINKS ON THE NEXT 6 MONTHS?
IN THE NEXT 6 MONTHS, I AM GOING TO HAVE EAR BANGERS AND OINKS IN MUSIC VIDEOS, EXPAND MY VIRAL REACH/HAM DEMOGRAPHIC AND START TO BRANCH OFF INTO OTHER FORMS OF DESIGN SUCH AS CLOTHING, KIDS WEAR, SKATEBOARDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY. 

WITH ALL THAT’S GOING ON WITH HAM, WHEN DO YOU FIND TIME TO RELAX AND WHEN YOU DO FIND TIME, WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO?
UH…RELAX? WHAT IS THAT? I LITERALLY GRIND 24-7 AND OPERATE ON A STRICT DIET HEALTHY FOOD, WATER, MOSCATO, PRAYER AND MY BIBLE. I NEVER TAKE DAY OFF AND ONLY NEED LIKE 4-5 HOURS OF SLEEP. I LOVE WHAT I DO. SHOWING UP FOR WORK IS FUN. I AM JUST FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO HAVE FUN AND GET MONEY AT THE SAME TIME. 

WHAT ATTRACTS YOU?
I AM ATTRACTED TO MONEY AND REALNESS, THIS IS WHY MY CIRCLE IS SO SMALL BC I RARELY RUN INTO PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT ON THAT “AL SHARPTON”. YOU KNOW, TALKING ABOUT A MOVEMENT AND NOT MAKING MOVES. SO WHEN I COME ACROSS PPL THAT ARE NOT LAZY, HAVE DRIVE, AMBITION, HUNGER FOR BEING SUCCESSFUL AND, DON’T DO STUFF HALF ASS AND CARE ABOUT THEMSELVES AND THEIR REPUTATION, I AM INSTANTLY ATTRACTED. NOW, HOW LONG THE ATTRACTION LASTS DEPENDS ON THE CONTINUED BEHAVIOR OF THAT INDIVIDUAL. I AM EXTRA QUICK TO CUT PEOPLE OFF. I KNOW WHAT WORKS FOR ME. FAKE PPL…NEGATIVE!

WHAT ARE YOUR TURN OFFS?
NEGATIVE PEOPLE TURN ME ALL THE WAY OFF. I CAN’T STAND THEM NOR DO I TOLERATE THEM OR ANY OF THE FOOLISHNESS THAT IS ASSOCIATED WITH THEM. MOST PEOPLE WOULD CALL THEM HATERS. BUT I DON’T HATE MY HATERS I LOVE THEM, EVEN GOT THE T'SHIRT, EAR BANGERS AND OINKS TO PROVE IT! THEY MOTIVATE ME TO BE ON MY JOB JUST AS DILIGENTLY AS THEY ARE. BESIDES THAT, I CAN’T STAND A RATCHET MENTALITY, A BULLSHITTER OR A PRIDEFUL, GREEDY, LAZY PERSON, LOOKING FOR A HANDOUT WITH NO HUSTLE. COMPLETE TURN OFF!  

IS THERE ANY ADVICE YOU WOULD LIKE TO TELL SOMEONE WHO READS THIS AND WANTS TO START THEIR OWN BUSINESS IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY?
MY ONLY ADVICE IS THIS. STAY TRUE TO YOU. FAME, MONEY, EVEN HAVING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS MEANS NOTHING IF YOU LOSE YOU IN THE PROCESS. YOU MUST ALWAYS REMEMBER TO GO HAM AND IN ORDER TO DO THAT YOU MUST DEFINE YOUR OWN HAMNESS. THE ONLY WAY TO DO THAT IS TO KNOW YOU AND STAY TRUE TO WHAT YOUR CORE VALUES ARE AS AN INDIVIDUAL. AT THE END OF THE DAY, WHEN YOUR HEAD HITS THAT PILLOW THE ONLY OPINION THAT MATTERS IS YOURS. GO HAM! BRR


HOW CAN PEOPLE CONTACT YOU?
TO CONTACT ME IS EZ. YOU CAN FIND MY ON FACEBOOK: HAM4MAYOR/HAM A. HOLIC TO GET TO KNOW ME PERSONALLY OR EARBANGERS ON FB, TO CHECK OUT A WIDE VARIETY OF EAR BANGERS AND OINKS, TWITTER: HAM4MAYOR…WHERE HAM HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SPIRAL MEAT. BRR 

ANY SHOUT OUTS…?
FIRST OF ALL I'D LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO MYSELF. I AM PROUD OF ME! KEEP GOING HAM, HAM! 2ND ALL THE PPL WHO HAVE SUPPORTED ME THIS FAR AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO. TO CUSTOM GOD’S, SKATE OVR H8, QUAY BLAZ, IVY LEAGUE AND JESUS JUICE! 

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