Loud Republic has been a concept I’ve been working on for quite some time. I don’t remember how the name came about or even where I was in life when I first came up with the concept. I wasn’t 100% sure what I wanted it to be about or even how I was going to approach the whole thing but I knew it had to involve the things I was passionate about.

Loud Republic is a plethora of ideas. For one, it is a blog. A blog where I post articles about topics that I feel people only have surface-level conversations about. A blog that can potentially create dialogue amongst young creatives, particularly those involved in street culture. It is also a brand aimed at giving people a platform, people who are passionate about what they do and can inspire others to master their craft. Most importantly, it is a culture, a lifestyle. Street culture is often considered as a youthful, complex and vibrant part of society which is often overlooked. Loud Republic is, for the most part, about bringing street culture to the forefront.

“So to he who has ears, let him hear. May the voice of the streets be heard from all cardinal directions, for the streets often hold societies greatest tales.”

Sizwe Ribisi

Founder and Creative Director of Loud Republic.