t&c surf, b.a., maui&sons, gotcha, quiksilver, rusty, bear surfboards, h.i.c., hard rock t-shirts, raiders hats, oakley razorblades, stussy, mossimo, no fear, yaga (or was it yosa? no one ever knew), gat, sjobeck, 26red, blur, sophisto, eightball, droors, drawls, acme, tbags, powell-peralta, underworld element, hookups, new school, the new deal, freshjive, xlarge, fuct, hang ten, dickies, ben davis, judge none choose one (jnco), AAA tees from the swap meet, dub, typea, dragon, twist, ecko, triple5soul, supreme, alife, red5, project dragon, ssur, APE, priceless, j.money...
skateboarding, snowboarding, graffiti, hip-hop, rave, drugs, straight-edge, hardcore, emo, spirituality, politics, reading, not being popular, not being the favorite child, not being white, not being the smartest, not getting girls, not being the richest, not being a jock, and definitely not being cool.
something like that.
Sounds like a common progression.
Grew up reading my brother's Transworld and Thrashers with Pushead drawn covers and watching "Curb Dogs" and falling on my ass riding a yellow Vision skateboard. I sucked at skateboarding so I shelved that and went on to reading/writing zines and minicomics during their 80s heyday. So, I was always indie
Always respected the t-shirt culture, being the South is as hot as it is. We rocked Big Johnson, Jimmy'Z, Quiksilver, Duck Head, Jamz, flea market Bart Simpson drug-themed bootleg shirts and shirts with big text saying stuff like "Don't ask me for SHIT" and "Fuck the World", Panama Jack, Calvin (from Calvin and Hobbes) pissin' on a Nascar driver car numbers, Cross Colours, Generra, Polo shirts, those Structure all-over print polos, Izod/Lacoste, Coca-Cola branded clothing, Gucci T-shirts (even though they NEVER made t-shirts), Ocean Pacific, neon/hypercolor, Swatches. That kind of stuff.
Shoes I grew up with: Jordans, Reebok Pumps, Bass brown patent leather shoes, slip-ons (of the "that was my skull" Spiccolli variety).
So, that's the pedigree.
Oh, BTW, the South started that Hyphy stuff when I was coming up. For better or worse http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWJaPdMkzo4