Bossip: Okay, MCD, What was your inspiration that caused you to leave the music industry and pursue the interior design career and life style vs the music industry. Antoine: To be honest with you, I have been in design for over 10 years, designing homes, I have designed my prior homes and friends and families and its something I have always been very intrigued by driven by for the past 10 years while I was in the
music industry because with design, I have always been a creative individual, I have always had that creative gene in me, even when I was in the music industry, I came in working for Roc-A-Fella, when people couldn’t even pronounce Jay-Z’s name. I have always been driven by something that is different and not cookie cut. Even with the design company, that is what kind of made me loose the love for the music industry and really see the love I had for designing, lets be honest, the music that has come out the past for years hasn’t been that great, its been cookie cutter, people are following trends instead of setting them, the creative block is not how it use to be. With that being said, with the music industry dying the way that it is, I had to make a transition. Vernon was like a blessing because me and Vernon were friends prior to formulating this company. He was a rookie, and I would always bump into this guy at parties and concerts. We were building that bond, he’s a good dude, good people, By randomness, he came over to my house for a fight party, he was amazed at what he saw, like lot of people. I always knew that I could design but I didn’t think I could do it on a professional level. Your friends and family are always going to tell you the good stuff even though in their mind they may really being thinking this is just “okay”.