Announced earlier this week by Fat Boys manager Uncle Louie, the group’s shirts will be distributed through national chains such as Urban Outfitters and Hot Topic. In addition, the group wants fan opinions. They have created a page through RateMyMerch.com [click to read] to rate the potential designs that will be appearing. Participants can win an assortment of prizes, from iPods to Virgin Mobile phones.
“With our clothing line hitting Hot Topics and Urban Outfitters just in time for the holidays, we’re real excited be back and of course, this merchandise line in old school sexy! It’s an exciting time for us, for Uncle Louie and for OriginalFatBoys.com,” said Prince Markie Dee, now a popular Florida radio deejay, after a stint as a Columbia Records executive.
Kool Rock-Ski added with an air of humor, “These shirts are tight! And I don’t mean tight ’cause we fat, this joint is off the hook. We got the original shirts from our world tours in the ’80s and some fresh new styles. We got so many styles we need help picking which ones to go with.“
The group currently doing spot dates, and planning a Fat Boys Weekend for 2010.