Ecko Limited

When I first heard the rumblings of Marc Ecko owing Chinese investors hundreds of millions of dollars, I thought we were going to later hear about dude disappearing in a mysterious boat accident. That’s not the kind of money I’d think niggas take lightly, even in the legit business world.

Granted, I may never know what it’s like to even be in the position to be down $200 million dollars. I’ll give Ecko that much. You’ve got to be doing something right when your clothing label becomes the official uniform of hip-hop flavored posers the world over. That’s not to say no real niggas wear Ecko. I’m sure plenty such niggas are coming home from prison right now to a closet full of rhinocerology.

[Blogger’s Note: Keep your bird chest popped up. All them cats you knocked up ain't always gon' be locked up.]

Ecko clothing began to represent all the worst parts of the culture with which it has been so closely associated. Marc Ecko himself spent frivolously inside and outside of the office, falling victim to the same vice that turns rappers’ stories of triumph and financial success into cringe-worthy episodes of Behind The Music. A microcosm of this downfall due to compulsive spending is Ecko’s purchase of Barry Bonds’ record-breaking home run baseball. Ecko could have turned the $750,000 purchase into a nearly invaluable investment, but chose to stunt hard with the shit. He eventually reminded the world he had it, asking anyone who would pay attention to offer suggestions on what to do with it.

Instead of flipping it to Bonds or some private sports memorabilia collector, he branded the ball with an asterisk. This great display of “Fuck your ball, nigga” could have been performed in effigy with a souvenir ball from a sporting goods store. That’s almost one of the $200 million owed right there.

Doing shit like that is akin to being short on rent, but coming home with Best Buy bags full of DVDs, video games, that Slaughterhouse record and an iPhone. I’m sure Barry Bonds is somewhere having the last laugh at that one. He may have tricked off on that shit that’s got him wearing a size 9 and a half New Era fitted, but he at least hasn’t blown half the U.S. national deficit on trinkets.

Such are the perils of stunting being a habit. Living outside of one’s means knows no bounds. Bill Gates could do it one day were he niggerish enough. Marc Ecko, as Charlie Murphy would say, is mad niggerish. In Ecko’s case, niggerishness has cost him the lion’s share of his own dream and life’s work. I’m a bum-ass writer, living on a fixed income like somebody grandma-nana. Yet I couldn’t fathom ever losing or giving away my life’s work, let alone as a result of my own financial buffoonery.

I’m sure Ecko’s house doesn’t have enough $200,000 doorknobs to pay back Li & Fung. Well, I’m not sure. It wouldn’t surprise me to find 100 of them in one of his sneaker closets for no damn reason.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Antoine Walker is somewhere shaking his head. ron@ronmexicocity.com

  • ri067953

    Yo, all his shit end up at TJ Maxx or Marshalls anyway.

  • BIG Ry

    Haven’t worn Ecko since highschool(10 years ago).I forgot that shit was still out there.

  • sealsaa

    I’d argue that Antoine Walker is more deserving of a negro please on GP for pulling an MC Hammer with his money (i.e. spending the bulk of it on his weed carriers), as well as going to Vegas, and writing bad checks. Now if check bouncing ain’t some niggerish shit, then I don’t know what is.

    • Justice4All

      sealsaa: I fully agree, to have the option to play NBA ball, make an excess of 100 Mil and then blow it on your weed & Pistol carriers is insane. It’s like these clowns don’t read the net or listen to the news. How many countless “Celebs” have lost their fortune buying Popeys chicken and beer for everyone, having 7 cars, 4 houses, 30 mil in jewels, 15 jump offs, 70 hanger on’s (always begging), talking ’bout they are about to get evicted or their baby moms is taking them to court os some madness? When does the reality kick in that says ” I got about 10 good years of steady income, I need to make this last and/or reinvest”? proly neva’. Man,we have numerous examples of people “MC Hammering” their funds and then these fools follow the same path.

      Proverbs: A fool and his money will SOON depart.

  • http://1290wmcs.com “The Party Killa”

    I thought we were going to later hear about dude disappearing in a mysterious boat accident. That’s not the kind of money I’d think niggas take lightly, even in the legit business world.

    ^^ROTFFLMAO

  • Worley

    “I’m sure Ecko’s house doesn’t have enough $200,000 doorknobs to pay back Li & Fung.”

    Don’t be surprised if we see Ecko working in the Li Fung “Steak”house.

  • BIGSCREECH

    Please address this whole Beanie vs. Jay shit!

  • Chilly Willy

    “…being short on rent, but coming home with Best Buy bags full of DVDs, video games, that Slaughterhouse record and an iPhone.”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    HAHAHAHA!!!!Funny shit !

    Ron, I hate you !

    Naw, fuck that ! That would’ve been me a while ago. I smartened up (no Nas)

  • http://www.jamal7mile.blogspot.com Jamal7Mile

    I’m loving that “rhinocerology” line, ha haa! My spell-checker doesn’t, but fuck him.

    Did anyone catch how Officer Roberts blamed Ecko’s demise on 50 Cent? Dude won’t let it go. He better be careful because so far B.I.S.D. is sounding (surprisingly) pretty good. Haven’t heard the whole thing yet though.

  • sealsaa

    “How many countless “Celebs” have lost their fortune buying Popeys chicken and beer for everyone, having 7 cars, 4 houses, 30 mil in jewels, 15 jump offs, 70 hanger on’s ”

    Nah,Hammer did that, so we didn’t HAVE to.

    • Justice4All

      Right!

    • Lowedwn

      Nah,Hammer did that, so we didn’t HAVE to.

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      If that ain’t some shit to be typed in bold face on the first page of the rapster manual, i don’t know what is.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Marc Ecko & Scott Storch were in the same fraternity. Or bought designer medication from the same distributor.

    Definite contender for the DDN’s.

  • LOL

    BEING A MILLIONAIRE > WRITING ABOUT A MILLIONAIRE.

    LETS BE REAL.

    the guy started a tshirt company in his norm room went from something to nothing.

    hes a millionaire cause he too the risk. He risked everything

    ppl who risk take sometimes make bad decisions. But the point is he did it.

    Im sure he’ll be back.while all the passive ppl sit at the sidelines waiting to comment

    • GIBZ

      i dont think he comin back from a debt that large.

  • Shawty J

    Good drop, Ron. I honesty don’t have much pity for people who come up in the world and cause their own undoing.

  • that nigga

    I’m sure Ecko’s house doesn’t have enough $200,000 doorknobs to pay back Li & Fung. Well, I’m not sure. It wouldn’t surprise me to find 100 of them in one of his sneaker closets for no damn reason.
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    I bet he can get a grip for his doorknobs and if he auctioned off the floors of that Basketball Court at that 5th ave office he owns, or did own. He’s a fuckin douch.

    Nice clean drop, Ron.

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    I never wore Echo, but that upscale men’s line he did had some nice thread’s.

    But Marc will be back. Antoine Walker won’t.

    ‘Cause one blew it(⎮⎮) on business, the other blew it on b*tches(feminine, materialistic, & entourage).

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

      Word. I fux with Cut & Sew.

      • phd

        i STILL wear cut & sew, whatever dudes if its fly its fly.

  • 1hunid

    If I havent seen it time and time again..Karma is a mf aint it? That Barry Bonds move rubbed me the wrong way back when he pulled that stunt. ‘Just’ desserts.

  • latino heat

    it looks like Ecko went “from rags to bitches” and now he’s going back to rags. word to Thugnificent.

  • BIGNAT

    tham marc fucking with the profits like that

  • Brooklyn

    stories like marc ecko’s and scott storch’s surprise me, because white folks are supposed to be smarter with money, especially jews. i guess it goes to show that “niggas” come in all different shapes, colors, and races.

  • kevin

    um, the company was sold for 40 million, and he is an executive type in the new venture, with outrageous forthcoming sale projections..he’ll be okay?..