Flatbillers, AKA Bros - You've seen them. Those tattooed kids who drive lifted trucks, wear flat-billed hats turned to the side and constantly talk about dirt bikes. These tough guys affectionately refer to each other as "Bro". Are they for real? Or are they just posers? Flatbiller.com dives headfirst into the underground world of the Flatbiller to find out.
As far as we can tell, most KMK music is centered around getting high and drinking beer.
As a cultural refugee originally from Riverside-the eye of the bro
hurricane-I know a thing or two about the dreaded Flatbillers. My friend Brian here (who I knew when he was just my friends gawky little brother, the one day, voila, Uber-Bro) takes it to the X-Treeme in just about every facet of his life. I don't really know what else to say that his profile doesn't say better. On it you'll find a little bit of everything to make your meth-addled trucker-hat wearing heart glow.
Marvel at his gnarlator tattoos. Turn green with envy at his air-bag enabled '63. Laugh your ass off at the almost endless supply of Bro-pary pics that come complete with wigger gang signs and uplifted middle digits.
When asked about the truck, Lightning claimed that the truck was not his. "I borrowed the truck from a guy in the 909. I was a joke. I drove it in a parade." Sure buddy.
Lightning reassured us that he makes fun of flatbillers all the time. Unfortunately for him, our research uncovered additional ties to the "Long Beach Clothing Company" that is so boldly stamped on the side of his favorite truck. Even worse, we discovered that this store was also a major distributor of certified bro brands such as Famous and West Coast Choppers.
The only piece of evidence that Lightning has in his defense: he appears to be wearing a Santa Claus hat.
Take, for instance, Ryan and his friends. They threw what he calls "a bro/bro hoe theme party".
These brave souls got fully decked out in all of their flatbiller gear and simulated the bro lifestyle for a few hours. They even got together for the "token bro shot", attending to every last detail, all the way down to one bro giving the finger.
Bandanas, flatbills, neck tattoos, white boy finger poses. I don't think they missed anything. There are a few more pics on Ryan's MySpace. Stop by and say hello.
Jack "Kingspade" Brose, as he calls himself, has a MySpace that covers all of the Flatbiller essentials:
The Classic Flatbiller F-U Photo -->
Flatbiller arrogance: "names Jack Brose and I Race Motocross. If you dont like me, then there is prolly something wrong with you."
Flatbiller crash story: "i crashed relly hard on my dirtbike last tuesday (2nd?) and had to be air evacted to a hospital because i was unable to breathe n my own, and i was goi through convultions."
Flatbiller DVD Appearances: "You can find me in "Glamis Gone Wild, Vol. 1" , "50 Nuts 2," and a couple of the Glamis, 'Quicksand' videos"
Jack even has his own slogan, which he turned into a this nice graphic (maybe he's selling it on t-shirts):
If you can't read that, it says "Jack Brose B-4 Hoes".
This is my ex boyfriend. the first picture is when he thought it was cool to wear a bright neon pink hat from the 99 cent store, with the bill flat up. But of course with time and a little SRH here and Kottonmouth Kings there, he became more bro original and posed for us in a lovely flex picture with new hat. Thats how you do when your from Brea. He represents Brea and 909.. where he may roam in bro country.
The first hit is always free.
"I found out after listening to KROQ about the flatbiller website and when I looked at it I knew it right away. My son Vince is a Bro. He has his jacked up truck with the SoCal logo and Glamis"
And the kicker.. "even his baby daughter wears a Skin T-shirt,"
Flatbiller.com salutes you, Elke. Millions of parents lie awake at night knowing that their children have fallen into flatbillerhood. Your courage gives them hope.
this is the most extreme bro i know... too bad i couldnt find a better pic of him displayin his bro-ness.... but really he drives a ridiculously lifted chevy that has SRH and Spade stickers on the back and he blasts the Kottom Mouth Kings or KingSpade as loud as possible can thinking everyone else within a 400 ft. diameter wants to hear it as well. he also drinks bud-lite and speeds along the freeway as he explains how having a big truck is great in traffic cuz "everyone gets the f*** out of the way" as he demonstrates this fact... i was afraid for my life honestly... and he still owes me $30 for those lovely bro Black Fly sunglasses he is sportin in this pic.
My Bro Chris is the biggest Flatbiller poser EVER!! Just look at the tattoos, the bill, and the look. He plays drums for a band named MOROSE, has a lifted Chevy S10, and thinks he can ride his dirtbike like WHOA!!
This is my browski JC and his story:
"JC is the king of brodeo" and the creator of this so, called trend of flat billing. JC formed this style while repossessing your mom's car in south central LA. Greased stained sweatshirt $25.00, Sweat, taint smelled dickies pants $20.00. Juice coated boxer shorts $10.00, perfectly fitted, formed flat bill priceless...
While we sort out the mess, take a look at the video below. We were trying to figure out the best way to Flatbill a hat. Courtney, a loyal fan, suggested that we run it over with our cool bro truck. We couldn't resist that idea, so we asked another one of our readers to test out the theory. He came back with this video documentary:
It looks like the experiment was a complete success!
His name is Brian.... Total Bro put him on your site.
...drives a White Lifted Ford Ranger, he considers himself one of the toughest guys in East County (619 San Diego reppin for life), he goes by B-Loc like D-Loc from Kottonmouth Kings. His motto is: "drink a beer, smoke a bowl, and b*** a b****." Hes a typical bro, like showing up in Glamis with his bike in the back of his 2WD truck, blasting rap music and of course billin' with his black socks pulled up to the sky. We love building sick hits in his yard and having a bomb ass bro sesh on the fifty's.