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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? dives headfirst into the underground world of the Flatbiller to find out.

Famous Flatbillers - Kottonmouth Kings

Saturday, May 20, 2006
The Kottonmouth Kings (aka KMK) have been at the forefront of the Flatbiller craze from the very beginning. These pioneers of white-boy rap are walking billboards for their own certified Bro Brand "SRH Clothing".

As far as we can tell, most KMK music is centered around getting high and drinking beer.

Kottonmouth Kings pose for the cover of GrindHouse

KMK love is almost universal among flatbillers. We have yet to come across a bro who doesn't like them.

King of the Bros?

Thursday, May 18, 2006
Ray thinks that his friend is "King of the Bros". In his own words...

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.

Bigtime Flatbiller - 106.7 KROQ's "Lightning"

Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Anyone who lives in SoCal knows that local radio station KROQ's producer "Lightning" loves the big bro trucks. Brandon, one of our loyal fans, sent us this photo of Lightning standing under what is possibly the largest bro-truck on earth.

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.

Flatbiller Backlash

Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Every exploding trend leads to some sort of backlash, and flatbillers are not exempt.

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

Monday, May 15, 2006
We just couldn't pass up on a bro with "Bro" in his last name, and Jack was happy to be today's Flatbiller.

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".

Hot Pink Flatbiller

Friday, May 12, 2006
Kaydee writes to warn us about playing flatbiller dress up, even as a joke. It may seem innocent at first, but some guys can't hold back the Bro after that first experience.

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.

Mom does a Flatbiller Intervention

Tuesday, May 09, 2006
When a family member goes flatbiller, sometimes you need an intervention. That's exactly what Elke wanted when she submitted her very own son for Flatbiller of the Day.

"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," salutes you, Elke. Millions of parents lie awake at night knowing that their children have fallen into flatbillerhood. Your courage gives them hope.

"The Most Extreme Bro that I Know"

Monday, May 08, 2006
Sasha wrote to us to tell the world about her friend:
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.

Bro Chris

Saturday, May 06, 2006
We're still out on vacation. Today is in the hands of Aaron and his blurry friend:

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!!


Browski JC

Friday, May 05, 2006 staff will be out of town for the next few days on an off-road trip, so we're putting the site in the hands of our fans. Here's a flatbiller update from Steve:

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...

How to Flatbill It

Wednesday, May 03, 2006
We've been flooded with flatbiller submissions since being interviewed on the World Famous KROQ yesterday. But don't worry, we won't forget all of your little bro friends. Keep 'em coming.

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!

East County Bro

Monday, May 01, 2006
Today's flatbiller, comes to us from East County (San Diego), a well-known flatbiller breeding ground. In the words of the friend who sold him out:
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.