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ABOUT THE BRAND

The IMKC Clothing Company was born from an energy that begets an electric feeling of pride and affection for the town of Kansas City that we all love. The concept behind the designs in the line speaks to the relevance that our sports teams, local influences and cultural experiences have brought to us all.

The energy created by the launch of the IMKC line is reminiscent of powerful social movements from the past. With an element of street savvy, briskly coupled with dynamic colors and hot images, this line has experienced amazing growth from the start. The designs are minimalistic, elegant, and sleek. The colors correlate with seasonal and sports concepts; and present a relevant fashionable flair. With items that fit all sizes and tastes, ‘I’m Kansas-citians” of all ages can be seen sporting their hometown gear.

 

Whether you define it as a movement, a campaign, or a marketing storm, the IMKC experience is monumental! Our agenda is simple. To create a line of clothing that allows proud Kansas-Citians to express their dedication to, and their love for our city. This bold endeavor is not just unprecedented, but it is also unstoppable.

 

With designs that market themselves, and notable consumers who don’t hesitate to show their support of “IMKC”, via various social media sources, this line is destined to become “Our Hometown Uniform."

“Clothing is the canvas by which we paint the expressions of our lives “ -KHK

WALTER "THE POPPER" EDWIN

Walter Edwin, better known as The Popper, is a Kansas City rapper and entrepreneur whose deep love for his city has not only inspired his music but also fueled his success as the owner of the IMKC store. With two prominent locations—one in the historic 18th and Vine Jazz District and another at Ward Parkway Shopping Center—Walter has become a fixture in the Kansas City music and business scene.

 

Walter's journey in the music industry began in 1996 when he made his entry as a recording artist. Over the years, he has released more than 20 albums and a total of 35 releases, including compilations, under his own label. One of his most notable works, the single "I'm KC," not only garnered attention for its catchy beats and lyrical prowess but also served as the inspiration behind the creation of the popular IMKC clothing brand.

Starting his musical pursuits as a DJ during his high school years, Walter's career has spanned several decades. Throughout his journey, he has collaborated with numerous local and nationally known rappers, establishing himself as a respected figure in the hip-hop community. Sharing the stage with renowned artists like Tech N9ne, he has continuously pushed the boundaries of his artistry, leaving a lasting impact on his listeners.

Walter's entrepreneurial endeavors are just as impressive as his musical achievements. Collaborating with esteemed organizations such as The Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, JE Dunn, Minsky's Pizza, and the iconic Gates BBQ brand, he has cultivated strong partnerships that have further strengthened his brand and community ties. In recognition of his outstanding work, Walter's IMKC clothing line was awarded the Best Apparel Line at the 2022 Kansas City People's Choice Awards.

Beyond his artistic and business accomplishments, Walter is a true embodiment of Kansas City pride. His unwavering dedication to his hometown and his strong presence within the community make him a force to be reckoned with. Through his music and entrepreneurial spirit, he continues to inspire others while leaving an indelible mark on the city he holds dear. Walter Edwin, The Popper, stands as a testament to the power of passion, creativity, and a profound love for one's roots.

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