Hey guys, just want to take a moment and apologize for my lack of posts as of late I have been on a hiatus I will be updating as much possible. Today is photo Friday and we shall be taking a a view of “go skateboarding day” hope you enjoy!!!
Today I got a special treat for all you slayers. This Rapper/Beatsmith comes to you from none other than CHULA VISTA, SD. So it seem like everyone skates now, Rappers Rap about it, Actors Act like they skate. Makeshift ( Josh Vasquez) is about that SKATELIFE! I met him about 6 years ago skating the streets of SD, it’s safe to say we hit it off famously, he was a part of the whole Street Machine Movement that was happening in SD. You know he had to have been a Ripper with go to’s like back 180 nose grinds and backside over crooks; this half mexicano/black male has the official skate stamp. If you ever run into Makeshift make sure you make him show you what he’s got, I hope you enjoy his music, he’s a very talented artist! You’ll be seeing him in full effect real soon, this album is ON PURPOSE everything ON PURPOSE !
What’s going on guys, have you ever came across a song and you instantly were like “wow this is a GREAT song” It just makes me FEEL GOOD, I hope you all enjoy it, this is Angus and Julia Stone with Big Jet Plane!
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REST IN PEACE MCA. WE LOST ANOTHER GREAT ARTIST IN THE HIP HOP COMMUNITY, Adam Yauch (AKA MCA) FROM THE BEASTIE BOYS PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY. EVERYONE HAS GROWN UP LISTENING TO THE BEASTY BOYS, THEY ARE THE ORIGINAL PRANKSTERS OF HIP HOP. MCA, YOU WILL BE MISSED!
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Okay, so when I was a kid trying to come up, it wasn’t easy. Hard work is definitely key but sometimes you could use a helping hand. That being said, I came up with a way to help you rippers get your footy out there. Send me your tapes through my Facebook or Direct Message me on Twitter; I will watch and hand-pick a winner to be interviewed. Your tape will be posted Wednesday morning! Good luck and may the best man or woman win!
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It’s been exactly 1 year today since Matt Brode passed away. A life cut way too short, I grew up seeing and hearing “yo that’s Matt Brode” and the exciting new tricks he had concocted. He was seriously an innovator and inspiration in skateboarding. Rest in Peace Matt, LEGENDS NEVER DIE!
Everyone has their local shop; their local hometown heroes, those guys as a kid you saw skating around town. You would quietly whisper to your friend, “Yo that’s so-and-so.” Watch in anticipation of their next-level maneuvers. Well, these guys were “IT” on the San Diego scene, with a roster that can only be compared to the Yankees. STREET MACHINE, produced the most pro’s out of any shop. Names like Jimmy Carlin, Kellen James, Larelle Gray, Petey Martinez, Lenny Rivas, and not to mention a very-young ripper named Nick Tucker. It was almost as if they were all given this blue print for success. I hope you enjoy this video, please excuse the nostalgia, it’s one of my favorites!
So today is one of those days, at least for me, where you wake up and you have a lot on your plate, but you need a lil’ EXTRA motivation. Needless to say I wasn’t feeling it today, so as most of you, like me, are addicted to social media, so that’s the first thing you check. So I woke up, had my usual breakfast smoothie, and checked my news feed. I saw this “mash up” KANYE WEST VS THE XX so I decided to take a listen, and before I knew it I had that extra pep in my step and I was ready to take on the day. I hope this helps to get your day going in the right direction. – SD_ROD