Lil Wayne brought New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward a blast of positivity at the DEWeezy skate park grand opening with Paul Rodriguez and Theotis Beasley. After skating the park, Weezy reveals how his experience as a skateboarder compares to music in his life and his main goal of legitimately getting on a flow program. Dew skaters P-Rod and Theotis also talk about what it’s like to skate with Wayne.
The DEWeezy skate park project, spearheaded by Lil Wayne with support from Mountain Dew, aims to help revitalize the Katrina-ravaged neighborhood through skateboarding. Fellow Dew Team skaters Keelan Dadd, Justin Schulte, Cody Davis, Boo Johnson, & Carlos Zarazua also skated during the epic first session.
When Baker skateboards pro Theotis Beasley swung through New York, Tim Brodhagen sat down with him to talk about contests, travel, the CCS cover shoot with Lil Wayne, and when the friendliest man in skateboarding expects to get his pro model with Nike. And then Beasley lit up the Hudson River Skate Park, just for the dose cameras.
This week’s Music Monday goes to 2 Chainz for his new music video for his single “No Lie” featuring Drake. The fact that Drake has a sick hook and both artists kill it is nothing. What is something is that Theotis Beasley was the only cameo in this video. Sick kickflip Theotis! – Harvey Soto
CCS recently brought hip-hop megastar Lil Wayne together with Torey Pudwill, Theotis Beasley, Shane O’Neill and Paul Rodriguez for a historic pairing of skateboarding and hip-hop for the May issue magalog cover. It ended up being much more than just a photo shoot as Weezy and the crew literally skated deep into the early morning hours at P-Rod’s private park. If there’s one thing for sure it’s that Lil Wayne is definitely down for the ride—the man hardly ever put his board down. Check out the Behind The Cover video and photos to see what else happened during this most memorable of CCS covers shoots.
Lincoln skate park just recently opened and it seems like there is no waiting on breaking in the park. ChitoTafyFilms gives us a little piece of the action, so peep the goods from Jose, Carlos, and Theotis giving the park some flavor. – S.M.