Tomorrow is Harold Hunter Day VI at Coleman Park under the Manhattan Bridge. Primary sponsors Airwalk, Zoo York, Supreme and Monster Energy welcome al to come out from from 1:00 – 5:00 pm to celebrate and remember the life a NYC skate legend. Peep the promo edit above. Via NYSkateboarding.
Incase you’re sitting stunned with the realization that there won’t be any new music from the Beastie Boys, heres some good news for you!
Last month, I let you all know about a project by the renowned producer Mick Boogie, and how he released a 30 track(80 minute) mixtape of some of the New York Trio’s best and biggest hits. The album flows just like a Beasties album, and is worth a spin.
As reported by The Detroit News, the personal record collection of the late producer James Yancey Aka J Dilla, which numbers in the thousands, has been found by avid record digger Jeff Bubeck. Acquired from an abandoned storage unit Bubeck is selling the records through his own record store UHF and is set to sell them gradually as he continues to sort through the records varying from dollar bin throw-aways to some serious collectables. Jeff has also reached out to Stones Throw Records, the label with which Dilla was working most heavily during his final years, with the intention of providing some of the proceeds to the J Dilla Foundation as currently his attempts to contact anyone from the foundation including Dilla’s own mother Maureen Yancey have been unsuccessful thus far.
For those wishing to own a record once in the possession of the much celebrated late producer this could be a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Following up on the behind-the-screen impressions from Mick Boogie’s dedication to the Beastie Boys who were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week, the full project has now arrived. The renowned producer teamed up with famed photographer Jonathan Mannion for the accompanying artwork and has compiled an 80-minute mixtape titled Grand Royal, which consists of notable tracks by the iconic hip-hop trio and rare demos, remixes, outtakes and more. Or to put it in Mick Boogie’s own words:
In honor of the Beastie Boys being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week… I thought it’s finally the right time to do a Beasties mixtape. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time… something people have asked me to do for a long time, actually… but I wanted it to mean something. Now, it’s finally the right time.
I present to you Grand Royal. 80 minutes of my favorite Beastie Boys rarities, remixes, demos, live versions, out-takes, and more. If you’re a Beasties fan, I guarantee you find something new and exciting on this mix!
I remember the first time I heard the name Danny Way. It was 1996, I had just got my first skateboard and someone in my crew was talking about a skater who broke his back surfing, and continued to shred on a skateboard a few long months later. That skater was Danny, and years later I’d come to learn that a broken back was just one of a countless number of injuries that could’ve easily ended an average persons carreer, but not Danny Ways.
So, if you’re like me and couldn’t make it to Hollywood last night, then you missed premiere for the long awaited documentary entitled “Waiting for Lightning” which documents Ways early years, and his ground breaking career on 4 wheels.
Not to fret though, because thanks to Facebooks newest illegitimate child-Instagram, we can see how the night unfolded through the lens of some of skateboard and Hollywoods elite. Enjoy.
This isn’t the latest video to go viral, or even a new video for that matter, but it’s the first episode in a series profiling one of the illest, realest most prolific street skatersof all time, who came out of the huge explosion of skateboarding that took place in the 90’s.
In my humble opinion Josh Kalis is what skateboarding is. When I think of a skater in my head, he’s everything that I picture. Skateboarding thrived for a while on the east coast in the 90’s, at the same time hip-hop was blowing up, and skaters like Stevie Williams, Jason Dill and Josh Kalis were the product of that cultural monument.
This series of videos takes the viewer back to that time into the middle of Love Park and the politics that surrounded it. It follows Kalis from the east to the west coast while he tried to make it as a pro skater.
if you grew up skating, this is a must see.
This morning I woke up inspired. As I looked through my RSS feeds from the weekend I came across an interview with Paul Rodriguez, as Transworld Skateboarding kicks off their list of the 30 most influential skaters of all time.
The 5 minute interview takes you back to the mid 90’s, and talks about his introduction to skateboarding, with clips from some of his biggest influences over the years. The old Hi8 footage of dudes like Penny, Mariano, Muska and Daewon Song adds some nostalgia while his openness of how and why he decided to move forward with sponsorships from unconventional companies like Nike keep you glued to the end.
I’m definately looking forward to the rest of this list. 29 to go!
I’m not a huge sneaker head, but some things just need to be told. This month will see the release of the Air Jordan 10 “Chicago”, which was coincidentally the first shoe Michael Jordan didn’t approve.
These shoes haven’t seen the shelves since their original release in ’95, but will hit JB retailers on January 21.